Joe is a rising litigation star in British Columbia.  He has been recognized as a leading “Under 40” litigator by Benchmark Litigation Canada and for his outstanding professional excellence in Corporate and Commercial Litigation by Best Lawyers in Canada.

Joe’s practice focuses on business disputes. He regularly acts for corporations (both public and closely held private companies), and their directors, officers, and shareholders.  His experience includes contract disputes, professional negligence claims, injunctions, real estate disputes, corporate governance matters, shareholder oppression claims, defamation claims, and securities litigation.

In addition to his commercial practice Joe acts for Indigenous governments and individuals in litigious matters.  He has appeared as counsel in judicial review proceedings arising from Chief and Council governance disputes as well as contested elections.

Joe has appeared as counsel before all levels of Court in British Columbia, the Federal Court, and the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench.  He has represented clients before administrative tribunals and regulators including the BC and Ontario Securities Commissions.  Joe has also navigated numerous alternative dispute resolution proceedings including private arbitrations and mediations.

Known for his strategic thinking and attention to detail, Joe approaches dispute resolution through a commercial lens. He understands his clients’ business objectives and how best to achieve them. Whether the path is a negotiated resolution or a hard-fought trial, Joe has the technical skills and experience to successfully navigate any dispute.

Prior to co-founding our firm, Joe practiced at the Vancouver office of a leading national firm and two top boutiques.

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Legal Assistant:
Helen Ware
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(778) 727-3505

 

Education

  • University of Toronto (J.D. 2012)
  • University of British Columbia (B.A. 2009)

Bar Admission

  • Ontario, 2013
  • British Columbia, 2013