Protecting Company Data from Cyber Criminals

May 8th, 2020 by Kevin K. Cheung

COVID-19 has forced many businesses to have their employees work remotely. Most employers were not prepared for such dramatic changes to daily business operations and have adopted to the crisis…

Don’t Just Close Your Doors (Part 1): Finding the Value in Your Business

April 21st, 2020 by David Kemp

We are realistically only one month into the shutdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and already businesses are starting to feel a serious pinch. This is a serious concern not only for the small…

Remote mediation

April 1st, 2020 by Gillian M. Dougans

A mediation is a negotiation that is assisted by a mediator. Mediators do not make decisions but they help the parties negotiate by facilitating the discussion in joint sessions and by meeting with…

What to do when the Courts are closed?

April 1st, 2020 by Gillian M. Dougans

On March 18, 2020 the Supreme Court of British Columbia announced the suspension of regular operations at all courthouses in BC. This unprecedented move underscored a commitment to the health and…

Commercial Leasing for Tenants during Covid-19

March 27th, 2020 by David Kemp

For most business owners, entering into and abiding by a commercial lease is a standard part of running a business. Most business owners have seen their businesses through ups and downs, times of boom…

Parenting Time During the COVID-19 Pandemic

March 26th, 2020 by Kristin Greenough

If you have kids and you are separated or divorced from the other parent of those kids, there is a good chance you have an Agreement of some sort (written or unwritten) or a Court Order outlining how…

Rent & COVID-19

March 26th, 2020 by David Horvath

With the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Federal and Provincial Governments are urging Canadians to stay home and practice social distancing. As a result, we have seen massive layoffs and many…

Covid-19: What will happen to my real estate deal?

March 25th, 2020 by Nancy Ling

In light of the Covid 19 crisis, many parties are concerned about whether or not their real estate deals will be able to complete. What happens if the banks close? What happens if the Land Title…

COVID and Your Contract

March 24th, 2020 by Andrea Meyes

You may have heard of so-called “Act of God” clauses as they relate to contracts. These provisions are more formally known as force majeure clauses. You may have such a clause in a contract and…

What employers need to know about COVID-19

March 23rd, 2020 by Clay Williams

The starting place for any discussion is that employers are obligated to provide a safe working environment pursuant to occupational health and safety legislation.

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FH&P Lawyers LLP Welcomes Tanvir Gill to the Firm

Originally from Surrey, B.C. Tanvir obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree from Simon Fraser University before attending law school at Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops. She obtained her law degree in 2018 and completed her articles with a local firm. Tanvir was called to the Bar in 2019 and joined FH&P as an associate in July 2020. Tanvir is building a practice with a focus on residential and commercial real estate, business law and wills and estates. She is fluent in both Punjabi and Hindi. Outside of the office, Tanvir enjoys taking advantage of all that the Okanagan Valley has to offer, whether that means visiting her favourite wineries, paddle boarding or snowboarding at Big White in the winters.

DON’T JUST CLOSE YOUR DOORS (Part 3): Options for Financing

This is Part 3 of a three-part series entitled “Don’t Just Close Your Doors” in which we provide options for business owners struggling with the effects of the shutdowns and who see no option other than shutting down. In previous articles, I urge business owners not to focus on the current cashflow of the business (which is likely not great, given the state of the economy) and focus instead on the sources of potential value in their business – client lists, location, intellectual property, existing contracts, and business systems.

DON’T JUST CLOSE YOUR DOORS: Finding a Buyer (PART 2)

This is Part 2 of a three-part series entitled “Don’t Just Close Your Doors” in which we provide options for business owners who see no option other than shutting down. In the previous article, I urge business owners not to focus on the current cashflow of the business (which is likely not great, given the state of the economy) and focus instead on the sources of potential value in their business – client lists, location, intellectual property, existing contracts, and business systems. Rather than shutting their doors, we hope to encourage business owners to realize that potential value, and consider selling all, or a part, of their business to benefit from the value they have created.