Geoff White wrote an article for Leave a Legacy Vancouver about giving significant gifts to charitable organizations and new gifting opportunities coming in 2017. "With careful planning, [people] can share their success and pass along our community even greater than it was passed on to us,” explains Geoff. Check out the full article (page 18).
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.
“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.
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 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 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 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.
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 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.