Farris Partner Yun Li-Reilly and Associate Mohnaam K. Shergill recently wrote for Lexpert’s “Legal insights” series on the intricacies involved when shareholdings form part of the family assets being divided on the break down of a romantic relationship. The article considers the many factors that come into play in determining how the shares should be treated, and what romantic partners can proactively do to avoid these complications in the event the relationship ends. Read the full article here.
Yun Li-Reilly is a partner in the litigation and family departments at Farris LLP whose practice includes matters relating to corporate, commercial, civil, family, estate, strata and tenancy disputes. Yun has represented clients before the B.C. Securities Commission and various professional disciplinary bodies and administrative tribunals; and has acted for individuals, corporations, and institutional clients before all levels of court in British Columbia, as well as the Supreme Court of Canada. Yun has law degrees from Harvard Law School and the University of British Columbia. She served as a Judicial Law Clerk at the British Columbia Court of Appeal, and has worked as the Court of Appeal’s consultant to its Civil Rule Reform Project. Yun co-authors the British Columbia Annual Practice and is a law lecturer at Simon Fraser University.
Mohnaam K. Shergill is an associate in Farris’ litigation group, where she maintains a broad litigation practice. Mohnaam joined Farris in 2020 as a summer articling student before returning as an articling student in 2021. Mohnaam received her Juris Doctor from Osgoode Hall Law School in 2021. During law school, Mohnaam received the Bora Laskin Prize for her paper on Indigenous rights in Canada and was a finalist at the 2021 Laskin Moot. Mohnaam also competed at the 2020 Walsh Family Law Moot and was a caseworker for the Innocence Project at Osgoode Hall.