Stephen is one Canada’s top trial and appellate lawyers. His focus is on corporate commercial litigation, including securities, derivative claims, oppression proceedings and professional negligence. He has litigated many of British Columbia’s leading complex business disputes and regularly appears in the British Columbia Supreme Court, the BC Court of Appeal, and the Supreme Court of Canada. Stephen consistently receives top rankings from legal publications, including being recognized as one of the Top 50 Trial Lawyers in Canada by Benchmark Litigation. He often presents as a faculty member for Continuing Legal Education Society courses on subjects such as restitution, chambers practice and advocacy training. When founding NST in 1987, Stephen, Irwin Nathanson, KC, and Ardella Thompson were committed to building an elite team of litigators capable of advocacy and litigation at the highest level. That commitment continues today as NST has expanded its talented team of litigators, each of whom are committed to achieving optimal results for clients. Stephen is actively engaged in mentoring NST’s associates to ensure the firm’s commitment to their original vision is maintained. Due to the careful guidance of its founding partners, NST is recognized as a top litigation firm in Canada.