Commercial Litigation

One of SHK’s core strengths is our expertise in business law — particularly commercial litigation. Our understanding of contracts and their enforcement is backed by over twenty-five years of commercial law experience.

Commercial litigation covers a broad spectrum of business disputes. Our team provides legal representation for the following issues:

  • General business disputes, including franchises and partnerships
  • Shareholder disputes
  • Directors’ liability
  • Contract disputes
  • Employment disputes, including wrongful dismissal
  • Real estate disputes
  • Builders liens
  • Debt collection – creditor and debtor remedies
  • Injunctions

Commercial Litigation Lawyers

SHK’s commercial law lawyers have the expertise to guide you in dealing with a variety of commercial disputes and assist you in determining your legal rights and in recommending how best to proceed. Recognizing that litigation is not always the best option, our team will consider the use of alternative dispute resolution methods such as mediation and arbitration. SHK’s commercial litigation team includes experienced mediators, arbitrators and mediation and arbitration counsel.

Directors’ Liability & Shareholder Disputes

Complaints by shareholders and creditors commonly target directors and officers of corporations. In the area of directors’ liability, directors and officers can face both statutory and civil liability. They must be mindful of their obligations to act in good faith and in the best interests of the company and its shareholders. Shareholder disputes often arise over disagreements about whether the directors are indeed acting in the best interests of the shareholders.

The lawyers at SHK have acted both for and against directors and officers of corporations. Our experience with these specific internal corporate disputes allows us to assist and advise on strategies to prevent future litigation.

Please contact one of our commercial litigation lawyers to learn more about SHK’s commercial litigation practice.

Professional Associations

  • Canadian Bar Association – British Columbia Branch – Business and Litigation Sections
  • Trial Lawyers Association of British Columbia
  • Vancouver Bar Association