Our team has a passon for helping people with broken hearts and broken families. Together, we will protect your assets, your children and your sanity.
Andrew Rebane, Antonio Simoes, Lisa Sirlin, Kate Lee, Vancouver area Lawyer & Notary Public office specialize in family law, mediation, divorce, child support, child custody, common-law, prenuptial agreement & litigation services with winning results.
I will build bridges over your turbulent waters
Lisa Sirlin, B.A., LL.B. is the Senior Family Mediator and Lawyer at the Deer Lake Law Group. She earned a Law Degree (LL.B) from the University of British Columbia in 1993 and is an accredited mediator through Family Mediation Canada (F.M.C.).
Her compassion, empathy and desire to help people brought her to the field of family mediation. Lisa devotes herself to helping families and individuals achieve their goals, whenever possible, through mutually acceptable agreement and mediation. But when necessary, Lisa is ready to advocate for her clients in the Provincial Court of British Columbia or Supreme Court of British Columbia.
Lisa aims to reduce the cost and stress of dealing with any legal issue, and particularly saving children from the negative consequences of family separation and divorce.
I will a craft solution for you
Antonio Simoes*, B.Sc., LL.B. (* denotes Law Corporation) is a Senior Lawyer at the Deer Lake Law Group. He earned a Science Degree (B.Sc.) Specialized in Psychology in 1990 and Law Degree (LL.B.) in 1995 at the University of Alberta.
During his years practicing Family Law in Alberta and British Columbia, Antonio Simoes witnessed first-hand the damaging effects of prolonged litigation, and the toll that such conflict took on families, their assets and their children. He is dedicated to bringing a more straightforward approach to Family Law and the restructuring of families. Throughout the divorce process, negotiation, mediation and the Courts are very powerful tools which he uses skillfully to resolve the difficult issues of asset division, spousal and child support and parenting time.
In addition to English, Antonio is fluent in Portuguese and proficient in Spanish.
I will be on your side
Andrew Rebane, LL.B. is a Senior Lawyer at the Deer Lake Law Group. He earned his Law Degree from the University of British Columbia, and become a member of the Law Society of British Columbia in 1993.
With over 10 years of experience as a Family Law Lawyer, Andrew can provide knowledgeable legal guidance to clients dealing with highly litigious family justice situations, as well as uncontested and low-conflict family law matters.
In 2002, Andrew had the honour of being elected by his peers to the Provincial Council, the governing body, of the Canadian Bar Association, British Columbia Branch.
I will help you achieve your goal
Kate Lee, B.Sc., J.D. is an Associate at the Deer Lake Law Group. She studied Life Science at the University of British Columbia and received her Law Degree - Juris Doctorate from the University of Ottawa.
Kate's active listening skills and ability to connect with others enables her to stay alert to the core of all family concerns and issues raised by clients. She is eager to assist her clients until an appropriate solution is achieved for each situation.
In addition to English, Kate is fluent in Korean and Japanese. She works closely not only with her clients, but also other Deer Lake Law Group clients and Deer Lake Law Lawyers to ensure that no client experiences a language barrier when addressing their legal matters.
I will save your sanity
Lana Shparberg, B.Ed. is the Client Services Manager at the Deer Lake Law Group. She earned a Bachelor of Education Degree from the University of Calgary and is trained and experienced in family law client support.
Her background as an educator makes Lana particularly sensitive to the needs of clients dealing with relationship breakdown. She has a strong ability to connect with, and assist clients through their difficult transitions -- whether it is a separation, divorce or other family law issues.
As a former marketing and business consultant, she is a natural fit for the everyday operational demands of a boutique law office.