Areas of Practice


Real Estate

  • Purchases
  • Sales
  • Mortgages
  • Subdivisions
  • Easements
  • Covenants
  • Transfers
  • Contracts

Wills & Estates

  • Wills
  • Powers of Attorney
  • Representation Agreements
  • Probate Applications
  • Estate Administration
  • Trusts
  • Committeeship Applications

Corporate & Commercial

  • Incorporations
  • Purchases and Sales of Business
  • Shareholder Agreements
  • Joint-Venture Agreements
  • Non-Disclosure Agreements
  • Non-Competition Agreements
  • Dissolutions



Notarization & Affidavits

  • Statutory Declarations
  • Affidavits
  • Certified True Copies
  • Travel Consent Letters


Marvin W. Hallgren

Marvin was born in Wetaskiwin, Alberta. After studying law at the University of British Columbia he was called to the British Columbia Bar in 1974. Following a few years of practice in Langley and Richmond Marvin moved his law practice to Sooke in 1980. At that time the firm was operating from his historic house in the town centre. While Marvin practiced law in one half of the house, his wife Sylvia operated an elegant tea house on the other side.

Marvin’s generosity and close community ties have benefited the community greatly since his arrival in Sooke. The Sooke Community Association, Sooke Region Historical Society, Juan de Fuca Salmon Restoration Society and Sooke Philharmonic Society, among many others, have benefited from Marvin’s benevolent approach to community matters.  

When not at the office Marv enjoys fishing, golfing and spending time with his children and grandchildren.


Called to the BC Bar 1974

Peter G.V. Faulkner

Peter is originally from Newfoundland. He moved to Victoria to attend law school in 1987 and has never looked back. He was called to the Bar of British Columbia in 1991 and joined Marvin Hallgren in Sooke in 1994.  He has enjoyed serving Sooke and the West Shore in the areas of Real Estate, Wills, Estates and Company law.

Outside the office Peter has been a member of the Rotary Club of Sooke and served as its President on two different occasions. Peter also spent six years as a coach in the Sooke Minor Hockey Association and is an avid golfer. 


Called to the BC Bar 1991

Member of the Rotary Club of Sooke 

Greer M. Jacks

Greer was born and raised in Victoria and moved to Sooke in 2017. After studying history at the University of Victoria, Greer went abroad to study law in London (UK).  

Greer worked in Victoria for the first seven years of his career, before joining Hallgren & Faulkner at the beginning of 2020. Greer advises clients with regard to corporate matters, real estate transactions and development, and Wills & Estates. 

Greer’s favourite things to do in his spare time include cycling, surfing, hiking, nature photography and playing guitar. 


Called to the BC Bar 2013

Member of the Board of Directors of the Greater Victoria Eldercare Foundation

Member of the Board of Directors of the Greater Victoria Housing Society 


Contact Us:

Phone: 250-642-5271

Fax: 250-642-6006

Toll Free: 1-877-358-5271

#104-6739 West Coast Road, PO Box 939 Sooke, BC, V9Z 1H9