Team


What you do is as important as who you do it with

AREN ALTMAN

Founder (2003)

  • 3rd generation lawyer from Vancouver
  • Attorney at law | Artist at Large
  • Followed Law School with Art School for photography and filmmaking
  • Called in California (1998) and BC (2003)
  • law@arenaltman.com

JEFF YOUNG

Associate Counsel

  • The Lawyer’s Lawyer
  • Educator and formerly practiced in-house with VANOC and UBCP
  • Music producer, composer and expert snowboarder
  • Called in BC (1988) and California (2010)
  • jy@arenaltman.com

TAREK ELMEWEIHI

Associate

  • Musician and music producer handling litigation files and entertainment contracts
  • Called in BC (2013)
  • tarek@arenaltman.com

JOHANNA KARMINAS

Legal Assistant and Office Manager

  • Helping make us awesome since 2010
  • Also co-founder of a bio-dynamic farm in Mission, BC called Dandelion Farms
  • johanna@arenaltman.com


LEGAL COUNSEL SINCE 1936

Altman & Company was first formed by my grandfather, Hy Altman (Queen’s Counsel), who was called to the Manitoba Bar in 1936 and the British Columba Bar in 1947. My grandfather’s three sons became lawyers. Joel Altman, my father, has been practicing in Vancouver since 1970. I am lucky to have learned how law should be practiced from reputable lawyers who love their work and treat their clients like family. I established my law firm in 2003 to follow my legal heritage with a passion for creativity and innovation. With the help of my office staff and awesome clients, I am proud to carry on the family tradition.