Professional Background

Claire Immega is an Associate at Singleton Reynolds with a broad civil litigation practice.  She is a member of our Commercial Litigation, Construction, Insurance, Commercial Property and Professional Liability Groups.

Claire’s clients include commercial and residential landlords and property managers, real estate owners and developers, corporate stakeholders, and a wide variety of regulated professionals.

Claire’s areas of expertise include:

  • complex corporate and commercial disputes, including shareholder disputes and directors and officer’s liability;
  • leasing and development, including managing commercial, residential, and long-term leasing disputes and advising landlords and developers on tenant relocation and development planning;
  • legislative and compliance advising for large-scale property owners;
  • real estate litigation, including real estate fraud and contract disputes;
  • regulatory matters and professional discipline, including matters involving the BC Securities Commission, health Colleges, APEGBC, and other regulatory bodies; and
  • matters of international and internet evidence in complex litigation matters.

Claire specialises in assisting clients in avoiding and resolving disputes quickly and cost-effectively, although she enjoys the courtroom and can be an aggressive litigator when her clients require forceful representation.

She has appeared before a number of administrative tribunals, all levels of court in British Columbia, and has assisted in matters before the Supreme Court of Canada.

Claire takes pride in taking her client’s concerns to heart, giving realistic advice, and moving files forward assertively and with civility.

 

Education

  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours), University of Toronto: 2006
  • Juris Doctor, University of British Columbia: 2011
  • Called to the British Columbia Bar: 2012

Memberships

  • Member, Vancouver Bar Association
  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Co-chair, Diversity and Inclusion Committee
  • lead plaintiff counsel in ongoing $1.5 million real estate fraud litigation case
  • secured Mareva freezing orders over $1.7 million of assets in civil fraud case
  • lead defence counsel in ongoing corporate officer’s negligence and fraud litigation surrounding the negotiation of an liquefied natural gas deal and the purchase of real estate worth $37 million
  • acted as a key legal team member for complex securities fraud and negligence disputes worth over $500 million
  • advised on corporate disputes, including shareholders’ dispute worth approximately $250 million
  • assisted apartment building owners through the renovation and redevelopment process in changing legal and regulatory environment
  • managed legal issues related to a $20 million downtown Vancouver apartment building renovation
  • acted for industry organizations in appellate matters regarding landlord issues
  • secured international evidence from parties such as Facebook, Google, and YouTube in a complex commercial and defamation dispute
  • negotiated a geoscience licence from the Engineers and Geoscientists BC for a client who carried out unlicensed practice for 12 years; minimal fines and penalties were incurred
  • negotiated with the College of Dental Surgeons of British Columbia for consent orders ending various investigation and disciplinary processes
  • defended investigations by the British Columbia Securities Commission with respect to an alleged Ponzi scheme
  • negotiated resolution of a disciplinary matter with the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors with respect to allegations of professional misconduct

Publications

  • Landowner Transparency Act – More Taxes, Less Privacy,  The Goodman Report
  • Considering Renting Your Home as a Vacation Property? Understand the Risks
  • How To Operate When You Cooperate
  • Witnesses In Vinculis – Insurers And Sworn Affidavits
  • Duties Owed Between Primary Insurers, Excess Insurers, and Insureds