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Elise Allan, Partner

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PRACTICE EMPHASIS

Elise represents individuals, families, corporations, banks and credit unions in the course of her practice. Elise applies strong organizational and communication skills to keep her clients knowledgeable, and to ensure her clients' issues are managed in a timely and effective manner and that the client is informed throughout.

Elise also works extensively with individuals, assisting them in such matters as the purchasing and selling of real estate, preparing Wills, Powers of Attorney and Representation Agreements as well as obtaining Grants of Probate.

PRACTICE AREAS

Business Transactions
Lending & Financing
Land Development
Incorporations, Partnerships and Joint Ventures
Wills and Estates
Residential Real Estate

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Arts from the University of British Columbia in 2003.
LLB from the University of British Columbia in 2006.
Called to the British Columbia Bar in 2007.

PRACTICE DESCRIPTION

Business Transactions – Elise regularly advises clients on their business transactions.  Elise has advised clients on share sales, asset sales, corporate reorganizations and establishing new businesses.  Elise also assists clients with the preparation of documents, including commercial leases, consulting agreements, distribution agreements, licensing agreements and manufacturing agreements.

Lending & Financing – Elise has acted for both lenders and borrowers.  Her clients include banks, credit unions, individuals refinancing their homes, start-up businesses obtaining their initial funding and mature businesses expanding their existing credit facilities to meet their growth needs, including assisting with cross-border lending issues.

Land Development – Elise has acted for land developers as well as individuals creating smaller subdivisions.  Elise also has advised strata corporations on disputes and governance issues.

Incorporations, Partnerships and Joint Ventures  – Elise has advised clients on numerous types of business structures, including incorporations, partnerships and joint ventures.  Her practice also includes preparing and advising on corporate reorganizations, shareholders agreements, partnership agreements and joint venture agreements.  Elise has significant experience in succession planning combined with estate planning.

Wills and Estates – Elise assists clients with all matters of estate planning, from simple Wills, Powers of Attorney and Representation Agreements through to complex trusts and estate planning matters.  Elise acts for Executors in obtaining Grants of Probate and Administrators in obtaining Letters of Administration.

Residential & Commercial Real Estate – Elise has acted for individuals, families, businesses and investors in their purchase, sale and refinancing of residential and commercial real estate.  Elise also advises owners and prospective owners of issues relating to their property, including easements, statutory rights of way, boundary issues as well as contractual disputes in the purchase and sale of real estate.

PROFESSIONAL & CIVIC INTERESTS

President of the Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation.
Founding and current organizing committee member of the Vernon Estate Planning Council.
Past Director of the Vernon Community Music School.
Past Chair of the Branch Executive Committee of St. John Ambulance.
Former Director of the Downtown Vernon Association.

 

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