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Local BC company acquires rights as a franchisee to operate an innovative drone business

June 1, 2024

Franchise Licensing

Local BC company acquires rights to operate a commercial glass and facade cleaning business featuring innovative drones. Velletta Pedersen Christie represented the Franchisee with a team led by Sankar Nair who attended to reviewing Franchise Disclosure Documents and negotiating, revising, and finalizing the Franchise Agreement.

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BC restauranteurs offering specialty pizza acquire assets to expand late-night food options near the University of Victoria

January 12, 2024

Buying and Selling a Business

A local BC company acquired the equipment of an existing restaurant to expand late-night food options available to the Cedar Hill, Hillside, and Gordon Head communities near the University of Victoria. Students, night owls, and individuals working late hours welcome additional after-hours options to the neighbourhood. Velletta Pedersen Christie represented the local company with a…

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Two popular Vancouver Island restaurants change ownership

November 30, 2023

Buying and Selling a Business

Two popular Vancouver Island restaurants changed ownership for an aggregate purchase price of $550,000. Key aspects of the two Share Purchase Agreements included vendor take-back financing, transfer of liquor licenses, assignment of commercial leases, issuing promissory notes, and securing general security agreements. Velletta Pedersen Christie represented the Vendors in this transaction with a team led…

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Dunphy v. Boulard, 2023 BCSC 1231

July 18, 2023

Family Law

This case lies at the intersection of family law and bankruptcy law and touches on the most valuable asset many people own: their pension credits. To provide some background, most property is divided after divorce using the provisions of the BC Family Law Act, including most pensions. However, it is possible to divide Canada Pension…

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Private company completes sale of assets of e-commerce business to international distributor

June 23, 2023

Buying and Selling a Business

Private company completes the sale of assets of e-commerce e-scooter business to an international distributor. The sale of assets included inventory and intellectual property. Velletta Pedersen Christie represented the Vendor with a team led by Sankar Nair who attended to drafting, revising, negotiating, and finalizing the Asset Purchase Agreement, Intellectual Property Assignment Agreement, and ancillary…

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E-Commerce client finalizes international exclusive licensing and distribution deal with global distributor

June 22, 2023

Intellectual Property

A confidential e-commerce client finalizes a multi-year exclusive licensing and distribution deal with a global distribution company valued at USD $2.1 million dollars. Velletta Pedersen Christie represented the licensor with a team led by Sankar Nair who attended to drafting, revising, negotiating, and finalizing the exclusive licensing and distribution agreement. Key components of the deal…

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McNally v. School District 61, 2022 BCSC 1671

September 23, 2022

Civil Litigation

Velletta Pedersen Christie represented one of two School District 61 trustees that had been purportedly suspended by their fellow trustees in early 2022. This matter proceeded by way of a Petition to the British Columbia Supreme Court, and was heard over three days in May, 2022.  Reasons for Judgment were released on September 23, 2022.…

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Krikke v. Slang, 2022 BCPC 159

August 8, 2022

Real Property Disputes, Civil Litigation

Our firm frequently represents parties in real estate disputes. In this case, the Claimant alleged multiple misrepresentations on a Property Disclosure Statement, as well as claims relating to the completion of renovation work. We were successful in having the claim dismissed against the sellers in its entirety. Link

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WP v. TZ, 2021 BCSC 2092

October 26, 2021

Estate Litigation

Velletta Pedersen Christie represented an individual in a claim to remove her as a trustee over a trust set up in her father’s will. The Defendant was one of three children.  The estate was divided into one part for each child.   The Plaintiff’s share was placed into a trust, with the Defendant as the…

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JB v. Esquimalt Denture Clinic 2020 BCHRT 138

July 7, 2020

Civil Litigation

Velletta Pedersen Christie represented an employee who was sexually harassed at work in a case before the British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal.   The harassment included comments of a sexual nature as well as physical touching.  The employee was terminated from her employment after the Defendants wife saw some of the unwanted physical interactions on…

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