Steven Dvorak

Steven Dvorak

Associate Counsel
Direct: 250-469-6461

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Steven Dvorak*

Steven Dvorak is a senior litigation lawyer whose experience includes several years as a partner with prominent national firms.  He represents institutional and corporate clients of all sizes, as well as individuals, with a particular focus on insolvency and restructuring, security enforcement, corporate governance disputes, and real property claims.

Through more than 25 years of practice, Mr. Dvorak has developed a practical approach to resolving complex legal issues.  He has guided clients through a variety of difficult litigation proceedings, including:

  • insolvency and restructuring proceedings, including bankruptcies, receiverships and actions under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act (“CCAA”)
  • reorganizations under the Canada Business Corporations Act and the BC Business Corporations Act
  • foreclosure and other security enforcement and collection proceedings
  • enforcement of local and foreign judgments, including the appointment of equitable receivers
  • corporate governance and shareholder disputes, including oppression claims and derivative actions
  • real property disputes, including land use and lease issues, construction claims and builders lien claims
  • fraud, fraudulent transactions, breach of fiduciary duty and breach of trust claims
  • contract disputes
  • employment claims, including misuse and theft of confidential information and trade secrets, breach of restrictive covenants and unfair competition.

A supporter of legal education in British Columbia, Mr. Dvorak is frequently involved in industry publications and events, including the Annual Review of Insolvency Law, the Canadian Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Professionals (“CAIRP”) Annual Conference, and meetings of the Canadian Bar Association Insolvency Law (Vancouver) subsection.

Having recently returned to the Okanagan from Vancouver, Mr. Dvorak resides on a small orchard in the idyllic community of Coldstream. An avid sportsman, he supports several outdoor groups as a member and volunteer, including the North Okanagan Cycling Society, the Vernon Wheelers, Gastown Cycling Club, Vernon Yacht Club, Predator Ridge Golf Club, and Sovereign Lake Nordic Club.  He has served as honourary solicitor for Gastown Cycling, the Vernon Community Music School, and the Vernon Yacht Club.

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