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Sarah Batut, Partner

Sarah Batut *

Partner Fasken
Jurisdiction British Columbia, 2007
Language(s) English
Office(s) Vancouver
*Law Corporation


Sarah Batut is a real estate Partner in the Vancouver office. In dealing with real estate transactions, Sarah’s clients appreciate her deep experience in a broad range of issues including acquisitions and sales, leasing, financings and commercial leasing.  Sarah is also experienced in a variety of corporate and commercial transactions, including acquisitions, sales and reorganizations.

Legal advisor to property developers

Sarah acts for numerous property developers in Vancouver, North Vancouver, Surrey, Langley, Squamish, Richmond, Coquitlam, Port Moody and Victoria on all aspects of development projects including acquisitions, dispositions, rezoning, subdivision, disclosure statements and pre-sales of strata units. She is familiar with complex mixed-use developments including negotiation and preparation of development agreements such as easements, statutory rights of way and covenants, as well as navigating municipal processes such as subdivision, rezoning and servicing requirements.  Her recent work includes various projects along the Cambie corridor, including “The Spot”, and the River District development in southeast Vancouver.

Sarah advises regularly on acquisitions and dispositions of all types of property, including development sites and income properties.

She also advises landlords and tenants on leases, subleases, lease assignments, lease terminations and offers to lease, including preparation of standard form lease documents for shopping centres, office buildings and industrial developments.

Sarah regularly writes on shopping centre leases and presents on leasing and development.

She stays on top of industry trends through her involvement in the International Council of Shopping Centers, Urban Development Institute, Urban Land Institute and Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW) Vancouver.




  • Recognized in Real Estate Law in Vancouver, The Best Lawyers in Canada 2019 to 2022
  • Recognized as an Acritas Star™ lawyer, Acritas Star Independently Rated Lawyers 2021
  • Recognized in the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory in Property Development, Lexpert 2021

Client Work

Date Client

Career & Education


  • LLB University of British Columbia
  • BSc University of British Columbia

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Executive Board, Vancouver Bar Association
  • Real Property Section, CBA
  • ICSC (International Council of Shopping Centers)
  • Law Society of British Columbia
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Vancouver Commercial Real Estate Women


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