Program Chairs

Rebecca Shoom

Lerners LLP

Lauren Tomasich

Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP

Closely-held companies are the mainstay of the Canadian economy and they present unique and complex challenges. If your practice involves business law, litigation or dispute management, you need to know what to do when disputes arise among shareholders.

To achieve the best results for your clients in this challenging area, you must have an up-to-date understanding of the unique challenges and the panoply of rights and remedies available to shareholders. This fully-updated and acclaimed program provides the tools you need.

Business counsel and litigators require a robust 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 disputes, 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

Key developments and practical guidance for assessing your claims and remedies for 2023, including the oppression remedy

Corporate governance considerations during shareholder disputes

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

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

Approaches for evaluating claims and interim remedies, including injunctive-type relief

Preventative approaches for avoiding shareholder disputes

Strategies for assessing and navigating accounting and valuation issues

Proactive approaches for developing settlement positions

Insights for dealing with insolvency proceedings, windups, and derivative actions

Strategies for navigating the unique cultural and family dynamics – including bias – that can arise in the closely-held company and aggravate shareholder disputes and litigation

Latest and best-available litigation strategies and tactics in use for 2023

Get the latest and best available knowledge and practical guidance, with tips for both the solicitor and litigator sides of practice.

Jennifer Hand


“Great information and on time. Great connection and platform. (The two most valuable things learned at the program were) Value of mediating vs. litigating and how to structure settlement.”

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

Rebecca Shoom

Lerners LLP

Lauren Tomasich

Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP


Program Agenda

Chairs’ Introductory Remarks (9:00 a.m. – 9:10 a.m.)


Recorded: May 11, 2023

$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 20m
Total6h 5m

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James Thorlakson

Dentons LLP

“The content was superb. Great selection of presenters, useful information, no ‘filler’…very practical advice on the tough choices that have to be made in dealing with these situations…superb, knowledgeable panel.”

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