• Posts by Flora F. Griffith

    Flora Griffith is an associate in Lawson Lundell’s Vancouver office practicing in the Business Law Group, with an emphasis on corporate and commercial law.  She has advised clients of private companies on various legal matters ...

In February 2020, we published the third in a series of articles that explore the value of family offices for high-net-worth Chinese families. In this fourth article, we will provide an overview of the different governance considerations that high-net-worth families should consider when establishing family offices.

Proper governance and management structures are ...

Posted in Contracts

On February 18, we published an article on force majeure in the context of COVID-19[1]. In this second article, we will compare force majeure with the common law doctrine of frustration, another option for excusing non-performance of contractual obligations[2].  

Frustration vs. Force Majeure

In common law, a contract may be discharged or set aside on the ground of ...

On July 3, 2019, we published the first in a series of articles that explore the value of family offices for high-net-worth Chinese families.  In this second article, we will give a brief overview of the three most common structures for a family office: corporations, limited partnerships, and trusts.


A corporation is a legal entity that is separate and distinct ...

For high-net-worth families, asset management may be a constant headache given the multitudes of services often involved, including financial advisors, accountants, and administrative staff. Succession planning, too, is a common concern that requires extra attention and time. As such, an increasingly popular vehicle for these families to manage such assets is the ...











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