W. Mark Belanger

W. Mark Belanger

Location:
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Phone:
877-341-0315
Fax:
604-305-0338
Email:

"In 15 years of practice, I have learned that the art of good lawyering has more to do with listening, than speaking. Listening to our clients needs, coupled with taking the complex and making it simple, is something we pride ourselves on being able to do effectively and decisively. These skills in the lawyering world can be compared to the operating system of an iPhone in the technology world - user-friendly. It is with this principle in mind that I founded Border Solutions Law Group." - Mark Belanger 

Mr. Belanger is a successful and established trial lawyer in Canada and the United States. Mr. Belanger has been in practice for over a decade and has appeared at numerous levels of court in Canada and the United States, including conducting bench trials, jury trials, appeals and arbitrations. In addition to his practice, Mr. Belanger has been published numerous times in areas of law concerning U.S. immigration, civil litigation and has acted as lead counsel in precedent leading cases.

Outside of work, Mr. Belanger is a family man that enjoys spending time with his wife, two sons and two dogs. Mr. Belanger enjoys skiing in the winter, golfing in the summer, and tries to cycle to work on a daily basis. Mr. Belanger is also actively involved in mentoring young lawyers and giving them guidance, whether it be through formal mentoring programs or when he is personally contacted by aspiring cross border lawyers.

Areas of Practice

  • Civil Litigation
  • US Immigration

Published Works

  • TO PAY OR NOT TO PAY? SUBROGATION LIENS ARISING OUT OF A BC MVA
  • MAKING CENTS OF IT ALL: Calculating Attorney Fees in U.S. Subrogation Claims; Bartalk
  • WHEN A WORK VISA WON’T DO: Helping B-1 business travellers get to the U.S.

Representative Clients

  • Aquilni Investment Group
  • Seattle Mariners Baseball Team
  • Quail's Gate Winery
  • Motion Pictures Association of America

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • The Canadian Bar Association
  • Washington State Association for Justice (WSAJ) (Formerly WSTLA)
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)
  • Trial Lawyers Association of British Columbia (TLABC)
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Law Society of British Columbia