Updated: Our Operations During COVID-19

February 1, 2021 Dear clients and friends, During this unprecedented time, we would like to assure you that our offices are open and we continue to work in diligent and innovative ways, to ensure that all client matters…

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Charity Law – Canada

Finance Canada wants your input on charities in Canada, to prepare for the Canadian Federal Budget 2021. We would like to share with you, the link to the Government of Canada’s Let's talk Budget 2021 Pre-Budget Consultations and…

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Legal Assistant (Vancouver-Downtown)

We are looking for a legal assistant to provide support to two lawyers, practicing in the areas of corporate / commercial, real estate, estate planning and intellectual property matters in our unique and varied law practice, assisting clients…

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Estate Planning – A Primer (British Columbia)

The uncertainty and disruption created by COVID-19, the prevailing unpredictable and uncertain political environment, and a wavering economy, not to mention potential additional levels and rates of taxation, naturally encourage people to think about their own personal affairs…

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British Columbia Introduces Benefit Companies Under the British Columbia Business Corporations Act

Effective June 30, 2020, a new type of British Columbia company, a “benefit company”, was introduced under the British Columbia Business Corporations Act.  While popular in the U.S., British Columbia is the first jurisdiction in Canada to introduce…

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Barbeau Evans LLP – COVID-19 Update

   Introduction The lawyers and staff of Barbeau Evans LLP are continuing to operate remotely, primarily from home, as we do our part to stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus. While our offices are operating on this basis, we…

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Expediated Registration Process for Contested Trademark Applications

The trademark registration process in Canada can be a lengthy process, beginning with a 15 to 18-month examination period before a trademark examiner informs you whether your trademark is registrable. Historically, if the examiner raised an issue with…

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Corporations, Ownership Transparency and the New Rules

The legal, regulatory and compliance landscape in Canada has changed, and will likely continue to change, for corporations, their shareholders and their advisors. As of June 13, 2019, the Federal Business Corporations Act (Canada) (the “CBCA”) was amended…

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We’re Hiring – Barbeau Evans LLP

Legal Assistant – Downtown Vancouver We are looking for an engaged, focused Legal Assistant to support our unique and varied law practice. We are a downtown Vancouver law firm, that assists clients from across North America, and from…

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Beneficial Property Ownership Reporting Threshold Lowered in British Columbia

British Columbia has lowered the threshold at which shareholders of a property-owning corporation must be disclosed to its public registry of beneficial and indirect land owners to 10 per cent.

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