JML and its lawyers have once again been recognized for their distinguished standing in the profession in the Canadian Legal Lexpert directory. This publication comprises the results of an extensive peer survey of lawyers and the judiciary and identifies leading law firms and lawyers across the country. John Logan and Mike Demers are both recognized as leading lawyers in the area of construction law and Dinyar Marzban, Q.C. and Scott Booth are recognized as leading lawyers in family law.
Mike Demers was recently named Lawyer of the Year in British Columbia by Best Lawyers®, the oldest and most respected peer review publication in the legal profession. Recognition in Best Lawyers is a significant honor, conferred on a lawyer by his or her peers. Mike has been recognized in Best Lawyers every year since 2013.
JML is pleased to announce that Corporate INTL has named Mike Demers Construction Lawyer of the Year in Canada. Corporate INTL’s annual awards mark excellence for the world’s leading advisers and financiers in an array of countries and continents. This is the first time Corporate Intl has awarded the prestigious Individual Construction Lawyer designation to a Vancouver firm.
JML is pleased to announce that Johanna Stein has joined the firm’s family law practice. Johanna was called to the BC Bar in 2011 after clerking with the Supreme Court of British Columbia. She has practiced exclusively in the area of family law since 2012.
Dinyar Marzban, Q.C. and Scott Booth were both speakers at the 11th Biennial Family Law Conference for B.C. July 6 and 7, 2017. This two day conference brought together family lawyers from across the province to discuss significant legal changes, emerging trends, and current issues in family law. Leading lawyers were invited to speak and present papers at the conference. Dinyar presented on ethical issues affecting family lawyers. Scott Booth spoke on excluded property issues and presented a paper co-authored with JML lawyer Kimberley Santerre.
In Q.P. v. Q.N., the BC Supreme Court awarded primary residence of the parties’ 4 year old and final decision-making power to our client. Johanna Stein also argued convincingly that income should be imputed to the father for being underemployed and obtained an order for retroactive child support.
In a recent decision from the North Vancouver Provincial Court, Johanna Stein successfully argued for a dramatic increase in our client’s parenting time with his 16-month-old son: S.D.G. v. D.K.N., 2017 BCPC 61: http://canlii.ca/t/h081z
In August 2016, Bill Veenstra took office as Vice President of the Canadian Bar Association, BC Branch.