Nathanson, Schachter & Thompson LLP

Litigation Department

British Columbia
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What the team is known for Highly regarded for its ability to handle some of the top cases in the province, with a high-quality team of practitioners focusing exclusively on civil and commercial litigation. Represents a significant portfolio of public and private companies in mining claims, contract disputes, shareholder and securities litigation. Other areas of expertise include arbitration, professional negligence and class actions.

Strengths Clients say: "The lawyers we use at Nathanson Schachter are excellent at dealing with very challenging litigants."

Work highlights Represented Hong Kong Expo Holdings and Canadian Metropolitan Properties Corporation in a contractual dispute regarding a CAD500 million development of a major waterfront site in downtown Vancouver.

Successfully acted for Ocean Wise Conservation Society in challenging an order by the Vancouver Park Board preventing cetaceans being brought into an aquarium in a CAD100 million expansion project.

Notable practitioners

Irwin Nathanson QC has significant expertise across all manner of corporate and commercial litigation. His practice includes class action cases as well as securities and professional negligence litigation. Interviewees describe him as "a great lawyer; very clever and talented."

James MacInnis offers solid counsel to public and private corporations as well as private individuals. He has a background in professional negligence, construction litigation and insurance defence, as well as resolving general business disputes.

Randall Hordo QC is an "extremely qualified litigation lawyer," according to sources. He has expertise in pensions and securities matters, aviation product liability, personal injury and general business disputes.

The "very capable" Stephen Schachter QC is highly regarded for his commercial litigation practice. He acts for clients in shareholder disputes, oppression claims, securities cases and class actions.