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Mark Koochin

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Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada





Mark’s preferred areas of practice are Family law, personal injury, estate litigation, labour and employment and general civil/commercial litigation.


Bachelor of Laws, University of British Columbia, 1993
Bachelor of Arts (Criminology), Simon Fraser University, 1989

Career History
1998 to Present Partner with Porter Ramsay Lawyers, Kelowna, B.C.
1994 to 1998 Associate with Porter Ramsay Lawyers, Kelowna, BC
1993 to 1994 Articled student with Fraser & Beatty, Vancouver, BC (now Fraser Milner Casgrain)
1989 Investigator, Ombudsman’s Office of BC, Vancouver, BC
Canadian Bar Association
Kelowna Bar Association
Member of BC Trial Lawyer’s Association
Mark has appeared as counsel at all levels of court in British Columbia, labour arbitration boards and administrative tribunals.
Volunteer & Community Work
Kelowna Chamber of Commerce, Government Relations Committee – Former Member
Rotary Club (Sunrise) – Former Member
Kelowna and District Boys and Girls Club – Former Director
Legal Services Society and Salvation Army – Pro-Bono Clinic Volunteer
Continuing Legal Education Society – County Coordinator
Kelowna Track and Field Club – Former Coach
Personal Interests
Fitness, travel, and family (wife and four children)
Points of Interest
Mark has a solid track record of achieving successful results for clients through negotiated
settlements, trial and appeal judgements, and administrative decisions.

Practice Areas

Spousal support calculation error in British Columbia case

The British Columbia Court of Appeal recently heard a case regarding a claim that spousal support was miscalculated in prior rulings. The appeal claimed that the calculation had been based on shared parenting when in fact one parent was given primary custody. The...

Top tax-saving measures for British Columbia estate planners

While most people think about retirement planning when it comes to the overall financial planning process, planning for what happens past that point is sometimes forgotten or put off. However, taking some time to put together a robust estate plan can save next of kin...