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Nathanson, Schachter & Thompson

Canada > Dispute resolution: British Columbia Tier 1

Nathanson, Schachter & Thompson, a Vancouver-based litigation boutique, is routinely involved in cases of local and national significance including shareholder and oppression, human rights, administrative and contractual disputes. Irwin Nathanson KC and Stephen Schachter KC both enjoy stellar reputations for property, class action, hostile take-over, pension, professional negligence and securities proceedings meanwhile Peter Senkpiel, a more junior partner, continues to make extraordinary strides within the defamation, trust, shareholder and business dispute fields. At associate level, Caitlin Ohama-Darcus is a high-flier who has already garnered exposure to cases at the British Columbia Supreme Court, Federal Court and Supreme Court of Canada.

Other key lawyers:

James Macinnis KC; Irwin Nathanson KCStephen Schachter KC; Peter Senkpiel; Caitlin Ohama-Darcus; Karen Carteri; Peter Senkpiel; Julia Lockhart

Key clients

Spirit Bay Developments Ltd.

Hong Leong Oei, Hong Kong Expo Holdings Ltd. and Canadian Metropolitan Properties Corporation

Greater Vancouver Sewerage and Drainage District (Metro Vancouver)

Ming Sun Benevolent Society

Caixuan Qin, Silver International Investments Ltd. and The Style Travel Inc.

College of Veterinarians of BC

Raicon Developments Inc.

LTS Infrastructure Services Limited Partnership

Complete Utility Contractors Ltd. and principal

Chewters Chocolates (1992) Inc.

Turbolyft Aerospace Corporation and NAS Aerospace Ltd.

R.C. Morris & Company Special Opportunities Fund III Limited Partnership

Monty Qureshi and Ascendo Financial Solutions Inc.

Xingfu Zhao and Rentao Li

PacNet Services Ltd

Ernie Klassen obo White Rock Pride Society

Janice Raffin and others re Long Term Care

Kash Heed

GMC Properties Inc.

Work highlights

    Nathanson, Schachter & Thompson LLP is recognized as among Canada’s leading litigation firms. Led by five King’s Counsel, our select team has litigated many of British Columbia’s largest and most complicated business, commercial, and civil disputes. Known for its intellectual rigour, high quality advocacy, responsiveness to clients’ needs, and flexibility in procedural matters, the firm has experience arguing and defending certification motions, judicial reviews, summary trials, trials, and appeals.

    In addition to the firm’s five King’s Counsel, the firm includes many former law clerks from the Court of Appeal and Supreme Court of Canada. The firm’s lawyers serve as adjunct professors at UBC Law School; write chapters in texts on Business Torts, Government Liability, and the Annual Review of Law and Practice; frequently speak at continuing legal education events; and co-author the annual British Columbia Supreme Court Rules Annotated, and The Civil Appeal Handbook.

    NST’s clients include successful private and public companies, many of whom are referred to us by leading Canadian and international law firms. The firm acts regularly in some of British Columbia and Canada’s most significant cases across the full range of commercial disputes, including contract disputes, shareholders’ disputes, securities and oppression claims, real estate development and property disputes, hostile take-over bids and derivative actions, administrative proceedings, actions for professional negligence, defamation actions and employment disputes, class actions and representative proceedings, mining claims, and pension litigation.

    NST also has an active bankruptcy and insolvency practice headed by Peter Reardon and Peter Senkpiel. Peter Reardon has been twice recognized by Best Lawyers Canada as Lawyer of the Year for Insolvency and Restructuring in Vancouver, including for 2020. Peter Senkpiel has regularly been recognized by Benchmark Litigation and Lexpert. Both lawyers regularly act for trustees, receivers, financial institutions and other creditors as well as for debtors and other stakeholders in restructuring, insolvency and bankruptcy matters. The team is an essential complement to NST’s business litigation practice and to the corporate and commercial issues that arise for NST’s clients.

    Dispute Resolution Irwin G. Nathansoninathanson@nst.ca604-662-8840
    Dispute Resolution Stephen R. Schachtersschachter@nst.ca604-662-8840
    Arbitration and Mediation Murray A. Clemensmclemens@nst.ca604-662-8840
    Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb)
    Arbitrator and Mediator : Murray A. Clemens
    Bankruptcy and Insolvency : Peter R. Reardon