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Dan Coles Admitted to Yukon Bar

Owen Bird congratulates Dan Coles, who will be admitted as a new member of the Law Society of Yukon in Whitehorse, YT later today.

Dan joins fellow Owen Bird lawyers Alan Frydenlund, QC and Paul Brackstone in our firm’s Yukon Law practice group. The trio serves clients in the Yukon or those with business or other legal matters in the territory.

Dan Coles has broad civil litigation experience across a diverse range of practice areas in BC’s courts and administrative tribunals. In addition to his particular focus on the hospitality and liquor industry, Dan serves clients in…

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Owen Bird Welcomes Tony Anderson

Owen Bird is delighted to announce that Tony Anderson has joined our firm as the newest member of our Business and Real Estate Law Groups. Born and raised in Calgary, Alberta, Tony is an associate lawyer with a practice focused primarily on corporate secured lending, commercial law, mergers and acquisitions and real estate matters (residential and commercial).

Tony obtained his Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Calgary with a concentration in finance. He then attended the University of Victoria for law school and obtained his Juris Doctor in 2011. Tony articled with Davis LLP and was called to the…

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Jocelyn Bellerud Assumes New Leadership Role for Interlaw’s North American Region

Owen Bird is pleased to announce that Jocelyn Bellerud has assumed a new leadership role for Interlaw’s North American Region.  Jocelyn has been appointed Interlaw Mergers & Acquisitions Special Business Team Regional Co-Chair for North America.

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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Owen Bird Welcomes Alberta Law Firm Bishop & McKenzie to Interlaw

The lawyers of Owen Bird Law Corporation are delighted to welcome Bishop & McKenzie LLP as the newest member of Interlaw, our firm’s international legal network.

With offices in Calgary and Edmonton, Bishop & McKenzie not only becomes the latest Canadian Interlaw induction, but also our new provincial neighbour! Owen Bird’s clients with business operations in Alberta and Western Canada will have access to a broader range of experience and synergies between our two firms.

Founded in 1903, Bishop & McKenzie LLP is a diversified firm, offering a wide range of legal services. The firm serves a vast variety…

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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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