Lawyer's Biography

Josef Schwarz has practiced law for over 30 years. He received his Undergraduate and Law degrees from McGill University in Montreal and has been a member of the Law Society of British Columbia since 1979.

Josef has practiced in the tri-cities since 1980 and established Schwarz & Company Law Corporation in 1987 to enable him to bring together a team of lawyers and support staff to provide the community with quality legal services.

Josef has extensive experience in advising clients with respect to commercial and contract law, real estate and dispute resolution or business (corporate/commercial); real estate (residential/commercial/mortgage financing/leases).

During his lengthy career Josef has also appeared as counsel at all levels of court in British Columbia representing individual and corporate clients with respects to a variety of legal issues.

Josef believes in giving back to the community and as such is a legal advisor and director of the Fraser Valley Society for Children with Learning Disabilities and legal advisor to the Canadian Academy of Therapeutic Tutors.

Karol (Karl) W. Wince was called to the Bar of British Columbia in 2009. He joined Schwarz & Co. as an associate in 2010 and became a partner in 2014. He practices primarily in the area of Family Law and Property Disputes.

When negotiations have failed and action is required, Karl represents clients regularly in both the Provincial Court and Supreme Court of British Columbia. He also has significant experience arguing before the Court of Appeal of British Columbia.

Fluent in Polish, Karl was born in Richmond, raised in the Tri-City area, and continues to live in Port Coquitlam with his wife and son. Karl plays for and is President of the United Rugby Club, of which the Firm is a major sponsor. In his downtime, Karl is a gourmand, a bookworm, and a world traveller.

Michael Dupuis obtained his Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of the Fraser Valley and graduated from the University of Saskatchewan College of Law, with Distinction, in 2007. Michael was called to the Bar of British Columbia in August, 2008

Michael joined Schwarz & Co. after practising for nearly five years at a mid-sized regional firm in Langley and for one year in Kamloops. His practice focuses on real estate and mortgage/finance matters, as well as corporate commercial and business law matters. He additionally assists clients with their estate planning needs including the preparation of Wills and Powers of Attorneys.

In his spare time, Michael works on his French and enjoys most things to do with hockey and has been fortunate to meet several of hockey’s greats, including Maurice Rocket Richard, Gordie Howe, Bobby Orr and Mario Lemieux.

Jiyoon (Gina) Woo joined Schwarz & Co. as an articling student in 2019. She obtained a Master of Law degree from the University of British Columbia, a Master of Law degree from the American University of Washington College of Law (USA) and a Bachelor of Law degree from Kyunghee University (South Korea).

Her life experience has prepared her to be a fearless advocate in court, but also able to negotiate the best solution.

Jiyoon is fluent in Korean and is actively involved with the Korean Canadian community. Outside of work, she enjoys playing the piano and traveling with her family.

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