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The Guardian Law team

Michelle Guy

Michelle Guy

Principal

Michelle has practiced civil litigation and family law for more than 11 years. She has successfully represented hundreds of clients in their real estate and family law disputes, including numerous high net-worth divorces. She also advises clients on real estate transactions and marriage and separation agreements, particularly where large estates or high incomes are involved.

Michelle has a B.A. from Simon Fraser University and a law degree from the University of Victoria. Having taken numerous courses in the Graduate Diploma in Business Administration at Simon Fraser University, Michelle is comfortable with complex accounting matters and corporate financial statements. Michelle took the case of Sinai v. Mahmoud 2017 BCCA 155 to the British Columbia Court of Appeal, which changed the law previously prohibiting the application of a tax deduction to corporate assets during the division of family assets.

It is Michelle’s business knowledge combined with her real estate family law trial experience that enables her to approach litigation law matters, especially complex property issues, with skill and practical insight.

Michelle has appeared in all levels of Court in British Columbia, including numerous appearances at the Court of Appeal. While she has extensive litigation experience, Michelle is also a trained mediator and will exhaust all viable resolution options prior to going to court.

After practicing for many years, Michelle founded Guardian Law with the goal of modernizing the practice of law to make litigation more efficient, organized and accessible.

Notable cases in which Michelle has been successful include:

Sinai v. Mahmoud, 2017 BCCA 155
Marquez v. Zapiola, 2013 BCCA 433
Kooner v. Sangha, 2016 BCCA 147
C.H.T. v. P.V.L., 2015 BCSC 419
P.H.H. v. N.R.Y., 2015 BCSC 320

Bruce Walkinshaw

Bruce Walkinshaw

Lawyer

Bruce practises civil, family and child protection law and has strong experience in negotiation, mediation, and litigation before all levels of Court in British Columbia.

Bruce particularly specializes in helping families navigate matters regarding child custody, visitation, and parenting arrangements. He also assists parents in their disputes with the Ministry of Children and Family Development. Bruce brings compassion, a comprehensive skillset and a strategic approach to his practise.

After receiving his undergrad at the University of British Columbia, Bruce went on to complete his law degree at the University of New Brunswick. During this time, he interned at the New Brunswick Court of Appeal under the Honourable Mr. Justice Bradley V. Green. He also spent a semester studying law in China at Xiamen University. Bruce is a member of both the Law Society of British Columbia and the Canadian Bar Association.

In his spare time, Bruce enjoys music, hockey, hiking and spending time with his daughter. He is a recovering political junkie.

Yulina Wang

Yulina Wang

Lawyer

Yulina practices real estate, civil and family litigation and is an associate at Guardian Law.

Yulina was born in China and immigrated to Vancouver, B.C. when she was thirteen. She is fluent in English and Mandarin. She completed her Bachelor of Arts with a major in Political Science and minor in Economic Policy from the University of Victoria. She obtained her law degree in the United States and practiced in Seattle, Washington for a year before coming back to Vancouver. Yulina is licensed to practice in both British Columbia and Washington State.  

Prior to joining Guardian, Yulina articled at a general practice firm, where she represented clients in family and civil litigation cases on property division, enforcement of foreign judgement, fraud and misrepresentation, and commercial contract disputes.

In her spare time, Yulina enjoys music, travelling, and football games. She is a die-hard New England Patriots fan.

George Page

George Page

Office Manager

George Page is a former District Manager with the Walgreen Drug Company located out of Deerfield, Illinois, where he worked for 34 years. George was also Vice President and Treasurer of Page-Breedlove Homes.

George received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Management in 1999 from the University of Phoenix. He attended the University of Arizona from 1974–1976. George has attended various courses including Dale Carnegie Public Speaking, Zinger-Miller Communications, the American Management Association and HRC Leadership Advancement.

George currently lives in Vancouver with his husband. When not working George enjoys cooking, wine tasting, entertaining and travel.

Jordan Paul

Jordan Paul

Articling Student

Before attending law school, Jordan graduated from Simon Fraser University (SFU) with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Criminology and a Certificate in Legal Studies.

Jordan received his Juris Doctor Degree from Thompson Rivers University (TRU) in 2020. During this time, he was a member of the TRU South Asian Law Students Association and took part in the Law Students’ Legal Advice Program.  

In his spare time, Jordan enjoys movies, working out, and watching sports. He is a loyal supporter of the Vancouver Canucks and is fluent in English and Punjabi.

Gurkamal Dhaliwal

Gurkamal Dhaliwal

Articling Student

Prior to attending law school, Gurkamal graduated from the University of British Columbia (UBC) with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science. While at UBC, Gurkamal was awarded the Trek Excellence Scholarship and the Hector Gordon Munro Scholarship, which is granted to exceptional students in the Political Science Department.  

Gurkamal obtained his Juris Doctor Degree at Thompson Rivers University in 2020. While completing his legal studies, Gurkamal also participated in the Law Students’ Legal Advice Program. Gurkamal is fluent in both English and Punjabi. 

Away from the office, Gurkamal enjoys spending quality time with his family and friends, updating his music playlists and catching up on his favourite podcasts and shows. Gurkamal is also a huge Los Angeles Lakers fan. 

Jolden Boparai

Jolden Boparai

Administrative Assistant

Jolden manages client disclosures, List of Documents, and other administrative tasks. Jolden received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from the University of British Columbia in 2020. She has been an executive member in prominent clubs including, the Pre-Law Society at UBC.

She has practical work experience within the political sphere and has worked on several different campaigns. She is fluent in English and Punjabi. She hopes to pursue a career in the legal field in the near future.

In her free time, Jolden enjoys eating tacos, watching Bollywood movies, and sleeping.

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