Category: Community

BC Government Passes Legislation Giving Fee Simple Land Rights to First Nations

Author: Brydan Heisler The Government of B.C. has passed legislation to give First Nation bands the right to directly acquire, hold and register fee simple land in BC. This new law will come into force on May 21, 2024. The objective of these legislative changes is to remove a long-standing discriminatory barrier that prevents First […]

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In Memoriam: Michelle Sagert

It is with profound sadness that we recognize the passing of our dear friend and colleague, Michelle Sagert. Vivacious and tenacious well describe Michelle. She truly was a force of nature, whether it be fighting for the rights of her clients or bringing joy to her family, friends and colleagues. Michelle only came to our […]

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Mani Saggu Joins Waterstone Law Group

The firm is pleased to announce the addition of Mani Saggu to our team! Mani will practice as an associate in our Abbotsford office, primarily with our growing business law department. Mani’s educational background includes her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of British Columbia in 2017 and her law degree […]

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Waterstone Law Welcomes Jaslene Bhui

The firm is pleased to welcome our newest lawyer, Jaslene Bhui, to our Langley office location. Jaslene practices in the areas of Real Estate Law and Business Law. Born in Ontario, Jaslene earned her Bachelor of Arts at the University of Toronto in 2017. She went on to complete her J.D. with distinction at Bond […]

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Waterstone Supports Community Arts!

We are proud to support the local arts community! Check out the Fraser Valley Symphony (with our own Sheila Evani) in concert this Sunday November 26 at the Matsqui Centennial Auditorium. It will be an amazing show!

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Joint Ownership of Assets for Estate Planning

Waterstone lawyers Michael Sandhu and Jori Les will be presenting on the topic of Joint Ownership of Assets  for Estate Planning on October 26, 2023. This free session is sponsored by the Chilliwack Hospice Society. Michael and Jorie will be sharing their guidance regarding some of the new rules and guidelines for joint ownership of […]

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Michelle Sagert Appointed to the Abbotsford Police Board

On July 28, 2023 Michelle Sagert was appointed to the Abbotsford Police Board by the Honourable Mike Farnworth, BC’s Minister of Public Safety.  The Abbotsford Police Board provides independent civilian oversight and governance of the Abbotsford Police Department to ensure measurable progress towards a safer community.  Michelle’s profile and the work of the police board […]

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Sheila Evani Joins Board of Chilliwack Cultural Centre

Congratulations to Sheila Evani, who has been appointed to the board of the Chilliwack Cultural Centre! As a classical violinist homegrown in Abbotsford and Chilliwack, Sheila has a deep personal connection to the Fraser Valley arts community. She is excited to further the Centre’s mandate to strengthen community connection through the arts!

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Happy Canada Day!

Wishing you a safe and relaxing long weekend with your friends and family! Our offices will be closed Monday July 3, reopening July 4.      

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Just Back From our Latest Lawyers Retreat in Calgary, Alberta!

Waterstone is proud of our diverse and talented team! Great people are hard to come by, so we prioritize opportunities to celebrate each other, while strengthening our personal and professional bonds with some good old-fashioned fun! Interested in joining us? Reach out to learn more!

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