Personal Injury

A serious motor vehicle accident can leave you physically, emotionally and financially disabled. Your life can be seriously disrupted. From the first day you enter our office, we begin to try and understand the physical damage you have sustained, and the associated impact on the rest of your life. This is a practice area that the DLG lawyers have years of experience and extensive training in. We will help you understand the entire insurance process, and strive to obtain the highest award possible for you without having to go to court. Although, if a trial becomes necessary, you can trust that you are in good hands as our lawyers have the proper expertise and resources to achieve favourable results for our clients. Healing the injuries sustained in your accident should be your top priority, while our lawyers work with a network of medical and legal experts to ensure you receive full medical support and compensation for your losses. In seeking the right medical attention, and working with your treatment providers to ease the impact from your injuries, we look for specialists who can provide the latest in effective and proven treatment options, as our primary concern is your health and that you are properly attended to in this regard.

At DLG, we are not only your lawyers, but also partners in your recovery process. Please contact us if you or a loved one has been involved in a recent motor vehicle accident.

Business Law

Business opportunities demand prompt, accurate assessment. At DLG, our priority is to know our clients’ business objectives and understand their legal needs. We help new businesses find the corporate structure to best fit their needs and we help existing businesses plan the steps necessary for continued and increasing success. We act as legal advisors to entrepreneurs, sole proprietors, partnerships, corporations and financial institutions of all sizes. We work collaboratively with our clients to promote their business interests and resolve their legal issues. Our knowledgeable, professional and experienced lawyers are committed to finding strategic and cost-effective solutions.

Some of our many business law services include the following:

  • General Business Advice: we see ourselves as a resource to help enable your decisions from a legal perspective
  • Determination of business Model
  • Incorporation
  • Shareholder Agreements
  • Corporate Restructuring
  • Corporate governance advice
  • Sole Proprietorships
  • Partnerships (limited liability, partnership agreements, limited partnerships)
  • Business Acquisitions, Sales, Amalgamations and Mergers
  • Commercial Financing (borrower & lender)
  • Joint Venture Agreements
  • Commercial Agreements & Contracts
  • Purchase and sale of businesses (share and asset purchase agreements)
  • Due diligence

Residential Real Estate

The purchase or sale of a property is one of the most important decisions an individual or family can make. For many of us, it is also our largest single investment. Lawyers are essential in real estate closings as they help protect your interests in the purchase or sale of real estate. They also work with other professionals, including your real estate agent, mortgage broker, and lender, to ensure the transaction is successful and completed in a timely manner.

At DLG, our Real Estate Lawyers are committed to making your real estate closing as smooth and stress free as possible. We are experienced in real estate purchases and sales of all sizes, including homes, condominiums, cottages or any other kind of residential property in BC. Our knowledgeable and friendly staff of lawyers and paralegals is readily available to answer all of your real estate questions both before and after closing.

Our real estate services include:

  • Purchase and Sale of House
  • Drafting agreement of Purchase and Sale
  • Mortgages
  • Private Mortgages
  • Re-financing
  • Title Searches
  • Family transfer
  • Estate transfer
  • Title Insurance and many more

Our real estate lawyer’s fees are reasonable and competitive to the market. Call us today at 604-575-0111 to receive an upfront quote for our residential real estate services, with no hidden fees or surprises!

Commercial Real Estate

DLG Real Estate and Business Lawyers have broad experience in the acquisition, development, use, and operation of commercial properties. We represent developers, landlords and tenants, individuals, and corporations interested in purchasing, selling or leasing commercial real estate. We are mindful of our clients’ money: we look for the most practical, cost-effective solutions that will meet our clients’ objectives.

Our commercial real estate services include:

  • Purchase and Sale of Commercial Properties
  • Leases
  • Assignments
  • Construction Contracts
  • Joint Ventures
  • Mortgage Financing
  • Transaction Due Diligence
  • Landlord and Tenant Disputes
  • All necessary PPSA and other security matters

DLG Real Estate and Business Lawyers are pleased to provide potential clients with a free consultation. Contact us today at 604-575-0111 to schedule a meeting or to find out more about our commercial real estate services.

Wills and Estates

Wills and powers of attorney play an important role in estate planning. These tools allow for individuals to plan how their affairs will be managed both during their lifetime and after their death.

If an individual passes away without a valid will, their estate will be administered in accordance with applicable legislation. To ensure your estate is managed and distributed according to your wishes, it is important to have a valid and updated will.

It is also important for individuals to contemplate how decisions will be made on their behalf in the event they are unable to manage their own affairs.

A Power of Attorney is an estate-planning document that lets you appoint a trusted person to make legal and financial decisions on your behalf.

A Representation Agreement lets you appoint a trusted person to make personal care and healthcare decisions on your behalf when you’re unable to do so.

At Dominion Law Group, we understand that estate planning can be an overwhelming experience and we aim to make it easier through understanding. We are dedicated to helping our clients through this process, ensuring they comprehend all of their options and tailoring the right plan.

We offer a wide range of services to help our clients with all of their estate and succession planning needs, including:

  • Preparation of Wills
  • Preparation of Powers of Attorney
  • Preparation of Representation Agreements
  • Appointment of Committees
  • Implementation and administration of family trusts
  • Corporate reorganizations related to estate planning
  • Trusts of all kinds, testamentary, family, alter ego, etc.
  • Probate
  • Estate Administration
  • Estate and trust litigation
  • Advising executors and trustees on their duties and obligations
  • Advising trustees regarding preparations of estate accounts
  • Advising beneficiaries of their rights and entitlements under wills or trusts

 

We offer comprehensive packages to provide you with certainty in the event of incapacity or death. We welcome the opportunity to work with couples and extended families. Call us today at 604-575-0111 to find out more about our Wills and Estates services

Family

At DLG we understand that separation and divorce are difficult matters that raise unique challenges. This understanding is the foundation of our family law group and allows us to approach each individual case with the utmost care and sensitivity. We will work with you to ensure that all of your concerns, financial and emotional, are addressed and that there is, if any, minimal negative impact on all parties involved.

Our skilled lawyers can advise and represent you in matters relating to child custody, guardianship and access, adoption, property and asset division, child and spousal support, name change, and divorce. We also draft prenuptial/marriage, cohabitation, and separation agreements. We will assist you in exploring your options for out-of-court solutions, including using mediation and negotiation to achieve the best results.

Please feel free to come see us, as understanding your options at an early stage is important to solving your problems quickly and effectively.

Criminal

There are numerous ways you may find yourself at odds with the criminal justice system. If you are charged with an offence we strongly recommend proper and skilled legal representation, and even more so if it is a serious offence. The criminal defence lawyers at DLG are committed to defending and protecting our clients in the face of a criminal charge. During the course of a criminal investigation, the earlier our lawyers get involved with your case, the better we can represent and help provide you with a more favourable outcome. Our criminal defence services include drug trafficking and possession, Charter issues, impaired driving and other motor vehicle charges, assaults, sexual assault, fraud, theft, sentencing matters, pardons, variation of probationary or other terms of sentence or release, and trials at both Provincial and Supreme Court levels.

Dealing with the criminal justice system can be complicated and traumatic, but the lawyers at DLG will work closely with you to make the process as clear and non-invasive as possible by interacting with the police on your behalf, advising you and your family, advancing your rights, ensuring you get a fair trial and bringing your case to a conclusion. Please contact us to see if your matter is one we can assist you with.

Canadian Immigration

Dominion Law Group practices in all areas of Canadian citizenship and immigration law.  Our Canadian immigration consultancy is able to assist clients in cases ranging from the simple and straightforward to the complex and challenging.

Contact us in order to schedule a consultation with one of our professionals for a thorough and detailed assessment of your situation as well as a frank discussion of the options available in your case. Our services regarding citizenship and immigration can be categorized in to four basic groups:

1. Temporary Residence

Many different programs exist for temporary admission to Canada. Each program has specific requirements and each offers temporary residence under specific rights and conditions.

There are four basic types of temporary resident visas:

  • Visitors Visa
  • Work Permit
  • Study Permit
  • Temporary Residence Permit

2. Permanent Residence

Canada offers many different immigration programs for prospective immigrants to the country. Each program has different criteria and specific requirements. Summaries of these programs can be found throughout this website. Contact our immigration lawyer at 604-575-0111 for a free consultation to discuss your specific situation, and about which immigration program would be most appropriate for your specific circumstances. Canadian permanent residency can be obtained through following programs:

  • Canadian Experience Class
  • Federal Skilled Workers
  • Federal Skilled Trades Program
  • Immigrant Investor Program
  • Self-employed
  • Star-up Visa
  • Family Sponsorship
  • Provincial Nominee Program
  • Caregivers Program
  • Humanitarian and Compassionate Applications
  • Refugee Protection Claim Program

 

3. Immigration Hearings and Appeals

Every immigration decision may be challenged in one forum or another, either before the Immigration Appeal Division or at the Federal Court of Canada before a judge. Our services include:

  • Refugee Hearings
  • Refugee Appeals
  • Admissibility Hearings
  • Sponsorship Appeals
  • Deportation Appeals
  • Residency Obligation Appeals
  • Judicial Review – Federal Court

 

4. Citizenship

Permanent residents become eligible to apply for Canadian citizenship after meeting a number of requirements relating to their residency in Canada as well as their knowledge of an official language and of Canada generally.

Once citizenship has been granted, individuals acquire a number of new rights and responsibilities which include the right to apply for a Canadian passport, to vote and to stand for election, as well as mobility rights (the right to leave, enter, and remain in Canada). Our services include:

  • Application for Citizenship
  • Residency Issues
  • Loss of Citizenship

For further information about Canadian citizenship, or for any type of immigration problems you might be facing, please contact an immigration lawyer at Dominion Law Group for an honest and confidential advice. Your confidentiality is always protected.