MICHAEL KLEISINGER has joined Bull, Housser & Tupper LLP as an associate with the Engineering & Construction Group. Michael was previously an associate with Harper Grey LLP where he practised primarily in the areas of corporate and commercial litigation, medical malpractice defence, and administrative law.
KELVIN SCHEUER has joined Beacon Law Centre practising real estate, business law and estate planning. He will be practising primarily in the new Brentwood Bay office.
PATRICE B. NEWMAN has recently joined Horne Coupar, in Victoria, as an associate. At Horne Coupar, Patrice shall continue her practices of personal injury, estate litigation, and general civil litigation.
Conkie & Company is pleased to welcome two new members to the firm, JULIA DMYTRYSHYN and CARMEN CHEUNG. Julia is a civil litigator with entertainment law savvy from two years practising in Los Angeles before she returned to Vancouver. Carmen joins the Conkie boutique after six years practising at a large Manhattan firm in complex commercial litigation as well as human rights. She is taking the necessary steps to be called to the B.C. Bar, and working in the interim as a paralegal and researcher.
COLLEEN SPIER has lessened her 3.5 hour daily commute from South Surrey to West Vancouver (leaving Braker and Company) by moving to sunny Victoria, where she has joined the progressive firm of Hemminger Schmid to expand her family law practice. Hemminger Schmid believes in a well-rounded approach to legal problems and a well-rounded approach to life, and, as such, will be moving in 2009 to Dockside Green, an eco-friendly, self-sustaining community.
SHERRYL DUBO, formerly of Fraser Milner Casgrain LLP, has joined Michelle Good & Company of Kamloops as a partner. She will continue her practice in the areas of insolvency, commercial litigation and aboriginal law.
SUSAN BEN-OLIEL and HELEN YU, both lawyers and patent and trade-mark agents, have joined the Intellectual Property Group of Bull, Housser & Tupper LLP as associates. Most recently, Susan was practising as in-house counsel with Forbes Medi-Tech and Helen was practising in Kelowna.
JANET GROVE has joined Bull, Housser & Tupper LLP as a partner with the business, technology and health care groups. Most recently Janet held the position of vice president, corporate counsel and corporate secretary with QLT Inc.
SUSAN L. BEACH has left her partnership with Cox, Taylor in Victoria to join the Province of B.C. Ministry of Finance Risk Management Branch as legal counsel.
CHELSEA WILSON, formerly of Lawson Lundell LLP, joined Legacy Tax + Trust Lawyers in August 2008. Chelsea is practising in the areas of estate and trust litigation.
KATE SENIOWSKI, formerly of Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP, will be joining Legacy Tax + Trust Lawyers mid November 2008 where she will be practising in the areas of tax and estate planning.
Farris, Vaughan, Wills & Murphy LLP is proud to announce that four of its articling students – JOANNE A. ANDERTON, BEN J. EBERHARD, ERIC L. GOODMAN and ELI C. WALKER – were called to the Bar on September 5, 2008 and have since joined its Vancouver office as associates. Ben Eberhard, practising general commercial and civil litigation, Eric Goodman, practising civil, criminal, and commercial litigation, and Eli Walker, practising civil, criminal and family litigation, have all joined Farris as litigators. Joanne Anderton will practise as a solicitor in the areas of corporate and commercial law.
SHERRI ROBINSON has joined Synergy Business Lawyers as an associate continuing her practice in wills and estates and general corporate commercial matters.
This article was published in the December 2008 issue of BarTalk. © 2008 The Canadian Bar Association. All rights reserved.