Meet Mark.

Mark Warkentin, Partner

Mark Warkentin is a founding partner of Linley Welwood, and served as Managing Partner of Linley Welwood and its predecessor firm for nine years. His areas of practice include real estate transactions, real estate development, business transactions, financing, corporate, and commercial law. He holds a B.A. (magna cum laude) from the University of Saskatchewan (1988), and a J.D. from the University of British Columbia Law School (1992).


Areas of Practice

  • Real Estate Transactions
  • Real Estate Development
  • Business and Commercial Law
  • Financing
  • Corporate


  • 25+ years of experience
  • Founding partner of Linley Welwood
  • Past President of the Abbotsford Chamber of Commerce
  • Director of Abbotsford Police Board
  • Member of Institute of Corporate Directors
  • Member of Canadian Bar Association
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More about Mark

Mark has been involved over many years with the Canadian Bar Association, Abbotsford and District Bar Association, as a guest lecturer at the Professional Legal Training Course, as a presenter on legal topics at the Real Estate Investment Network (REIN), and in training for police board members. From 2014 to 2017 he was the provincial appointee to the board of the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, where he chaired the Inquiry Committee and sat on the Finance Committee. From 2017 to 2019 he served as the President of the Abbotsford Chamber of Commerce. Since 2016 he has been the City of Abbotsford’s appointee to the Abbotsford Police Board, where he serves on the Governance and Policy Committee, and as a representative on the BC Association of Police Boards. He has a special interest in board governance.

He and his wife live in Abbotsford. They are the proud parents of two university students, one at Oxford and the other at the University of the Fraser Valley.

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Bar Admissions

  • British Columbia, 1993


  • University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, BC
  • University of British Columbia, Faculty of Law, Vancouver, BC

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The Land Owner Transparency Act (“LOTA”) comes into force November 30, 2020 and will create new disclosure requirements for land owners. The information will be used to create the Land…

Eight Critical Conversations for a Better Board: Starting with Number Eight

Whether you sit on a profit, non-profit, or government board, all boards have the same challenge: how do we figure out the key role that we play, and how can…

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