This month, we'd like to introduce you to Stanley Chiu, who is a lawyer and business owner! Stanley owns and operates Titan Law Corporation in Vancouver and is dedicated to help people live a better life with their legal services. Members on our team often turn to Stanley for many legal related questions. They provide a wide range of legal services, why don't we let him introduce himself and their services instead!
Tell us a bit about yourself
I am Stanley Chiu. I am a lawyer at Titan Law Corporation specializing in immigration law, corporate/commercial law, and franchising law. My job entails assisting international and domestic businesses in their formation and expansions whether they are franchised or not. I also guide people from various countries through the Canadian immigration process so that they settle their families here with peace of mind and continue to build their business or career. This includes representing my clients in the Provincial Court of British Columbia, the Supreme Court of British Columbia, and various federal tribunals including the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada and the CBSA Recourse Directorate.
I am a firm believer in working in the community and that each person has responsibilities of mutual respect, consideration, and cooperation to foster the betterment of society. Accordingly, I dedicate a portion of my practice to assisting the less privileged through Access Pro Bono and Legal Aid BC, including refugee claimants. So far, I have worked with refugees from over 30 countries.
In my spare time, I serve on the board of directors for two non-profit organizations, which are the Dunbar Community Centre Association and the Canadian Mental Health Association– Vancouver-Fraser Branch.
Tell us a few personal interests and hobbies
Some of my hobbies include playing piano and bass guitar, playing airsoft, and generally spending time with my family and friends. I believe a significant factor of success can be measured by the quality of the relationships that we build.
When and why did you choose this industry over others?
What started as a first step into the legal world evolved into a career that I couldn’t have imagined when I first thought about the practice of law. While any career or business venture can be daunting, stressful, and tiring, what has kept me motivated has been the people and my ability to assist them through their most difficult or life-changing moments. Basically, this career offers me the opportunity to do what I am very good at and to see the results of those efforts have real ameliorative effect for my clients.
How does a financial planner and lawyer work together to help clients?
Having a strong and effective team to put action to plan is the difference between success or failure. Lawyers can set up the vehicle through which to conduct business, or set up the mechanisms to limit liability, effect conveyance of assets, and other things, within the various regulatory schemes we must comply with. Financial planners can lay out the framework around which the various parts of your business or financial life in general will flow. Your professional team working effectively with each other will mean not only a quick reaction time but also that you would have planned in advance.
As a business owner, how do you keep your team motivated? (talk about your leadership style, culture, philosophy)
At Titan Law Corporation, we foster a culture of open communication, transparency, and teamwork amongst staff and management. Stress most often comes from the unknown and we utilize each of our personal strengths and experience to minimize the unknown, both within our firm and for our clients. We believe that a person cannot accomplish what he or she cannot imagine, hence our ability to organize a complete picture is paramount to meeting and exceeding our clientele’s goals, just as it is important in the argument of legal matters in court.
What's the most fulfilling part of the job?
The most fulfilling part of my job is seeing the success of my clients and of my team.
Who should be reaching out to you?
Our practice areas include immigration law, corporate / commercial law, franchise law, wills & estates, family law, and civil litigation. My ideal client would be anyone seeking to immigrate to Canada, turn their business into a franchise or purchase a franchised business, or generally build their new or existing business. We have clients who are straight out of university who are looking to build upon their great business ideas while securing permanent status in Canada, to businesspersons operating public companies that want to settle themselves and their families in Canada.