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Irwin Nathanson, Q.C. is one of the top trial and appellate lawyers in British Columbia, and has litigated many of British Columbia’s leading complex business disputes.
Leading publications have referred to Mr. Nathanson, saying: “Irwin is still going like a champ, a ‘senior statesmen’ who still doesn’t miss a beat”; “You won’t find a better litigator anywhere in the country”; “He is the biggest gun in Vancouver”; He is “resolute, cool and clinical, not to mention technically brilliant”; “Nathanson can always produce a fantastic team for significant pieces of litigation”; “He is still as good as it gets”; He is known for his “forceful, compelling and indefatigable” litigation style; He “generates unanimous acclaim among Vancouver peers”; He’s “as good a cross examiner as you’re going to find”.
He and Stephen Schachter have been described as a “potent duo”. Mr. Nathanson regularly appears in the British Columbia Supreme Court, the British Columbia Court of Appeal, and the Supreme Court of Canada. He is often retained to take matters on appeal. Mr. Nathanson acts as counsel on a range of matters, with a focus on corporate commercial litigation matters, including class actions, hostile take-over bids, derivative actions, pension litigation, professional negligence, and securities matters, including shareholder disputes. He is often retained to work with major international law firms based in Eastern Canada and the United States.
Last updated: March 2019