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Business Law

Businesses, big and small, operate in an ever-changing and challenging environment.  Our experienced business lawyers offer a wide range of experience to all types of corporate and commercial matters.

Our lawyers can:

  • advise on whether incorporation is right for you
  • review your commercial lease
  • provide advice on financial issues
  • assist with the purchase or sale of a business
  • assist with commercial lending (preparation of security documentation and realization of security)
  • draft partnership, shareholder, and other agreements
  • advocate for you in commercial or contract disputes

We regularly assist clients starting new businesses and long-time business owners with identifying issues and problems and suggesting workable, cost-effective solutions. Whether you're fine-tuning an established business, just starting out, thinking about buying a business, or taking in more partners or family, we can provide you with practical suggestions and sound advice

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Creditors' Remedies

Collecting money owed to you, whether from a contract or a court judgment, can be a difficult and frustrating process.  Court rules and procedures for debt collection are often technical, confusing, and difficult to navigate.

Our lawyers have extensive experience with every stage of the collections process. We can help you find the most practical solution to fit your needs – whether that means reaching an out-of-court settlement, starting legal proceedings in Provincial or Supreme Court, garnishing a debtor's bank accounts, or executing a judgment against a debtor's property.

Our lawyers can help you with:

  • Residential and commercial foreclosure proceedings
  • Collecting overdue accounts
  • Recovering outstanding loans
  • Conducting execution proceedings (i.e. obtaining garnishing orders and seizing assets)
  • Enforcing domestic and foreign judgments

Lawyers handling creditor's remedies

  • Michael Mark, BA LLB  experienced in areas of  civil litigation, creditors remedies, estate administration, estate litigation - click for more info. Michael R. Mark B.A., LL.B.
    Civil Litigation, Creditors' Remedies, Estate Litigation, Estate Administration
  • Reid Fraser, photoReid Fraser, B.Sc., LL.B., creditors' remedies, estate litigation, civil litigation, family law, medical malpractice, and personal injury

Estate Litigation

When a loved one passes away, or loses the ability to make decisions for themselves, it's sadly common for legal disputes to result.  Whether you’re an executor facing challenges from beneficiaries, a child or spouse treated unfairly in a will, or you just have concerns about how a loved one's affairs are being managed, we can help.

We understand that estate disputes take place at a difficult time.  Our experienced lawyers and support staff will keep you updated throughout with clear, accurate, and timely information. Whether your matter is best resolved through negotiation, mediation, or litigation, we have the skills to help you get a fair result.

Our lawyers can help you with:

  • Challenging or defending a will
  • Enforcing or defending claims against estates
  • Contesting probate applications
  • Making or defendingapplications to remove an executor or administrator
  • Disputes involving powers of attorney or representation agreements
  • Disputes involving the appointment or removal of a committee
  • Disputes involving trusts
  • Estate Administration
  • Wills, Trusts, and Incapacity Planning

Personal Injury & Medical Malpractice

Personal injury covers a broad range of situations, from automobile accidents, slip and falls, medical malpractice, and product malfunctions.  All of these are characterized by some form of wrongful bodily injury to the individual.

  If you have been injured in a wrongful manner, whatever the cause, you have the right to seek compensation for that injury.  Our lawyers are experienced and knowledgeable in all aspects of personal injury law and are aggressive advocates on behalf of our clients.  We will pursue your personal injury claim quickly, efficiently and on a cost effective basis.

We recognize that pursuing a claim can be expensive.  We assist with your disbursements, and we can often take your personal injury claim on a contingency basis, which means that we do not get paid until you get paid.  McConnan Bion provides an initial free, no obligation consultation as well as home and hospital visits, if necessary. (quote from

Medical Malpractice

If you are dealing with an injury resulting from a possible case of medical malpractice, you need a lawyer with the resources and experience to take on your claim. Medical malpractice is an extremely complex area of law. Claimants are required to meet a high burden of proof, and expert evidence is often required to support a claim for medical negligence.

Our lawyers can review your case and provide you with a pragmatic and realistic assessment of your options. If litigation is the right course for you, we have strong relationships with qualified experts who can provide an unbiased opinion on your case. Our lawyers will advocate aggressively for your interests at every stage of the process, and are equally comfortable representing you in mediation or at trial.

We also understand that litigation is expensive.  Depending on the facts of your case, we may be able to take your case on a contingency basis – meaning we don’t get paid until you get paid.

We can assist with claims involving:

  • Incorrect or delayed diagnosis
  • Surgical or anaesthetic errors
  • Negligent post-operative care
  • Errors in prescribing or administering medication
  • Negligent care by dentists or dental specialists
  • Injuries inflicted in the course of care by chiropractors or physiotherapists
  • Injuries caused by negligent care before, during, or after birth

Contact us for a free, no-obligation consultation. If you can’t come to us, we’ll come to you – we make home and hospital visits when necessary.

Our lawyers who take medical malpractice cases include:


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ICBC Claims Disputes & Personal Injury Lawyers
experienced with:  soft tissue injuries, whip lash, traumatic brain injury, neuro-orthopedic injuries, paraplegia, quadraplegia etc.

  • Michael O'Connor, LLB QC experienced civil litigator, including areas of business contract disuptes, expropriations, foreclosures etc. click for more info.Michael O'Connor, B.A., LL.B., Q.C.   in addition to personal injury, civil litigation, creditors' remedies, and employment law
  • Charlotte Salomon, BA JD, QC experienced in wills and estates, personal injury litigation e.g.  ICBC claims disputes, and real estate conveyance Charlotte Salomon, QC, experienced in wills and estates, incapacity planning, personal injury and real estate conveyance / foreclosures
  • Dirk Ryneveld, Q.C.
    advising both private and government clients on administrative law and civil litigation issues. He is primarily engaged as senior external counsel for the Civil Forfeiture Office of the BC Ministry of Justice.
  • Reid Fraser, B.Sc., LL.B., creditors' remedies, real estate civil litigation, c

Commercial & Business Law

  • Patrick E. Bion, with Victoria's McConnan Bion O'Connor Peterson - experienced business development and commercial transactions / contracts Patrick Bion B.A., LL.B.
    commercial and business law, real estate development and acting on behalf of commercial lenders both in preparation of security documentation and realization of that security.
  • Stewart Johnston Senior Associate Counsel, with 30 years experience
  • N. Nima Rohani B.A., J.D.
    business law, , real estate, estate administration, wills trusts & incapacity planning
  • Reid Fraser, B.Sc., LL.B., creditors' remedies, real estate transactions, civil litigation

Adminstrative and/or Regulatory Law

  • Dirk Ryneveld, Q.C.
    advising both private and government clients on administrative law and civil litigation issues. He is primarily engaged as senior external counsel for the Civil Forfeiture Office of the BC Ministry of Justice.

Real Estate:  Residential & Commercial

  • Patrick Bion B.A., LL.B.
    real estate development, acting on behalf of commercial lenders both in preparation of security documentation and realization of that security, commercial leases
  • Charlotte Salomon, B.A., J.D., Q.C. Experienced real estate conveyance, foreclosures lawyer.
  • Nima Rohani B.A., J.D.
    commercial leases, business law, real estate law and construction law

Family Law

  • Reid Fraser, B.Sc., LL.B., personal injury, creditors' remedies, real estate transactions, civil litigation

Wills, Incapacity Planning, Probate, Estate Administration, & Trusts

  • Charlotte Salomon, QC experienced real estate conveyancing lawyer - click for more infoCharlotte Salomon, QC - wills, estate planning, incapacity planning, power of attorney, representative agreements, estate management, trust, & probate
  • Patrick Bion B.A., LL.B.
    Wills, Estates, Trusts, Probate, Estate Administration
  • Dirk Ryneveld, Q.C.
    Wills estates trusts, wills administration

Wills & Estate Litigation

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