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Best Lawyers

Nine Lawyers have been recognized in several editions of Best Lawyers® in Canada. Inclusion in this publication is based entirely on peer-review. The methodology is designed to capture, as accurately as possible, the consensus opinion of leading lawyers about the professional abilities of their colleagues within the same geographical and legal practice areas.

Jeff Lowe Q.C. (Partner) has been recognized in the area of Corporate Law for the 2015 – 2021 editions. James D. Vilvang Q.C. (Senior Associate Counsel) has been recognized in the area of Personal Injury Litigation for the 2016 – 2021 editions. Sharon White Q.C. (Partner) has been recognized in the area of Real Estate Law for the 2018 – 2021 editions. Michael Leroux (Partner) has been recognized in the area of Commercial Leasing Law for the 2018 – 2021 editions. H. Scott MacDonald (Partner) in the area of Commercial Leasing Law for the 2020 – 2021 editions. David Hay Q.C. (Partner) in the area of Personal lnjury Litigation for the 2020 – 2021 editions. Sze-Mei Yeung (Partner) in the areas of Intellectual Property and Technology Law for the 2020 – 2021 editions. Silvana F. Facchin (Partner) in the area of Corporate Law for the 2020 – 2021 editions. Nicole C. Mangan (Partner) is a first time honoree in the area of Commercial Leasing Law for the 2021 edition.

Chambers Canada

We have been recognized as an industry leader in the area of Real Estate – British Columbia in the 2021 edition of Chambers Canada.

Chambers Canada recommends leading lawyers and provincial, national and international law firms. Chambers rankings are based on extensive due diligence conducted by a dedicated research team, and offers unparalleled insight to help those seeking legal counsel make an informed decision.

Noteworthy Highlights

  • Queen’s Counsel honours bestowed upon five of our lawyers: Jeff Lowe, Q.C., Sharon White, Q.C., Peter Spencer, Q.C (retired in 2020), Jim Vilvang, Q.C., and David Hay, Q.C.
  • Jeff Lowe, Q.C. was awarded “Advanced Education Lawyer of the Year – Canada” in the 2015 – 2018 Corporate LiveWire Legal Awards.
  • Angela Spanjers received the In-Depth Tax Course, Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada, 2014-2015 Top 3 Year 3 Project Award.
  • James D. Vilvang, Q.C., received the Trial Lawyers Association of British Columbia Award for Outstanding Contribution, 2003 and is the recipient of the Georges Goyer Award for Distinguished Service to the Profession, 2011.
  • Georg Reuter was the recipient of the 2002-2003 Federal Deputy Minister’s Pride and Recognition Award for outstanding success in the strategic management of complex litigation.
  • Colin Millar (retired in 2020) was appointed as amicus curiae (“friend of the court”) to the Supreme Court of Canada in 2006 .
  • Our senior management team consisting of Shirley Madden (Information Technology), Cindy Hildebrandt (Human Resources), Nancy Read (Accounting), Priscilla Martindale (Business Development & Marketing), and Ronda Smyth (Office Administrator, Surrey), are all women.
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