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