Notary Public & Founding Partner
Lilian Cazacu was born in the Republic of Moldova, located in Eastern Europe. There, he received his Law Degree, Master’s in Law, and PhD in Law & Criminology. Lilian is a legal professional who worked in this field for about 20 years now. After he received his law degree, he taught Criminology to undergraduate students, while working on his Master’s and Doctoral studies at the Moldova State University.
In 2005, Lilian and his family moved to Canada without speaking any English. Since his 10+ years of legal education were not recognized here in Canada, he went back to school and received a second Master’s degree in Applied Legal Studies at SFU, in order to become a Notary Public.
In 2014, after 12 years of legal education, Lilian started his own Notary practice.
Now, LC Notary team consists of 8 people and keeps growing every year. Since he started his company, Lilian has been nominated and awarded with several prestigious local, provincial, and national awards. He is the winner of the Best Immigrant Entrepreneur of the year in B.C. (awarded by the SmallBusiness BC) and the winner of the Business Person of the Year under 40 (awarded by the Langley Chamber of Commerce). In 2018, Lilian has been shortlisted as one of the top 3 finalists for the highest award at the Cloverdale’s Business Excellence Awards – Bill Reid Memorial Business Person of the Year and he made it as one of the top 50 finalists for the RBC Top 25 Canadian Immigrant Awards.
During this short period as an entrepreneur, Lilian has also been involved in various community projects and organizations. He is the Chair of the Notaries Chapter in Fraser Valley, the Vice-President of the Aldergrove Business Association, a Board Director for the Fraser Valley Estate Planning Council, a Founding Board Director of the BC Moldovan Community Association, an Advisory Committee Member for the Legal Assistant program at the Kwantlen Polytechnic University, a Member of the Rotary Club of Langley Central, Member of the Walnut Grove Business Association, and a Member of Langley and Cloverdale Chambers of Commerce.
In his role as a Notary Public, Lilian provides non-contentious legal services such as Estate Planning (Wills & Powers of Attorney) Real Estate transactions, and various types of Notarizations.
He is very passionate about promoting the financial and legal literacy in his community and he is always open to new speaking opportunities for educating our community about Estate Planning and entrepreneurship.
Lilian, his wife, and their 4 children live in the same community where he is practicing as a Notary Public.
“Rafi” Arafat Kalam
Associate Notary Public
“Rafi” joined our team as a Staff Notary in late 2017, after acquiring his Notarial Seal in June of the same year. Rafi holds a Bachelor Degree in Criminology and a Master’s Degree in Applied Legal Studies from Simon Fraser University. He was born in Bangladesh and he fluently speaks his native tongue, Bangla. He currently lives in Burnaby as a newlywed with his wife.
Besides spending time with his family, he devotes his time volunteering with the Canadian Armed Forces as a Reserve Military member. His love for the outdoors drives him to great distances. On weekends, you can find him hiking mountains in the North Shore and around the Lower Mainland.
Meena has been with Lilian Cazacu Notary Corporation since 2015 and she is a senior conveyancer mainly dealing with real estate files, including complex residential Purchases, Sales, Transfers and Refinances as well as mobile home purchases and sales. Clients are always impressed with her prompt, friendly and excellent service.
In her free time, she enjoys travelling, cooking, reading and time with family and friends.
Ala has been part of the company since the very beginning. Her office management experience, determination and attention to detail contributed to our company’s strong start and growth. Ala’s education background includes a BA in French Language and Literature. Ala is also fluent in Romanian and Russian. Outside of the office Ala loves to spend time with her family while enjoying the outdoors.