January 22, 2015

John Hollander was invited by the Canadian Bar Association to present a webinar on the subjects of Case Analysis and Storytelling. The webinar took place on January 22, 2015 with approximate 250 lawyers in electronic attendance from across the country. His presentation was based upon his handbook for young lawyers, Case Analysis: the critical path to persuasion, published by Irwin Law.

In January, John Hollander completed his sixth semester teaching Trial Advocacy to the Common Law Section of the University of Ottawa.


John Hollander a été invité par l'Association du Barreau canadien à présenter un webinaire sur les sujets de l'Analyse de Cas et de Narration. Le webinaire a eu lieu le 22 janvier 2015 et approximativement 250 avocats de partout au pays y étaient présents, par voie électronique. Sa présentation était basée sur son livre pour les jeunes avocats, Analyse de cas: le chemin critique à la persuasion, publié par Irwin Law.

En janvier, John Hollander a aussi complété son sixième semestre d'enseignement en plaidoirie
dans le programme de Common Law de l'Université d'Ottawa.

Welcome to our inaugural blog post on Estate Law and Practice. This blog is for you if you are:

• A professional accountant
• A financial planner
• An insurance agent
• A professional who deals with wills and trusts
• A person interested in the important decisions surrounding aging, both financial and personal

We get it. No one likes to talk about death and dying when they are alive and healthy. No one likes to talk about what the consequences of their death might be. However, because we care about the people we advise and their clients and loved ones, we think it is important to prompt this reality check.

Read more: Let’s Talk About It: Wills and End of Life Planning →

Stephane Bond taught the Law Office Management section of the Law Society of Upper Canada's Law Practice Program. He is scheduled to teach the section again in the Fall 2015.


À l'automne 2014 Me Bond a enseigné le volet Gestion de cabinet au nouveau Programme de pratique du droit du Barreau du Haut-Canada. Il prévoit enseigner ce même volet à l'automne 2015.

June 24, 2014 

McBride Bond Christian LLP is pleased to welcome new associates, Christine Arcari and Lindsey Park, as part of the team. This dynamic duo will be practicing in the areas of Construction Law, Estate Litigation, and Financial Loss Litigation including both claims against and defending financial advisors. Christine is fluently bilingual and will represent clients in both official languages.

April 14, 2014 

Ian McBride presented on the Construction Lien Act for the Ottawa Construction Association.

March 4, 2014

Ian and Nicole

Ian McBride stepped down after his term as President of the County of Carleton Law Association.  The lawyers of MBC all attended the 2014 Annual General Meeting & Awards Dinner to see Ian hand over the reins.

February 3, 2014

MBC is growing!  Mario Gravel has joined our team and will be part of MBC's litigation practice and joining with Roger Ramonat, who heads up the firm’s corporate and commercial practice, to expand MBC’s ability to serve their clients in a wide range of matters.  Click here to see Mario's profile.

February 2014

Harold Geller is quoted in Investment Executive.  Click here to read more.

As for suitability and KYC issues, they often go hand in hand. "A lot of this is common sense," says Harold Geller, a lawyer in Ottawa who represents both financial advisors and investors in liability cases.

November 1, 2013 

MBC is pleased to announce that Harold Geller has been appointed to the OSC Investor Advisory Panel. Click here to read more.

August 3, 2013

Roger Ramonat acted for a developer on an $80 million syndicated credit facility.  Click here to read more.

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