Teresa Tomkinson is an Edmonton-based general solicitor focused on commercial leasing, lending, sales and property acquisitions for large corporate clients, large banks and commercial lenders, land developers, national and provincial landlords, retail tenants and entrepreneurs throughout Alberta. In addition, she collaborates with lawyers to serve clients in British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, the Northwest Territories and Nunavut.
I am collaborative and I believe my job is to be an extension of the client and to help them succeed by arriving at the best solutions possible."
While the transactions for leasing, lending and financing may seem to be repetitive, the reality is that each agreement is different and must reflect client priorities. Teresa takes the time to clearly define and check the clients’ priorities and objectives to ensure they are reflected in agreements.
Her clients value her efficient and client-focused approach and appreciate her dedication to understanding what is unique to them and their business. For example, a growing global concern over environmental impacts of buildings has led to many clients investing in achieving Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification for their commercial assets. Add the implementation of a Carbon Tax, and many landlords are amending their leasing agreements and moving towards "green leases." Teresa works closely with clients to ensure their priorities are reflected in all their agreements.
Teresa’s areas of practice include:
Teresa articled with Field Law and then joined the firm in 1999.
Outside of Work
Teresa is a proud mother of three girls, all of whom play basketball and other sports. She sits on the board for the Strathcona Basketball Association but when she’s not busy with her kids’ sports and volunteering, she enjoys travelling.