Blog: Owen Bird

Junior Solicitor Position

Owen Bird Law Corporation (“Owen Bird”) is a full-service mid-sized law firm located in downtown Vancouver, B.C.

Due to high work volume, we are currently looking for a junior solicitor to provide short-term assistance to a number of lawyers on M&A, real estate, and general corporate/commercial files.

This is a short-term contract position to run from November 2017 to February, 2018. The work would be done at our offices in downtown Vancouver; we will provide office space and the administrative support available to our lawyers. There is no guarantee or expectation that the lawyer would continue on with Owen Bird…

Owen Bird Welcomes Sameer Kamboj

Owen Bird is delighted to announce that Sameer Kamboj has joined our firm as the newest member of our litigation group. Sameer worked at Fulton & Company Law Corporation since being called to the bar in 2015, where he practiced in the area of insolvency and banking litigation. This practice area allowed Sameer to be in court on a weekly basis representing large national clients.

Sameer obtained his Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) with a joint major in Economics (BA) (2010) at Simon Fraser University. Sameer then attended the University of Windsor for law school and obtained his Juris…

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Owen Bird Welcomes Sarah Péloquin

Owen Bird is delighted to announce that we have a new associate lawyer joining the firm, Sarah Péloquin. Sarah joins the firm as the newest member of our litigation group, having most recently clerked for Justice Gagné at the Federal Court of Canada.

Sarah received her Bachelor of Fine Arts at Emily Carr University of Art & Design, and subsequently attended the University of British Columbia for her Doctor of Law (JD 2016). Sarah is called to the Law Society of Upper Canada and is currently waiting for her transfer to the Law Society of British Columbia….

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Paul Brown Re-Elected to Providence Health Care Board of Directors

Paul Brown was re-elected to the Board of Directors of Providence Health Care for a two-year term.  In addition to serving on the Board, Paul also serves on the Governance & Human Resources Committee,  the Mission & Ethics Committee, and the Real Estate Evaluation Committee.

Providence Health Care is one of the largest faith-based health care organizations in Canada, operating 16 facilities in and around Vancouver, B.C., including St. Paul’s Hospital and Mount Saint Joseph Hospital. Providence has more than 1,000 physicians, 7,200 staff and 1,500 volunteers who deliver compassionate care to patients and residents in B.C.,…

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Owen Bird Welcomes Katelyn Gray

Owen Bird is delighted to announce that we have an new associate lawyer joining the firm, Katelyn Gray. Katelyn joins the firm as the newest member of our business law group, having most recently practiced as a solicitor at the Toronto office of a major Canadian national firm.

Katelyn received her Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies at Queens University, and subsequently attended the University of Calgary for her Doctor of Law (JD 2014). She is called to the Law Society of Upper Canada and is currently waiting for her transfer to the Law Society of British Columbia. In…

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Owen Bird Lawyers Feature at Interlaw 2017 Americas & Asia Pacific Regional Meeting

Owen Bird is proud to be sending a team of six lawyers to Interlaw’s 2017 Americas & Asia regional meeting to be held in Seattle on April 27th to April 30th.

This year’s meeting is hosted by Foster Pepper PLLC, and will take place at the Seattle Grand Hyatt. The conference program will focus on the use of big data and technology; and also include a tour of Boeing’s final assembly building.

Of the six lawyers attending, three of our delegates are either sub-section chairs or co-chairs, and will be leading the following presentations:

OBLC shareholder Alan…

Owen Bird Welcomes Kari Richardson

The shareholders at Owen Bird are pleased to welcome Kari Richardson as Associate Counsel to the firm.

Kari has practiced in the Securities Law area for more than fifteen years where she has represented both public and private companies in Canada and in the United States.

Kari also served as a Foreign Service Officer with the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade for six years which included a posting at the Canadian High Commission in Cameroon as the Political and Economic Program Manager and Vice Consul.

Kari’s practice includes assisting clients in private placements, mergers and acquisitions and…

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Jocelyn Le Dressay Elected Director of CAFE Vancouver Chapter

Owen Bird congratulates firm lawyer Jocelyn Le Dressay on her recent election to the Board of Directors for the Vancouver Region of the Canadian Association of Family Enterprise (CAFE).

CAFE is a community of business families and professionals whose mandate is to help business families succeed by bringing them together to share knowledge and experiences.  CAFE offers forums for business families to connect with peers, advisors and resources for facilitate their success.

In her corporate commercial law practice, Jocelyn frequently advises family business clients on succession planning, wealth preservation, and estate, tax and trust planning.  CAFE’s motto is…

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Alan Frydenlund Appointed Chair of Interlaw North America Region

Owen Bird is pleased to announce that Alan Frydenlund has assumed a new leadership role for Interlaw‘s North American Region. At the recently held Interlaw AGM in Tokyo, Japan in November, Alan was appointed Chair of the North America Region.

Alan has been active in the Interlaw organization for more than two decades. He currently sits on the Interlaw Board of Directors as the Secretary and Treasurer.

Owen Bird is extremely proud of its relationship with Interlaw and the international connections it offers to our clients. Interlaw is an international network of corporate and…

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