Passionate about
people, law and business

Melissa Briones, LLB, CPHR

Melissa has 5+ years of combined Commercial, Business and Contract Law experience as In-House Counsel in manufacturing, health, real estate development, and broadcast communication industries. She is instrumental in developing strategies to minimize legal risk and ensure regulatory compliance.

She has 4+ years of Human Resources Management experience and a Chartered Professional in Human Resources (CPHR) designation. Her practice includes Family Law, Civil Litigation, Wills & Estates and Conveyancing.

For fun, she visits ancient sites and ruins and belts out popular Broadway tunes.

Francine Beckenkamp

Administrative Assistant and Receptionist

Francine moved from Brazil to Vancouver in 2016. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Law from the University of Santa Cruz do Sul, Brazil. She has a total of 4 years experience as a legal assistant and lawyer in Brazil.

Francine loves travelling and spending time with her friends and family.

Sue Ma


Sue was born and raised in Vancouver and now calls Burnaby home.  She is a Conveyancer and brings with her over 30 years' experience in both residential and commercial real estate transactions.  Sue speaks and understands Cantonese.

In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, taking long walks, hiking, traveling to warm places and spending quality time with family and friends.

Gabe Chin

Assistant - Legal

Gabe is a third-year UBC undergraduate specializing in Sociology aiming to take up Law for his post-graduate degree. He has worked at Organika Health Products Inc. as a Sales Specialist and hopes to gain a better grasp of the legal profession at Northam Law.

Gabe enjoys playing hockey, travelling, playing video games, and spending time with family and friends.

A culture of client obsession.
it's about you.