Experienced Corporate Paralegal

Our firm is currently seeking a full time experienced corporate paralegal to join our corporate team.  

This position requires an individual who generates positive energy, is organized and able to handle multiple tasks in a fast paced environment, has a strong work ethic and most importantly, has passion for what they are doing.

Duties & responsibilities would include: 

  • Handling purchases and sales of businesses, both assets and shares;
  • Handling complicated reorganizations involving share freezes, roll-overs and family trusts;
  • Assisting with all corporate work including BC and Federal incorporations and registrations, extra provincial registrations, annual maintenance, trademark matters, director/officer changes, share allotments/transfers and dividends and all other ancillary corporate matters;
  • Having a significant role in building and maintaining relationships with accountants and other referral sources;
  • Managing the corporate precedents.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum 5 years previous corporate experience;
  • Knowledge of “ALF” and strong computer skills are essential;
  • Attention to detail and ability to work autonomously is imperative; 
  • Service oriented with the ability to build and maintain relationships;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Digby Leigh & Company offers a competitive salary and benefits package. 

Interested and qualified candidates may apply by forwarding their resumes, with covering letters to:

Attention:  Wendy Allan, Office Manager
Digby Leigh & Company
201 - 3053 Edgemont Boulevard,
North Vancouver, BCV7R 2N5
Phone:  604.988.7167       Fax:  604.903.8625
Email:  wallan@leighco.ca

While we thank all candidates for their interest, only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

Full Time Administrative Assistants

We are currently looking to add a full time member to our administrative team.

The successful candidate will possess strong computer skills, organizational skills and attention to detail. This position also requires a client service approach with the ability to build and maintain relationships. Above all else, we are looking for an individual who generates positive energy, has a strong work ethic and most importantly, has passion for what they are doing.

We would welcome an application from a star candidate who is a fast learner and driven to become a fantastic legal administrative assistant, though you may not have much experience under your belt as of yet; we are willing to teach and mentor the right individual who is a “fit” for our firm and possesses the above described necessary skill sets.

If this sounds like the right opportunity for you, we want to hear from you! Please forward your cover letter and resume to wallan@leighco.ca.

While we thank all candidates for their interest only those selected for interviews will be contacted.


2017 Young Entrepreneurs Symposium

Digby Leigh & Company is pleased to announce that we will once again be hosting our Young Entrepreneurs Symposium June 1st at the Pinnacle Hotel at the Pier. 

The symposium aims to provide young entrepreneurs with streetwise/practical ideas that they can immediately take away and implement into their own businesses. If you're a young person in business we hope you can join us for an action packed afternoon as our four speakers deliver talks highlighting their own entrepreneurial stories that will focus around delivering actionable takeaways for the participants.

This year's speaker lineup includes:

BOB LENARDUZZI,  PRESIDENT VANCOUVER WHITECAPS FC

BOB LENARDUZZI, 
PRESIDENT VANCOUVER WHITECAPS FC

STEVE DE JONG, PRESIDENT & CEO INTEGRA GOLD

STEVE DE JONG,
PRESIDENT & CEO INTEGRA GOLD

ANDREA SCOTT, CO-FOUNDER SKOAH INC.

ANDREA SCOTT,
CO-FOUNDER SKOAH INC.

ANDREW HALL, CO-FOUNDER MEALSHARE

ANDREW HALL,
CO-FOUNDER MEALSHARE

AGENDA:

  • Attendees begin to arrive and light lunch served until first speaker/opening remarks;
  • 2 Speakers, 20-25 minutes each;
  • 20 minute fireside chat style Q&A with both speakers and moderator;
  • 20 minute break/email catch-up/mingle session;
  • 2 Speakers, 20-25 minutes each;
  • 20 minute fireside chat style Q&A with both speakers and moderator;
  • Closing remarks; and
  • Reception with complimentary hors d'oeuvres and cash bar.

Tickets are available for purchase online at www.yestalks.org

Early bird tickets $79 +GST (early bird price until May 1st)
Regular price tickets $89 +GST (after May 1st)

We hope to see you there!

B.C. Franchises Act Now In Force

B.C. has new legislation in force as of February 1, 2017: the Franchises Act SBC 2015, c. 35 and Franchises Regulation (BC Reg 238/2016) (the “Act”). If you are a Franchisor or Franchisee carrying on business in B.C., this new legislation will impact you.

Franchise legislation is akin to consumer protection legislation. To a great extent, the Act follows the legislation in force in those jurisdictions of Canada that have adopted franchise legislation, specifically, Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario, New Brunswick and PEI. 

For new Franchisors, and for Franchisors only carrying on business in B.C., it will be important for the Franchisor to understand the disclosure requirements and the exemptions of the Act and to note the following:

  • Failure to provide a Disclosure Document permits the Franchisee to rescind the franchise agreement within 2 years after it enters into the franchise agreement;
  • If disclosure is not properly made in the Disclosure Statement the Franchisee might be able to rescind the franchise agreement and the officers or directors who signed the Disclosure Document maybe liable for damages; 
  • The impact of rescission is significant as the Franchisor is required to return all funds received from the Franchisee and repurchase inventory, supplies and equipment at the price paid by the franchisee. 

If you are a Franchisor carrying on business in B.C., you should consider getting legal advice regarding the implications of the new legislation.

UPDATE - POSITION FILLED - Full Time Client Services Assistant

Other people might call you a receptionist, but at Digby Leigh & Company we consider you a Client Services Assistant. This is one of the most important roles in our office as you are responsible for the daily administrative operations of our firm. You are also the face of our firm. You will be the first person people see when they walk in the door and the first person people talk to when they call our office. If you are a positive person who enjoys interacting with people in a dynamic, energized team environment; are excited about organization and administration, have a strong work ethic and are passionate about client service then we want to hear from you! This is a perfect opportunity for someone looking for an entry level position as we always value fit over experience.  

Please take some time to fill out the below form to provide us with your answers to the following questions (note: creativity counts!). These out-of-the-box questions were carefully crafted in an endeavor to find YOU – our next exceptional hire!


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2016 No Regrets Basketball Tournament

The Quinn Keast Foundation hosted its second annual No Regrets Basketball Tournament this past weekend, and the tournament was an absolute success. The No Regrets Basketball Tournament is a high school seniors basketball tournament that features both girls and boys teams from across Western Canada. The tournament games are hosted at various North Shore high school gymnasiums, and the teams competed at an extremely high level during this 3-day tournament. After the dust settled it was South Kamloops taking the title over Handsworth in the final of the boys division, and Charles Best claiming victory over Walnut Grove in the girls division final.

Digby Leigh & Company alongside a number of other members of our community, were part of the No Regrets Basketball Tournament Organizing Committee that both sponsored and helped put this event together. For a review of the tournament, including further game results, game stories, all-star teams, photos, historical tournament statistics and scholarship recipients please visit the website at www.noregretsbball.com.

TechPong 2016

This past week we had the pleasure of both sponsoring and participating at the truly unique Vancouver fundraiser TechPong. Spearheaded by our local tech community, TechPong invites the Vancouver tech industry to participate in an epic ping pong tournament and raise money for causes in their community that they care about.

After a month plus of hard work training on our ping pong table and fundraising for our charity of choice, North Shore Rescue we set out to do battle on November 15th at the Imperial. Digby Leigh & Company's ping pong all stars went head to head versus some of the tech industry's heavy hitters (including a Microsoft employee who is a former European champion; true story). We fought valiantly and shocked the tech world having our single's rep Scott make it all the way to the semi finals and our doubles team of Digby Sr. and Scott make it to the quarter finals. Ben and Kaitlyn who represented DL&C as our second doubles team did not disappoint either; they earned the distinguished titles of 'most fun' and 'best dressed'. Also a very special shout out to the huge contingent of DL&C fans who came out to cheer on our players.

The event was a tremendous success raising a grand total of $52,692 for a variety of community causes. We were particularly proud of the $1,629.25 we were able to raise for our cause of choice North Shore Rescue. Good fun. Great cause.