About Marcotte Law

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Dan M. Marcotte, Q.C. B.Comm, L.L.B, M.I.B.L, L.L.M. (International Business Law)

Dan has lived and worked in Prince George since 1980. He graduated from the University of British Columbia with degrees in Commerce and Business Administration (Finance and Land Economics) and Law. He holds a Master of International Business Law from the University of Lyon II and a Master of Laws from the Catholic University of Lyon. He is a member of the European Law Institute and is an instructor in the International Business Law Program of the Faculty of Law at the Catholic University of Lyon, France. He is Vice Chair of the Board of Governors of the College of New Caledonia and is an active supporter of the arts community. Dan was appointed as a Queen's Counsel in 2016.

Dan has practiced law since 1981 with an emphasis on corporate, business and real estate law. He was the creator of econvenyance, the world's first internet based electronic real estate transaction platform and host to one of the largest networks of real estate conveyance professionals in Canada.

Dan is married to his wife Cindy who is a professional musician and performer, a member of the Executive Board of the Prince George Symphony Orchestra and a former member of the Arts Council of British Columbia and together, they have 5 children and 6 grandchildren.

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Tamara M. Fennell B.A., LL.B.

Tamara joined Marcotte Law in March of 2015. She articled and worked for several years at Wilson King LLP. She was called to the bar in 2010 after earning her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Victoria and her Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of New Brunswick.

Tamara's practice focuses mainly on real estate transactions. She grew up in Prince George and knows this city well. Tamara has also been a part-time associate professor at the College of New Caledonia, as well as the University of Northern British Columbia. In her spare time Tamara enjoys spending time with her husband Steve, their son Walker, daughter Jane, and their Border Collie Penny.

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Carolynne A. Burkholder-James B.A., M.J., J.D.

Carolynne joined Marcotte Law in 2019. Originally from Vanderhoof, she has been practicing law in Prince George since 2015. Carolynne is a general solicitor who practices in the areas of real estate, wills and estates and corporate law.

Carolynne holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Northern British Columbia, where she was the editor-in-chief of the student newspaper and sat on the Board of Governors. She also holds a master's degree in journalism and worked as a newspaper editor for five years before pursuing a career in law.

Carolynne is a board member and past-chair of the Board of Trustees for the Prince George Public Library and is also the treasurer for the Immaculate Conception School Council. Carolynne has previously served as a board member for the Innovation Central Society, the UNBC Alumni Association and the UNBC Childcare Society. In 2016, Carolynne was named one of the Top 40 Under 40 in Prince George.

Carolynne spends her spare time with her husband Peter and their three children, Mary, Simon and Bridget. They love to explore parks, attend cultural events, go on road trips, cook and read.

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Allison Read B.A., LL.B.

Allison joined Marcotte Law in February of 2022. She articled and worked for many years at HSJ LLP, and most recently was in-house counsel at a local lumber Company. She was called to the bar in 1998 after getting her B.A. from the University of Victoria and her L.L.B. from the University of New Brunswick.

Allison is a solicitor who focuses mainly in the areas of real estate and wills and estates. She has been a part-time instructor in Business Law at the College of New Caledonia, and was a board member on the Northern Health Authority Patient Care Quality Review Board for five years.

She and her husband Grant are the parents of three children, Izzy, Dan, and Chris, now young adults away at University. They enjoy watching their kids sports, spending time at their cabin, and walking their two shelties, Albie and Tilly.

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