About Barry

Barry Lake is a partner in our St. John’s office and a leading lawyer in Newfoundland and Labrador in the area of real property work.

Over the last 20 years, Barry has developed a substantial real property practice for both residential and commercial matters and he regularly advises individuals, entrepreneurs, and large national financial institutions. He has considerable experience in purchases, sales, financings, quieting of title applications, commercial land development and subdivision work, and often acts as counsel for several major chartered banks on financing matters. Barry has also done extensive work in commercial leasing within Newfoundland, and advises clients on any and all real property related matters. His experience extends to related wills and estate planning work and general corporate guidance for clients.

Awards & Recognitions

  • Ranked in the Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory (since 2019)
  • Recognized by Best Lawyers® Canada for his practice in Real Estate Law (since 2021).


  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Member, Canadian Home Builders Association – Newfoundland and Labrador

    Appointments & Community Involvement

    • Board of Directors for the Canadian Home Builders Association NL, 2020-2022
    • Finance Committee, Canadian Home Builders Association – Newfoundland and Labrador (2018-2020)
    • hair of the Real Property Section – Newfoundland and Labrador (2014-2019)
    • Law Society of Newfoundland and Labrador, Disciplinary Committee (2017-2021) and Real Estate Committee (2016-2021)


    • LL.B., Dalhousie University (2000)
    • M.B.A., Dalhousie University (2000)
    • B.Comm.(Hons.), Memorial University of Newfoundland (1996)

    Bar Admissions

    • Newfoundland & Labrador (2001)


    • English