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We are all Canadian. Today we took the opportunity to come together as a firm and show our support for the Humboldt Broncos. We ask that you hug somebody you love today, because tomorrow is not a guarantee.   We may not know any of the young men or women who were involved in this terrible …

When I was called to the bar in 1982, career prospects for a new lawyer were not good. I took a series of short term contracts with the Attorney General’s Ministry. By 1985 I was entertaining thoughts of a career change and took someone’s advice and enrolled in the Diploma Program in Urban Land Economics …

KELOWNA, BRITISH COLUMBIA–(Marketwired – Sept. 4, 2014) – Federal Court win for award winning distillery in long running trademark dispute with City of Terrace and the Kitasoo Band Council over the use of the SPIRIT BEAR name. You can read more about Magellan Law Group’s latest win on our intellectual property blog at  theipshop.ca To view recent …

Russell McRae a local House Portrait artist has created this beautiful painting of our new office. Russell creates these stunning paintings for Realtors, Lawyers and Mortgage Brokers. After a Real Estate transaction has completed the new home owner is given a gift of a painting of their new home. A truly memorable and highly personal …

On the evening of June 11, 2012, my partner Don Burrell and I and our wives Jayne and Karen attended an event at the ULounge in Surrey in support of Sophie’s Place. This year I became a new Director of the Centre for Child Development which houses Sophie’s Place, a facility providing service to children …

2011 marked my fifth consecutive year participating in the BC Lung Association Bicycle Trek for Life and Breath, a 200 km cycling adventure that supports research and cures for lung diseases. The Trek is the culmination of many months of fundraising and training (well – some people train, others just tough it out) that, year …

Warren Buffett said “[I]t takes 20 years to build a reputation and 5 minutes to ruin it.  If you think about that, you’ll do things differently.”  Obviously Warren Buffett was talking about business and professional reputations, but I thought of this quote tonight after watching my current home town of Vancouver deal with the loss …

This past week has been a really busy one!  As anyone reading this blog will know, it was my first week in solo practice.  Amidst contacting my clients, building the appropriate infrastructure, marketing, building a website, contacting business partners and updating all my contact information, I actually had a lot of client work to do …

Welcome to part one of my very first blog.  While I had lots of ideas about what I was going to write about, I thought I would use my first blog to describe the events of my last few days, which for most of us was the Victoria Day long weekend. On Friday morning I …