Jeff Morton, along with lawyers from Gowlings and Dorsey & Whitney (New York), recently published an article entitled "Key Differences Between Canada and the United States in Licensing Intellectual Property". The article appeared in the January/February 2014 edition of the IPIC Bulletin, published by the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada.
Clark Wilson acted for Vancouver's Anthem Properties Group in its recent acquisition of United Communities, a Calgary-based residential land developer with operations in Calgary, Edmonton and Sacramento, California, in a $200 million transaction. Alex Petrenko, James Speakman, Adam Dlin and Rachelle Mezzarobba acted in respect of the purchase transactions, with David Kington, Rosemary John and Jyotika Reddy acting in respect of the transaction financing. More details on the transaction can be found at Business in Vancouver and the Calgary Herald.
Brock Smith was interviewed by Luigi Benetton for an article in The Lawyers Weekly entitled "Turning the e-mail beast into a straightforward task". In the article, Brock discusses a number of issues relating to email in-box management, including Clark Wilson's auto-filing system using "luggage tags".
Clark Wilson LLP is pleased to welcome Carmen Tham to the firm as an associate. She will be working with both the Insurance and the Infrastructure, Construction & Procurement Groups. Carmen's practice includes representing construction clients on all construction related issues. For the Insurance Group, she will be representing insurers and insureds on coverage and recovery assignments, as well as defence of liability claims. Carmen has particular expertise in the defence of claims against architects and engineers in the context of professional negligence and construction defect claims. She was called to the Bar of British Columbia in 2004.
Veronica Franco presented at this year's Buildex Vancouver. Veronica presented on Thursday, February 20 at the PAMA Session, "LLLLLLLLLet's Get Ready to Rumble! Proxy Fights at Strata General Meetings", where she discussed the key issues in voting and proxies at strata general meetings.
On Wednesday, February 19, Don Sihota participated in a PAMA Session at this year's Buildex Vancouver, one of Canada’s largest tradeshows and conferences targeting the design, construction and architecture industries. Don presented on a panel regarding "How to Sell a Business" and spoke on ensuring a high valuation and smooth business succession when the time comes to sell your business.
Don Sihota and Veronica Franco both participated in the PAMA Sessions at this year's Buildex Vancouver, one of Canada's largest tradeshows and conferences targeting the design, construction and architecture industries. Don presented on a panel regarding "How to Sell a Business" and spoke on ensuring a high valuation and smooth business succession when the time comes to sell your business. Veronica presented in the session, "LLLLLLLLLet's Get Ready to Rumble! Proxy Fights at Strata General Meetings", where she discussed the key issues in voting and proxies at strata general meetings.
David Austin was interviewed on CBC Radio One regarding coverage of the BC Budget that came out on February 18. He was interviewed with former Finance Minister, Kevin Falcon, former NDP Finance Minister, Paul Ramsey, and Jock Finlayson of the BC Business Counsel. David provided insight on the proposed two tier LNG taxation system. He was also interviewed yesterday on the same topic by CKNW.
Richard Weiland presented to the Estate Planning Council of Victoria on the subject of "Planning for and Administering Digital Assets" on February 11, 2014. His presentation included a discussion of various types of digital assets and the challenges they present in estates, the duties of executors and administrators in administering digital assets, and related planning considerations. The event was well-received and was attended by 92 people, breaking EPC's record for the number of registrants at a meeting. You can see his presentation paper here.
Richard Weiland's article "Estate Taxes? Not Here" (from the Your Estate Matters newsletter) was republished by Financial-Articles.ca. In it, Richard highlights the fact that although some Canadian residents become subject to other jurisdictions' estate taxes, Canada itself imposes no such tax.