Blog: September 2022

National Day of Truth and Reconciliation

September 30th is the National Day of Truth and Reconciliation, in response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s (“TRCC”) Call to Action 80:

80. We call upon the federal government, in collaboration with Aboriginal peoples, to establish, as a statutory holiday, a National Day for Truth and Reconciliation to honour Survivors, their families, and communities, and ensure that public commemoration of the history and legacy of residential schools remains a vital component of the reconciliation process.

Our firm is closed on September 30th, and we invite all firm members to wear orange on September 30th in recognition…

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Dan Coles Authors Liquor Licensing Chapter for CLEBC

Owen Bird shareholder Dan Coles has authored a new chapter on Liquor Licence Due Diligence for the Continuing Legal Education Society of B.C.’s Due Diligence Deskbook. The 2022 print edition of the publication is scheduled for release today, Sept. 21st!

The new chapter covers the key legislation, policy, and due diligence procedure for transactions involving liquor licences in B.C., whether a lawyer’s client is looking to enter the hospitality sector, acquire an existing licence along with premises such as a restaurant or bar, or investigate the licensed establishments operating in a target commercial property.

Written primarily from the…

Owen Bird Welcomes Jean Feng

Owen Bird is delighted to announce that Jean Feng has joined our firm as the newest member of our Real Estate Group.

Before graduating from Peter A. Allard School of Law, Jean obtained her Bachelor of Laws from East China University of Political Science and Law in Shanghai, followed by a Master in Laws from Zhejiang University in Hangzhou, winning many academic awards.

Jean regularly advises clients on corporate, commercial, real estate, estate planning and administration matters. She advised clients in corporate governance, business transaction and dispute resolution matters in China before she started her law practice in Canada.


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