JML is thrilled to announce that Vanessa S. Werden has been recognized as one of the Top 40 Under 40 in Canadian Construction by On-Site Magazine and SitePartners. Vanessa is a construction lawyer, providing legal services to construction industry participants across Western Canada and the Northwest Territories. From family-owned contracting companies to construction managers, developers and national top-tier contractors, Vanessa provides contract advice and advocacy services on contracts, builders liens, mid and post-project disputes. Vanessa is regarded by many as a “force of nature”. She is a skillful and ardent advocate for her clients, to whom she provides direct, clear, honest and practical advice. She serves the legal and construction communities as President of Canadian Construction Women and Vice-Chair of the CBABC Construction Law Section. She manages to do all of this with a 3-year-old and a 6-month-old in tow. Congratulations, Vanessa! Thank you for the continued contributions you make to our team.
There is no shortage of talent in Canada’s construction industry and we are so proud that Vanessa has been selected among other accomplished professionals who are working hard to move the construction industry forward. Learn more about the campaign and the other 2020 winners by visiting the program website: https://site40under40.ca/2020-winners/September 9, 2020 | Announcements
Jenkins Marzban Logan LLP is delighted to announce three of our lawyers were included in the 2021 edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada. For the year 2021, John Logan Q.C. was named The Best Lawyers 2021 Construction “Lawyer of the Year” in Vancouver; Dinyar Marzban was named The Best Lawyers 2021 Family “Lawyer of the Year” in Vancouver; and The Best Lawyers has recognized Scott Booth for his exemplary work in the field of Family Law. Congratulations!
Best Lawyers 2021 has recognized firm partner John Logan as the “Lawyer of the Year” in the field of Construction Law. John has been listed on The Best Lawyers directory since 2006, and this is his second time being honored with the title of Lawyer of the Year in the field of Construction Law.
Best Lawyers 2021 has recognized firm partner Dinyar Marzban as the “Lawyer of the Year” in the field of Family Law. Dinyar has been listed on The Best Lawyers directory since 2006, and this is his third time being honored with the title of Lawyer of the Year in the field of Family Law. Dinyar‘s focus is now on his practice as a family law mediator.
The 2021 Edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada has recognized Scott for his exemplary work in the field of Family Law. Scott joins other firm partners John Logan Q.C and Dinyar Marzban Q.C. among the ranks of JML lawyers recognized by The Best Lawyers. Congratulations Scott!August 18, 2020 | Announcements
We would like to extend our warmest congratulations to founding partner John Logan, Q.C. on his latest recognition by the Canadian Academy of Distinguished Neutrals (CADN). The British Columbia Chapter has commended John for his outstanding work in civil/commercial mediation and arbitration.
For more information, please follow this link to see John’s profile on the official CADN website:
July 29, 2020 | Announcements
JML is proud to announce that our Vanessa Werden is now the Vice-Chair of the Construction Law Section of the Canadian Bar Association, BC Branch. Vanessa previously served the section as Member at Large, and is excited to continue working with the Section to bring continuing education and networking initiatives to its members.July 7, 2020 | Announcements
The British Columbia Law Institute (BCLI) released a report on reform of the Builders Lien Act today. The report results from a study that BCLI launched in response to an invitation from the Ministry of Attorney General to carry out a comprehensive review of the Act.
“The Builders Lien Act was overdue for revision after more than 20 years had passed since the current version of the Act came into force,” said David Mckenzie, current Chair of the BCLI Builders Lien Act Reform Project Committee. “Much change has taken place in the construction and property development industries in the interim.”
The Builders Lien Act is a major cornerstone of construction law. It gives contractors, material suppliers, and workers several forms of security for payment for work done or materials supplied to a building site, most notably a lien on the owner’s land. The Act also lets owners limit their exposure to claims by unpaid subcontractors and workers by maintaining a mandatory 10% holdback.
The Report on the Builders Lien Act contains 86 recommendations for changes to the Act that were developed by the BCLI’s Builders Lien Act Reform Project Committee. The committee was chaired by Don Thompson, P. Eng. for most of the multi-year project. David Mckenzie took over as Chair in 2019 and oversaw the final phases of the project.
The report was preceded by a consultation paper issued in 2019 to gather input from the construction industry, homeowners, commercial building owners, developers, labour organizations, building professionals, providers of building materials, and all other stakeholders. The Project Committee received many submissions that were carefully considered in arriving at the final recommendations in the report.
The British Columbia Law Institute was created in 1997 by incorporation under the provincial Society Act. Its purposes are to promote the clarification and simplification of the law and its adaptation to modern social needs, promote improvement of the administration of justice and respect for the rule of law, and promote and carry out scholarly legal research.
The Report on the Builders Lien Act may be downloaded at https://www.bcli.org/pro-ject/builders-lien-reform-project.June 24, 2020 | Announcements
Jenkins Marzban Logan LLP has been recognized by Doyles as a top tier construction and family law firm in British Columbia. We would like to congratulate David Mckenzie, Tyler Galbraith, John S. Logan, Q.C., Dinyar Marzban, Q.C., and Scott Booth for their top notch recommendations from Doyles!
Please see the links below for more information:
Jenkins Marzban Logan LLP continues to place on the 2020 Canadian Lexpert Directory as one of Canada’s leading firms in both family and construction law. We would like to extend our sincerest congratulations to partners Scott Booth, David Mckenzie, Dinyar Marzban, Q.C., and John Logan, Q.C., for ranking as Lexpert Leading Practitioners for 2020.
Please follow the links below to see the Lexpert Canadian Directory in full:
Jenkins Marzban Logan is honoured to be recognized as a recommended firm in British Columbia by Best Lawyers. Our firm would like to thank you for the support, and we look forward to continuing to bring you the best services possible.March 17, 2020 | Announcements
Business Continuity Message
Like all of you, all of us at JML are working hard to ensure the safety of our people while ensuring that we can meet the needs of all our clients in these challenging times. We have adopted Return to Work Safety Protocols and we want to assure you of our capability to continue to address client needs. We expect that many of you, like us, will wish to conduct meetings and conferences remotely and we can and will accommodate that.
Accordingly, JML is set up to deal with all existing client matters as well as any new client matters. The landscape in which we all operate is constantly changing, and we, like you, will adapt with it.
We send our best wishes to all of you, and we hope that all of us will get to experience at least a few positive things arising from our current situation.
May 15, 2019 | Announcements
The 2019 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory ranks Jenkins Marzban Logan as one of the leading BC firms in both Construction and Family Law. In Construction Law, John Logan is recognized as one of the most frequently recommended practitioners and in Family Law, both Scott Booth and Dinyar Marzban, QC are recognized as consistently recommended leading practitioners.January 7, 2019 | Announcements
JML is proud to announce that John Logan, QC has been included in the 2019 Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada.January 3, 2019 | Announcements
In September 2018, Dinyar Marzban QC, Scott Booth and Jane Reid were named Leading Family and Divorce Lawyers – British Columbia 2018 by Doyles, which researches and publishes the results of peer based surveys of the best firms and lawyers from around the globe.December 10, 2018 | Announcements
JML is very proud to announce that Bill Veenstra has been appointed Queen’s Counsel by the Attorney General of British Columbia. The QC designation is conferred each year on members of the legal profession who have a superb record of achievement and commitment to our province’s legal system. Please join us in congratulating Bill on this well-deserved appointment!
JML is also pleased to announce that John Logan has been included in the 2018 LEXPERT/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada.December 19, 2017 | Announcements
JML is very pleased and proud to announce that John Logan has been appointed Queen’s Counsel by the Attorney General of British Columbia. This honour recognizes John’s skills as counsel as well as his many contributions to legal education and social service. Learn more about the honorary title of Queen’s Counsel.
Dinyar Marzban has been admitted to the family mediator roster at Mediate B.C.July 11, 2017 | Announcements
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.May 5, 2017 | Announcements
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.March 31, 2017 | Announcements
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.January 6, 2017 | Announcements
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.December 2, 2016 | Announcements
Dinyar Marzban recently accepted an award of recognition on behalf of JML from Rick Craig, executive director of the Justice Education Society, a non profit organization which JML is committed to supporting. The Society engages in a wide variety of access to justice initiatives, including exposing high school students to the courts and their process. For more information, go to the Society’s website at http://www.justiceeducation.caJuly 15, 2016 | Announcements
Dinyar Marzban, QC, and Scott Booth have been recognized among the top family law volunteers in CLEBC’s Most Prolific Volunteers: 1996 to 2016 – with Dinyar in the top 10 and Scott in the top 20 for all lawyers and practice areas in the Province over the last 20 years. JML partner John Logan was also recognized for his contributions in the Construction Law area. The list honours the outstanding commitment of those volunteers who have contributed their time and expertise most frequently to CLEBC as course chairs and presenters, authors, reviewers and in other ways, over the past 20 years. To view, visit http://www.cle.bc.ca/News/News_Archive/16-most-prolific-contributors.htmlJune 27, 2016 | Announcements
The 2016 Canadian Lexpert Directory rates JML as one of the top firms in both Construction and Family Law in BC. JML ranks as one of the top three Leading Vancouver mid-sized firms in Construction Law, with John Logan one of the most frequently recommended practitioners, and Mike Demers and Tim Peters repeatedly recommended. In Family Law, Dinyar Marzban, QC, is one of two consistently recommended leading practitioners and Scott Booth is repeatedly recommended.March 23, 2016 | Announcements
JML welcomed 150 clients and friends to our Sixth Construction Law Briefing on March 2.
If you weren’t able to join us, you can view the presentations by clicking here.
We’re pleased to announce that Clare Funston is now an Associate with our Family Law Group. Associates Devon Lehrer and David Volk joined our Commercial Litigation and Construction Law practice groups.June 10, 2015 | Announcements, Recognition + Appointments
JML is pleased to announce that Grace Choi, a senior member of its family law practice group, has been appointed to the Supreme Court of British Columbia. We will miss Madam Justice Choi and wish her well in her new career.
John Logan has been appointed Chair of the Mediation and Arbitration Committee of the Canadian College of Construction Lawyers.January 19, 2015 | Announcements
Dinyar Marzban, QC has been appointed by the Law Society of British Columbia to the Board of Directors of the Legal Services Society. The Legal Services Society is a non-profit organization created by the Legal Services Society Act in 1979 to provide legal information, advice, and representation services to people with low incomes.January 8, 2015 | Announcements
JML is pleased to announce that Grace Choi, a senior member of the firm’s Family Law practice group, has been appointed Queen’s Counsel (Q.C.).
Ms. Choi was one of 32 BC lawyers honoured for exceptional merit and her contributions to the legal profession. Announcing the Q.C. honorees, Attorney General and Minister of Justice Suzanne Anton thanked “. . . this year’s Q.C. recipients for their contributions to our communities, our justice system and our province.”
John Logan has been appointed to the Board of Governors of the Canadian College of Construction Lawyers.November 6, 2014 | Announcements
Scott Booth has been certified by the Law Society as a family law arbitrator. Mr. Booth is also a qualified family law mediator.April 8, 2014 | Announcements
Dinyar Marzban, QC has been reappointed to the Supreme Court of B.C.’s Rules Revision Committee for a further three year term.February 28, 2014 | Announcements
Scott Booth was featured in the Continuing Legal Education Society’s volunteer spotlight for his extensive contribution to legal education in the family law bar in British Columbia.January 31, 2014 | Announcements
We are pleased to announce that Martindale-Hubbell, an international law firm directory, has designated Theresa Stowe as “Distinguished” based on peer reviews. Ms. Stowe is a member of the JML Family Law Practice.December 5, 2013 | Announcements
JML is pleased to announce that Grace Choi has joined the firm’s Family Law practice. Grace is senior counsel. She comes to JML after more than 20 years of practice at a national firm. Grace represents clients in all areas of family law, including matters involving complex asset division and offshore assets.November 26, 2013 | Announcements
John Logan has once again been featured in Who’s Who Legal, the International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers, as one of the top construction lawyers in Canada for 2013.September 24, 2013 | Announcements
Don Thompson has been appointed to the three-person editorial board of the authoritative British Columbia Builders Liens Practice Manual.September 24, 2013 | Announcements
We’re pleased to announce that Best Lawyers have selected JML as one of The Best Lawyers in Canada in Construction Law, and John Logan has been named the 2014 Vancouver Construction Law “Lawyer of the Year”.
The Eighth Edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada is now available on BestLawyers.com.August 22, 2013 | Announcements August 20, 2013 | Announcements
We are pleased to welcome Kimberley Santerre who has joined our Family Law practice.July 6, 2013 | Announcements July 5, 2013 | Announcements
We are pleased to announce that Kelsey Beazer has been appointed Co-Secretary/Registration officer to the 2013-2014 Executive Board of the Canadian Bar Association Family Subsection (Vancouver).July 4, 2013 | Announcements
JML continues to receive the highest possible rankings from Lexpert in the 2013 Canadian Lexpert Directory. Dinyar Marzban is one of the two most consistently recommended Family Law practitioners in British Columbia. JML is one of the two most recommended boutique firms for construction law and John Logan is one of the 3 most consistently recommended Construction Law practitioners in British Columbia.May 8, 2013 | Announcements
We are pleased to announce that John Logan has been admitted as an associate of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. John was also recently nominated to the Board of Governors of the Canadian College of Construction Lawyers. (http://www.cccl.org/)May 2, 2013 | Announcements
Dinyar Marzban, QC has been reappointed by cabinet as a member of the Supreme Court Rules Committee for a further term expiring in May 2014.April 23, 2013 | Announcements
JML is proud to announce that Tyler Galbraith and Jane Reid have accepted invitations to become partners of the firm. Jane has practiced family law with JML since 2006. Tyler, who joined the firm in 2007, practices in the areas of construction and commercial litigation.March 16, 2013 | Announcements
In recent months, the family law Lawyers at JML have been busy preparing for the introduction of the new Family Law Act on March 18, 2013. Scott Booth has presented 7 times to Continuing Legal Education audiences and for the Pacific Business and Law Institute on topics ranging from excluded property, treatment of trusts, and the status of family law agreements under the new legislation. Theresa Stowe has presented for CLE and written a paper on property issues. Dinyar Marzban, Q.C., delivered an overview of the property provisions of the new Family Law Act to Supreme Court Judges in January 2013. JML is working to ensure its clients receive sound and informed advice on this significant change in the law.