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Nathan Muirhead

Partner

Nathan Muirhead has over 12 years of experience practicing law in Vancouver, British Columbia. Over this time, he has advised hundreds of individuals and corporate clients involved in civil litigation. His practice focuses on contract disputes, breaches of trust, fraud, commercial lease disputes, defamation, estate litigation, professional negligence, and construction disputes. 

Throughout his career, Nathan has appeared for clients at all levels of court in British Columbia including the Provincial Court, Supreme Court, Court of Appeal, and administrative tribunals. 

Nathan is known for his tenacity, strategic planning, and critical thinking. His modern approach to handling cases has helped him advocate for his clients, assert their rights and resolve disputes favourably. He conducts his practice with passion and a deep understanding of the law; factors that have driven his high success rate and earned his clients’ trust.  

In 2020, Nathan was placed as a finalist in the 2020 Lexpert Rising Stars: Leading Lawyers Under 40.

Education

Law Society of British Columbia, 2009

L.L.B., University of British Columbia, 2007

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Nerissa Yan

Partner

Nerissa Yan is one of the few Mandarin-speaking civil/commercial litigation lawyers in Vancouver. She is sought after by domestic and international clients, as well as her colleagues in the legal profession. 

Nerissa represents both corporate and individual clients on civil and commercial litigation matters. Her litigation practice is wide-ranging with a focus on complex disputes, including contractual disputes, shareholders’ disputes, creditor/debtor remedies, real estate and strata disputes, construction disputes, commercial leases, fraud, professional negligence, estate litigation, foreclosure proceedings, and defamation. Over the years, Nerissa has developed a niche practice of enforcing foreign judgments and arbitral awards in British Columbia.

In administrative and regulatory proceedings, Nerissa represents clients before the British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal, the Employment Standards Branch, the Residential Tenancy Branch, the Real Estate Council of British Columbia, the Law Society of British Columbia, and the Architect Institute of British Columbia, among other administrative, regulatory and professional disciplinary bodies.

Nerissa provides legal services in both English and Mandarin Chinese, and speaks conversational Japanese. Her understanding of cultural nuances that can underpin a  dispute truly sets her apart.  

She is admitted to practice in British Columbia and Ontario, and has appeared at all levels of court in British Columbia.

In 2020, Nerissa was named one of the Top 25 Most Influential Lawyers in Canada in the Young Influencer Category.

Credentials

Law Society of British Columbia, 2016

Law Society of Ontario, 2016

J.D, University of Ottawa

B.A (Communication), Simon Fraser University

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Jaime Gray

Articled Student

Jaime graduated from the College of Law at the University of Saskatchewan. She is completing her articles at Yan Muirhead LLP. She has appeared in the Supreme Court and Provincial Court of British Columbia.

Credentials

J.D., University of Saskatchewan

B.A. (Criminology), Simon Fraser University

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Mia
Liang

Legal Assistant

Mia Liang joined Yan Muirhead in September 2021 when Yan Muirhead first opened their doors. She graduated with distinction from the LAA certificate program at Capilano University in 2020.

Mia continues her studies at Capilano University in the Paralegal Certificate program.

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Kimm Otto

Legal Assistant

Kimm Otto joined Yan Muirhead in early 2022. She received her LAA certificate from Capilano University in 2020 and was awarded the Margo Munro Memorial Scholarship for her academic achievements.

She is currently enrolled in the Paralegal Certificate program at Capilano University. She has also received a diploma in Criminology.

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