Josephine M. Nadel, Q.C.

Josephine M. Nadel, Q.C.: Attorney with Owen Bird Law Corporation
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  • Three Bentall Centre, 2900-595 Burrard Street, P.O. Box 49130, Vancouver, BC, Canada V7X 1J5
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Josephine Nadel was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 2016. Ms. Nadel is a senior lawyer who practices law in the areas of corporate, commercial, wealth management, tax, wills and estates. A focus of her legal practice is succession, governance and strategic planning for private and family-owned enterprises. She has in-depth experience in corporate reorganizations and a broad range of corporate transactions.

Ms. Nadel is a certified family enterprise advisor and a trained facilitator qualifying her to advise groups of shareholders, stakeholders and owners on issues relating to succession, governance and wealth preservation.

Ms. Nadel was the founder and Chair of the Professional Advisory Committee of the Business Families Centre, Sauder School of Business, a member of the Business Families Centre Board and Director of the PricewaterhouseCoopers Centre for Entrepreneurs and Family Business (Western Canada). She serves as a director of VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation and Face the World Foundation. She also holds director and trustee positions with private companies, trusts and charitable foundations. She was actively involved and served as a director of CAFE (Canadian Association of Family Enterprise, Vancouver Chapter), Ronald McDonald House, Institute of Family Enterprise Advisors (IFEA), Vancouver Foundation - Professional Advisory Committee and Crofton House School.

Professional Recognition

•Appointed Queen's Counsel, 2016

Areas of Practice (3)

  • Business Law
  • Taxation
  • Wills, Trusts, & Estates

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
604-691-7587  Phone
604-632-4476  Fax
University Attended:
University of British Columbia, Bachelor of Arts, Economics and International Relations
Law School Attended:
University of British Columbia, Bachelor of Laws
Year of First Admission:
1978, British Columbia

Professional Membership

•Member, Law Society of British Columbia
•Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants, In-Depth Tax Course
•Certificate in Family Enterprise Advising, Sauder School of Business, University of British Columbia

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  • Fixed Fees Available

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  • 4.4/5.0
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    Three Bentall Centre , 2900-595 Burrard Street , P.O. Box 49130
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