PRACTICE AREAS

McDaniel & Company is a general practice law firm serving individuals and businesses throughout Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands. We employ experienced staff and use advanced technology and creative management practices to provide efficient and cost effective legal advice and representation on a broad range of legal matters including:

Administrative Law

  • Advice to local Governments, Improvement Districts, School Boards, Public Authorities and their constituents
  • Expropriation
  • Residential and Commercial Tenancy Disputes
  • Property Assessment Appeals
  •  Workers’ Compensation Appeals
  • Environmental Appeals
  • Forestry Appeals

Business Law and Commercial Law

  • Business Formation, Proprietorships, Partnerships and Incorporations
  • Business Transfers, Reorganizations and Acquisitions
  • Shareholders Agreements and Dispute Resolution
  • Contract Negotiation
  • Employment Issues
  • Agricultural and Forestry Law
  • Competition Law

Estate Planning and Administration

  • Wills, Powers of Attorney and Representation Agreements
  • Wealth Preservation, Estate Planning
  • Elder Law, Patient’s Property Representations (Committeeships)
  • Probate and Administration Applications
  • Estate Administration
  • Estate Litigation and Dispute Resolution including Wills Variation Claims
  • Executor and Trustee Services

Family Law

  • Marriage and Cohabitation Agreements
  • Divorce, Alimony, Maintenance, Child Support, Custody and Access Dispute Resolution
  • Matrimonial Property Preservation and Dispute Resolution
  • Our representation in family law matters emphasizes a collaborative approach to dispute resolution. We feel that traditional litigation is not productive in most family disputes.

Litigation

  • Personal Injury (acting for both Plaintiffs and Defendants)
  • Trial and Appellate Practice at all Levels of Court in Canada from Small Claims Court to the Supreme Court of Canada
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution including Mediation, Arbitration and all forms of creative settlement

Real Estate

  • Residential and Commercial Transfers and financing arrangements
  • Planning, Development and Subdivision
  • Easements, Rights of Way and Covenants
  • Real Estate Litigation and Dispute Resolution

We are very sensitive to the concerns of our clients about the increasing costs and complexity of legal matters. Where possible, we strive to provide service and solutions that are effective, straight forward and economical.

There are some practice areas that require specialized knowledge (Criminal Law, Taxation Law, Labour Law and Intellectual Property Law for example). We have good relationships with many experts in these areas and would be pleased to refer you to them, if required.

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