Martha Rans is the Legal Director of the ALO. She has been practicing law in British Columbia since 1997, and works extensively with arts organizations, not-for-profit societies and visual and multimedia digital artists. She is the Project Lead in Vancouver of Creative Commons Canada. She teaches copyright at Emily Carr University.
Steve McKoen is a partner at Blakes, and practices in the areas of securities, corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, reorganizations and corporate governance. He has been active in the arts community both in Vancouver and New York, where he was a volunteer for Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts New York.
Rodney Kyle is a sole practitioner. He is experienced in all intellectual property matters. He is a Chartered Arbitrator in IP or IP-related disputes, e.g. domain name disputes and an experienced advocate.
Bennett Lee is presently a partner with Boughton.
Others who have stepped up: David Wotherspoon, Andrew Atkins, Kyle Fogden, Bennett Lee, Margaret Mason, Harvey Meller (Board member), Denis Walz, and Michael Blatchford.
LAW STUDENTS & VOLUNTEERS
Current Coordinator: Eunice Chow
Law students: Brett Woodside, Lindsay Dykstra, Yvan Larocque, Robert Sroka, Anthony Harries Jones, Vin Chahal, Joseph Manning, Nivedhya Ramaswamy, Neelam Swann, Cody Reedman, Frank Lin
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Rob Gloor, President - Executive Director, Alliance for Arts and Culture
Michael E. Reid, Secretary/Treasurer - Associate, McMillan LLP
Steven McKoen, Director - Partner, Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
Harvey Meller, Director - Ellis Business Lawyers
Graham J. Reynolds, Director - Assistant Professor, UBC Faculty of Law
The ALO is grateful for the support of the following people who have given their time and expertise in the past:
Scott Nelson (former Board member)
Sharon J Mah
Michael Scholar Jr. (former Board member)
Jennifer Chew (former Board member)