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Mr. Schwartz was born and raised in Vancouver. His undergraduate degree is a first class honours BA from the University of British Columbia. Mr. Schwartz obtained his law degree from Queen's University. While at university, Mr. Schwartz was the recipient of several prestigious awards and scholarships, including the Blake Scholarship at Queen's.

Mr. Schwartz was called to the bar of British Columbia in 1992. In 1994 he started his own practice in Vancouver focusing on business law and has succeeded in building that practice since then.

In that time he has worked on several hundred business matters, a significant portion of which had PPSA issues. Being a business owner himself makes Mr. Schwartz better aware of the needs and expectations of his clients. Since 1997 Mr. Schwartz has also been a registered federal Trademark Agent and a member of the Patent and Trademark Association of BC. Mr. Schwartz has appeared as counsel in all levels of court in British Columbia and before other administrative bodies such as the Human Rights Tribunal and the Labour Relations Board.  In 2014 Mr. Schwartz was granted recognition as a lawyer who has authority to practice for Canadian businesses before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

In terms of practice specialization, Mr. Schwartz is probably best known for PPSA work. He has acted as counsel on some of the leading PPSA interpretation cases in British Columbia and was a member of the Uniform PPSA project. For seven years Mr. Schwartz has, at the invitation of the Continuing Legal Education Society and, subsequently, the Law Society of British Columbia, served as a regular guest instructor in PPSA matters for the B.C. bar admission course. Mr. Schwartz has been asked to write articles on legal topics, including the PPSA, for several different trade magazines. He has also served as UBC Law School moot court judge. Currently serving as a member of the Advisory Committee to
the Judicial Council of British Columbia, Mr. Schwartz has also served on the CBA's Court Services Committee and Member Services Committee. Mr. Schwartz is also a member of various provincial and national law practice subsections and groups.


Paul W. Schwartz
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