KOKM Lawyers is a leading law firm in the South Okanagan, with each lawyer carrying out a strong practice in their field. Together, its lawyers have an integrated practice group providing seamless service to a broad client base.
Our clients are important to us. We know that life changes. We can assist you with some of the challenges that may come your way in a broad range of areas of law.
Our business law lawyers have the expertise and experience to assist you in navigating the complex world of business transactions and acquisitions. Our group of professionals are experienced at providing specialized solutions for complex and competitive business situations, and represent a diverse group of businesses in many different types of transactions.
When charged with a criminal offense you need experienced advice immediately. Our criminal law group has experience with matters from traffic offenses to the most serious crimes you can be charged with such as murder, sexual assault and robbery.
When charged with a criminal offense ensure that you get the best advice possible by consulting with the experienced lawyers at KOKM.
Our civil litigation lawyers handle all aspects of civil litigation including collections, foreclosures, breach of contracts, insurance issues, and strata law.
No matter what your issue is if litigation is required to solve it our team can help. Litigation is not the only way to solve simple issues and our team strategizes with you about how to avoid court.
Wills and Estates
Whether your circumstances are simple or complex, our estate lawyers can assist with all stages of estate and succession planning. Often a short appointment to review your circumstances will allow our lawyers to make recommendations for your consideration. Many of our clients have simple solutions such as a straight forward Will, often coupled with a Power of Attorney or representation Agreement.
In more complicated circumstances a comprehensive Will, or a family, spousal or alter ego Trust might be recommended.
Additionally, our probate and administration practice will be of assistance in guiding clients through the complicated Estate process after the death of a family member.
Our experienced estate litigation lawyers deal with all aspects of ensuring that an estate is being fairly dealt with.
In British Columbia a will must be fair. There is a short time in which to seek to change a deceased’s will. If you are the spouse or child of a deceased and believe that you are not fairly treated in the will you should seek the advice of one of our estate litigation lawyers.
Our experienced family law team can assist you with all aspects of family law, whether you require a marriage or cohabitation agreement at the start of a relationship or divorce, or property settlements and child and spousal support when a relationship ends.
Cohabitation and marriage agreements require balancing each party’s rights and obligations so that the agreement is effective over time.
Know your rights and obligations on your marriage or common-law relationship breakdown. Seek a consultation today with one of our experienced family law lawyers.
Our commercial litigation lawyers advise and represent clients on a variety of business related disputes. Our lawyers handle disputes amongst shareholders and partners, contractual disputes with businesses and debt collection litigation.
Whether you have terminated an employee and that employee is now demanding compensation for wrongful dismissal or you are an employee who has been unfairly terminated our lawyers can assist.
For employers we are often able to give you advice on how to properly terminate employees and what compensation you may have to pay them. If after the employee is terminated litigation commences we are well-equipped to assist you.
For employees we are prepared to assist you in ensuring that you received just compensation if you’ve been wrongfully terminated.
We are experienced with all types of real estate transactions in varying real estate sectors. Our services include residential and commercial conveyances, all aspects of development, real estate marketing (disclosure statements), strata property law, leasing, mortgages and re-financing. We place emphasis on identifying potential challenges and risks in a transaction, and in providing creative and innovative solutions for our clients.
MEET OUR LAWYERS
Tom Kampman was born and raised in Regina, Saskatchewan. After obtaining a B.A. (Hons.) at the University of Regina and a LL.B at Queen's University, Tom was called to the BC Bar in 1987 and practiced with Boughton Peterson Yang Anderson (now Boughton) in Vancouver until he moved to Penticton in 1993.
When he is not otherwise riding his bicycle, Nordic skiing or reading, Tom practices law as a barrister and solicitor in the areas of corporate/commercial, real estate, wills & estates, foreclosures and employment law.
*Legal services provided by Thomas A. Kampman Law Corporation
Bill Oliver is a graduate of the University of Saskatchewan. He received a Bachelor of Commerce 1980 and a Law Degree in 1981.
He practiced law in Saskatoon and, like many prairie dogs, came to the Okanagan and in 1993 he was called to the British Columbia Bar.
Bill is an outdoorsman. He plays old timers hockey. He is on the volunteer fire department in Kaleden. He has coached hockey, baseball and speed swimming.
Bill practices in the areas of Will, Estates, Conveyancing, Trusts, and Commercial law.
*Legal services provided by William W. Oliver Law Corporation
Pat Dowler practices in the area of corporate commercial law with a focus on representing closely-held corporations located in the Okanagan Valley on matters involving corporate reorganizations, acquisition and sales of businesses, commercial borrowing transactions, and residential and commercial real estate development.
Pat acts for a wide range of clients including many family-owned companies, professional corporations and companies which have been involved in major commercial transactions.
*Legal services provided by Patrick M. Dowler Law Corporation
Jason Oliver practices law as a solicitor in the areas of family law, corporate law, real estate law and real estate development, wills and estates, specializing in all aspects of wealth preservation. Born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Jason moved to Penticton, British Columbia at 8 years old and has considered it home ever since.
Obtaining a Commerce Degree at the University of Saskatchewan Edwards School of Business and a Juris Doctor at Bond University in Queensland, Australia, Jason went on to article at Nichols Law Professional Corporation in Markham, Ontario, and was called to the Bar of the Province of Ontario as a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada in 2016. He then returned to Penticton and was called to the Bar of the Province of British Columbia as a member of the Law Society of British Columbia, joining his father at KOKM Lawyers.
Ryu practices exclusively as a litigator in the areas of Civil, Family and Criminal Law. Ryu has worked on complex matters at both Provincial and Supreme Court of British Columbia levels in all three practice areas. Although he enjoys the adversarial process of Court, Ryu understands that court proceedings can be incredibly expensive for clients and he focuses on finding creative and practical solutions for clients that minimize costs.
Ryu lives with his wife and children in Penticton and believes in the importance of being involved in the community that we are so fortunate to live in. Ryu is currently a board member of the OSNS Child Development Centre and is the President of the Penticton District Bar Association. In his free time he enjoys playing hockey in the local beer leagues, playing his guitar and has also been involved in local musical productions.
*Legal services provided by Ryu Okayama Law Corporation
Mary advises individual and corporate clients in commercial litigation matters including contractual disputes and shareholder and partnership disputes. She also practices in the areas of corporate law, real estate law, and wills and estates.
Mary grew up in Penticton and attended Queen’s University for her undergraduate degree followed by University of Calgary for her law degree. Mary articled and practiced at a boutique litigation firm in Vancouver before returning to Penticton.
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