In Memoriam

We are saddened to announce the sudden passing of our friend and colleague, James Shumka, on August 23, 2022. He was only 58. James was a founding principal of Legacy Tax + Trust Lawyers and was instrumental in its formation in 2000. In fact, James coined our name. James was a universally respected tax lawyer who excelled at devising and implementing creative legal and tax solutions for clients. He was a consummate professional, an exceptional colleague and a true gentleman. James was a delight to work alongside. James was also a devoted husband and father.

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British Columbia’s Land Owner Transparency Act

Laura M. Peach, Alistair G. Campbell and Private: Peter Mennie

On November 30, 2020, British Columbia’s new Land Owner Transparency Act, S.B.C. 2019, c. 23 (“LOTA”) came into force. New applicants registering an interest in land may be required to file a Transparency Report setting out information about the…

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