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Amy M. Nathanson

Partner
  • Patti / Rosanna
  • Legal Assistant
  • P: 604.631.9289

Practices

Amy practices civil and commercial litigation and acts for clients in complex business and commercial disputes.  Her practice areas include pension and benefits disputes, defamation, commercial disputes, class actions, environmental remediation claims and construction disputes.  She has also successfully resolved numerous matters using alternative dispute resolution, including mediation. 

Recognition and Ranking

  • Martindale-Hubbell International Law Directory: BV Peer Review rated

Professional Activities

  • Canadian Bar Association, Member
  • Advocates Club, Member 

Community Activities

  • Access Pro Bono Civil Chambers Program, volunteer

Bar Admissions

  • British Columbia (2007)

Education

  • Queen’s University (B.A. (Hon.), 1999)
  • University of Toronto (J.D., 2006)
  • University of Toronto (M.S.W., 2006)

Recently Amy has:

• Successfully defended a $53-million defamation action involving an international mining project (Monument Mining Ltd. v. Balendran, Chong & Bodi, 2012, BCSC 1769)

• Successfully defended Sleep Country Canada Inc. in a lengthy trial involving allegations of inducing breach of contract, conspiracy and interfering with economic relations. (Canadian Bedding Company Ltd. v. Western Sleep Products Ltd. and Sleep Country Canada Inc., 2009 BCSC 1499)

• Successfully represented a company in a claim against one of its partners for misappropriation of funds and obtained a judgment for damages.  (Driving Daisies Deliveries Ltd. and Darin Comis v. George Grandy, 2013)

• Represented a client in an action to enforce the terms of a contract for the sale of a luxury yacht.  Obtained a successful judgment for damages.  (Halle v. Ritchie, 2008 BCSC, 1452)

• Successfully represented a pro bono client in having a fraudulent mortgage transaction set aside (Murray v. Affordable Homes, 2007, 1428)

Amy has also represented:

• A global paints and coatings company in relation to a claim for reimbursement of remediation costs under the Environmental Management Act

• Various Pension Plans in relation to reduction in post-retirement benefits and pursuing claims against employers for failure to remit pension contributions

• Trustees of various long term disability plans in pursuing recovery of benefit overpayments and third party reimbursements and defending claims relating to denial of disability benefits.  

• A financial institution in a claim to set aside various transactions and mortgages on the basis that the plaintiff had lacked sufficient capacity

• A forest products company in relation to a nuisance claim as a result of flooding on property adjacent to where logging activities has taken place

• Institutional lenders in advancing a fraudulent preference claim

• An employer seeking an injunction to prevent ex-employees from distributing confidential information and soliciting clients

• A businessman in China in relation to a claim commenced in British Columbia for payment of a debt.

• A bailiff company in relation to various claims relating to seizures and rent distress

• Both plaintiffs and defendants in construction disputes

• Clients seeking to challenge findings of competency and the appointment of a committee