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At Magellan Law, we take the health and safety of our clients, our team and others who may attend our office very seriously.  As our physical office has re-opened, we have developed the following policies regarding entry to our office:

  1. If you are feeling unwell or have travelled outside Canada within the last 14 days, please DO NOT ENTER.
  2. Please use the mail slot to drop off any items or papers that will fit through the mail slot.
  3. To gain entry to our office, please ring the doorbell and someone will let you in.
  4. Please use hand sanitizer upon entry.
  5. Masks are required for all in-office meetings.  If you do not have a mask we will be pleased to provide one.

We assure you that the above does not impact our ability to provide exceptional service, legal advice and support.  If you wish to meet with one of our lawyers or staff, please make an appointment.

Further to our COVID-19 – Office Plans communication, at Magellan Law, we take the health and safety of our clients and team very seriously.  In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, we have decided to temporarily close our physical office to minimize potential impact to our clients and team.  Our office closure will be effective immediately and will continue until further notice.

Thankfully, we are capable of transitioning our practice to a virtual office.  The use of document management, client management and practice management software assists us in having file information readily available while our team members are working remotely.

Below we have set out what you can expect as we temporarily transition to a virtual office:

  • Our team members will continue to work on your file remotely. It is expected that this transition will be seamless for you as Magellan Law already maintains its active files electronically.
  • All of our team members’ emails will be monitored. We will continue to be accessible to you by email for inquiries, requests and other correspondence.  While we have arranged for mail forwarding, we encourage you to use email for transmission of documents.  If you have security concerns over email, we can arrange to use e-Courier, a secure email and file sharing tool, to ensure seamless service on your file.
  • Annual reports and other filings will continue to be processed. Our office will complete all filings in the usual course to the extent that the BC Registry and/or other filing agencies remain open.
  • All appointments will be by telephone or video call. While we value and enjoy the opportunity to meet with you in-person, we will make virtual arrangements for all meetings to minimize any potential exposure.  Our voicemail system will be regularly monitored and our team members will be available by IP phones and/or cell phones.  In the event that you had an in-person meeting scheduled with our office in the near future, we will contact you to make the revised arrangements.

As we navigate the potential challenges ahead, we will endeavor to keep you updated as quickly as possible.  We value your continued trust and partnership with Magellan Law.  Please feel free to reach out to us if you have any additional questions.

At Magellan Law, we take the health and safety of our clients and team very seriously.  We also prioritize clear and transparent lines of communication.  Accordingly, we wish to share some of the steps we are taking to respond to the COVID-19 outbreak.

As the impact of COVID-19 continues to evolve and new information becomes available daily, our goal at Magellan Law is to remain calm but ensure that we have a contingency plan in place to minimize potential impact to our clients and team.

Our team members have been instructed to sanitize their offices and workstations every night.  We are taking steps above and beyond our usual strict cleaning regimens for our common areas, including reception and boardrooms (which are always sanitized after each meeting and at the end of the day), to help reduce the spread of germs.  We have also posted hygiene reminders throughout the office and hand sanitizer has been made readily available.

We are monitoring the health of all team members and encouraging anyone who feels sick to stay at home.  We have also temporarily ceased our group team meetings and, to the extent possible, are managing internal workflow electronically.

Further, our team members have been encouraged to avoid any physical contact (including handshakes) with clients and colleagues.

Thankfully, we are capable of transitioning our practice to a virtual office in the event that it becomes prudent or necessary to temporarily close our physical location.  The use of document management, client management and practice management software assists us in having file information readily available in the event that our team members are working remotely.

We continue to monitor the local situation and are prepared for the possibility that our office may be faced with an exposure to the virus.  Below we have set out what you can expect if we temporarily close our physical office:

  • Our team members will continue to work on your file remotely. It is expected that the transition to a virtual office (if necessary) will be seamless for you as Magellan Law already maintains its active files electronically.
  • All of our team members’ emails will be monitored. We will continue to be accessible to you by email for inquiries, requests and other correspondence.  While we will arrange for mail forwarding, we encourage you to use email for transmission of documents in the event that our physical office is closed.  If you have security concerns over email, we can arrange to use e-Courier, a secure email and file sharing tool, to ensure seamless service on your file.
  • Annual reports and other filings will continue to be processed. Our office will complete all filings in the usual course to the extent that the BC Registry and/or other filing agencies remain open.
  • All appointments will be by telephone or video call. While we value and enjoy the opportunity to meet with you in-person, we will make virtual arrangements for all meetings to minimize any potential exposure.  Our voicemail system will be regularly monitored and our team members will be available by IP phones and/or cell phones.

As we navigate the potential challenges ahead, we will endeavor to keep you updated as quickly as possible.  We value your continued trust and partnership with Magellan Law.  Please feel free to reach out to us if you have any additional questions.

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 accident, but we share in the overwhelming sense of grief and love because,  we are all Canadian.

 

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.

Urban Distilleries - Spirit Bear

You can read more about Magellan Law Group’s latest win on our intellectual property blog at  theipshop.ca

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Magellan recognized by Municipality of Langley Profiles of Excellence.

Read more about Magellan Law’s “focus on law with a passion for customer service.”

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 gift.

To see more of Russell’s paintings, you can view his website here at www.russellmcrae.com

Thank you to Russell for this wonderful picture of our new home!

Magellan Offices in Langley BC

Best law firm of the year in the 16th annual Langley Advance Best of the Best Readers' Choice Awards.Magellan Law Group is pleased to announce that it has won best law firm of the year in the 16th annual Langley Advance Best of the Best Readers’ Choice Awards.

Since its inception in 2011, Magellan has been ranked as one of the best law firms in Langley by delivering first-rate service and advice to clients.

Founding partner Steven Fruitman said “Being voted the best law firm in Langley underscores and validates our commitment to providing Magellan clients with outstanding service and advice”.

Magellan Law Group is a full service law firm offering expert advice in the areas of corporate law, real estate transactions, wills, estates and litigation.

 

 

 

Steven Fruitman, a Director of the Centre For Child Development with Sophie Tweed-Simmons

On the evening of June 11, 2012, Karen and I 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 of Greater Vancouver who are the victims of sexual, mental and physical abuse.

My decision to become a Board member for the Centre was largely driven by the fact that I am the father of a child with developmental disabilities and I could not be more proud to have the Centre associated with Sophie’s Place. The ability to support young victims of abuse in a child friendly facility using a multi-disciplinary approach is something that we can all be proud of. Thank you to Surrey Mayor Dianne Watts for leading this project which was constructed by volunteers and staff in only four weeks!

The patron of Sophie’s Place is Sophie Tweed-Simmons. Most of us know Sophie as the daughter of legendary KISS rocker Gene Simmons and Playboy Playmate Shannon Tweed. She stars alongside her family in the reality TV show “Gene Simmons Family Jewels”. There is so much more to this young lady than her lineage and her day job. Sophie attended the event last night and demonstrated that she is much more than simply the name behind “Sophie’s Place”. She graciously had her picture taken with anyone that asked, chatted with guests and spoke to the crowd on numerous occasions thanking them for their support. The results of growing up famous in Hollywood are constantly splashed across the headlines and adding a reality show into the mix is usually a recipe for disaster. Sophie, who is only 19-years-old, is a refreshing exception to her Hollywood peers and I am sure she has made her famous parents very proud. We are lucky that she has found a connection to her Mother’s birth country and that she is the patron of Sophie’s Place.

For more information on the work being done by The Centre for Child Development and Sophie’s Place, please go to http://www.centreforchilddevelopment.ca.

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