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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BC Liquor Law Update: Be aware of these changes coming in 2017 that may negatively impact your licensed establishment

Businesses currently operating licensed establishments in British Columbia, or considering purchasing a going concern, should take note of the following significant changes to British Columbia’s liquor laws into force in January, 2017:

New policy on “dormant” licences

Currently in British Columbia there are no minimum use requirements for liquor licences. That means a licensee may allow its establishment to become “dormant” – by keeping its licence in good standing, but for any number of reasons not operating the affiliated bar or restaurant. Generally speaking licences go dormant during extensive renovations, after fires or during times of financial stress.

After January…

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Josephine Nadel Appointed Queen’s Counsel

The honor of a Queen’s counsel, or “QC”, designation is conferred each year on members of the legal profession to recognize exceptional merit and contribution.

We are pleased and proud to announce that this year Josephine Nadel has been recognized as one of BC’s 2016 Queen’s counsel appointees. Josephine has served the firm, its clients and the community with exceptional merit and unwavering commitment and is well deserving of this prestigious recognition.

Congratulations Josephine!

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