Farris, Vaughan, Wills & Murphy LLP is pleased to announce that Alexander D. Mitchell (Labour & Employment), Nicholas T. Hooge (Litigation) and Ron D. Dueck (Taxation) have joined the partnership, effective February 1, 2016.
Alex Mitchell specializes in the area of Labour and Employment Law. Alex acts for private and public sector employers with respect to grievance arbitration, collective agreement administration, Labour Relations Board matters, Employment Standards matters, privacy matters and human rights complaints. He provides advice on a wide range of employment law issues including employment contracts, restrictive covenants such as non-competition and non-solicitation agreements, severance matters, workplace policies, sickness and disability, and employment issues arising from corporate transactions.
Nick Hooge has a general litigation practice and has appeared in all levels of courts in British Columbia, as well as in the Federal Court of Canada, the Federal Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court of Canada. He also has experience before a number of administrative tribunals including the BC Utilities Commission. Nick’s practice covers a wide range of complex civil and commercial matters including contract disputes, product liability claims, real property litigation, corporate and securities law, administrative law, and public utility regulation. Nick also has an expertise in class actions law and has defended numerous class action claims in various areas of law, including anti-trust, securities, consumer protection, and product liability claims.
Ron Dueck specializes in the area of income tax planning and structuring for both private and public corporations and their stakeholders. Transactions include mergers and acquisitions, reorganizations, capital market transactions, project finance and international in-bound and out-bound investment. Ron received his Juris Doctor (J.D.) from the University of Victoria in 2007 and his Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in philosophy (Dean’s Honours) from the University of Waterloo in 2002.