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24 April 2017

Herbst and Gruber at CLEBC’s Commercial Arbitration 2017

Farris litigators Ludmila B. Herbst, Q.C., and David E. Gruber were featured in the Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia's conference Commercial Arbitration 2017: A Practical Roadmap for Commercial Arbitration.

18 April 2017

Joseph Arvay, Q.C. Presents Paper at 14th National Symposium on Class Actions

Joseph J. Arvay, Q.C., a leading class action lawyer, presented his paper ‘Class Actions and the Charter’ at the 14th National Symposium on Class Actions.

11 April 2017

Joseph Arvay, Q.C.  Speaks at Osgoode Hall’s Constitutional Cases Conference

On April 7, 2017, Joseph J. Arvay, Q.C. was the keynote speaker at the 20th Annual Constitutional Cases Conference hosted by Osgoode Hall Law School.

10 April 2017

Benchmark Litigation Canada Ranks Farris as “Highly Recommended”

Benchmark Canada has released its annual (2017) firm and individual rankings. Once again Farris appears on Benchmark Canada’s most prestigious list of B.C. firms, in the “Highly Recommended” category.

03 April 2017

Victim of Unfounded Sexual Assault Complaint Sues London Police Service for Charter Rights Violation

This media release is being sent by Joseph Arvay, Q.C. of Farris LLP on behalf of Ava Williams.

17 March 2017

Thomas Ciz Publishes Article in The Advocate on When to Charge GST for Legal Services

Farris Associate Counsel Thomas Ciz published an article in the March 2017 issue of The Advocate entitled “A Practical Guide to Determining When to Charge GST on a Supply of Legal Services”.

08 March 2017

Robert Anderson, Q.C. and Mike Wagner obtain class proceeding certification involving gas fireplaces

On February 22, 2017 the B.C. Supreme Court certified a proposed class proceeding regarding glass fronted gas fireplaces, inserts or stoves (the “Fireplaces”) which were developed, designed, tested, distributed, supplied, marketed, advertised and/or sold by a number of Defendants.

08 March 2017

Congratulations to Whistler Blackcomb on $1.4 billion Strategic Deal being named a Lexpert Top Deal

We extend the firm’s congratulations to Vail Resorts’ $1.4 billion strategic acquisition of Whistler Blackcomb Holdings as being named one of Lexpert’s Top Deals of the Year.

03 March 2017

American Hotel Income Properties REIT LP Completes Bought Deal and Strategic Acquisition

On December 22, 2016, American Hotel Income Properties REIT LP (“AHIP”) completed a bought deal offering (the “Offering”) of limited partnership units (“Units”). The Offering raised gross proceeds of approximately $115.1 million.

27 February 2017

Farris Associate Steven Morrison Quoted on

Associate Steven Morrison was recently quoted on website for his role as the community liaison director for the Kelowna College Basketball Society, and their upcoming fundraising.

20 February 2017

Stephanie Daniels and Ron Dueck Present at PBLI Taxation Conference

On February 22, 2017, Farris Partners Stephanie Daniels and Ron Dueck will present at the Pacific Business & Law Institute (PBLI) Conference, ‘Taxation of Common Business Structures,’ in Vancouver.

14 February 2017

Al Hudec presents on US trade challenge of BC’s wine policy and on “Cellared in Canada” Controversy

Al Hudec made two presentations at the 8th Annual Wine & Liquor Law Seminar in Vancouver on February 14, 2017. The Seminar is held annually in conjunction with the Vancouver International Wine Festival.

01 February 2017

Farris Welcomes Jamie Matthews to the Partnership

Farris, Vaughan, Wills & Murphy LLP is pleased to announce that Jamie R. Matthews has joined the partnership, effective February 1, 2017.

30 January 2017

Anderson and Hern secure big win for Shawnigan Residents Association

On January 24th, the British Columbia Supreme Court released a judgment in favour of Farris' client, the Shawnigan Residents Association, setting aside a decision by the Environmental Appeal Board to allow a landfill for contaminated soil to be operated near Shawnigan Lake.

19 January 2017

Paul Richardson Leads on One of the Highest Priced Real Estate Deals in B.C. History

On December 20, 2016 TransLink completed the sale of its 13.8 acres Oakridge Transit Centre property to Intergulf-Modern Green Development Corp. for $440 million, one of the highest-priced real estate transactions in British Columbia history.

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