Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, March 13, 2018 – Michael, Evrensel & Pawar LLP (MEP Business Counsel), a Vancouver-based and award winning corporate and entertainment law firm, is very pleased to announce that J. Geoffrey Howard has joined the Firm as Employment Counsel.

Mr. Howard brings a wealth of experience representing both employers and employees in all aspects of employment relationships as well helping clients solve workplace issues in a practical and cost-effective way, all of which provide an exceptional complement to both the Corporate and Entertainment law groups of MEP Business Counsel.

“We are delighted that Geoff was available to join us at this time,” states Marshall Pawar, managing partner of MEP Business Counsel.  “Geoff has terrific experience in advising clients on employment and labor related matters, and does so in a practical manner that is very much aligned with our existing practices.  His expertise in the area allows us to expand our reach of services within the Firm and directly provide additional value to our existing business and entertainment clients.”

Initially admitted to practice in Ontario (1989) and qualified in BC (1994), Geoff has extensive and significant experience in acting as a senior advisor to both multi-national and regional employers alike.  With a varied array of clients ranging from high-tech, life sciences, mining, retail and professional services, Geoff’s expertise and creative approach allow his clients to resolve employment problems and labour litigation claims while remaining practical and anticipating any issues for his clients. Geoff also speaks and writes on a wide range of employment law topics, including authoring articles for a variety of publications and delivering training seminars to clients, managers and professional on workplace issues.

“I am delighted to be joining this dynamic and entrepreneurial firm and look forward to continuing to assist my clients and those of the firm with their workplace legal issues.  Some of my clients will also benefit from the business law expertise of my new colleagues” says Geoff.

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MEP Business Counsel ( is a full-service business and entertainment law firm based in Vancouver, British Columbia.  Founded in 2014 by Arthur Evrensel, Ryan Patryluk and Marshall Pawar, the firm is at the forefront of a changing Canadian business law landscape.   MEP Business Counsel offers the pedigree of internationally recognized and award winning legal counsel coupled with streamlined and cost-efficient advisory services.  With its team of highly experienced business lawyers, MEP Business Counsel delivers more personal and tailored legal advice, all without sacrificing the quality one would expect from an international firm.

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