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April 1st, 2015

The firm is  pleased to welcome Robert Allan and Spencer May to the partnership.  Together they bring a wealth of experience and perspective to our business law group and to their particular areas of interest.

Rob successfully represents clients in the purchase and sale of businesses, commercial leasing and real estate transactions, wills and estate planning and general corporate and commercial matters.  Now in his tenth year with CFMR, Rob is currently working to expand his practice by helping family business owners with business restructuring and succession planning, and by joining our firm’s burgeoning maritime and fisheries law group.

Spencer’s practice covers both general litigation and solicitor’s work.  In litigation, Spencer has focused on construction law, expropriation, real estate and estate litigation.  His lengthy experience in general commercial and civil litigation has benefitted clients at all levels of trial court in British Columbia, in administrative tribunals and numerous arbitrations.  On the solicitor’s side, Spencer has focused on working with farmers throughout British Columbia, attending to a variety of issues including corporate matters, estate planning and land issues involving the Agricultural Land Commission.  Spencer joined CFMR in 2009.

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November 17th, 2014

Eric Schroter, with assistance from articled student, Brandon Hastings, presented “Business Start-Up 101” on Sunday, November 16, 2014 at the Ismaili Centre in Burnaby.

Eric spoke to a group of business owners, managers and entrepreneurs about the ways in which to protect your business and also strengthen its foundation. He described the benefits of various business structures including incorporations and partnerships. He also provided the group with tips on taxation and other related business issues.

Download the presentation slides from this presentation here: BUSINESS START-UP 101 by Eric Schroter

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October 13th, 2014

Richard and Leanne join CFMR.

Richard Keevil, a senior lawyer with more than 25 years of legal experience, together with his assistant Leanne, joined the firm October 1, 2014. Richard previously practiced in Steveston for 10 years, and before that at Campney & Murphy, and Bernard LLP. His practice includes corporate commercial work, with a focus on maritime law and fisheries matters.

He acts for leaders in the fisheries industry on the West Coast of Canada and the U.S, as well as for commercial fishermen on a variety of industry issues. Richard also provides consulting services to various fishing organizations and societies, has assisted the Continuing Legal Education Society of BC (CLEBC) in editing their publications relating to fishing and maritime issues, and has served as an adjunct professor and guest lecturer on fisheries matters at the UBC Law School.

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September 2nd, 2014

Eric Schroter, Jefferson Froh, Robert Allan and staff recently concluded a significant merger for a client in the international health care industry. This complex deal, valued at more than $25 million, involved multiple parties located in New York, Los Angeles, Toronto and Vancouver. Eric’s BC-based client required the deal to be closed quickly. This returning CFMR client was very pleased with the efficiency, swiftness and outcome of this transaction which involved selling of both assets and shares and closed by the deadline.

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September 24th, 2012

Rob Allan and Daniel Hepburn will be representing the firm at the Entrepreneurial Success Network (“ESN”)’s Fall Business Expo, scheduled for Monday, September 24th from 6-9 pm at the Radisson Hotel in Richmond (No. 3 Road and Cambie, 1 minute walk from the Aberdeen skytrain terminal).

Admission to the event is free provided that you register by emailing the ESN coordinator at info@esnorg.org.

Bring your business cards and come take advantage of this excellent networking opportunity… and don’t forget to stop by our booth and have a chat with Rob and Dan!

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June 12th, 2012

We are excited to announce that Rob Allan and Daniel Hepburn of our office will be representing the firm at the upcoming Entrepreneurial Success Network (“ESN”)’s Summer Business Expo, scheduled for Thursday, June 21st from 6-9 pm at the Radisson Hotel in Richmond (No. 3 Road and Cambie, 1 minute walk from the Aberdeen skytrain terminal).

Admission to the event is free provided that you register by emailing the ESN coordinator at info@esnorg.org.

This is a great chance to meet Rob and Dan and learn more about our firm, not to mention an excellent networking opportunity for your business!  Don’t forget to bring your business cards!

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