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January 11th, 2019

After spending several years with the firm, Karla Mukai is leaving to join the Department of Justice. Since starting here in 2014, Karla has made a lasting and positive impact on her clients and colleagues, and in the community as a volunteer.  We have no doubt she will do the same in her new role at the Department of Justice.

We wish Karla every success.  She will be missed.

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January 10th, 2019

CFMR is pleased to welcome Donald (Don) Boyle to the firm as Associate Counsel.  After practicing as both barrister and solicitor in Richmond since 1982, Don brings a wealth of experience to CFMR business clients.

Along with his proven skills and expertise, Don is known for his well-honed legal perspectives and understanding. He is adept at recognizing and avoiding potential areas of dispute before they arise.  He believes strongly in the importance of well drafted agreements, often saying that “good agreements are upheld in the courtroom, but superior agreements avoid the courtroom altogether”.  And his formidable ability to quickly understand complex business transactions consistently leads to favourable results.

In addition to his practice, Don has been a member of several corporate and charitable boards. For nine years he has served on the board of a society that helps people with developmental disabilities thrive in their own communities.

Welcome to CFMR, Don.

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November 30th, 2018

CFMR is a proud supporter of the Richmond Christmas Fund’s recent inaugural gala fundraiser “A Not So Silent Night”. This successful evening was generously hosted by the Cowell Family at their Richmond Audi location.

Lawyers Eric Schroter, Ed Montague, Spencer May, Karla Mukai, Jennifer Hau and Sam Suk attended this wonderful event which raised nearly $65,000. Monies will help support the Christmas Fund, and increase the value of the program’s grocery voucher so our neighbours in need – families, children, seniors, refugees – can enjoy a special holiday meal.

We’re delighted to help make the holidays happier for people in our community.

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November 9th, 2018

The Cannabis Act (the Act), came into force on October 17, 2018, creating a legal framework for the recreational use of marijuana.

Employers have the right to establish policies pertaining to the use and possession of cannabis at work, which is similar to their right to do so with respect to the use of alcohol and illegal drugs.

If employers already have existing drug and alcohol policies in place, the legalization of recreational cannabis will require employers to update these policies. If an employer does not yet have a policy, it is a good idea to create one. Today employers have to be aware of safety issues, scent-related complaints and smoke-free laws. A comprehensive drug and alcohol policy helps employers establish what is and is not acceptable in the workplace.

CFMR has employment lawyers who can help you draft a comprehensive drug and alcohol policy that covers the new legislation.

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September 24th, 2018

CFMR is pleased to announce that Jennifer Hau has joined our firm as associate lawyer. Jennifer plans to remain actively involved in a broad group of practice areas with our firm, but with a focus in our Business Law, Estates and Estate Planning, and Real Estate Law practice areas.

Prior to joining CFMR, Jennifer interned and worked as a paralegal at several top international law firms in Hong Kong where she assisted on multi-jurisdictional corporate commercial transactions and securities and financial regulation. Following her return to Richmond, Jennifer was the Co-Founder and Managing Director of a local start-up specializing in event-planning and marketing.  In this role, she had the invaluable opportunity to work closely with various industries and developed her passion for helping clients with their business concerns.

With her diverse experiences and cross-cultural background Jennifer brings a unique perspective and set of skills to help clients on a wide range of legal issues.

Welcome, Jennifer.

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August 28th, 2018
CFMR’s Melinda Voros was recently elected Director with the Delta Chamber of Commerce, the voice of business in the Delta region. She welcomes this opportunity to contribute to her home community through her involvement in the Chamber. Congratulations!
Learn more about Melinda’s CFMR practice and community involvement here.

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