Blog: Owen Bird

Chambers Canada 2019 Recognizes Interlaw

Owen Bird is pleased to note that Chambers Canada 2019 has identified Interlaw, our firm’s legal services network, in its “Elite band” of global firm networks for 2019.

Owen Bird is the only British Columbia member of Interlaw, an international network of full service law firms in more than 120 cities located around the world. Our lawyers regularly invest in this relationship to leverage the international experience of Interlaw’s members for our clients.

Chambers Canada is published annually every September. For more than two decades, Chambers and Partners have identified the top lawyers and firms…

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Owen Bird Welcomes Laura Wright

Owen Bird is delighted to announce that Laura Wright has joined our firm as the newest member of our Litigation Group. With over 20 years of experience, both in private practice and as in‑house counsel with Travelers Canada, Laura has deep knowledge and understanding of both insurance law and the insurance industry. She is known for her expertise in coverage matters, and she has represented clients in all levels of court in British Columbia. Laura’s papers and articles have been published in numerous regional and national publications, including the Canadian Journal of Insurance Law. She regularly speaks…

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Owen Bird Welcomes Brian Cheng

Owen Bird is delighted to announce that Brian Cheng has joined our firm as the newest member of our Litigation Group. After graduating from law school in Seattle, Brian was admitted to the Washington State Bar in 2011 and remained in Seattle to practice and gain experience in a wide range of areas. He returned to Vancouver in 2014 to establish his long-term practice closer to family. After completing his Master of Laws at UBC (where he was top of his class in many courses), he secured his articles with a Vancouver firm in the field of…

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Owen Bird Welcomes Jennifer M Williams

Owen Bird is delighted to announce that Jennifer Williams has joined our firm as the newest member of our Real Estate group. Jennifer has practiced Commercial Real Estate and Business Law for 10 years at two national firms as well as In‑house Counsel for 5 years with a real estate development company. Jennifer’s business acumen has been built working shoulder to shoulder with business, real estate and other professionals.  She is a practical, solution oriented lawyer focused on listening to client needs and providing timely, responsive and results focused legal advice.

Jennifer studied History, English Literature Political…

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Owen Bird is pleased to announce new shareholders to the firm

Owen Bird Law Corporation is pleased to announce that Kari Richardson, George Roper, Dan Coles and Jocelyn Bellerud became shareholders of the firm effective January 1, 2018.  Kari, George, Dan and Jocelyn have made significant contributions to Owen Bird and its clients during their years as associates.

Kari represents public companies and companies intending to go public on Canadian stock exchanges and the OTC. Her practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance and securities.  Kari represents clients from a wide range of industries, including technology, blockchain, mining, aquaculture…

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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 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…