Nathan Lidder



*Legal services provided through Nathan Lidder Law Corporation 

Nathan Lidder is the founding lawyer at Coal Harbour Law.  Nathan started Coal Harbour Law in 2016 with a desire to bring a client-centric approach to the practice of law.  He firmly believes in providing high quality, tailored legal services to clients.


Nathan has an extensive Wills and Estates practice with a focus on wealth preservation and asset protection.  Nathan advises clients on the most efficient and practical approach to ensure that assets are protected and transferred to intended beneficiaries.  Nathan routinely drafts Wills, Power of Attorney's, Representation Agreements and Trusts for clients.  


Nathan also maintains a strong litigation practice with a concentration in Criminal Defence. He has experience with a wide range of offences including murder, attempted murder, forcible confinement, sexual assault, assault causing bodily harm, drug offences (possession for the purpose of trafficking).  Nathan often represents individuals involuntarily detained under the Mental Health Act.

As a unique part of his practice, Nathan represents clients in cannabis, CBD and THC related businesses.  These include cultivators (both LP and Microcultivators), Processors (both Standard and Micro), extraction and derivative companies, vaporizer companies, retail stores/dispensaries and edible companies. Nathan provides general counsel services to these clients; in addition to, specialized advice including: Risk management, strategic advice and regulatory compliance.  Notably, Nathan was appointed to the Board of Directors of East West Bioscience Ltd. (EAST.V) and continues to advise in this capacity.


Nathan has made appearances and advocated before the Saskatchewan Provincial Court, BC Provincial Court, Manitoba Provincial Court, British Columbia Supreme Court, British Columbia Court of Appeal and various administrative tribunals including the Mental Health Review Board.


Nathan received his law degree from the University of Saskatchewan in 2015 and he previously received a Honours Diploma in Criminology from the College of New Caledonia and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Northern British Columbia. He was called to the British Columbia bar in April 2016 after completing his articles with a full service law firm.