Eric Mollema is a lawyer and partner at Centra Lawyers LLP, where he focuses on Franchise Law & Franchising, Business, Corporate, Commercial Law, Civil Litigation, Strata Law, Contract Law & Commercial Agreements, and Construction Law & Builders Liens. Eric is also a Registered Canadian Trademark Agent.
Eric is primarily a business lawyer and has been practicing law since 1996. He has international experience in law and business, and has vast experience in trust law, franchising, contracts, corporate commercial law and civil litigation.
Growing up in South Africa (SA), Eric developed his entrepreneurial spirit and started his own successful law firm. With his hands-on experience as a lawyer and as a leading business professional, Eric advises his clients with exceptional skill. Eric looks at the big picture and determines what will and will not work – from an experienced legal and corporate viewpoint.
He founded and lead Wizard Financial Services South Africa – the largest independent mortgage broking company in SA at the time. At the executive level, Eric consulted to LoanLink Limited, the owner of various international brands, including LoanLink Broker Services South Africa, where he served as the Chief Operating Officer. He became the owner and Managing Director of Mortgage Works, a mortgage broking company with 104 active franchisees nationally. He also owned Property Tools, a property training company.
He served as President of the Rotary Club of Pretoria East and the Meadow Ridge Rotary club. Eric is a commissioned officer and holds the rank of captain. He acted as Battalion and later as Unit Intelligence Officer for various fighting and reserve units over a period of 10 years, during which time he was decorated four times.
Bachelor’s Degree in Law (BProc) – 1993 (University of Pretoria, South Africa)
Master’s Degree in Law (LLM) – 1997 (University of Pretoria, South Africa)
National Certificate of Accreditation – 2012 (Canadian Federal Law Society)
High Court of South Africa – 1996
British Columbia Bar – 2013
Registered Canadian Trademark Agent – 2013
Law Society of British Columbia (LSBC)
Canadian Bar Association (CBA)
Canadian Franchise Association (CFA)
Canadian Home Owners Association (CHOA)
North Fraser Lawyers Association (NFLA) (Past-President)
Rotary Club of Meadow Ridge
Professional Association of Professional Dive Instructors (PADI)
Mission District Rod & Gun Club