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19 March 2019

Ludmila Herbst, Q.C., Authors “Habeas Corpus and the Escape of Charles Mitchell”

The March 2019 issue of The Advocate includes Farris partner Ludmila Herbst, Q.C.’s work on how early members of Vancouver Island’s legal community played a role in the Pacific version of the “underground railroad” just before the start of the U.S. Civil War.

14 March 2019

Farris Attends the Odlum Brown Forum for Women Entrepreneurs (FWE) Gala

Farris Partners, Stephanie Daniels, Elizabeth Harrison, Q.C., James Hatton, Denise Nawata and Al Hudec attended the 17th Odlum Brown Forum for Women Entrepreneurs (FWE) Gala: Pitch for the Purse, which took place at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver on February 21, 2019.

13 March 2019

Denise Nawata Presents at American Bar Association Conference

Farris partner, Denise Nawata, will present on the ‘Women in M&A’ panel during the American Bar Association Conference at UBC on March 28, 2019. The panel is comprised of leading women lawyers practicing M&A at several of North America’s top firms.

11 March 2019

Farris Lawyers Attend HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series

Farris lawyers and clients attended the fourth annual HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series stop in Vancouver from March 9-10. The two-day event featured 45 matches between 16 international rugby sevens teams.

06 March 2019

Steven Morrison Named as Finalist for Fred Macklin Memorial Award – Man of the Year

Farris is pleased to announce that associate Steven Morrison has been named as a finalist for the ‘Fred Macklin Memorial Award – Man of the Year’ as part of the 44th Annual Civic and Community Awards held in Kelowna.

19 February 2019

Farris Sponsors Kitkatla Warriors Basketball Team

Congratulations to the whole Gitxaala Nation and to the championship Kitkatla Warriors team for their outstanding victory in the men’s senior division of the All Native Basketball Tournament in Prince Rupert this weekend.

31 January 2019

Elizabeth Harrison, Q.C., Named As One Of B.C.’S Most Influential Women By BCbusiness Magazine

Farris Partner, Elizabeth Harrison, Q.C. has been named one of B.C.’s Most Influential Women in Finance by BCBusiness magazine.

24 January 2019

Kevin Smith publishes Advocate article on the Ethics of Legal Technology

In a new article published in the January 2019 edition of The Advocate, Farris Associate Kevin Smith examines the professional ethical implications of the increase in the use of legal technology across the industry.

16 January 2019

Farris Welcomes Brendan Piovesan to the Partnership

Farris LLP is pleased to announce that Brendan Piovesan (Corporate & Commercial/Real Estate) has joined the partnership, effective January 1, 2019.

11 December 2018

Farris acts for FortisBC Energy in the issuance of $200 million of 3.85% medium term note debentures

On December 7, 2018, FortisBC Energy Inc. issued $200 million of 3.85% medium term note debentures due December 7, 2048. FortisBC Energy is the largest distributor of natural gas in British Columbia, serving approximately 1,021,000 residential, commercial, industrial, and transportation customers in more than 135 communities.

07 December 2018

Al Hudec speaks on regulatory restrictions impeding private retailers in the BC cannabis market

Al Hudec, a Farris LLP partner, provided an overview of the new legal regime regulating the distribution and sale of recreational cannabis in British Columbia.

03 December 2018

Farris donates $100,000 to the Allard School of Law

Farris donated $100,000 to the Allard School of Law at UBC to establish an endowed award in honour of Jack Giles, Q.C.

30 November 2018

Farris Partner Mitch Gropper, Q.C. speaks on Significant Regulatory Changes

Farris Partner Mitch Gropper, Q.C. spoke on Significant Regulatory Changes coming for Mortgage Syndicators, Funds and MICs at the MIABC 2018 Luncheon on November 20th.

29 November 2018

James Hatton, Q.C. Appointed to the Board Of Directors of The Forum For Women Entrepreneurs

On November 28, 2018, Farris Partner James Hatton, Q.C. was appointed to the Board of Directors of the Forum for Women Entrepreneurs (“FWE”).

29 November 2018

Stephanie Daniels Speaks on “Tosi And Alternative Remuneration Strategies” at CTF

Farris partner Stephanie Daniels spoke on “TOSI and Alternative Remuneration Strategies” at the Canadian Tax Foundation’s 2018 British Columbia Tax Conference.

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