About Marino Sveinson
My name is pronounced “Marno”. It’s Icelandic and was my grandfather’s name. I am a partner at Bull, Housser & Tupper LLP in Vancouver, a boutique firm where all lawyers practice exclusively in workplace law including one immigration lawyer. My practice is mainly focused on providing representation and advice to employers but also to executives and senior employees.
Workplace law is very interesting because employers must deal with the extremely diverse range of personalities, desires, strengths, weaknesses, and human conditions that are brought into the workplace each day. Aside from the inherent difficulty in dealing with this diversity of members of the workforce, my clients also must struggle with a complex and evolving legislative and regulatory framework. I very much enjoy learning about the operations of my clients in virtually all major sectors and industries in Canada as I attempt to assist them with the human resources and legal challenges they face daily. First and foremost, my clients want cost-effective solutions to their problems. If necessary, they need top-quality representation at court, arbitration and human rights, labour relations and workers’ compensation tribunals.
I have rewarding relationships with my clients on a professional and personal level. They are people who also enjoy the diversity of the issues that arise for them on a daily basis and the satisfaction of strategically solving difficult problems within their organizations. I have learned from exceptional lawyers in my field, many of whom I am proud to call my partners, colleagues and friends. As a result, I try to provide creative and strategic solutions to the needs of my clients while operating within a large team of lawyers in order to respond to immediate client demands.
I have a Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) from the University of British Columbia, a law degree from the University of Toronto and was called to the British Columbia Bar in 2000.