Deeply committed to serving clients in the region

Marie-Louise Fast has spent her life in the Vancouver area, and understands first-hand the dynamic growth and transformation the region has experienced. She is deeply committed to serving the legal needs of clients in the region, something she’s done for more than 35 years.

In 1988, Marie-Louise founded Fast & Company in Richmond BC and has dedicated her career to ensuring clients receive the best possible expertise, service and outcomes to their legal situations. She is committed to providing efficient, comprehensive services to individuals, families, and businesses and protecting them from legal liability and risk. Her practice areas are primarily focused on probate and estate administration, business and real estate law matters.

German speaking clients

Marie-Louise Fast speaks fluent German and is also available to meet the business needs of German speaking clients located in Europe and internationally.

Focus on exceptional client value

In her ongoing quest to provide exceptional client value, Marie-Louise has been instrumental in the development of Relex™, an innovative system providing seamless professional services from both a lawyer and realtor throughout a client’s real estate transaction, and free legal closing costs in sale and purchase transactions.

Community engagement

Marie-Louise generously and actively engages in her professional and personal communities. She is:

  • a member of the Law Society of B.C.
  • an occasional lecturer for People’s Law School and Continuing Legal Education
  • a member of the Canadian Bar Association
  • a participant in the Pro Bono Legal Aid clinic

Her personal passion and drive for safe, affordable housing solutions is reflected in her 25-plus year volunteer commitment as a past chair and current board member of More Than a Roof Housing Society (‘MTR’). She is also a long-term board member of the Mennonite Intermediate Care Home Society of Richmond (Pinegrove Place).

Marie-Louise enjoys sharing her abiding love of music and hospitality.  As an accomplished cellist and vocalist, she performs with orchestras and in various choirs whenever possible. She and her husband also own and operate an award-winning bed & breakfast in a beautifully restored heritage home.

Education & Credentials

  • Called to the BC Bar: 1984
  • Bachelor of Law Degree (LLB), University of British Columbia: 1983
  • Bachelor of Arts (BA), University of British Columbia: 1980
  • ARCT (Associate of the Royal Conservatory of Toronto)
  • Musikakademie Detmold, Germany