Kenneth H. Volkenant, Partner

Ken is a partner at DVC and the firm’s senior solicitor with more than 25 years of legal experience. Ken’s primary practice areas are corporate and commercial, real estate and wills and estates. Ken specializes in serving the not-for-profit and charitable sector in his primary practice areas.

Ken provides practical legal advice to business and not-for-profit clients from start up to wind-up and through all of the corporate, commercial and real estate transactions in between. He also assists clients with their personal estate and succession planning including Wills, Planning instruments and Trusts. Ken has a broad range of experience in his practice areas including:

  • 100 acre+ land assembly and development for single and multi-family residential and commercial real estate project in South Surrey British Columbia
  • 25 acre land acquisition and development, corporate and charity structuring, and ongoing operational advice for a 200 unit+ life-lease residential development with multi-level care components in North Surrey British Columbia
  • Restructuring and providing advice as general counsel to a Canada-wide not-for-profit organization having real estate holdings, complex financings and over 45 not-for-profit corporations operating thrift stores in 6 Provinces
  • Numerous multi family, seniors and special needs affordable housing and care related developments throughout British Columbia
  • Will, estate and trust planning for business clients with diverse and complex business and family dynamics and considerations.
  • Multiple million dollar+ financings for business and charity clients engaged in property acquisitions and corporate and real estate development

Ken teaches frequently in his areas of expertise, particularly in the areas of not-for-profit and charity law and Wills and Estate Planning. He has also served as a volunteer on the boards of a number of community and educational organizations.

Apart from his legal practice and volunteer activities, Ken has a lifelong love of the Beautiful Game and enjoys coaching soccer at the high school and community levels. Ken resides with his wife and children in Surrey, British Columbia.

Community Involvement

  • Spartan Foundation, Director, 2011 – present
  • Society of Christian Schools in BC, Director, 2011 – present
  • Hope Community Church, Building Committee Chair, 2012 – present


  • Member, Law Society of British Columbia
  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Member, British Columbia Bar Association
  • Member, CBA, BC Branch, Charities and Not-for-Profit Section
  • Corporate member, Canadian Council of Canadian Charities
  • Member, Christian Legal Fellowship
  • Corporate member, Surrey Board of Trade
  • Member, BC Non-Profit Housing Association
  • Member, BC Care Providers Association




Contact Information

604-953-1501 (fax)
1-866-953-1500 (toll free)