Sharon Vogel

Commercial and Business Litigation

We advocate for our clients through creative problem solving, negotiation, mediation, arbitration and litigation in all levels of court.

Our representation ideally commences before our clients even start their businesses so that we can help them avoid issues that may arise. Whether in business planning or dispute resolution, we advise on all forms of risk management and litigation services, including in the following areas:

  • Shareholder disputes, such as disputes concerning buyouts of other shareholders, unfair treatment of minority shareholder interests (oppression and derivative action lawsuits), and claims against companies, shareholders and directors
  • Business venture and partnership issues, including disputes between business partners over ownership, management and operations of the business
  • Corporate compliance and governance matters, including obligations owed to regulatory authorities, licensing authorities and to shareholders
  • Frauds committed by directors, officers and employees against the business or others involved in the business
  • Breaches of agreements, such as contracts for purchase and sale of land, equipment, other assets and businesses
  • Property disputes, such as claims involving the purchase, sale, operation and management of real property, including property damage, trespass/nuisance, commercial leasehold interests, rental properties and strata properties
  • Secured transaction matters, including mortgage foreclosures, personal property security agreements and disputes regarding priorities over assets
  • Intellectual property disputes involving confidentiality agreements, trade secrets, industrial designs, non-solicitation agreements, copyright, trademark, patents and other commercial information
  • Enforcing restrictive covenants that limit future employment, business opportunities, improper use of goodwill, business information or customer lists
  • Extraordinary commercial remedies, including obtaining court orders preventing other parties from harming business interests (injunctions), asset seizure and creditor protection
  • Collection of debts
  • Class actions involving claims for product liability, duties owed by regulatory or other government authorities and civil claims common to a large group of people

Singleton Reynolds’ Commercial Litigation Group provides clients with business driven strategies for resolving commercial litigation disputes. Our Group’s role is to provide quality legal services designed to meet our clients’ expecta­tions for cost effective, result-oriented dispute resolution. After carefully identifying the issues involved in a dispute, strategies are developed so that our clients’ needs are addressed. Whether using alternate dispute resolution strategies or taking actions to trial, our group’s wealth of professional experience is brought to bear.

Our emphasis lies on the early identification and resolution of legal problems, where possible, without involving time consuming and costly litigation. To that end, our Group is also experienced in the development of risk management strategies for our clients. Seminars, practical articles and conference presentations are available to our clients for this purpose.

Our counsel regularly appear before administrative tribunals and at all levels of the Courts of British Columbia, in the Supreme Court of Canada and in the Federal Courts. Our Group provides representation for individuals and corporations including class proceedings.

Our group, comprised of legal counsel and paralegal assistants, has a broad range of experience in a number of areas, including:

Corporate/Commercial Disputes

Shareholders’ Remedies, Partnership and Corporate Compliance

Commercial Collections

Acting for both creditors and debtors including garnishment and injunction proceedings

Employment Law

Wrongful Dismissal Claims and Defences Advice on Termination and Risk Management

Negligence And Contract Claims

Professional Liability Claims, Contract Disputes

Class Proceedings

Mass Torts, Products Liability and Financial Services Liability

Probate And Estate

Wills Variation actions and con­tested probate claims.

The Goal of the Commercial Litigation Group

Simply put, our Group’s goal is to provide ef­ficient dispute resolution services, consistent with our commitment to advocacy of our cli­ents’ best interests. Experience and efficiency, through utilization of the latest litigation sup­port technologies, enable us to meet this goal.