Meet Mark.

Mark Warkentin, Partner

Mark Warkentin is a founding partner of Linley Welwood, and serves as Managing Partner. 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


  • Managing Partner, Linley Welwood LLP
  • Councillor, City of Abbotsford
  • Abbotsford Chamber of Commerce, Past President
  • Abbotsford Police Board, Past Director
  • Institute of Corporate Directors
  • 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. From 2017 to 2019 he served as the President of the Abbotsford Chamber of Commerce. From 2016 to 2021 he was appointed to the Abbotsford Police Board. He has a special interest in public service, effective board governance, and collegial decision-making.

In 2022 Mark was elected as a Councillor for the City of Abbotsford.

As a fourth generation resident, Mark has deep local roots going back to his great-grandparents. His grandparents farmed in Mount Lehman and Aldergrove. Mark and his wife Brenda live in Abbotsford. Their children were enrolled in Abbotsford’s French Immersion program, graduating from W.J. Mouat Secondary. One is a recent graduate of the University of Oxford, and the other is studying at Trinity Western University.

In his spare time, Mark enjoys trail running, vintage cars, travel, and motorcycling.

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Bar Admissions

  • British Columbia, 1993


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

Read articles from Mark Warkentin.

How to Fraud-Proof your Elderly Parents

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Asset Purchase vs Share Purchase – Which Way To Go?

If you are buying a business—whether an active business or a passive business like real estate—you might have two ways to proceed. You for sure can buy it as a…

Two weeks into the Land Owner Transparency Act: What do we know so far? What do land owners need to do?

As we have written previously, the Land Owner Transparency Act came into force on November 30, requiring all land owners to comply with transparency requirements. This means for land being…

What is the Land Owner Transparency Act and how does it affect land owners?

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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