R. Paul Beckmann, Q.C.

CDAN Secretary-Treasurer


Associate Counsel

Wills, Estates and Trusts Group

Davis, LLP - Legal Advisors




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Paul Beckmann is an associate counsel with Davis, LLP (Vancouver office) practising in the Wills, Estates and Trusts Group. Mr. Beckmann practises in the areas of business law, closely-held corporations, trusts, wills, estates, tax and investment planning, probate, and estate and financial administration. In recent years, Mr. Beckmann has acted for clients in sophisticated estate planning arrangements, including the use of holding companies and family trusts, and in all aspects of managing financial and personal affairs.


Mr. Beckmann has been very active in the Bar. He was a Bencher of the Law Society of British Columbia from 1979 to 1989, serving as chairman of various committees and as Treasurer in 1989.  He was a Director of the Federation of Law Societies of Canada from1988 to 1994, serving as President in 1993 and 1994.  He also served on the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee of the Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia.


On November 21, 2002, Mr. Beckmann received the Georges A. Goyer, QC Memorial Award, one of the Canadian Bar Association, BC Branch's highest honours recognizing exceptional contributions to the legal profession. Mr. Beckmann was previously a member of the Provincial Council of the Canadian Bar Association and is presently a member of the Estate Planning Council of Vancouver and the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners.


Mr. Beckmann has been active in a number of community organizations including the Vancouver Board of Trade, the Vancouver Playhouse Theatre Company, the Anglican Homes Society, the Face the World Foundation, the Hamber Foundation, “Leave Out Violence”, and the Sovereign Order of St. John of Jerusalem Knights Hospitaller.  At the present time, he is a member of the Board and President of The Pacific Alzheimer Research Foundation.