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Clark Wilson promotes four articling students to associate

Friday, July 30, 2021 @ 3:08 PM | By John Chunn


Clark Wilson LLP announced that articled students Cohen Hocking, Melanee Bryniawsky, Spencer Oberst and Kezia Messakh have been promoted to associates. 

According to the Vancouver firm’s press release, Hocking joins the Indigenous law and private company mergers and acquisitions (M&A) groups. He earned his law degree at Thompson Rivers University. His practice includes business purchase and sale transactions, shareholder agreements, First Nations governance, Aboriginal and treaty rights, environmental and regulatory law and resource development.

Bryniawsky joins the Indigenous law and general business law groups. She earned her law degree at the University of Victoria. Her practice includes community-based Aboriginal business ventures, First Nations land development, First Nations governance as well as corporate and commercial agreements and real estate transactions.

Oberst joins the capital markets, securities, M&A group. He earned his law degree at the University of Alberta. His practice includes corporate governance including regulatory compliance and policy crafting policies, private debt and equity financings and prospectus offerings and IPOs.

Messakh joins the strata property group and will also be assisting all groups with civil litigation matters. Her practice includes drafting and reviewing bylaws and resolutions, amendments to strata plans, assisting with bylaw enforcement proceedings, defending and prosecuting claims involving strata corporations, representing and helping with Civil Resolution Tribunal matters, bringing lien enforcement applications, initiating forced sales of strata lots, advising on issues around bare land strata corporations, developing privacy plans, assisting with strata collections, as well as providing strata governance advice. She is able to assist our clients in English and Bahasa Indonesia.