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EKB Partner Angela Folino Appointed Vice President of the Lawyers’ Inn Society

EKB Partner Angela Folino was acclaimed as the Vice President of the Lawyers’ Inn Society at its Annual General Meeting held on May 17, 2017. She will be serving her term alongside President Naz Mitha, Secretary Peter Roberts, and Treasurer Emily Chee. Angela was first elected to the Lawyers’ Inn Society’s Board of Directors in May 2016.

The Lawyers’ Inn Society, established in 1972, operates the Law Courts Inn. The mission of the Lawyers’ Inn Society is to foster and promote understanding, cooperation, the exchange of ideas and comradeship among all members of the legal profession, and to provide a forum for the full and free discussion of all matters of interest to its members. The Law Courts Inn restaurant is located in the Supreme Court Courthouse in Vancouver. It has hosted many events for the Bench and Bar of our province and is a favoured spot among couples as a wedding venue.

Read more about The Lawyers’ Inn Society and the Law Courts Inn. 

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Angela Folino

EKB Represents Management in MBO of Phoenix Glass

EKB represented Jim Lebedovich and Sunny Minhas in their acquisition of Phoenix Glass. Mr. Lebedovich remains the President of Phoenix and Mr. Minhas remains the CFO of Phoenix.

Mr. Lebedovich and Mr. Minhas acquired all of the issued shares of Phoenix Glass from its former owner Atis Group of Montreal. Phoenix Glass has been manufacturing and installing commercial windows, canopies and curtain walls throughout the Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island for over 24 years and has successfully completed over 2,000 projects.

EKB assisted Mr. Lebedovich and Mr. Minhas with strategic advice regarding the acquisition, as well as doing the legal due diligence and preparation and negotiation of the acquisition documents, the shareholders agreements, and the equity and debt financing for the acquisition.

Fraser Hartley

David Allman and Kelly Samuels to attend Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation Annual Institute

David Allman and Kelly Samuels of EKB’s Natural Resources Team will be attending the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation (RMMLF) Annual Institute in Squaw Valley, California July 21st to 23rd.  The RMMLF is a non-profit organization dedicated to the study of the law and regulations relating to mining, oil and gas, water, public lands, energy, environmental protection, and related areas.  David Allman has been a  speaker and section co-chair at previous Annual Institutes.

David Allman

Bob Ward, Q.C. Retires

Robert Ward a business litigation lawyer at the Vancouver law firm EKBAfter practicing with EKB for 45 years since joining the firm with Ron Bray in 1971, Bob Ward, Q.C., retired as of July 1, 2016.

Bob is a well-respected litigator whose skills and generosity as a mentor to his many juniors were recognized in November 2011, when he received the Peter S. Hyndman Mentorship Award, presented to him by the Vancouver Bar Association at its Annual General Meeting. The award is awarded annually to a member of the bar who has demonstrated outstanding mentorship to junior lawyers. Bob’s speech was published in the March 2012 edition of the Advocate.

We are honoured to have practiced with Bob and wish him all the best in his retirement.

Terry Stewart Named in 2016 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory

Lexpert, a leading Canadian legal publication, publishes its Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory annually. The Directory showcases leading lawyers in Canada in over 60 practice areas. With over 40 years in practice (all at EKB), Terry Stewart has been recognized in the 2016 Directory as a leading practitioner in the area of Asset Equipment Finance/Leasing. Terry practices business law, with a particular focus in the area of equipment sales and finance. His expertise includes operating and finance leases, financing of equipment dealerships, procurement contracts, factoring, drafting standard form contracts for financiers, and negotiating and settling commercial agreements involving equipment.

Here you can see Terry’s Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory profile.

Terry Stewart
Associate Counsel