Our community members are given access to use the 253 facilities, including our shared resource library, our social and entertaining area for entertaining clients and referral partners, our fully stocked kitchen, our workstations, our office services, and to use our address as an address for service or RRO.
macushlaw is an imaginative and thoughtful ecosystem of lawyers with a common goal: to provide its clients with affordable, approachable, top-tier legal services while giving back to the communities they serve in the process. macushlaw leverages its team's expertise, low overhead, and leading-edge legal technology, to deliver high quality, affordable, practical and client-centered legal services in an approachable way.
macushlaw employs a number of non-traditional practices, such as replacing billable targets with non-billable targets, offering tiered rates to clients depending on their socioeconomic circumstances or barriers, alternative billing strategies, and equitable compensation.
macushlaw provides corporate, commercial, real estate, wills and estates, immigration and commercial and civil litigation services primarily to individuals, small businesses, non-profits and charities.
macushlaw was the first 253 Columbia community member, and strongly supports 253 Columbia's mission and values.
Learn more about macushlaw and their team at www.macushlaw.ca.
Charthouse Lawyers is the Sunshine Coast's destination business and estates firm, with a deeply held, customer-centric philosophy focused on helping small business people plan their personal and commercial lives. With experience in commercial, corporate, wills and estates, estate planning and real estate services, Charthouse knows that more and more Mainlanders are going 'bi-coastal' with a foot in the city and their heart on the Sunshine Coast. They believe having a Vancouver base to serve these clients is essential to Charthouse's long-term goals of serving their clients where they are.
Like many 253 Columbia members, Charthouse is driven by values:
"Let’s start with what empathy does not mean: sympathy. Sympathy is feeling sorrow or pity for others. Empathy is the act of putting yourself in the other person’s shoes to better understand them and what they are facing.
We’re not your therapist – we’re your law firm. Leading with empathy means we strive to demonstrate to others that we understand or seek to understand what they are experiencing, through our words and actions, so we can properly fix or accommodate the situation. It applies to our interactions with everyone, whether they be clients, co-workers, people we work with from other organizations, or whole communities of people.
Cultivating empathy helps us see issues from the vantage point of our clients, removing our own biases and acting for our clients from a place of mutual understanding. In this way we can determine whether the problem is something you can personally solve, or whether assistance is required."
We couldn't be more excited to have Charthouse join our community.
Learn more about the empathetic, forward thinking team at Charthouse here.
Jeremy Campos, Principal of Campos Law, has never walked the traditional path. Naturally, his path in law and his plans for the future don't revolve around a suit, a mahogany desk, a view of the harbour and pursuit of partnership. Jeremy is building a life that balances practice of law for select clients he cares about with worldly experiences.
Jeremy is a brilliant corporate and commercial lawyer with years of experience serving his individual and small business clients all over BC, is currently in house counsel to one of the world's finest online adult retail groups, and is currently splitting his time between Bali, New York and Vancouver.
We love Jeremy's worldly, flexible and modern approach to legal practice and look forward to being his 'home base' for years to come.
Learn more about Campos Law by clicking the logo to the left <--.
Meta Law was founded by Bing Wang in 2021 to provide future-forward, tailored, industry experience grounded legal services to health care services providers and small businesses. Prior to founding Meta Law, Bing owned and operated a number of pharmacies, including developing and exiting a successful e-commerce pharmacy. Bing knows what it takes to found and operate in the health services industry, and has years of experience in the legal industry to add a layer of technical clout to his industry expertise. Bing charges affordable rates and is a humble and approachable professional.
Farid Muttalib is a lawyer living and working in Vancouver, British Columbia. He founded Muttalib Law in 2022, after having spent several years in private practice at a litigation firm and as in-house counsel at CBC/Radio-Canada.
He is a pragmatic, approachable and client-centered lawyer. His goal is to help achieve my clients' desired outcome by producing high quality legal work at an affordable rate.
He is fluently bilingual and can serve clients in both English and French.
He volunteers with Access Pro Bono, including with their Residential Tenancy Program and their Court of Appeal Program.
He obtained his law degree at McGill University, where he also obtained a Bachelor of Arts in history and philosophy.
In his spare time, he can be found hiking the North Shore mountains, running around Vancouver, and travelling around different parts of British Columbia
Angela is an immigration and refugee lawyer starting her practice at 253 Columbia.
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Sebastian is a freelance lawyer providing support to securities law practices. Hailing from Blakes, Cassels, & Graydon's securities department, Sebastian knows his stuff and is looking to leverage his knowledge and experience to provide securities support in a different way.
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Fish Purdy LLP is a boutique corporate securities law firm assisting clients in dealing with corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, and securities regulatory matters. Risk management is their specialty. They assist their clients in making strategic, practical and well reasoned decisions. Their clients include public and private issuers and other market participants spanning a wide variety of industries
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Adrian practices civil litigation in Vancouver, British Columbia, and provides effective advocacy in complex disputes involving corporate law, commercial law, or public law.
He believes that the best service is to pursue direct and cost-effective dispute resolution by strategically framing the issues and focusing on the things that matter.
Please visit https://www.greer-lawyer.com/ for more information!
Combining big firm credentials with small firm approachability and practicality, Avra Law is a trusted legal advisor for businesses large and small.
In addition to general counsel services, Avra Law has deep industry experience in commercial real estate, aviation, transportation and infrastructure.
Please visit https://www.avralaw.com/ to find out more!
Access Pro Bono promotes access to justice for all in BC by providing pro bono legal services to people and non-profit organizations of limited means. They proudly provide summary advice clinics throughout the province, a province-wide roster program for representation services, and run numerous programs catered to the varying needs of the diverse populations they serve. Many of our community members at 253 Columbia are involved in at least one of the Access Pro Bono programs, and we appreciate the important work that they do to promote access to justice for all!
To find out more please visit: https://accessprobono.ca/
The Everyone Legal Clinic is one of the many programs launched by Access Pro Bono. The Clinic aims to increase access to affordable and high-quality legal services, increase professional capability for public interest legal service throughout BC (particularly for underserved communities), promote substantive knowledge and practical skills needed to succeed in public-minded legal practice (including practice management, cultural competency and relationship skills), to improve equity, diversity, working conditions and quality of education for the a new generations of legal service providers, and to promote more modern forms of legal practice to benefit all client needs.
253 Columbia is a proud service partner with the Everyone Legal Clinic and clinicians have free access to our beautiful shared space during their articling year.
To find out more please visit: https://www.accessprobono.ca/program/everyone-legal-clinic
Our service provider members are carefully selected, and have deep experience serving legal professionals in their professional domain. Our service providers provide discounted services to our members, and occasionally use the office to meet with member clients or provide education and training.
ProFix Accounting & Strategy is a specialized firm offering exclusive finance and accounting services to law firms, led by Anna DiBella, CPA, CGA. With over a decade of experience in trust accounting, ProFix is one of the only CPA firms offering this specialization to clients.
Anna DiBella has held senior leadership roles at aggressively growing law firms in the Vancouver area, helping them to envision long-term goals, and implementing processes to achieve them.
Whether you’re interested in streamlining your in-house accounting procedures, reaching a profitability milestone, or ensuring your trust accounting is in order, Anna DiBella, CPA, CGA, will provide you with the numbers, insight, and strategy you need to get there.
ProFix was our second community member, and we couldn't be happier she joined us.
Visit ProFix's website for more information about their services and pricing. ProFix offers discounted services to 253 Columbia community members.
Electrum Networks offers a remotely managed I.T. department for small and medium businesses. You’ll get your own I.T. director, high-quality support from our help desk, and access to a team of experts – all at a fraction of the cost of hiring your own.
Peter and his team are friendly, fair with pricing, and provide IT services at a discount to 253 Community Members.
Ridley Film is a video production company based in Vancouver, BC, that amplified brand stories by developing and producing engaging, results-focused video content. They are passionate about providing the best experience possible and start every project by forming a deep understanding of your business goals to ensure your vision is captured every step of the way.
You can rely on Braedan and his team at Ridley Film to bring a wealth of experience, creative vision, and technical knowledge to every project. You'll notice their work on our website, and can also see their Demo Reel here: https://vimeo.com/766387789