25 August 2022
Three Watson Goepel Lawyers Recognized in the 2023 Edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada
Embargoed until August 25, 2022 – We are pleased to announce that three of our lawyers have been selected for inclusion in the 2023 edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada® Best Lawyers is widely regarded by both clients and legal professionals as a significant honour which is determined by votes received amongst their local legal peers to recognize lawyers each year for their outstanding professional excellence in a particular practice area(s).
Anastase Maragos, Partner in our personal injury practice; Craig Neville, K.C. Associate Counsel in our family practice and Jeffery Read, Associate Counsel in our business practice have been recognized in six different categories.
This is the first year Anastase is recognized in The Best Lawyers in Canada® in their Personal Injury Litigation category. It is also his 30th anniversary at Watson Goepel. Over the years, Anastase has acted for thousands of injured parties at all levels of court in British Columbia. He has a deep understanding of BC’s complex medical-legal system and has comprehensive trial experience.
Craig has been recognized in Best Lawyers Family Law area since 2012. This year, Craig is recognized in the Family Law Mediation area. He has been a leading practitioner and valued colleague in the family bar since 1986. He was the recipient of the honorary title of King’s Counsel (K.C.) in 2021. For over 35 years, Craig has devoted himself to the betterment of B.C. communities through volunteerism at every level, both personal and professional. He has advocated for families in all areas of family law. Craig has been both a mentor and a role model for lawyers looking to the future of family practice and is widely recognized in B.C. as a Family Law Mediator and Parenting Coordinator having been instrumental in setting up Parenting Coordination in the province.
Jeffrey has been recognized since 2006 in the areas of Corporate Law, Securities Law, and Venture Capital Law. He is a well-respected solicitor and educator with over 35 years of experience advising local, national, and international companies and securities dealers on their Canadian activities. Between 2000 and 2015, Jeff was an Adjunct Professor (Securities Regulation) at the University of British Columbia Faculty of Law and is a prolific contributor to many securities law publications.
Congratulations to Anastase, Craig and Jeffrey.
Founded in 1984, Watson Goepel LLP is a multi-service law firm based in Vancouver, with one additional office located in West Vancouver. With 40 lawyers and 20 paralegals, Watson Goepel boasts a well-established dispute resolution, business law, family and personal injury team, with deep bench strength.
For details about The Best Lawyers in Canada® 2023, please visit https://www.bestlawyers.com/firms/watson-goepel-llp/38615/CA