The professionalism, timeliness, and levels of service that Ron provided were outstanding. As a mediator, his skills are unsurpassed; as a litigator, he is world class; and as a strategic thinker, he is the best.

President
Consulting Company

On behalf of my family I thank Ron for his dedication. I have come to admire his professionalism to the extent that I wish for my daughter to pursue a career in law.

Client Testimonial

He is consistently prompt in his responsiveness, and has exceptional knowledge of the law. He has represented our needs very effectively in a number of important negotiations. Nobody else meets our business litigation needs as commendably.

Principal
Consulting Company

Professional Background

Ronald Josephson is an Associate Counsel practicing primarily with our commercial business litigation and workplace law groups.

Ron has an extensive background in commercial litigation with a concentration on general business disputes, corporate governance issues, shareholder disputes and securities litigation.

Ron also has experience in employment matters, franchising disputes and in real estate litigation involving major commercial development, and landlord-tenant disputes.

He has appeared before the Supreme Court and the Court of Appeal of British Columbia, and the Federal Court of Canada, as well as before courts at all levels in South Africa.

During his years at a large international firm, Ron acted as lead counsel on complex litigation cases before starting his own litigation boutique where he practiced for 17 years.

In April 2017, Ron was lead counsel in a precedent setting case in the BC Court of Appeal (Smithies Holdings Inc. v. RCV Holdings Ltd. 2017 BCCA 177 ). That case now provides guidance to the Courts and the profession on the issues of awards of ‘special costs’ in contested litigation.

Ron is known for his effective, tireless and dedicated advocacy on behalf of his clients in the litigation of business disputes.

A philanthropist at heart, Ron is involved in numerous charitable organizations including The Gratitude Aeffect Foundation which he founded in 2009. The Foundation’s current project, StreetSmart Canada, raises funds in restaurants to go to local food banks and help feed the hungry in our community.

Ron is also a tournament tennis player and competes in provincial and national events. In the limited time he is away from his law practice, he travels extensively to interesting parts of the world.

Education

Bar Admissions

  • British Columbia, 1982
  • Cape Province, South Africa, 1975

Education

  • University of British Columbia, Faculty of Law,
  • University of Cape Town, Faculty of Law
  • University of Cape Town, Faculty of Commerce and Faculty of Arts

Memberships

  • Law Society of British Columbia
  • The Canadian Bar Association

Community + Volunteering

  • The Gratitude Aeffect Foundation, 2009
  • StreetSmart Canada 2011 – present
  • Jewish Family Service Agency