Our own Ed Montague is the subject of an in-depth interview in the Trial Lawyers Association of BC‘s (TLABC) spring issue of The Verdict. Known in the legal profession for his integrity and commitment to equality and fairness, Ed openly shares his insights and ideas about justice, the impact of ever-changing technology on litigation, and perspectives gained in his 27 years of practice. The current issue of The Verdict focuses on Personal Injury Law, one of Ed’s specialty areas. For the full article, click here (PDF): Ed Montague, The Verdict
Earlier this year, Ed was named the 2014 Champion of Justice as selected by the Public Affairs Committee (PAC) of TLABC, and awarded the prestigious Larry Kancs Legacy Award. This special recognition was inaugurated in 2012 and is presented every two years to recognize a member’s ongoing, outstanding contributions to the association.
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.
Karla is a civil litigator specializing in commercial litigation. She has represented individual and corporate clients in cases involving contractual disputes, real estate transactions, lease disputes, shareholder’s disputes, and collections matters. This work has included helping clients reverse transactions affected by fraud, misrepresentations and undue influence. She also has experience resolving inter-generational family disputes and personal injury claims. Karla received her law degree from the University of British Columbia in 2007, articled at a national law firm in Vancouver and was called to the British Columbia bar in 2008. A Richmond native, she is currently a member of the Richmond women’s field hockey team.