Chair

Lorne MacLean, Q.C., Founder, MacLean Family Law, Vancouver, BC. Lorne MacLean is the founder of MacLean Law and one of Canada’s most experienced and highly rated family lawyers dedicated to family law and divorce in British Columbia. Lorne has successfully protected clients’ rights since 1983 in the field of high net worth and complex family law disputes, dealing with issues such as spousal and child support, property division, child custody, guardianship and access, and marriage-like relationships. He has earned a reputation as a tough yet thoughtful advocate for his clients.

   

Faculty

Cléa Amundsen, Lawyer, Kitsilano Family Law, Vancouver, BC. Cléa Amundsen is called to the Bar in both BC and Ontario and is fluent in both English and French. Cléa handles cases involving all aspects of family law. She favours a positive, child-centred, solution-oriented approach to thorny and difficult family law cases. Cléa’s longstanding interest in international humanitarian law led her to legal reform work with the International Commission of Jurists in Nairobi, Kenya from August 2012 to March 2013. Cléa began working in family law upon her return to Vancouver, with a focus on lessening the impact that separation and divorce have on children. She is part of the Canadian Bar Association and the B.C. Family Law Unbundling Roster, amongst others.

   

Candace Cho, Principal and Co-founder, Onyx Law Group, Vancouver, BC. Candace is known for her creativity and deep knowledge of both estate and family law, as well as the law of equity and trusts to craft claims for clients to get the best results possible. She deftly navigates the intricacies and interrelationships of family, estate and trust law to push the development of the law in a better direction. She has appeared before all levels of court in British Columbia, and has lectured numerous times on issues of family, estate and trust law. She is a Board member of the TLABC Board of Governors, an editor on the Verdict Editorial Board and a member of the TLABC Women Lawyers Committee. In her free time, Candace is an avid traveller and foodie. She is also the co-founder of an educational not-for profit in Ecuador called Uno a Uno.

   

Nicholas Davies, Lawyer, MacLean Family Law, Vancouver, BC. Thanks to his previous unique and varied work/life adventures, Nicholas Davies is well regarded today as an astute, strategic thinker who can just as comfortably work under fire in the courtroom as navigate through calm negotiations to help people resolve their conflicts and move forward. With 28 years of experience in family law, family law mediation, real property transactions and disputes, and corporate/commercial transactions and disputes, Nicholas Davies currently focuses his practice on family law and corporate/commercial litigation. His knowledge of complex property transactions is a particular asset for high net worth couples working to untangle the financial aspects of their relationship.

   

Andrea E. Frisby, Principal, Legacy Tax + Trust Lawyers, Vancouver, BC. Andrea focuses her practice on assisting clients with estate and trust planning and administration. She prepares wills, trust documents, powers of attorney and representation agreements for clients, and also provides legal advice on estate and trust administration. Andrea has authored numerous papers in the areas of wills, estate, trusts and capacity issues and is a frequent speaker on these topics. Andrea has recently completed the Society of Trusts and Estate Practitioners (STEP) Diploma achieving a Distinction across all four examinations and has her TEP designation.

   

Georgialee A. Lang, Attorney & Arbitrator, Vancouver, BC. Ms. Lang has practised family law for 30 years, focusing primarily on trial and appellate litigation, including three leading cases in the Supreme Court of Canada. In 2011, she added arbitration to her arsenal of expertise, acquiring FCIArb credentials from the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, United Kingdom, and served on the Board of Governors for the North American Board. Ms. Lang is a prolific writer, speaker, and media commentator, whose publications range from the Huffington Post to the National Post, The Advocate and The Lawyers Weekly. She has been named in Best Lawyers in Canada and Lexpert since the inception of each, and in 2013 was one of 60 women lawyers in Canada to be awarded Lexpert’s Zenith Award for leadership in the profession. She is an elected Fellow of the International Academy of Family Lawyers, a world-wide group of lawyers who regularly engage in cross border matters.