Proven. Exceptional. Since 1987.

Irwin Nathanson, Q.C., Stephen Schachter, Q.C., and Ardella Thompson created the firm with one purpose in mind – to focus on trying difficult cases and arguing complicated appeals.

Over the years the firm has carefully added lawyers and now boasts five Queen’s Counsel, several law school gold medallists, and numerous former law clerks – including three former clerks to the Chief Justice of British Columbia. NST exemplifies Irwin Nathanson’s vision of a select group of lawyers with the depth of talent and breadth of expertise to efficiently and effectively handle commercial disputes of all sizes and kinds.

NST’s clients include successful private and public companies, many of whom are referred to us by leading Canadian and international law firms. The firm acts regularly in some of British Columbia and Canada’s most significant cases across the full range of commercial disputes, including contract disputes, shareholders’ disputes, securities and oppression claims, real estate development and property disputes, hostile take-over bids and derivative actions, administrative proceedings, actions for professional negligence, defamation actions and employment disputes, class actions and representative proceedings, mining claims, and pension litigation.

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