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Jeremy Costin

Jeremy R. Costin

Associate Counsel

Profile

Jeremy Costin is an experienced solicitor with a passion for developing effective solutions for a broad range of clients.  Jeremy’s practice is focused on estate planning including wills and probate, and business matters including e-commerce and business information.

Estate Planning and Administration

Jeremy Costin assists clients with wills, trusts, and corporate vehicles to build their succession plans.  He advises clients from a “whole picture” perspective, considering the financial as well as very personal aspects of estate planning.  Jeremy also helps clients of all ages with incapacity planning, preparing enduring powers of attorney and health care representation agreements.

Jeremy’s estate planning experience runs from corporate reorganizations and tailor-made trust solutions to bringing peace of mind to families with young children or disabled dependants.

Jeremy is experienced with all stages of the probate and estate administration process.  Whether the estate is simple or complex, Jeremy can assist executors with the obligations and procedures involved.

Jeremy teaches the wills and estate planning session of the Professional Legal Training Course at the Law Society of B.C.

E-Commerce & Business Information

Jeremy Costin is a pioneer in e-commerce and business information law.  He cut his programming teeth on an Apple II in the eighties, hand-coded web pages in the mid-nineties, and was the Curriculum Director for Internet programming at a career college before becoming a lawyer.

The laws dealing with how information is acquired, protected, and used comprise a thread running through all sectors of business, from e-commerce to health care to fishing tourism.  Jeremy’s e-commerce and business information experience includes:

  • Developing privacy and knowledge management policies for a large health care services company.
  • Developing an agreement for information protection and management, including an intellectual property trust, which has been used in biotechnology, aviation, and even app development contracts.
  • Drafting the shareholders’ agreement, customized to address significant intellectual property and other intangible asset contributions by founders, for a start-up eco-tech company.
  • Advising an international transportation logistics organization regarding the development and maintenance of their mission-critical global software system, including IP succession issues.
  • Amending and preparing licence agreements for a multinational e-mail filtering company.
  • Setting up one of the first Community Contribution Companies in British Columbia, operated by a global information technology group.
  • Advising numerous e-commerce start-ups, preparing terms of use agreements, privacy and other policies, supplier licensing agreements, legal terms required for Apple platforms, and terms related to jurisdictional privacy matters.

Community

Jeremy Costin takes a leadership role in the community.  He is a director of the Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre and a member of its governance and planned giving committees, a director of the Jewish Lawyers Association of British Columbia, an advisor to Chabad of Richmond, and a program coordinator for the Beth Israel Law and Learn program.  Jeremy is a frequent guest instructor for the Professional Legal Training Course at the Law Society of BC, and is a member of the Canadian Bar Association.

Jeremy spends his time away from the office with his wife and their little one, and can often be found playing one of his guitars or spinning old blues records.

Areas of practice

  • Estate Planning
  • Estate Administration
  • Corporate/Commercial
  • E-Commerce & Business Information

Bar Admissions

British Columbia, 2010

Education

University of British Columbia, LL.B. (converted to J.D.)

McMaster University, B.A. (Hons.), summa cum laude

Classes/Seminars

  • Ethical Matters in Estate Planning, Temple Sholom, 2017
  • Wills and Estates, PLTC, Law Society of British Columbia, 2016
  • Buying and Selling a Business, PLTC, Law Society of British Columbia, 2015, 2014
  • Business Basics, Small Business BC, 2014
  • Contracts – making useful business agreements, Launch Academy, 2014
  • Business Structures, Launch Academy, 2013

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Canadian Bar Association, Member
  • Jewish Lawyers Association of British Columbia, Director

Languages

  • English
  • French

Testimonials

“Candace I want to thank you for handling my case. You got me through all the barriers that the opposing counsel put in our way. I am sure your practice will grow and I will be sure to recommend you as counsel to others. You went out of your way to help me when others placed demands on me that I could not meet.”

Testimonials

“I found Candace to be thorough and very competent. She listened well and was very prompt with correspondence. She was very concerned about our well-being and showed compassion. Her work on our case is much appreciated.”

Testimonials

“I found Candace Cho to be a good listener, a smart lawyer, very knowledgeable in her field, and a wise adviser. Candace did exactly what she was retained to do and without the matter going to trial. Her work for us was professional throughout and her billing was fair and exact. I would not hesitate to retain Candace again and will highly recommend her to any and all who need legal counsel in matters of Estate Law, disputes concerning Wills and inheritance.”

Testimonials

“Candace Cho is the best lawyer I have ever had. She is very efficient, very calming, and very understanding. I was very amazed with the way she negotiates. I was also very impressed with how quickly she was able to settle my claim.”

Testimonials

“From start to finish with Candace, I felt informed, justified, and under the guiding hand of a true legal professional. Candace in every situation, through every meeting with any and all involved on either side, was prompt, prepared, and diligent. She is respectful and respected, she is direct, yet sensitive, a great listener, and a powerful communicator.”

Articles

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