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Meet Alexander Holburn’s Business Disputes Team

Judy Rost is a Partner at Alexander Holburn Beaudin + Lang LLP, and is the group leader of their Business Disputes Practice. She has acted for plaintiffs and defendants in all types of business disputes including shareholder, partnership, and franchise matters, just to name a few. Often clients seek her out to enforce their intellectual property rights or to get an injunction to preserve assets. She also has experience handling complex trust and estate matters. Judy has successfully built her practice by being responsive to her clients’ needs and finding creative solutions to resolve their disputes.

If you would like to learn more about Judy, you can read her full biography here.

Direct Line:
604.484.1726

Facsimile:
604 484 9726

jrost@ahbl.ca
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David Garner is a Partner at Alexander Holburn Beaudin + Lang LLP, is a member of the Business Disputes Practice, and is active in several litigation related practices at the firm. He recently completed a six and a half year term as the firm’s Managing Partner. While David’s practice is primarily litigation-based, he places considerable emphasis on alternate dispute resolution solutions, including mediation and arbitration approaches. He represents a diverse range of individual, professional and corporate clients in disputes spanning a broad range of issues and business sectors. He has appeared in all levels of courts in British Columbia and Alberta, as well as handled matters in the courts of other Western Canadian provinces. David is an active writer and presenter on a variety of legal topics for clients and for other lawyers through the Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia.

If you would like to learn more about David, you can read his full biography here.

Direct Line:
604 484 1708

Facsimile:
604 484 9708

dgarner@ahbl.ca
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Karen Zimmer is a Partner at Alexander Holburn Beaudin + Lang LLP. Her practice is primarily focused on the following areas of civil and commercial litigation: libel and slander claims, directors and officers liability, complex commercial litigation, society litigation matters, professional regulatory matters, privacy and intellectual property disputes.

She is experienced in pursuing her clients’ interests in urgent interlocutory applications, short and lengthy trials, appeals, arbitrations and mediations. She has appeared at all levels of Court in British Columbia as well as the Yukon Supreme Court and the Human Rights Tribunal.

If you would like to learn more about Karen, you can read her full biography here.

Direct Line:
604 484 1762

Facsimile:
604 484 9762

kzimmer@ahbl.ca
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Lanny Robinson is a Partner at Alexander Holburn Beaudin + Lang LLP. He has extensive experience, before all levels of court in British Columbia representing both Plaintiffs and Defendants in commercial matters, including shareholders’ disputes, oppression claims, debt recovery and employment matters.  He is committed to providing timely advice and exploring creative options to avoid litigation wherever possible.

If you would like to learn more about Lanny, you can read his full biography here.

Direct Line:
604 484 1752

Facsimile:
604 484 9752

lrobinson@ahbl.ca
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Derek Frenette’s practice is litigation focused, and includes a wide variety of legal matters which are relevant to small and mid-sized businesses, including labour and employment, shareholder disputes, debt collection, litigation of commercial agreements, and intellectual property matters. Derek has a particular interest in intellectual property law. This aspect of his practice includes trademark prosecution and litigation, including infringement and opposition proceedings.

If you would like to learn more about Derek, you can read his full biography here.

Direct Line:
604 484 1780

Facsimile:
604 484 9780

dfrenette@ahbl.ca
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Ephraim Fung is a member of the firm’s Business Disputes, Labour + Employment, Wills, Estates + Trusts, and Real Estate Practice Groups. His practice involves providing time sensitive advice to clients to assist in the resolution of their business disputes. In particular, he regularly advises on debt and judgment recovery, employment, and real estate matters.

If you would like to learn more about Ephraim, you can read his full biography here.

Direct Line:
604 484 1798

Facsimile:
604 484 9798

efung@ahbl.ca
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Matthew Desmarais’ practice is litigation focused, and includes a wide variety of legal matters which are relevant to businesses of any size. Such matters include labour and employment, shareholder disputes, franchise disputes, debt collection, litigation and drafting of commercial agreements, and intellectual property matters. Matthew prides himself on providing clients with practical legal advice in an efficient manner, and has represented clients at the Human Rights Tribunal, the Civil Resolution Tribunal, the Provincial Court of British Columbia, the Supreme Court of British Columbia, and in arbitrations.

If you would like to learn more about Matthew, you can read his full biography here.

Direct Line:
604 484 1767

Facsimile:
604 484 9767

mdesmarais@ahbl.ca
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Sarah Manshreck is a member of the firm’s Business Disputes and Labour + Employment Practices. Sarah strives to provides practical advice that is specific to the needs of her clients. She has previously worked on a variety of matters which include commercial disputes, debt collection, shareholder disputes, and employment matters. Sarah has represented clients before the Provincial Court of British Columbia, the Supreme Court of British Columbia, and the British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal.

If you would like to learn more about Matthew, you can read his full biography here.

Direct Line:
604 643 2454

smanshreck@ahbl.ca
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