VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Nov. 22, 2011) - Tony Wilson of Boughton Law Corporation has been elected a Bencher of the Law Society of British Columbia. This is Tony's first time to seek this position and he is one of 12 candidates in the Vancouver district to be elected Bencher by his peers.

Law Society Benchers are volunteers who have responsibility for the governance of the legal profession in British Columbia. Tony's 2 year term as Bencher will commence on January 1, 2012 and run until Dec 31, 2013.

About Tony Wilson

Tony Wilson has been Associate Counsel with Boughton Law Corporation for 8 years. He has a commercial practice that focuses on franchising, licensing and intellectual property law. He also advises on trademark, copyright, trade secret, confidentiality, privacy and general commercial law. He is ranked as a leading Canadian franchise lawyer by LEXPERT and is an Adjunct Professor at Simon Fraser University. He is a regular columnist with the Globe and Mail, where he writes about legal and business matters every second Tuesday. He is also a regular columnist with Lawyer's Weekly and has two widely read opinion columns in Bartalk Magazine and Canadian Lawyer. Tony is the author of Manage Your Online Reputation, a book written to guide individuals and businesses on how to monitor and protect their personal and corporate reputations on social media.

Tony grew up in the Victoria suburb of Oak Bay and received his law degree from the University of Victoria. He lives in New Westminster.

About Boughton

Boughton is a full service downtown Vancouver law firm, offering capability across more than 15 practice areas and 40 areas of expertise. We deliver unrivalled expertise across the full spectrum of legal matters. Prompt and practical legal advice, longevity of client relationships and continued investment in technology, research and people are all hallmarks of our client service. Our capability is enhanced by our membership of Meritas, a leading global alliance of full service law firms.

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