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Sunny Dharni

BSc, JD - Lawyer

“My primary focus is wealth preservation and tax and I assist families with estate, trust, and business succession planning. I also maintain a broad practice in the areas of business law and real estate. The planning I implement is aimed at preserving wealth by minimizing your taxes during your lifetime, ensuring your testamentary wishes are carried out in a tax efficient manner, and ensuring the wealth you have worked hard to accumulate stays within your family for future generations. I pride myself on providing clients with quality, cost-effective and timely legal advice.”

Community Involvement, Hobbies, and Personal Interests

I am a resident of Port Moody, and I am proud to work in the community that I call home. Before pursuing law, I obtained a Bachelor of Science and Minor in Commerce with distinction at the University of British Columbia. I then went onto receive my Diploma in Accounting at the University of British Columbia where I studied both managerial and financial accounting. After obtaining my law degree and completing my articles at BTM, I honed my legal skills at a downtown law firm where I specialized in wealth preservation and tax planning for high-net-worth families. When I am not working, I like to stay active and spend as much time with family and friends as I can. I am an avid hockey fan, and I also enjoy travelling when possible.

Representative Work

  • Advising individuals, corporations and trusts on tax planning.
  • Advising clients on estate planning, including Wills, Alter Ego Trusts, Joint Partner Trusts, Disability Trusts, Family Trusts, Powers of Attorney, and Representation Agreements.
  • Advising businesses and incorporated professionals on corporate structuring and reorganizations including succession planning, shareholders’ agreement, and estate freezes.
  • Assisting individuals and trust companies with estate and trust administration.
  • Advising clients on real estate matters including family transfers, co-ownership agreements, and succession planning.
  • Advising clients on the purchase and sale of businesses including asset and share deals.

Recognition & Awards

Recipient of South Asian Bar Association Scholarship
Recipient of UBC Law Foundation Award

Practice Areas

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

  • Law Society of British Columbia
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • South Asian Bar Association of British Columbia


  • In-Depth Tax Course (Parts I and II) from Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada
  • JD (Business Law Concentration) from University of British Columbia
  • Diploma in Accounting from University of British Columbia
  • Bachelor of Science with Minor in Commerce from University of British Columbia

Language Skills

  • Provides service in Punjabi


Georgina Guess

Tel: 604.552.7169
Email: [email protected]

Jeremy Davis

Tel: 604.552.7171
Email: [email protected]

Our Team

Grant Morrison

Shadrin Brooks

Peter Schmidt

Daniel Richardson

Michael Poznanski

Catherine Coakley

Sarah Morse

Lauren Read

Laura Hohensee

Kevin Quong

Wes Berger

Sunny Dharni

Marko Pokrajac

Anna Poezzhaeva

Haley Sonne

Ruhiyeh Naimi

Tahira Mawji

Bowen Matheson