Sorèl's practice focuses on information technology ("IT"), intellectual property ("IP"),
and corporate & commercial law.
Sorèl's IT experience includes computer software development agreements, technology licensing, a range of internet and e-commerce agreements, distribution and representative agreements, confidentiality agreements,
employment and consulting agreements. His IP experience covers trademarks, trade secrets and copyright matters.
On the corporate and commercial side, Sorèl's experience includes company formation, shareholders and partnership agreements, sales and acquisitions of businesses, financing, commercial leasing, corporate restructuring transactions,
and a broad range of business contracts.
Sorèl's clients include small and medium-size businesses and entrepreneurs at all stages of development including start-ups and growth companies. Representative clients and their scope of activities include software and hardware development,
technology development & manufacturing, technology marketing, food, clothing & product manufacturing, commercial real estate holding companies, and professionals including medical doctors, dentists, architects and lawyers.
Sorèl is also regularly engaged by other lawyers to provide professional services to their clients.
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Philosophy of practice
Sorèl's aim is to deliver cutting-edge, creative legal advice tailored to each client's unique objectives, with a level of service that exceeds expectations. He is accessible, providing prompt, effective, and commercially astute advice and service at a reasonable cost.
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Education and training
Sorèl brings a broad, varied legal and international business background to his clients' business affairs. He articled in 1987 and subsequently practised with a mid-size downtown Vancouver law firm in the early stages of his career,
practising in the areas of securities, corporate, commercial, real estate, commercial litigation, computer, immigration and intellectual property law. From late 1989 to 1991, Sorèl lived in Hong Kong working with an international business
group involved in various commercial ventures and transactions in Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan, Canada and the United States.
Prior to working as a business lawyer, Sorèl worked as a social worker, writer, and photographer. He graduated with a B.A. (English) from the University of Manitoba in 1978, studied in the Masters of Communications Program at Boston University
in 1980, and obtained an LL.B. from the University of British Columbia in 1987. He has travelled extensively throughout Canada, the United States, Europe, the Middle East, Central America and Asia. He is a member of the Law Society of British Columbia
as well as several subsections of the Canadian Bar Association.
as of 2019 - see also his profile at
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