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IAN FLEMING received his LLB from the University of Victoria and was called to Bar in British Columbia in 1997. He opened an independent practice in Powell River and soon after joined Giroday-Fleming in 2002. In 2012, Ian renamed the practice to Fleming & Associates, Barristers and Solicitors to reflect the current structure of the firm.

Ian`s one and a half decades of general practice experience places him among the best lawyers in all areas of the law. His particular focus is in litigation concerns, including civil suits, motor vehicle accidents and ICBC claims.

Ian is married and a father of two. He is an avid cyclist and trail runner. Ian enjoys gardening, landscaping and has recently set the goal to win an award for “trying the hardest” on his rec hockey team.

LAURA BEREZAN graduated from the University of Alberta’s Faculty of Law in June 2010 and immediately began her articling year at the firm. She came to Powell River from Edmonton, Alberta with her husband and youngest daughter.


Laura practices in the areas of corporate and commercial, wills and estates, family, real estate and non-profit/charitable law. She has appeared in Provincial Court, BC Supreme Court, the BC Court of Appeal and Federal Court of Appeal on behalf of clients.

In addition to her law degree, Laura has a certificate in Voluntary Sector Management from Grant MacEwan College and a Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies and Drama from Concordia University College of Alberta.

Prior to law school, Laura worked and volunteered in the non-profit/voluntary sector. She spent six years consulting with non-profit/voluntary sector organizations on issues related to board governance, organizational management, fund development, and volunteer management.

Laura is currently the Treasurer of Skookum Food Provisioners Cooperative, a member of the Powell River Women in Business Group and the Powell River Chamber of Commerce. She enjoys cooking, singing, reading, and exploring the beauty of Powell River both on land and in the water.

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