Number of partners: 4
Number of lawyers: 8
Languages: English, French
The firm began in 1993 as Shapray Cramer LLP, when Howard Shapray, QC, for many years the head of the litigation department of one of Vancouver’s leading international law firms, and Brad Cramer, who also enjoyed a distinguished career in the same firm, established their innovative and focused litigation boutique. Seasoned litigators Francis Lamer and Stephen Fitterman joined in 1997 and 1999. In 2010, Abbas Sabur was hired away from one of Canada’s leading multidisciplinary firms. All the lawyers are recognised by their peers and industry as leading advocates at the bar.
Main Areas of Practice:
Corporate & Commercial Litigation:
Shapray Cramer Fitterman Lamer LLP advises and represents Canadian and international clients in connection with all forms of litigation and arbitrations that arise in the corporate and commercial arena, sometimes coordinated with proceedings in foreign jurisdictions.
The firm's corporate/ commercial dispute resolution practice includes:
■Fraud/breach of fiduciary duty claims
The firm has also developed a niche expertise in family law cases where the dispute between the spouses involves commercial issues or special issues arising only in a commercial law context, including family trusts, valuation of complex commercial structures, foreign held commercial interests, taxation, etc.
Shareholder & Securities Litigation:
The firm advises and represent shareholders, brokers, firms and others in respect of all forms of proceedings arising in the field of securities law and regulation, both federal and provincial. While the majority of the firm's work is limited to Canada, the firm also collaborates with international counsel, particularly in the US, in respect of security and regulatory matters involving or affecting Canadians.
Administrative & Public Law:
The firm has substantial experience with judicial reviews and appeals. The firm also has significant experience challenging legislation at all government levels, including Charter claims. The firm acts before various administrative tribunals including the Environmental Appeal Board, the Real Estate Council of B.C and other professional regulatory bodies. The government of B.C. has engaged the firm from time to time in respect of prominent and complex briefs.
Mining Industry Disputes
Real Property Litigation
Divorce and Matrimonial Property Disputes
ADR (Alternative Dispute Resolution)
Transaction Advisory Services (Strategic Dispute Avoidance)
Construction/Engineering Law Disputes
Entertainment Law Disputes
Privacy Law and Competition Act Matters
Employment Law Disputes
Intellectual Property Claims