Having put in his time in the trenches of trial litigation earlier in his career, Michael’s practice is now primarily focused on real estate (conveyancing, development, leasing) and commercial law.
From assisting first-time home buyers to setting up a new company for a small business to creating a unique development project, Michael has done it. Michael also has experience in First Nations law and transactions involving property located on the Westbank First Nation.
Prior to becoming a lawyer, Michael worked in the construction industry, and he prides himself on giving practical advice to homeowners, developers and contractors in relation to construction contracts and the Builders Lien Act.
During a hiatus from private practice, Michael gained invaluable experience as general counsel for an international retail business.
When he is not scouring the pages of a commercial lease, Michael can be found fly fishing in one of B.C.’s beautiful rivers.
Michael received his bachelor’s degree in Art History from the University of Calgary and attended law school in both Australia and Canada. Michael is a past member of the Law Institute of Victoria (Australia) and has been a member of the Law Society of BC since 2011.
Jack joined the former Kelowna firm Wageman Bailey in 1982, after graduating from the University of Saskatchewan law school. In 1999, Jack left Wageman Bailey to establish Bailey Morrison alongside Doug Bailey. Jack’s practice is primarily limited to commercial real estate matters and acting for mortgage lenders.
Corporate Legal Assistant
Hailing originally from beautiful Banff, Karyn Brewster is our capable and effervescent corporate legal assistant. Karyn’s favourite part of her job is the variety of her work. Outside of work, Karyn enjoys a nice pinot gris, a good podcast and hiking with her two and four-legged family members.
Scott Murray’s practice focusses on real estate, wills and estates, corporate matters, and non-contentious family law matters.
Alongside his work commitments, Scott volunteers as a director of the United Way of Southern Interior BC, and sits on the executive of the Canadian Bar Association Family Law (Okanagan) subsection.
Scott grew up in Victoria, attended law school at Dalhousie University in Halifax, and moved to the Okanagan in 2015 after cutting his legal teeth in Vancouver.
At home, Scott enjoys playing with impractical British cars, cooking a limited variety of cuisines poorly, and sipping disturbingly peaty Scotch. Before his legal career, Scott obtained two degrees in history (from the University of Victoria and Simon Fraser University), and he keeps up this interest in areas as diverse as the Napoleonic-era Royal Navy and the environmental history of the Pacific coast of North America. Scott also has a background in music, and particularly favours the works of Henry Purcell and Elton John. Since moving to the Okanagan, Scott has made a point of being sure to enjoy all the fruits – both literal and figurative – that it has to offer.
Real Estate Legal Assistant
Bonnie is our steadfast, experienced, and incisive real estate legal assistant. Bonnie can spot a poorly-drafted document at 25 yards, and is a vital part of ensuring all work passing through her hands is done to the high standards we hold ourselves to.