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Welcome Partner Scott Lamb

Clark Wilson would like to warmly welcome Scott Lamb as a Partner with our Technology, Intellectual Property and Infrastructure, Construction & Procurement Groups. Scott brings a wealth of experience in intellectual property, construction and privacy law. We are pleased to have him join our team.

Maximizing Ponzi payback

“The best means of maximizing asset recovery in a Ponzi scheme is for the trustee or receiver to try to claw back as much money as possible from net winners for the benefit of net losers,” explains Katie Mak in Lawyers Weekly. Read the full article to learn more.

The definitive guide to building a successful exit team

Don Sihota is participating in a panel discussion at Vancouver’s first annual Business Transitions Forum (November 25-26, 2015). The forum addresses how to build the ideal exit team to assist business owners in possibly the most complicated transaction of their lives—the sale of their company. Don’s session "The Definitive Guide to Building a Successful Exit Team" is on Thursday afternoon. Register now.

BC’s new Franchises Act – How does it affect BC franchisors?

John Rogers is the keynote speaker at our upcoming complimentary breakfast seminar to review the new BC Franchises Act, which will come into effect once regulations to it have been finalized. John will also speak about what regulations (now being drafted in Victoria) should look like. This seminar — to be held at Clark Wilson on Thursday, November 19 from 8:00 - 9:30 a.m. — will help franchisors become familiar with their duties under the new act and ensuing regulations. Interested persons should reply to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

BC’s older condominiums and townhouses could be new target for developers

BC’s older condominiums and townhouses could be a new target for developers as proposed legislation changes would make it easier for strata owners to dissolve their strata corporation and sell the entire building. “In some cases, strata owners want to sell the property to a developer who can put it to more profitable uses,” explains Darren Donnelly in Business in Vancouver. Read a recent CWRealEstate blog post to learn more.

Proposed changes to the Strata Property Act may prove positive for condo owners and developers

Proposed changes to the Strata Property Act will make it easier for condo owners to terminate their strata corporation. This will provide developers with all kinds of potential land development opportunities in choice areas, explains Pat Williams in the Vancouver Sun. Read the full article.

David Austin speaks on Lax Kw’alaams First Nation seeking title claim on Petronas LNG site

David Austin commented in the Financial Post about the Lax Kw’alaams First Nation seeking a title claim on a Petronas LNG site. "While the claim does not impede Petronas if it decides to proceed with the project, the Lax Kwa’alaams could go to court and ask for an injunction," explains David. Read the full article to learn more.

Hon. Marion Allan provides insights on elder law

The Honourable Marion Allan provides her insights on the evolution of elder law in an interview with the Continuing Legal Education Society of BC and the Canadian Centre for Elder Law. Check out the interview and register for the upcoming Canadian Elder Law Conference at which Marion will speak about dementia and client competency—practice tips, communication strategies and ethical issues.

Clark Wilson lawyers listed in Best Lawyers in Canada 2016

Clark Wilson would like to congratulate our lawyers peer-selected for the 10th edition of Best Lawyers in Canada 2016: Diane Bell, Darren Donnelly, Brock Johnston, Peter Kenward, Neil Melliship, Alex Petrenko, Bernard Pinsky, Chris Ramsay and Jeffrey Vicq. Best Lawyers is one of the oldest and most respected peer-review publications in the legal profession. Congratulations to all honourees.

Welcome Partner Jim Schmidt

Clark Wilson would like to warmly welcome Jim Schmidt as a Partner with our Business Litigation group. Jim brings a wealth of experience in commercial disputes and arbitrations. We are pleased to have him join our team.