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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.

05 January 2017

Three Farris Partners Named in the 2017 Lexpert/ALM 500

Elizabeth Harrison, Q.C. (Corporate Commercial), Mitchell Gropper, Q.C. (Corporate Commercial, Corporate Finance, and Corporate Mid-markets) and Michael Allen (Banking) are listed as “Most Frequently Recommended” lawyers in the 2017 Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada.

20 December 2016

Farris Lawyers raise money for Salvation Army Christmas Assistance Program

Farris is pleased to report that our firm raised more than $2650 in contributions for the Salvation Army Christmas Assistance Program this year, in addition to donated toys and necessities.

07 December 2016

Farris Partners Recognized in the 2016 Lexpert US/Canada Cross-Border Litigation Guide

Farris is pleased to announce that Robert S. Anderson, Q.C. and Scott A. Dawson have once again been named in the 2016 Lexpert Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Litigation Lawyers in Canada in the area of Defamation and Media Law. Nikki L. Charlton is listed among ‘Litigation Lawyers to Watch.’

02 December 2016

Farris represents Diversified Royalty Corp. on Sale of Franworks Trademarks to Cara

On November 27, 2016, Diversified Royalty Corp. (“DIV”) completed the sale (the “Sale Transaction”) of the trademarks and other intellectual property rights related to the Franworks restaurant businesses (“FW Rights”) to Original Joe’s Franchise Group Inc. (“OJFG”), a wholly owned subsidiary of Franworks Franchise Corp. (“Franworks”), for $90.0 million...

24 November 2016

Martin Twigg Publishes on Enforceability of Online Agreements in Internet & E-Commerce Law in Canada

Farris associate Martin Twigg was featured in the November 2016 issue of Internet & E-Commerce Law in Canada with an article examining the issue of enforceability of online agreements.

21 November 2016

Denise Nawata Named Lexpert Leading Lawyer Under 40

At a gala dinner in Toronto on November 17th, Denise Nawata was named one of Lexpert’s Leading Lawyers Under 40.

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