David Allman*






"Practical and effective advice and assistance to help clients achieve their goals."

David Allman practices business law. His areas of focus include commercial real estate, natural resources (mining) and general corporate commercial law. David acts for clients who are active in these industry areas, and provides them with a broad range of legal advice.

David’s mining law practice involves regularly advising senior, mid-tier and junior mining clients on domestic and international mineral resource property transactions, including option agreements, joint venture agreements, royalty agreements, strategic alliance agreements and confidentiality agreements, as well as advising on a range of corporate, commercial and securities matters. He has been involved in transactions involving mineral projects in Canada, Latin America, Africa and Eurasia. David’s diverse commercial real estate practice includes advising and representing clients on the purchase and sale of industrial, retail and multi-unit residential properties, commercial leasing on behalf of both landlords and tenants and property development.

David is a former managing partner of EKB. Prior to becoming a lawyer, he worked in the commercial real estate industry and as a lifeguard.

* Practicing through a Professional Law Corporation


  • Bachelor of Commerce, University of British Columbia (1983)
  • LLB, University of British Columbia (1987)

Bar Locations

  • British Columbia (1988)

Case Study

Odd Society Spirits

A small-batch craft distillery in the heart of East Vancouver, Odd Society Spirits combines old-world distilling traditions with new-world ingredients. EKB gave this family-owned start-up the legal advice it needed to craft success.
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  • Advising senior international mining companies and junior and mid-tier mining companies regarding mineral resource property transactions in Canada, Latin America, Africa and Eurasia
  • Acting for both private and junior listed mineral exploration companies with respect to all corporate and commercial and mineral exploration aspects of their businesses
  • Purchase and sale of numerous commercial real estate properties, including retail, multi-family residential, and industrial properties
  • Regularly advising landlords and tenants regarding commercial lease transactions
  • Advising a number of partnerships in negotiating and settling terms of departure of partners
  • Advising on acquisition and disposition of businesses and professional practices