Services

Litigation & ADR

Our team of experienced trial lawyers provides aggressive, efficient and principled dispute resolution, whether in the courtroom, in arbitration or across the negotiating table. We favour a lean staffing model with reasonable rates and we emphasize client collaboration at every step, from the development of litigation-prevention strategies, early case assessments and budgets, through discovery, mediation, arbitration or trial and any appeals.   The vast majority of our cases are resolved through negotiation before trial.

We represent clients from many industries, with a particular focus on real estate developers, financial institutions and closely-held businesses.  Our clients include CEOs and general counsel of large corporations, business investors, owner-operators, and individuals in disputes over substantial family and estate assets, as well as professional services firms such as accountants, realtors, architects and engineers.

As entrepreneurs who’ve launched and run successful businesses and through board leadership roles, we’ve maintained a practical, “real world” approach to dispute resolution. Our recent successes include litigation involving business assets, commercial property, investments, shareholder and partnership interests, and matters related to family asset, inheritance and business-succession issues.

Members of our team are prominent in the regional business community, having served as leaders and faculty members for the Canadian Bar Association and CBA Provincial Council, the Women Lawyers Forum, the Continuing Legal Education Society, the Vancouver Board of Trade, the Trial Lawyers Association, the University of British Columbia, Simon Fraser University and the British Columbia Institute of Technology.