THE ADVOCATE V O L . 7 5 P A R T 2 M A R C H 2 0 1 7 319 VOL. 75 PART 2 MARCH 2017 CONTRIBUTORS Thomas D. Ciz has extensive experience in income tax and commodity tax matters. Before becoming a lawyer he qualified as a Chartered Accountant (as they then were), and apart from being associate counsel at Farris, Vaughan, Wills & Murphy LLP, he has been general counsel for a private entrepreneurial corporation and its affiliates. Gordon Comer is provincial Crown counsel with the Crown Law Division, but has spent the last few years working as legal counsel to the ADAG, which is a mysterious position, even to him. He loves terriers, craft beer and prosecutorial discretion. Samuel McDonald is a second year law student at the University of Alberta. He holds a Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies from the University of North Texas. Marjorie Mooney is a lawyer serving residents and businesses of Surrey and White Rock, with a focus on real estate law, wills and estates, powers of attorney and corporate and commercial law. Richard Olson is a frequent contributor to the Advocate (of course, the point with which we choose to lead) and is associate counsel at McKechnie & Company. Mr. Olson advises on commercial, real estate and commercial tenancy disputes and sits as an arbitrator on commercial and real estate disputes. He appears as well to be a fan of Lewis Carroll. Richard Peck, Q.C., is the founding partner of Peck and Company, and has practised in the field of criminal law for over 40 years. He was “On the Front Cover” in May 2015. James Spears is a retired lawyer whose cycling adventures with his spouse, Jane A.G. Purdie, Q.C., are among those described in “On the Front Cover”. Vanessa Van Sickle was called to the B.C. bar in 1988 and practises in Surrey. Among other accomplishments, she is a senior subject editor for and contributor to JP Boyd on Family Law.
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