With great sadness and regret we announce that John J. (Jack) Kane, Q.C., a long-time partner and dear friend of our firm, passed away on Saturday, March 15.
We extend our sincerest condolences to Jack's daughter, Shauna Gendron, and his other loved ones at this time of grief and loss.
His obituary can be found here.
Our newest In Other Words article is a breakdown of a specific case involving line of credit mortgages. Penned by Bishop & McKenzie’s Ksena J. Court and Francis N.J. Taman, it provides an analysis of Bank of Nova Scotia v. Mawer, and whether a judgment can be obtained for lender clients.
Click here to read it.
Bishop & McKenzie is proud to welcome in a new year with an announcement: two of our former associates are now partners.
Anthony L. Dekens has been with Bishop & McKenzie since 2006. His practice focuses on Civil litigation.
He practised with our Edmonton office for four years before he relocated to Calgary, while still remaining true to the Oilers.
In November 2013, the Law Society of Alberta recognized Don Bishop (a former past president) for his 50 years of service to the profession.
The newest In Other Words publication covers the complex environment of bankruptcy and mortgagees’ roles in bankruptcy proceedings. Written by Bishop & McKenzie’s Ksena J. Court and Francis N.J. Taman, it summarizes case law and provides insight into the rights of creditors.
Death affects more than close family — it can often leave creditors out of luck. In our newest In Other Words entry, Ksena J. Court and Francis N.J. Taman explore a case where, after the deaths of two doctors, their creditors were left with no way to collect their debt. It also notes how such a situation may be avoided.
As part of our In Other Words series, Bishop & McKenzie presents “Take it to the Limit[ation],” by Francis N.J. Taman and Ksena J. Court. The article explores the multifaceted world of mortgages, foreclosures and the intricacies therein. It is valuable for mortgagors and mortgagees alike.
Anyone who has lived in a condominium will admit that condo fees are often confusing to navigate. In our latest In Other Words entry, Bishop & McKenzie’s Ksena J. Court and Francis N. J. Taman explain the intricacies of condo fees.
Scams and schemes are abundant, deceiving people every day, often for thousands of dollars. In Bishop & McKenzie’s newest In Other Words article, Francis N.J. Taman and Ksena J. Court explain the dangers of “straw man” schemes and cite a complex Calgary case involving a property and thousands of dollars. The moral? If it sounds too good to be true, look into it.
We recently welcomed two new articling students to the firm, David Chmelyk and Jeff King.
Hailing from Alberta’s largest hamlet, Sherwood Park, both articling students are ardent Oilers and Eskimos supporters, as well as avid athletes and volunteers.
Both David and Jeff will be working in General Practice.
We welcome David and Jeff’s contributions to Bishop & McKenzie, especially if they contribute golf advice.