Lorne Kotler takes a pragmatic approach that is focussed on the client’s long-term goals.
Mr. Kotler maintains a broad legal practice encompassing administrative, regulatory, securities, corporate governance, employment, real estate and general commercial matters. In addition to his appearances as counsel before the British Columbia Supreme Court and Court of Appeal, Mr. Kotler has represented clients before the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) and Chartered Professional Accountants of British Columbia (CPABC).
Mr. Kotler frequently provides strategic pre-litigation advice to clients with the aim of securing an early resolution of potential disputes. If a dispute cannot be resolved, Mr. Kotler tailors litigation strategies to fit the client’s long-term goals and circumstances. Clients value Mr. Kotler’s forthright and sincere approach to addressing challenging and complex problems.
Mr. Kotler has represented clients in matters involving, among other things: commercial disputes, oppression of minority shareholders, claims of negligent investment advice (representing both investors and investment advisers), breach of confidentiality and breach of confidence claims, partnership and partnership-like business disputes, disputes over privilege and injunctive relief. He has particular experience in matters concerning professional discipline for Chartered Professional Accountants before the CPABC.
Before commencing a litigation practice, Mr. Kotler articled at the Toronto office of a leading national law firm and then served as Legal Counsel to the Canadian Securities Transition Office, the office established to create a national securities regulator. Mr. Kotler joined Shapray Cramer Fitterman Lamer LLP in 2019.
- McGill University: BA, 2003
- University of Toronto, Faculty of Law & Rotman School of Management: JD/MBA, 2008
- Called to the Ontario Bar, 2009
- Called to the British Columbia Bar, 2012
- Corporate/commercial litigation
- Securities litigation
- Real property litigation
- Employment law disputes
- Defamation claims and defence
- Professional negligence