Holiday Hours 2016

Becker & Company will be closed from December 24 through Jan 2nd. The office will be re-opening for 2017 at 8:30am on January 3rd. Have a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from everyone at Becker & Company.

Our 2016 community event!

 

We didn’t just arrive in the area – it’s our 35th Anniversary this year!  We’re excited about it and we want to say THANK YOU to the people of Pitt Meadows and Maple Ridge!  We’ve got a great day at Meadows Maze on October 2nd – 11am – 3pm.  Please email info@beckerlawyers.ca or give us a call to RSVP.  All the details are in our Newsletter which you can find on our website.  Looking forward to seeing you all there!

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Holiday Hours 2015

Becker & Company will be closed from the December 25 through Jan 3rd. The office will be re-opening for 2016 at 8:30am on January 4.

Have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from everyone at Becker & Company.

Becker & Company – Ride to Conquer Cancer Pub Night!

Come out and join us on Saturday, March 30th to help raise money for the 2013 Ride to Conquer Cancer! We are going to be at Samz Neighbourhood Pub, which has just opened a location in Pitt Meadows. Festivities begin at 5:30.

Tickets are $20 and include your choice of a beef, chicken or veggie burger with a choice of fries, soup,  house or Caesar salad.  Each ticket will be included in a draw for a door prize.

The evening will also have a Toonie Toss, Scratch and Win Lotto Board Draw as well as a grand prize draw for 2 box seats to a Canucks home game.

All proceeds from the pub night will benefit John and Terry Becker’s participation in the 2013 Ride to Conquer Cancer taking place June 15th and 16th.  John and Terry are pleased to be riding with Team Mack Kirk from Mack Kirk Roofing and Sheet Metal for the second consecutive year.

Tickets must be purchased by Wednesday, March 27th through Leslie Kellas at Becker & Company or directly from John or Terry Becker.

2012 Times Readers’ Choice Winner – Best Law Firm

We are delighted to have received this award from the Maple Ridge & Pitt Meadows Times. Thousands of you voted for your favourite law firm, and we are extremely pleased to receive this honour.

Thank you for choosing Becker & Company Lawyers to assist with your personal and business legal needs.

We have the best clients!

Family Business Succession Planning Seminar

They say times are shifting. Almost 65% of Canadian business owners plan to exit their business by 2015, according to Canadian Federation of Independent Business research findings. Further, only 10% of business owners have a written succession plan, even though there are many significant advantages in planning for business succession.

Adastra Corporate Finance hosted a recent seminar to explore this topic. They invited John Becker to speak at the seminar on February 14th in Kelowna, BC. This seminar was focused on helping business owners recognize the value of their business and how to leverage that value on retirement, on the sale of the business or on expanding or purchasing another business.

The other speakers (pictured) included Tervor Parry – Executive Vice President and National Sales Director for Gordon B. Lange, Actuaries and Consultants and Paul Maarschalk, co- founder of Adastra Corporate Finance.

Contact John Becker for a summary of this seminar, or to be added to the invitatation list for the next family business succession planning seminar.

Rotary BC celebrates 100 years of service!

“If Rotary is to realize its proper destiny, it must be evolutionary at all times, revolutionary on occasions.” – Paul Harris, Rotary Founder

We are celebrating Rotary BC’s 100 years of service to British Columbians, and others in need from around the world!

Through the Annual Rotary Duck Race, the Meadow Ridge Rotary Club raised $170,000 for local youth groups in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows over the past two years. Look for the third annual Rotary Duck Race coming August 2013.

Meadow Ridge Rotary also volunteered and contributed funds to help build the Playground for Children with all Abilities at the Eric Langton Elementary School.

At Becker & Company we are proud to have Terry Becker involved with the Meadow Ridge Rotary Club. Please feel free to contact us if you would like to get involved with Rotary in your community.

Thanks to everyone who has volunteered to make these achievements possible and our communities even brighter!

Meet our new accountant!

We are delighted to introduce you to Claudia Wang, our new Accountant. She joins our friendly team of professionals and fits right in!

Claudia obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Electronic Engineering before she completed her CGA accounting designation. Claudia previously worked in the heavy equipment industry. Next time you’re in our office, we’d love to introduce you to Claudia!

John Becker participates in BMO Mortgage Conference

On January 16, 2013 John Becker participated in the BMO Western Canadian Mortgage Conference held at the Four Seasons Hotel in Vancouver. John had been selected to sit on a panel of experts covering the areas of real estate, law and accounting. The panel addressed a group of 250 professionals that were looking for ways to build solid reciprocal referral and network relationships with the bank and mortgage specialists.

John Becker now accredited Family Enterprise Advisor, UBC Sauder School of Business

John Becker recently graduated from UBC’s Sauder School of Business, having completed the Family Enterprise Advisor Program (FEA). The program delves deep into the needs of multi-generational entrepreneurail families and graduates professionals with an additional set of skills specializing in advising family businesses and their unique needs and charateristics. It is the only designation of its kind.