Construction topics in bite sized portions
SICA is bringing back the Lunch & Learn series. Enjoy your lunch and join like-minded people within the Construction Industry to listen and learn. Each series will have a different topic to speak on and experts to offer information and takeaways.
Upcoming Lunch & Learn 2023
Session Topic: The Top 10 Most Asked Legal Questions in the Construction Industry
Pack your lunch on May 17th, because you won’t want to miss SICA’s Spring 2023 Legal Update Lunch & Learn. Sean Pihl K.C. and Rosie Jacobs will answer this year’s 10 most asked legal questions in the construction industry. This Lunch & Learn will be virtual, so whether you are on site or in your office, you can log on and participate. Whether you are a contractor, builder, tradesman, or supplier, you will find this their advice informative, practical and applicable to your business.
Date: May 17th, 2023
Time: 12:00 to 1:30pm
Address: PIHL Law Corporation– 3200 Richter Street, Kelowna, BC V1W5K9
This Lunch & Learn will be virtual, so whether you are on site or in your office, you can log on and participate. Whether you are a contractor, builder, tradesman, or supplier, you will find this their advice informative, practical and applicable to your business.
About Sean Pihl
Sean has appeared at the Provincial, Supreme and Appellate Court levels, in addition to his extensive arbitration and mediation experience. He has volunteered as a guest lecturer at the University of British Columbia (Okanagan Campus) and has presented at educational seminars on a variety of legal topics. In 2016, Sean received his designation of King’s Counsel, recognizing distinctive merit and exceptional contributions to the legal profession. Sean practices exclusively in the area of civil litigation, with an emphasis on employment and labour law, and construction/commercial litigation.
Sean’s volunteer background has focused primarily on community and professional development, He currently serves as a Director of SICA. He has previously served as the Chair of the Board of Directors for The Canadian Mental Health Association (Okanagan), The Kelowna Hospital Foundation, and The Thompson Okanagan Telus Community Board
About Rosie Jacobs
Rosie has a general civil litigation practice with a primary focus on construction law. She has extensive experience assisting clients navigate complex problems that arise before, during and after a construction projects, including advising developers on contentious development permit applications or walking contractors through the steps to terminate a contract partway through a build.
Rosie has regularly appeared before the Provincial and Supreme Court levels. She is also the Chair of the Canadian Bar Association of British Columbia’s Civil Litigation (Okanagan) Section.
Previous Lunch & Learn 2023
Optimizing your Tax Strategy in Tumultuous Times
Is your Construction company feeling the impacts of a pending recession, rising interest rates, and other economic factors out of your control? Join us to gain valuable insights into how you can do your best to “recession-proof” your Construction business through various tax, budgeting, and other key strategies. We will provide lots of time for Q&A, so you don’t want to miss this lunch and learn session, at KPMG’s Kelowna office.
About Zach Smith
Zach Smith is a Tax Partner for KPMG’s Kelowna office. He has over 10-year experience specializing in tax efficient solutions for private companies and their shareholders, with a real passion for supporting family-run enterprises. Zach is passionate about taking an education-centered approach to his work that ensures all parties involved understand and agree on the solutions put forward.
NEW Date: April 13th, 2023
Time: 12:00 to 1:30pm
Address: KPMG MSLP – 3200 Richter Street, Kelowna, BC V1W5K9
About Geoff Gibbons
Geoff Gibbons is a Senior Manager in KPMG’s Vernon office with a focus on Taxation. He has over 9 years experience with KPMG serving a wide range of clients, large and small, within industries such as: construction, technology, manufacturing, retaining, insurance, and transportation.
Date: March 23, 2023
Time: 12:00 to 1:30pm
Address: KPMG MSLP – 3205 32nd St. 4th Floor, Vernon, BC V1T5M7