Resources 2017-11-29T22:15:21+00:00

RESOURCES

The team at McMillan Dubo offers industry leadership in the form of presentations and publications on a variety of topics related to reducing risk for financial institutions. For more information on any of these resources, or to arrange to have one of our team present to your group, contact our office.

Industry Leadership and Opinion

PUBLICATIONS

  • “Mortgage Enforcement on Aboriginal Lands” Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia (2017) M.McMillan and T.Dusevic These materials were prepared by Tom R. I. Dusevic of Dusevic & Co., Burnaby, B.C. and Margot McMillan of McMillan Dubo Law Group, Vancouver, B.C. for Continuing Legal Education-B.C., May 2017.
  • “Secured Lending and Builders’ Lien Priorities” – Edmonton Real Estate Group (2014) M. McMillan
  • “Lending on Reserve Lands” – Western Canada Mortgage Enforcement Conference (2014) M. McMillan

  • “Comparative Insolvency Law” in Banking and Insolvency Litigation (Vancouver: Continuing Legal Education Society of British, 2000) S. Dubo & B. Ingram

  • “Personal Property Security Act” – B.C. Professional Legal Training Course (2015) M. McMillan

  • “Bankruptcy and Insolvency – Litigation Issues,” Continuing Legal Education Society of BC (2014 & 2016) S. Dubo

  • “Commercial Law – Collections” in Annual Review of Law & Practice.  Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia. S. Dubo & C. Ramsay

  • “Ability to Register in Personal Property Registry Not Automatically Stayed by CCAA Initial Order – Case   Western Express Air Lines Inc.” (2004) S. Dubo & J. Sandrelli

  • “Liability Under a Guarantee or Indemnity – Does it Survive Bankruptcy?” (2002). S. Dubo & D. Knowles

  • “A Consideration of the House of Lords Decision in Barclays Bank Plc v. Coleman” (2002) S. Dubo & D. Knowles

  • “The Enforceability of Continuing Guarantees: Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce v. Shire” (2001) 7 Credit and Banking Litigation 393.  S. Dubo & D. Knowles

  • “An Overview of Historical Issues and Recent Legal Developments Affecting First Nations Land Tenure” – client presentations (2015) M. McMillan

  • “Canada Revenue Agency – Priority Issues”, client presentation (2015) S. Dubo

  • “Bankruptcy and Insolvency – Litigation Issues”, Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia (2014) S. Dubo

  • “The Court’s Supervisory Role over Court-appointed Receivers and Bankruptcy Trustees,”  S. Dubo

PRESENTATIONS

  • Instructor , Law Society of BC Professional Legal Training Course: PPSA.
  • Risk Management Association, BC Chapter – Vancouver, 2017: Recent Developments in Aboriginal Land Tenure
  • Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia, Foreclosure Practice 2017 – Vancouver, 2017: Mortgage Enforcement on Aboriginal Lands & Hot Topics in Foreclosure Practice
  • Chartered Accountants & Insolvency Restructuring Professionals Conference – Vancouver, 2017:  Examinations under the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act.  S. Dubo

  • International Women’s Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation, Vancouver, 2016: The BC Court of Appeal Decision in the All-Wood Fibre Ltd. Receivership (as counsel for the Receiver). S. Dubo

  • Instructor, Law Society of BC Professional Legal Training Course:  Collections.  S. Dubo

  • Continuing Legal Education Society of BC 2016: Litigation Issues in Bankruptcy.  S Dubo

  • BC Southern Insolvency Discussion Group 2014: The Court’s Supervisory Role over Court-appointed Receivers and Bankruptcy Trustees.  S. Dubo

  • Insolvency Discussion Group, Vancouver 2017: Strengthened CRA Super-Priority for GST – Canada v. Callidus Capital Corp.

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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 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