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THE ADVOCATE V O L . 7 5 P A R T 1 J A N U A R Y 2 0 1 7 141 BENCH AND BAR To many of our fellow citizens the “January butterfly” is an uncommon sight. Phil Everly sang of the January butterfly’s rarity (though his true love was still rarer) and English- American singer Ruth Allen asked admiringly of the same butterfly, “Have you just been hiding waiting / To defy the winter snow?” We are fortunate that in legal circles, butterflies are relatively common sights even over the winter—indeed we may even be witnessing, in the moves below, an occasional metamorphosis. Avon Mersey, Jessica Taylor and Brendan Ward all join Singleton Urquhart. Robert W. Quon moves his aviation and aerospace expertise to Dentons’ Vancouver office. He was previously with Fasken Martineau DuMoulin. Derek M. Mah joined Harper Grey after a stint with Murphy Battista. In the Vancouver employment law shuffle, Cameron Wardell leaves Overholt Law for Mathews Dinsdale while Sara Forte leaves HHBG Employment Lawyers to start her own firm, Fortelaw, in Surrey, B.C. Sherry Kooner joined Wilson Rasmussen in Surrey having come from Kerfoot Burroughs in Vancouver. David Wotherspoon sashays from Fasken Martineau to MacPherson Leslie & Tyerman’s Vancouver office. Michael Galambos moves from Wiebe Douvelos Wittmann to practise on his own. Derek M. Mah moves from Murphy Battista to become associate counsel with Harper Grey. Liz Pan leaves AMJ Law to take up a post with QA Law. Michael Welters moves from Bull, Housser & Tupper (now part of Norton Rose) to Aldridge + Rosling. Jamie P. Paez moves the affairs of Paez & Co. to join Spraggs & Co. Cody Wagner, once with Jarvis McGee Rice, also moved to Spraggs & Co. Maxine Faille moves from Gowling WLG’s Ottawa Lawyers who have moved their practices should fax details of their past and present circumstances to Peter Roberts at 604-669-1620 to ensure an appearance in “Bench & Bar”. Note that we do not report changes in lawyers’ status within their firms (from associate to partner, for example) other than in cases where persons formerly articled have been hired as associates.


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