Our People


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, non profit societies and visual and multimedia digital artists. She is the former Project Lead  in Vancouver of Creative Commons Canada. She teaches copyright at Emily Carr University, UBC Continuing Studies, as well as extensively across BC. You can find out more about her here.

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.

Michael Reid from Macmillan

Others: Lindsay DykstraRodney Kyle, Bob D’Eith, Patrick Aldous, David Wotherspoon, Andrew Atkins, Kyle Fogden, Bennett Lee, Margaret Mason, Denis Walz, and Michael Blatchford.


Michael E. Reid, Secretary/Treasurer – Associate, McMillan LLP
Steven McKoen, Director – Partner, Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
Harvey Meller, Director – Kerr, Redekop Business Lawyers
to be updated…

LAW STUDENTS & VOLUNTEERS (2017) to be updated

Clinic Coordinator: Euguenia Adamovitch
Law students: Sophia Ma, Julie, Givon Santos
Volunteers: Michela Fiorido