Behind the Business: LMN Law
Business owners Mahsa Shoar and Nicole Ellis talk about starting a business together and why Burnaby made the most sense for them.
Tell us about who you are and what your business is all about?
We are Mahsa and Nicole of LMN Law Group, a boutique law firm located in the heart of Burnaby, British Columbia. We focus mainly on wills and estates and real estate law, but also have experience in business law (incorporations, maintaining corporate records) and uncontested family law (separation and marriage agreements, uncontested divorces). We are committed to providing personal service built on a foundation of trust. Our goal is to respond to the diverse needs of our clients with careful preparation, attention to detail, and exceptional service at a reasonable cost.
What is the most unique thing about what your organization does?
LMN Law Group is seeking to change the way that individuals view lawyers and the law. We pride ourselves on being approachable, innovative and being committed to treating each of our clients with integrity, respect and compassion. We do this by working outside the contemporary business hours, such that our office is open on Saturdays, we often meet with clients in the evening and also offer mobile services as we have satellite offices located in Downtown Vancouver, Surrey, and Richmond. We understand that our clients have busy, full-time jobs (and lives) and that finding time to come to our offices to Burnaby may not always be feasible, particularly during the 9-5 workday. These are just a few of the ways that we strive to provide practical options and focus on excellent client relations.
How did your organization get started?
We both started our legal careers at a small firm in Burnaby, where we have been practicing law together since 2015. When we met we quickly realized that our goals and values aligned and that our approach to the practice of law was very similar. We quickly learned that we made an amazing team and decided to venture out on our own and start LMN Law Group in 2017.
Originally born in Iran, Mahsa and her family moved to Burnaby when she was five years old and has been in love with this beautiful city ever since. Nicole grew up in Kelowna and moved to Burnaby after finishing her undergraduate degree before attending law school and enjoyed Burnaby’s vibrant community and central location. After working together at a small firm in Burnaby after graduating from law school, we later decided to open our own firm in Burnaby to continue to serve the community.