Kornfeld LLP | Kornfeld, Shapray & Partners is a Vancouver-based boutique commercial and litigation firm that specializes in corporate and commercial work—transactional, litigation, arbitration, alternate dispute resolution and strategic advice.
The firm is known for dynamism, ingenuity and common sense, which, when matched by the wealth of the collective experience of our lawyers, results in timely, pragmatic solutions.
The firm’s clients range from entrepreneurs to major Canadian and US-based corporations. Our work frequently involves large, complex or high-profile disputes, and we routinely manage intricate, multi-party litigation and document-intensive cases.
Our lawyers have represented clients before all levels of court in British Columbia and Canada, as well as in Alberta, the Yukon, and Ontario
Our disputes practice considers all available options in our goal to achieve a favourable resolution. As such, we are highly skilled in the art of negotiation and strategic positioning. Our expertise also extends to mediations and arbitrations.
The firm has come into existence from the merger of Shapray Cramer Fitterman Lamer LLP, formed in 1993 when Howard Shapray, QC, for many years the head of the litigation department of one of Vancouver’s leading international law, established an innovative and focused litigation boutique. Kornfeld LLP was formed in the same year by Neil Kornfeld, QC, with a focus on real estate development, acting for commercial and residential developers on the acquisition and redevelopment of noteworthy and unique sites in British Columbia. The two firms worked closely together, each developing sterling reputations for doing high quality, high stakes commercial work. For nearly three decades, lawyers at the two firms have provided expert advice and effective advocacy to BC entrepreneurs, developers, governments, financial institutions, and professional associations, as well as national and international entities.
Over time it became clear that the synergies and cultures of each firm accorded such that the strength in unity from a merger made perfect sense. The merger has increased the litigation department’s bench strength and capacity to handle large complex matters while providing support to the growing needs of the commercial and real estate practices.
Shapray Cramer Fitterman Lamer LLP and Kornfeld LLP formally merged to become Kornfeld | Kornfeld, Shapray & Partners effective Jan 1, 2022.
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