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Reducing Risk
For Financial Institutions

McMillan Dubo Law Group is one of the only law firms in western Canada that specializes in the legal needs of financial institutions – providing experienced counsel and a full suite of services specific to the needs of lenders.

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We are a service-driven law firm.

Together with our team of dedicated staff, we utilize technology
to reduce financial institution legal fees and to provide
our clients with superior legal representation.

Our clients include a broad range of financial institutions (both chartered banks and credit unions) who are able to view the status of legal file activity on-demand. By focusing solely on the legal needs of lenders, our clients save time and can depend on McMillan Dubo for experienced counsel, efficient processes and responsive service.

Our lawyers have more than 30 years’ collective experience
reducing risk for financial institutions.

Our people are focused.

Our processes are efficient and transparent.

Our service is responsive and effective.

EXPERTISE

COMMERCIAL FINANCE

At McMillan Dubo, we guide our clients through the financing stage of commercial ventures to ensure sound structure and security.  Whether lending to joint ventures, limited partnerships, trusts, or First Nations-owned businesses, our team of lawyers and staff know what our clients need to maximize opportunity while minimizing risk.

Our commercial finance services include:

  • Real estate, development, and construction finance (including residential, commercial, and mixed use)
  • First Nations finance, including on-reserve lending
  • Lending involving land code, SGA, and treaty lands
  • Aircraft finance
  • Liquor licensing
  • Hotels
  • Syndicate deals
  • Succession planning (including share purchases, trusts, etc.)
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EXPERTISE

REALIZATION & INSOLVENCY

At McMillan Dubo, we work toward maximizing our clients’ recovery while minimizing the time and cost to do so.  We represent Canadian chartered banks, credit unions and other commercial lenders, secured and unsecured creditors, and insolvency professionals (including bankruptcy trustees and receivers) in relation to security realization, collections and insolvency matters.

We offer a one-stop, full service approach to legal services.  We reduce risk to our clients by assuming the responsibility for handling all aspects of a variety of matters – from issuance of demand letters through to submitting mortgage insurance claims on behalf of our clients.

Our realization & insolvency services include:

  • Mortgage enforcement / foreclosures
  • Collections / debt recovery
  • Personal property security realization
  • Bankruptcy and receiverships
  • Negotiated resolutions
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SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

We believe that strong and healthy communities are a collective responsibility. We also believe that diversity is essential to the health and wellbeing of any group – family, community or business.

For this reason, we look for opportunities to support organizations and causes that increase diversity and strengthen equality. At McMillan Dubo Law Group, we take pride in the commitments we have made to the following organizations;

  • We for She – Vancouver Board of Trade

  • Association of Women in Finance

  • Kamloops Food Bank

  • Kamloops Fire Fighters Operation Africa and Nicaragua

  • West Coast Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF)

  • Kamloops’ Minor Hockey League

Vivian McCormick

Vivian McCormick

Lawyer | Director – Strategy & Operations

Vivian has more than a decade of practice experience in commercial finance and realization and insolvency, initially as an associate with a national law firm and then as in-house counsel for a large financial institution. She has represented many large financial institutions as well as corporate borrowers in secured financing transactions. Vivian has also acted for lenders, borrowers, bankruptcy trustees and receivers on a variety of insolvency matters.

In addition to her legal experience, Vivian brings to McMillan Dubo LLP expertise in corporate strategy, business development and operations management.

Vivian spends her free time cycling, making sourdough bread, and exploring her favourite Vancouver neighbourhoods with her husband and their dog. She is also the founder of Girl Tribe Vancouver, a mentoring and networking community for girls ages 12-16.

  • Bachelor of Commerce (2003), University of British Columbia
  • Bachelor of Laws (2006), University of British Columbia

Corina Schnell

Corina Schnell

Paralegal – Realization and Insolvency

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Jackson Bullock

Jackson Bullock

Lawyer

Jackson combines a formal education in commerce (Bachelor of Commerce from the UBC Sauder School of Business) and a degree in law to his role providing counsel to financial institutions.

Originally from North Vancouver, Jackson and his wife moved to Kamloops in 2013 when he began law school at Thompson Rivers University. In the years that followed, Jackson articled along-side in-house counsel at a major crown corporation and spent time working within a full service law firm in Kamloops. Called to the bar in 2017, he is eager to focus his practice at McMillan Dubo on the unique needs of lenders.

Brittany McNichol

Brittany McNichol

Paralegal – Realization and Insolvency

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Stacey McCourt

Stacey McCourt

Paralegal – Commercial Finance

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Jeanie Casey

Jeanie Casey

Paralegal – Commercial Finance

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Tracey Maughan

Tracey Maughan

Paralegal – Realization and Insolvency

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Raffaella Longhin

Raffaella Longhin

Paralegal – Realization and Insolvency

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Maia Tsurumi

Barrister & Solicitor

Maia’s practice focuses on researching and analysing complex issues and facts and litigation preparation for a broad range of matters including contract disputes, commercial fraud, commercial disputes, property rights and jurisdictional issues, among others.

Maia completed a clerkship at the Supreme Court of Canada, was a former member of the commercial litigation practice group at a national law firm and a former associate in a boutique law firm that specialized in labour, employment and human rights matters.  In 2016, Maia became Commissioned Counsel for the British Columbia Judicial Compensation Commission, having served as previous counsel for the Federal Commission of Inquiry into the Decline of the Sockeye Salmon in the Fraser River.

Maia also holds a graduate degree in Science.

  • Editorial Board, Commercial Litigation and Arbitration Review, LexisNexis Canada Inc.
  • Board Member, Multilingual Orientation Service Association for Immigrant Communities (MOSAIC)
  • Board Member, Community Legal Assistance Society (CLAS)
  • Member, Legal Advisory Team, Pivot Legal Society
  • Member, Access to Justice Committee, Canadian Bar Association BC Branch, 2013-2015

Sherryl Dubo

Partner

Sherryl is co-founder of McMillan Dubo LLP and leads the realization and insolvency group.

Sherryl has practiced almost exclusively in the areas of commercial insolvency, foreclosures, personal property security realization and collections work during her 18 years as a lawyer.  She routinely represents financial institutions throughout British Columbia, as well as receivers and bankruptcy trustees.

Sherryl practiced for 10 years with a major national law firm in Vancouver as part of their realization and insolvency group.  She then joined a regional law firm in Kamloops where she was a partner before co-founding McMillan Dubo LLP.

Today, she spends much of her free time practicing her negotiation and dispute resolution skills with her three small children, with the help of her husband.

  • Member, Law Society of British Columbia (1999)
  • Member, Risk Management Association
  • Member, Association of Women in Finance
  • Bachelor of Laws, LLB (1998), University of British Columbia
  • Bachelor of Arts (Advanced) (1994), University of Manitoba

Margot McMillan

Margot McMillan

Partner

Margot is a founding partner of McMillan Dubo LLP. She practices exclusively for lenders in the area of commercial finance, with a particular emphasis on real estate, aircraft finance and Aboriginal lending.  She works for a variety of institutional lenders in all types of transactions and is focused on delivering solutions that meet the specific needs of lenders and their borrowers.

Margot led the commercial finance group of full service law firm with provincial reach before establishing McMillan Dubo.

Margot has extensive experience in complex commercial transactions involving a range of business entities, including limited partnerships, joint ventures, and trusts. She also consults regularly on legislation relating to First Nations land management, taxation, and borrowing.

Margot is also able to provide a broad range of legal services and advice to aviation clients regarding the sale, purchase, and financing of aircraft and all matters relating to the Cape Town Convention and International Registry.

In her free time, Margot enjoys skiing, trail running with her black Lab, and spending time outdoors with her husband and two sons.

  • Member, Association of Women in Finance
  • Member, Risk Management Association
  • Member, Law Society of British Columbia (2005)
  • Member, Canadian Bar Association – Aboriginal Law, Aircraft, and Banking Subsections
  • Bachelor of Laws (2004), University of British Columbia
  • Bachelor of Arts, International Relations (1997), University of British Columbia