Whistler and Squamish Law Firm
Whistler and Squamish Law Firm
Whistler and Squamish Law Firm
Race & Co Lawyers

COVID-19 Operations update:

Race & Company is the largest law firm in the Sea to Sky Corridor, with a team of 14 lawyers and over 40 paralegals and support staff. We represent clients who are based all over the globe.

Upon the advice of government agencies and health authorities and in an effort to help prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus, most Race & Co lawyers and staff are working remotely. The health and safety of our employees, clients and community remain our top priority.

We are continually implementing plans and resources to ensure our client-focused service remains uninterrupted. We will conduct our meetings through videoconferencing and telephone calls, and continue to monitor and respond to all emails and communication through a secure remote network.

To the extent possible, we will be using wire transfers and EFTs to move funds between law offices and real estate offices for closings. In order to minimize in-person contact, we are asking our real estate clients to wire funds to our trust account or deposit bank drafts directly.

The Land Title Office and the Law Society have made some concessions to the rules around witnessing documents and identification of clients, however, we are still required to meet conveyancing clients in person in order to witness the required paperwork. We cannot use Docusign or conduct videoconferencing in these cases We are therefore taking precautions such as meeting with clients outside and at a distance and ensuring documents, pens, and hands are sanitized before and after. We are also quarantining any original documents signed by clients for at least 48 hours.

All regular court operations have been suspended. Some other litigation and mediation appointments may be attended by video-conference, though the facilitators of these events are working through technical issues.

We expect to see a quicker resolution of some ongoing litigation, as the parties will not want to wait a further, unknown length of time for a hearing in an already lengthy and stressful court process.

We are looking at all options and will do what we can to keep our family of staff both safe and employed, and to provide our clients with practical and expert legal representation.

As we all navigate this challenging time, please let us know how we may be a source of support. Stay safe, and please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

Real Estate, Wills and Estate Planning, and Business Transactions:
Kathleen van der Ree - k.vanderree@raceandco.com
Sholto Shaw - s.shaw@raceandco.com

Family Law:
Karin Emond - k.emond@raceandco.com
Kirsten Lowe - k.lowe@raceandco.com

Personal Injury and Automobile Accidents:
Brie Reilly - b.reilly@raceandco.com
Nancy Wilhelm-Morden - n.wilhelm-morden@raceandco.com

General Litigation
Jack Montpellier - j.montpellier@raceandco.com

Areas of Legal Practice

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Injury Claims

Business and Personal Law

ICBC Claims

Our lawyers help clients who have been injured in car accidents to obtain the best possible compensation for their injuries.The insurance claims process can be confusing and time-consuming, and should not be undertaken without expert representation.

Real Estate

We act for buyers, sellers, developers, and mortgage lenders of commercial buildings, houses, condos, and fractional-ownership properties in British Columbia.

Personal Injury

After being injured, dealing with insurance companies and the court system may seem overwhelming.  That’s where we can help you.

Wills, Trusts & Estates

Succession planning is a key part of protecting your assets and your family.  Our experienced lawyers help to ensure your wealth is maintained and delivered to your beneficiaries.

WCB Claims

Suffering an injury as a result of your employment can be devastating. We have significant experience working for clients at the Workers’ Compensation Appeal Tribunal.

Family Law

We work with you to understand your specific family situation and future needs, ensure that you are informed of your legal rights and options for resolution, and help guide you through the process.

Business Law

Our lawyers provide expert advice on all stages of our clients’ businesses, including new incorporations, joint ventures, financing for expansion, succession planning, and selling the business.