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Mike Demers and David Mckenzie present legal update at SICA

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On February 7, 2013, Mike Demers and David Mckenzie presented the legal update portion of the Southern Interior Construction Association’s 13th Annual Consultant, Contractor and Owner Event held in Kelowna.

Mike Demers elected as VRCA director

Posted on by jml | Recognition + Appointments

Mike Demers was recently elected for a third term as director and appointed Secretary Treasurer of the Vancouver Regional Construction Association, which is a members based professional association serving general contractors, trades, manufacturers and suppliers.

Jamie Wood Honoured

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On December 4, 2012, Jamie Wood was honoured to attend the Court of Queen’s Bench for Saskatchewan Education Seminar in Moosejaw as a faculty member.  She presented “Lifting the Corporate Veil: Income Determinations for Shareholders, Directors and Officers Under Section 18 of the Federal Child Support Guidelines”, a paper that was originally authored by her and Dinyar Marzban for a National Judicial Institute Conference held in Toronto in February 2012 and subsequently published in Volume 31.1 of Canadian Family Law Quarterly.

John Logan recognized as leading construction law practitioner

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John Logan has been recognized as one of Canada’s leading practitioners in the field of construction law in the most recent edition of Who’s Who Legal.

John Logan speaks at PBLI event

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On December 11, 2012, John Logan spoke on tendering and procurement issues at a Pacific Business and Law Institute conference entitled “Construction Contracts : How To Prevent Costly Mistakes”.

Mike Demers named one of Canada’s best construction lawyers

Posted on by jml | Recognition + Appointments

Mike Demers is proud to once again be named one of Canada’s best construction lawyers by Best Lawyers International, which is described as representing “the most reliable, accurate, and useful as well as the most transparent guide to the best lawyers available anywhere.”

JML Lawyers present at National Family Law Program

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On July 16, 2012, Dinyar Marzban and Jamie Wood presented a paper they authored entitled “Lump Sum Spousal Support – Refining A Blunt Instrument” at the Federation of Law Societies of Canada’s 2012 National Family Law Program in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Family Law Quarterly Article

Posted on by jml | Publications by JML Lawyers

In June 2012, an article authored by Dinyar Marzban and Jamie Wood entitled, “Lifting the Corporate Veil: Income Determinations for Shareholders, Directors and Officers Under Section 18 of the Federal Child Support Guidelines” was published in  Volume 31.1 of Canadian Family Law Quarterly.   Dinyar and Jamie originally authored this article as a paper that Dinyar presented at the National Judicial Institute Conference in Toronto, Ontario in February 2012.

Dinyar Marzban appointed to Law Society’s Committee on Relations with the Judiciary

Posted on by jml | Recognition + Appointments

Dinyar Marzban has been appointed by the Law Society of British Columbia as one of three members on the Law Society’s Committee on Relations with the Judiciary. The committee’s mandates are to:

  1. Assist lawyers who need emergency assistance in the course of a trial or other proceeding in circumstances where such assistance is requested by the judiciary; and
  2. Provide advice and assistance to lawyers who wish to make complaints about judges, or who wish to argue that a judge’s conduct has manifested a bias against the lawyer’s client and, in suitable cases, would raise the complaints directly with the judiciary.

Jenkins Marzban Logan named as leading law firm

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Jenkins Marzban Logan LLP has been ranked by Lexpert as a leading mid-sized firm in the areas of both construction and family law.  In addition, Scott Booth, Dinyar Marzban and John Logan are ranked as recommended by the site.

Renata Germann joins JML

Posted on by jml | Hires + Promotions

Jenkins Marzban Logan LLP welcomes Renata Germann and Kelsey Beazer, the most recent additions to the firm.  Renata will be primarily working in the areas of commercial and construction litigation, while Kelsey’s practice is focused on family law.

John Logan named as leading lawyer in Canada

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John Logan has been recognized as one of the 500 leading lawyers in Canada by the 2012 Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide.  The Guide also profiles the Jenkins Marzban Logan LLP firm.

John Logan co-chairs PBLI event

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On April 18, 2012, John Logan co-chaired the Pacific Business & Law Institute’s Builders Liens: Real World Problems and Solutions to be held at UBC’s Robson Square. Don Thompson also presented at the event. For more information, click here.

Scott Booth presents at recent CLE

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On March 6, 2012, Scott Booth gave a presentation on Drafting Family Law Agreements at a CLE course for family law lawyers.

Rob Dumerton joins firm

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Rob DuMerton is a recent addition to the Jenkins Marzban Logan team. Rob primarily works in the areas of commercial and construction litigation. His practice involves working with general contractors, subcontractors, and suppliers in all aspects of construction claims and contract disputes.

Scott Booth presents paper at CLE BC’s Estate Planning Conference

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On November 2, 2011, Scott Booth spoke and presented his paper:  The Impact of Matrimonial Property Division on Trust Interests to a group of over 100 estate planning lawyers at CLE BC’s Estate Planning Conference.

Tyler Galbraith appointed to VICA Standards and Practices Committee

Posted on by jml | Recognition + Appointments

On October 1, 2011, Tyler Galbraith was appointed as a member to the Vancouver Island Construction Association Standards and Practices Committee.

Dinyar Marzban featured in Globe and Mail article

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Dinyar Marzban was one of four Canadian family lawyers featured in an article in the Globe and Mail on September 2, 2011 about the perceived increase in divorces initiated annually in September. To read the article, click here.

Dinyar Marzban appointed chair of BC branch of ACTL

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Dinyar Marzban has been appointed Chair of the provincial branch of the American College of Trial Lawyers. He is one of only two family lawyers in B.C. who have been admitted to the College.

JML Construction Law Update

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On May 10, 2011, Jenkins Marzban Logan LLP hosted its’ biennial Construction Law Update at the Hilton Hotel in Burnaby.  The event was well attended, with approximately 300 clients and friends of the firm joining JML’s construction lawyers for a hot breakfast followed by a discussion of recent construction law developments.

2011 CLE on Construction Law

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On April 15, 2011,  John Logan and Don Thompson presented at the Continuing Legal Education Seminar on Construction Law which was held in Vancouver, B.C.  The Seminar was co-chaired by John.

Procurement Presentation

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On February 3, 2011, John Logan moderated the panel discussion “Bullet-Proofing Your Procurement Documentation to Ensure Enforceability” for the Canadian Institute in Vancouver, BC.

Michael Dew has joined JML

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We are proud to announce that Michael Dew has joined our Construction Law practice.  Click here to read his bio and learn a little more about Michael.

JML seeks Junior Construction Associates

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We are hiring!  JML is seeking two construction lawyers with two to five years experience to join our construction law group.  Click here to see our advertisement and find out more.

CCDC to release new Construction Management contract forms

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In November 2010, the Canadian Construction Documents Committee will introduce three new contract forms:

The two different construction management forms of agreement reflect the development of the construction management concept in the industry, distinguishing between the traditional “Owner’s Agent” approach (the CCDC 5A form) and the increasingly common “Construction Manager at Risk” approach (the CCDC 5B form).  Jenkins Marzban Logan LLP has prepared brief summaries to provide a quick introduction to the significant changes and new concepts, available here (CCDC 5A and 5B) and here (CCDC 17)

John Logan speaks at National Construction Law Conference

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On October 22, 2010, John Logan addressed the National Construction Law Conference in Quebec City on the topic of Tercon Construction and Future Trends in Bidding and Tendering.