To achieve the best results for your clients in this challenging area, you must have a comprehensive and up-to-date understanding of the array of rights and remedies available to shareholders, along with their limitations. This fully-updated acclaimed program provides the tools you need.

Closely-held companies are the mainstay of the Canadian economy. If you practice business law, you need to know what to do when disputes arise among shareholders.

Business counsel and litigators need to have a tool set of skills and strategies for addressing the inevitable disagreements that occur in closely-held companies. OsgoodePD offers this unique, intensive one-day program to help you navigate these often complex and seemingly intractable situations, so that you can deliver results for your clients effectively and with the highest standards of ethics and professionalism.

Registration includes 120-day unlimited, online access to the recorded program.

What You’ll Learn

Choosing the appropriate remedy (including trends in the use of the oppression remedy)

Fiduciary obligations among principals of closely-held companies, conflicts of interest, and due diligence requirements

Best practices for preventing disputes in the first place, or at least minimizing their impact

Ensuring that shareholder conflicts don’t erode the value of the business

Claims and interim remedies including injunctive-type relief

Accounting and valuation issues

Best approaches to developing settlement positions

Litigation strategies and tactics

Insolvency proceedings, windups, and derivative actions

Ethical and professional issues for counsel in shareholder disputes and litigation

Who Should Attend

Commercial litigators

Corporate-commercial lawyers involved in managing/resolving shareholder disputes in closely-held companies

In-house counsel in closely-held companies

Lawyers who draft or advise on shareholders agreements

Paralegals and law clerks


Program Chairs

Allan Coleman

Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP

Emily Fan

Lerners LLP


Hilary Book

Book Law

Enzo Carlucci


Chantelle Cseh

Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP

Kenneth A. Dekker

Affleck Greene McMurtry LLP

Carlo DiCarlo

Stockwoods LLP

Kim Ferreira

Speigel Nichols Fox LLP

Brian Gray

Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP

Megan Keenberg

Van Kralingen & Keenberg LLP

Jacqueline L. King, C.S.

Shibley Righton LLP

Jonathan Lisus

Lax O’Sullivan Lisus Gottlieb LLP

Linda Plumpton

Torys LLP

Jason Squire

Lerners LLP

Deborah Templer

McCarthy TĂ©trault LLP

Lauren Tomasich

Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP

Tanya C. Walker

Walker Law

Program Agenda

Chairs’ Welcome & Introductory Remarks (9:00 a.m. ET)


Recorded: Apr 28, 2022

$695 + Tax

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CPD and Accreditation

OsgoodePD is an accredited provider with the LSO, the Law Society of BC and NY CLE Board. Select your location to view the eligible hours you may claim.

CPD Hours
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Substantive5h 50m
Total6h 50m

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