Skunkworks Welcomes Lori Pinkowski & Pinkowski Wealth Management To Client Roster

Skunkworks welcomes Lori Pinkowski of Pinkowski Wealth Management as a client of the agency. Lori is the founding partner of Pinkowski Wealth Management. Based in downtown Vancouver, Lori brings over 17 years of experience as a Senior Portfolio Manager and Senior Vice President to her role. Pinkowski practices in association with Raymond James Ltd. Pinkowski […]

Should Canadian Law Schools Specialize?

Interesting article in the Financial Post discussing the trend towards law schools in Canada specializing in certain niches – First Nations, Energy, et al. The trend is already well underway and perhaps already beyond the point of no return at this stage, but it raises the question for me of how well students entering law […]

Bad Idea Of The Day: Forging A Judge’s Signature To Improve Your Company’s SEO

According to reports in the Washington Post, Vice, and other media outlets, a jewelry company executive named Michael Arnstein filed a lawsuit to have allegedly defamatory online criticisms about his company de-indexed from Google listings and was successful in obtaining a court order to that effect. Google then dutifully removed the offending URLS listed in […]

Rise Women’s Legal Clinic Rising To The Challenge

insert story here But funding, which comes from UBC and an anonymous private donor, isn’t enough to clear the backlogged waitlist. The centre so far gets no funding from government or legal aid. It also relies on donations from a growing list of B.C. lawyers who know all too well the limits to current legal […]

Deloitte Sets Up 5000 Person Apple Specialist Team

Deloitte has announced a partnership with Apple that may help the smartphone manufacturer nab a bit more of the enterprise market. The multinational professional services firm stated that it’s opening a first-of-its-kind Apple practice with over 5,000 of dedicated iOS specialists that will “help customers unlock productivity and better connect employees, inventory, supply chains, and […]

Clio Aggregating Data On Solo & Small Firm Operations

But the announcement that generated the greatest buzz was about a new initiative to enable Clio users to make more-informed decisions about their practices based on quantifiable data. Clio now has 150,000 active users in its system across 78 countries. In a year, some $60 billion in legal billing goes through Clio’s system. At his […]

Pro Sports IP Law Issues – A Vancouver Story

n early September, the team owner, Bill Foley, announced the team name… well, part of the team name. During a radio interview, Mr. Foley revealed that the name would be the Las Vegas “Something Knights.” Later, it was disclosed that the name would be one of three options: The Las Vegas Silver Knights, Desert Knights, […]

Are Law Firm Mergers Cost-Efficient? One Article, Two Views

The BC legal market has mergers on its mind this month following Bull, Housser & Tupper LLP’s announced hookup with Norton Rose Fulbright. Business in Vancouver has a timely article on the topic (fortified with a duly alarmist headline – “Could mergers sound death knell for regional law firms?”). You can find the link to […]

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