Monthly Lawyer Profile – Curtis Darmohray

Why did you become a lawyer?

I have always been fascinated by business and the law.  While completing my Economics and Commerce degrees, I took some basic business law courses which I loved.  I consequently decided to pursue law with a focus on business, real estate and estate planning, and have been very happy with this decision.  I feel privileged to be able to assist people with what are typically the most important transactions in their lives – buying or selling their business or home, and ensuring for their family’s future – all of which makes for a busy and enjoyable practice!
What is the focus of your law practice?

My primary focus is:

  • Business Law:    incorporating companies, drafting shareholder agreements and other business related contracts, buying and selling businesses, etc.
  • Real Estate Transactions and Development: buying and selling homes, financing or re-financing, subdivisions, etc.
  • Estate Planning and Administration:  drafting Wills, Powers of Attorney, Living Wills (Advance Directives) and Representation Agreements. In addition, I assist with probate and the overall administration of the Estate.

If you weren’t a lawyer, what profession would you like to attempt?

Entrepreneur – with a mid-sized business in the sunny Okanagan.

If you weren’t a lawyer, what profession would you never do?

Accountant – couldn’t handle dealing with CRA (it’s frustrating enough as a lawyer)!

Your favourite technology tool?

My “Apple” computer!

What is the first thing you check each morning?

My family (Tammy and my 3 kids – Matthew (8), Meghann (6) and Markus (4))

What are people most surprised to learn about you?

I’m an avid outdoor enthusiast (hunting, quading, dirt bike riding, boating, etc.), and a past Grand Master of the Kappa Sigma Fraternity!

Your biggest extravagance?

Definitely my Cabin  – a great retreat after a busy work week.

Your favourite food and drink?

Schnitzel, sauerkraut and beer of course (what else would you expect from an Austrian)!

Your favourite motto?

“Veni Vidi Vici” – “I came, I saw, I conquered” – Julius Caesar

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