A very happy St. Patrick's Day from all of us at McConnan Bion O'Connor and Peterson (but especially from Michael O'Connor)! We hope you have a fun and festive time celebrating!
For the ninth year in a row, McConnan Bion O'Connor & Peterson has decided to celebrate the holidays by giving gifts to families in need. Since 2008, our firm has provided holiday hampers to 33 families, and donated toys, food, clothing, and gift cards to CFAX's Santas Anonymous and the Mustard Seed.
This year, our firm helped ring in the holiday season by providing gifts to two families through the 1UP Single Parent Resource Centre and the Victoria Women's Transition House. As part of our holiday fundraising, staff and lawyers also raised enough funds to sponsor a lunch at Our Place in the new year.
If you know of an organization that could use our support, please contact us! We run office fundraisers throughout the year for deserving local causes, and are always looking for new organizations to support.
Happy holidays from all of us at McConnan Bion O'Connor & Peterson!
McConnan Bion O'Connor and Peterson has been nominated for Best Law Firm in the 2017 Times Colonist Readers' Choice Awards!
Our firm is very grateful for this nomination, which affirms our focus on providing high-quality legal services to our clients.
Voting for the awards is open from October 16 to October 29, 2017, and you may vote once per day in each category. Please consider voting for us here, and click through the other categories to support your other favourite local businesses and services.
We appreciate your support during voting, and we look forward to continuing to serve our community as best we can.
Today, associate Devon Black spent an hour in Victoria's Centennial Square dispensing free legal advice to clients of Pro Bono Going Public, an annual fundraiser for Access Pro Bono.
Michael R. Mark, partner at McConnan Bion O'Connor and Peterson, was featured in a CTV News report which aired March 24, 2017 on fraud, inheritances, and family financial disputes.
McConnan Bion O’Connor & Peterson expresses its sincere congratulations to Charlotte A. Salomon, who on Friday was granted the honorary title of Queen’s counsel (Q.C.). This special designation is presented to select lawyers in recognition of their exceptional merit, and of their contributions to both their communities and the legal profession.
Since 2008, our staff has made Christmas brighter for over 31 families through hamper sponsorship and countless more through donations of toys to CFAX Santas Anonymous and donations of food, clothing and gift cards to the Mustard Seed.
Many thanks to McConnan Bion O'Connor & Peterson's own Kathy Welham, Tausha Furlong, Jennifer Fraser, and Jessica L. Kliman for decorating our firm's tree for the 2016 Festival of Trees at The Bay Centre and The Fairmont Empress.
We are delighted that Stewart has joined our law firm as he brings with him a wealth of experience, having practised in this City for over 33 years, and is recognized as one of Victoria's
top senior solicitors. He complements our firm with our ever expanding abilities to service our clients.
Please enjoy these pictures from my personal slideshow.
Visit seniors101.ca/island-voices/cohousing/ to read Sean Dillman's article entitled “Cohousing: Part of the Solution to the Housing Crisis in BC and the CRD?”
Legal problems can pop up in any part of life, but legal issues that involve your family are sometimes the hardest to see coming. If you’ve got questions about how a lawyer can help you plan for your family’s future, come out to “How to Create and Navigate Your Legal Road Map!” on Thursday, October 20, 2016, from 5:30 - 7:00 pm, at the Investors Group Boardroom on the 6th floor at 737 Yates St.
On Sunday, September 11, 2016, Devon Black and Sean Dillman attended the Vining Street Party On the Plaza at the Vic High Plaza, 1318 Vining Street.
McConnan Bion O'Connor & Peterson took part in the Victoria Bar Association softball competition today.
The Miscellaneous Statutes (Housing Priority Initiatives) Amendment Act came into effect on August 2nd. It currently Applies to the “Greater Vancouver Regional District.”
In the world of real estate, ‘shadow flipping’ is the practice of a purchaser entering into a contract with a vendor to buy real estate and then selling and assigning that contract to another purchaser for a higher price before the contractual closing date.
If you have a business in BC and you operate in a physical location – whether it be an office, storefront, warehouse, or hip stand-alone temporary pop-up store – you owe a duty of care to your clients, employees, and anyone else who might set foot in your place of business.
When people first realize they have a problem that might have to be solved via lawsuit, it’s not uncommon to get hung up on a procedural problem right at the very beginning: what court should hear the claim?
If you believe that you did not cause the accident and you have sustained injuries, it may be prudent to consider retaining a lawyer and starting a personal injury action.
Now that the internet has become a fact of life, problems are starting to rear their heads in unexpected ways. If you don’t plan carefully, your online assets and liabilities could cause a serious headache for your executor once you pass on.