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Alexander Holburn Beaudin + Lang LLP


British Columbia, Canada
http://www.ahbl.ca
(P) (604) 484-1700
(F) (604) 484 9700
dgarner@ahbl.ca

Alexander Holburn is a leading Vancouver-based British Columbia law firm providing a wide range of litigation/dispute resolution and business law services. Our clients include governments and municipalities, regional, national and international companies, and individuals with business interests and legal needs in this province.

Our 75 lawyers are organized around practice areas that provide our clients with access to legal services in a variety of areas.In addition to the services we provide in British Columbia, we also provide legal services nationally and internationally.

Alexander Holburn is dedicated to providing pre-eminent legal services to our clients. We have been recognized for doing so by Martindale-Hubbell, which has given our firm their highest possible rating ("AV") for a law firm. However, we consider the true test of our capabilities to reside in client satisfaction. Our objective is to become more than a legal advisor, but rather to become a strategic business partner and counsellor to our clients. We earn this status by taking the time to get to know the environments in which our clients conduct their business.


Contact(s)
John W. Elwick
Partner
604 484 1707
jelwick@ahbl.ca

David A. Garner
Partner
604 484 1708
dgarner@ahbl.ca

Tammey George
Business Development
604.628.2734
tgeorge@ahbl.ca

Address(es)
Suite 2700-700 West Georgia St
Vancouver BC, V7Y 1B8 Canada
Practices
Banking and finance
Acquisitions and mergers
Agricultural financing
Asset based loans
Bankruptcy financing
Commercial loans
Electronic funds transfer
Enforcement of loan documentation
Equipment finance
Equity line of credit financing
Lease financing
Lender liability
Lender liability and consumer credit
Letters of credit
Loan documentation
Loan workouts
Mezzanine lending
Mortgage banking
Participation agreements
Private equity fund formation
Secured loans
Syndicated revolving and term credit facilities
Technology and intellectual property financing
Bankruptcy/creditor's rights/insolvency
Accounts receivable collections
Adversary proceedings
Collections
Committee representation
Contested plan confirmations
Creditor representation
Creditor's litigation
Debtor in Possession Financing (DIP)
Debtor representation
Deficiency judgment actions
Discovery in aid of execution
Financing
Foreclosures
Garnishments
Liquidation
Mechanics liens
Receiverships
Refinancing
Replevin of personal property
Representation of purchasers of assets in bankruptcy
Workouts
Construction
Alternate dispute resolution
Arbitration
Commercial development
Contracts and contract disputes
Errors & omissions claims
Liability defense
Litigation
Mediation
Negotiations
Surety issues
Corporate/business
Angel investments
Anti-takeover defenses/poison pills
Asset acquisitions and divestitures
Asset-based and cash flow lending transactions
Audit committee representation
Capitalization transactions
Convertible and hybrid securities
Corporate governance
D & O responsibilities
Debt and equity financings
Distribution arrangements
Divestitures
E-commerce
Entity formation/governance
Equity line of credit financings
ESOPS and reverse ESOPS
Exit strategies
Family businesses
General corporate counsel
Going-private transactions
Government contracts
Hostile takeovers
Import/export
Investment company act issues
Investor relations
Joint ventures and strategic alliances
Leveraged buyouts
Licensing, distribution and general contract matters
Liquidations
Mergers and acquisitions
Preferred and common stock placements
Private equity/venture capital
Proxy contests/annual shareholder meetings
Public offerings
Recapitalizations
Registration exemptions
Securities
Seed capital transactions
Shareholder agreements
Software licensing
Spinoffs of subsidiaries and divisions
Start-up and emerging growth companies
Stock agreements
Stock option plans and restricted stock agreements
Stockholder/partner/LLC disputes
Strategic planning
Succession issues
Syndications
Taxable and tax-free exchanges, mergers and consolidations
Technology/life sciences
Tender offers
Venture capital
Environmental
Acquisitions and financings
Air pollution
Asbestos
Brownfields
CERCLA/RCRA
Cessation of regulated operations
Chapter 21E
Clean Air Act
Clean up and remediation
Compliance auditing
Conservation easements
Criminal
Development entitlements
Drainage issues
Due diligence
Endangered Species Act (ESA) compliance and enforcement
Grayfields
Ground and surface water
Hazardous waste
Insurance coverage
Land application of biosolids
Landfill permitting, regulation and operation
Lead-based paint
Lender liability
Litigation
Mold
National Environmental Protection Act
Oil Pollution Act
Permitting & compliance
Pesticides
Potentially responsible parties (PRPs) in hazardous clean-up
Public funding of private remediation
Radiation safety
Regulatory
Release reporting and notification
Superfund
Toxic Substances Control Act
Toxic tort defense
Underground storage tanks
Universal wastes
US Army corps of engineers
Vapor intrusion
Water pollution
Waterfront development
Wetlands
Worker and community right-to-know
Estate Planning & Administration / Trusts
Accumulation, preservation and distribution of wealth
Administration of probate estates, trusts and foundations
Charitable giving strategies
Estate and wealth preservation planning and administration
Income tax planning
Life insurance planning
Private foundations
Succession planning - family owned/closely held businesses
Family law
Adoption
Agreements for articifical insemination
Appeals
Child custody and support
Claims to interests in deferred or delayed compensation
Claims to interests in trusts, pension and profit-sharing accounts
Complex asset division
Complex business valuation
Custody
Dissolution of and planning for same-sex relationships
Divorce and separation
Enforcement and modification of decrees entered in other states
Guardianship of minors
Health insurance and medical coverage
Invitro fertilization and surrogacy
Litigation
Paternity
Pension and profit-sharing entitlements
Prenuptial agreements
Trust and various investments
Franchise
Cable television
Franchise systems
Licensing, distribution and supply chain
Litigation
Regulatory
Standards, health, and safety enforcement
UFOC, franchise and territorial agreements
Underreporting enforcement programs
Government relations
Administrative law
Association management
Competitive bidding/Public works
Constitutional law
Crisis management
Ethics and conflict of interest
Federal and state local government relations
FOIA
Government immunity
Issue advocacy
Legislative
Advocacy
Economic development
Issue tracking and monitoring
Strategy
Litigation
Civil Rights
Government access/open records
State and federal court
Procurement
Public law
Contracts
Public utilities commission
Risk management
Health care
Health care systems
Business formation and organization
Corporate compliance
Credentialing
Facility licensure, accreditation, certification
Fraud and abuse, civil and criminal
Hospital governance
Integrated delivery systems
Living wills/right to die
Managed care
Medical and organizational ethics
Medical staff organization and peer review
Mergers, sales, acquisitions and reorganizations
Nursing homes/Long term care facilities
Organizational governance and responsibilty
Physician recruitment, employment, service contracts
Practice support plans: Hospital/Physician
Procurement contracts
Structuring and entity formation
Tax-exempt organization qualification and preservation
Terminations, suspensions, restrictions
Immigration
Employment-based immigration matters
Immigration services for the health care industry
Investor/Entrepreneur VISAS
Temporary and permanent visas (H, L, O)
Intellectual property
Acquisition due diligence
Advertising
Business methods and e-commerce
Clearance review
Confidentiality/ non-disclosure agreements
Copyright - advice, registration and litigation
Data ownership
Development agreements
Information technology
Infringement
Internet and e-commerce
Internet privacy and information use policies and counseling
IP issues in business transactions
Licensing and technology, distribution agreements
Maintenance/support agreements
Network hardware and software purchase and installation agreements
Non-compete covenants
Opinions
Privacy
Software agreements
Technology transactions
Trade dress
Trade secrets
Transfer and assignment
USPTO inter partes
Warranty claims
Web-related contracts
International/International trade
Acquisitions
Arbitration
Constitutional rights
Deceptive trade practices
Financing
Joint ventures
Project development
Shipping and port regulations
Technology
Trade regulation
Labor, employment & employee benefits
Arbitration
Civil rights
Class actions
Compliance advice
Constitutional claims
Contracts
Defamation
Disability Discrimination & Accommodation (ADA)
Discipline and discharge
Discrimination claims (Title VII, ADEA, Section 1981)
Downsizing and layoffs
Drug and alcohol testing
Employee stock ownership plans
Employment contracts & independent contractors
Executive compensation
Family and Medical Leave (FLMA)
Handbooks and policies
Hiring procedures
Hirings, separations, layoffs and terminations
Immigration guidance for employers
Insurance coverage and disputes
Internal investigations
Litigation
Mediation
Non-competition, confidentiality, and trade secrets
Occupational Safety & Health (OSHA)
Pension and benefits
Privacy
Public employers' special concerns
Recordkeeping
Reduction in force compliance and defense
Retaliation and whistleblower claims
Sexual harassment
Training programs
Unemployment compensation hearings
Unemployment tax and benefits
Unfair labor practice defense
Union relations
Wage and hour
Workers compensation
Workplace violence
Wrongful termination
Litigation
Alternative dispute resolution
Appellate
Arbitration
Class actions
Conspiracy
Construction defects
Contracts
Defamation
Employment covenants
Fidelity and surety law
Fraud
Insurance bad faith
Lender liability claims
Mediation
Product liability
Professional negligence
Retail premises liability
Securities arbitration and compliance
Shareholder derivative actions
Will contests
Workers' compensation
Wrongful death
Automotive
Aviation
Insurance coverage
Liability defense
Bankruptcy
Business and corporate disputes
Church and day care center liability
Class actions
Conspiracy
Corporate governance and investigations
Dealer and distributor
Deceptive trade practices
Defamation
Defense of M&A and JV agreements
Fidelity and surety
Fiduciary duty
Financial fraud
Franchise
Fraud
Government access/open records
Government contracts and competitive bidding
Governmental entities
Hazardous waste site proceedings
Healthcare
Hospital privileges
Insurance bad faith
International arbitration
Internet
Investigative and enforcement proceedings
Land use
Libel, slander and violation of privacy
Media and telecommunications
Minority stockholders
Non-compete litigation
Oil and gas
Personal injury
Premises liability
Pro bono
Probate & trust litigation
Product liability
Public contracts
Railroad
Real estate
Regulated industries
Restraining orders
Retail premises liability
Securities
Shareholder derivative actions
Surety coverage
Technology
Title disputes/insurance
Tort Defense litigation
Civil rights litigation
Contract disputes
Contract disputes
Legal malpractice
Motor vehicle litigation
Negligence
Products liability
Trucking litigation
Toxic Tort
Asbestos litigation (personal injury and property damage)
General toxic tort defense
Mold litigation
Radiation litigation (personal injury and property damage)
Water law litigation
Will contests
Wrongful death
Maritime law
Accidents and collisions
Admiralty and maritime
Financing and liens
Jones Act injuries
Longshore and harbor worker's compensation
Port labor
STB (Domestic Non-Contiquous Water Transport)
Professional liability
Breach of fiduciary duty claims [corporate and ERISA]
Defense of claims/litigation
Accountants
Adjusters
Architects
Construction managers
Corporate directors & officers
Engineers
Financial advisors
Insurance agents and brokers
Investment counselors
Lawyers
Surveyors
Dentists
Professional negligence
Public finance
Bond financing transactions
Counsel
Disclosure
Letter of credit
Nonprofit corporation
Financing
Airport financing
Higher education
Major Infrastructure Financing
Multi-family housing
Roads and highways
Sports stadium financing
Industrial development authorities
Public Utilities
Telecommunications
Cable
VoIP
Real estate
Abatements
Affordable and multifamily housing
Low-income housing
Condemnation
Condominiums, cooperatives and PUDs
Design/Build joint ventures
Developer representation
Disposition
Eminent domain
Energy issues
Entitlements
County
Federal
Municipal
State
Equity investments
Finance
Financing
Commercial
Industrial
Utilities financing
Financing acquisition
Historic rehabilitation projects
Hotels
Increment financings
Industrial
Infrastructure development
Joint ventures
Land use
Landlord and tenant representation
Leasing
Commercial
Residential
Lending
Construction
Real estate
Liens
Construction
Landlord/tenant lien property disputes
Mechanics
Management
Manufactured housing (Mobile Home) parks
Multiproperty financings
Multistate financings
Office buildings
Oil and gas permitting and exploration
Permitting
Property valuation
REIT's
Sale/Lease-back transactions
Student housing
Syndications
Synthetic lease financings
Tax
Appeals
Deferred exchanges
Planning
Title
Clearance
Insurance
Troubled properties
Water rights
Workouts, foreclosures, bankruptcies
Zoning
Transportation
Aerospace
Airports
Automotive
Aviation
Insurance coverage
Liability defense
Ownership, leasing and operating issues
Insurance coverage and defense
Mediation
Railroad
Tort defense
Motor vehicle litigation
Trucking litigation
Transportation contracts
Trucking
Workers compensation
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