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Owen Bird Welcomes Michelle Karby

Owen Bird is delighted to announce that Michelle Karby has joined our firm as the newest member of our Wills, Trusts and Estate Group.

Michelle is an experienced wills, estates and trusts lawyer. She works with families to navigate the often sensitive field of trust and estate planning, estate administration, and family business succession planning.  She works with families to ensure their affairs are in order and that appropriate tax planning is in place to ease both the emotional and financial burden when a loved one passes. When that person does pass, she provides legal support and advice throughout the…

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Jocelyn Bellerud – Appointment to Interlaw Board of Directors and Global Chair of Interlaw Next Gen

Owen Bird is pleased to announce that Jocelyn Bellerud has accepted an invitation to join the Interlaw Board of Directors and to serve as Global Chair of the Next Gen Special Business Team effective immediately.  Jocelyn will also continue to serve as Co-Chair for the Interlaw North America of the M&A Special Business Team.

Owen Bird is extremely proud of its relationship with Interlaw and the international connections it offers to our clients.  Interlaw is a long-established elite global network of pre-eminent independent law firms comprising 7,500+ lawyers based in over 150 cities around the world.

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Heather Frydenlund Appointed Chair for Interlaw Bankruptcy and Insolvency SBT

Owen Bird is pleased to announce that firm lawyer Heather Frydenlund has been appointed North America Chair for the Interlaw Bankruptcy and Insolvency SBT.

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 commercial independent law firms, active in 140 different cities worldwide.

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St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation Future Leaders – PIXEL Moments

Owen Bird is proud to be a donor and supporter of the St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation Future Leaders PIXEL Moments.  This week, the interactive augmented reality art mural came to life in the heart of downtown Vancouver, on the corner of Granville and W. Georgia.

The response we have seen throughout this campaign is a strong reminder that no one is impervious to mental health suffering. Together, the campaign has successfully raised $299,416 for St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation for mental health resources.

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OBLC Announces New Chair of Diversity, Inclusion and Community Involvement Committee

We are pleased to announce the appointment of shareholder Jennifer M. Williams as the Chair of our Diversity, Inclusion and Community Involvement Committee.

Jennifer brings a wealth of educational, professional and lived experience and expertise in equity, diversity, and inclusion to the Committee.  With extensive experience in non-profit board leadership and equity work,  Jennifer is passionate about diverse and inclusive workplaces that respect and embrace the unique backgrounds, perspectives, experiences and talents of individuals at all levels of the organization.

“Diversity and Inclusion are good for us, our clients, and our community.   Valuing and enhancing diversity helps us attract, retain and…

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St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation Future Leaders – PIXEL Moments

We are pleased to announce that Owen Bird Law Corporation has donated to the St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation Future Leaders – PIXEL Moments. PIXEL Moments is a large scale augmented reality art mural, to be painted by Andrea Wan, which will be above the London Drugs on Granville and Robson this spring.  It is a micro-donation campaign to raise funds and awareness for mental health programs at St. Paul’s Hospital.   More information on the project can be found at: https://pixelmoments.org/.

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Brian Cheng Featured on FACL BC Podcast

Owen Bird civil litigator Brian Cheng was featured as a guest on an episode of The Federation of Asian Canadian Lawyers (FACL BC) podcast, hosted by Chilwin Cheng.

FACL BC is a diverse coalition of Asian Canadian legal professionals in British Columbia. Its podcast currently features a three-part series on Asian litigators practicing in the Lower Mainland.

As a featured Asian litigator, Brian discusses his experiences with race in the U.S., where he went to law school. He shares what the best (and worst) things are about being able…

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Owen Bird is Pleased to Announce New Shareholders to the Firm

Owen Bird Law Corporation is pleased to announce that Tony Anderson and Brian Cheng became shareholders of the firm effective January 1, 2021. Tony and Brian have made significant contributions to Owen Bird and its clients during their years as associates.

Tony practices in the areas of corporate and commercial law. He has broad experience in representing lenders and borrowers on secured debt financings, construction lending, asset‑based lending, lease financing, acquisition and merger financing, loan syndications and standard operating and term credit facilities.

Brian Cheng is a member of our Litigation Group with a focus on commercial litigation and insurance defence….

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Owen Bird Welcomes Heather Frydenlund

Owen Bird is delighted to announce that Heather Frydenlund has joined our firm as the newest member of our Litigation Law Group. Heather is an associate lawyer with a practice focused primarily on Insolvency and Restructuring Law and Administrative Law.

Heather obtained her Bachelor’s Degree, Economics and Psychology (Double Major) from Simon Fraser University. She then attended the University of Alberta, Faculty of Law and obtained her Juris Doctor in 2015. Heather was called to the Alberta Bar in 2016 and has been employed as an associate at Parlee McLaws LLP in Edmonton, Alberta for the last 5 years. Heather…

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