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Gordon R. Johnson

Associé

Vancouver
GJohnson@blg.com
604.640.4117

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Gordon focuses his practice in commercial litigation. His expertise includes both prosecuting and defending regulatory issues and investment claims and dealing with disputes between investment firms.

Gordon also has a unique understanding in dealing with real estate disputes and administrative hearings.

Throughout his career Gordon has frequently appeared as counsel before many tribunals, including the British Columbia Supreme Court, the British Columbia Court of Appeal, and the British Columbia Securities Commission. 

Before commencing practice, Gordon was a clerk with the British Columbia Court of Appeal, and a research intern with the Law Reform Commission of Canada.

Experience

  • TELUS v. CDS and Mason Advisors — represented CDS in the British Columbia Supreme Court and the British Columbia Court of Appeal in a claim which determined the ability of beneficial shareholders to exercise shareholder rights through Canada’s share depository system.
  • Bank Gutenberg and BC Securities Commission – resolved allegations of Non-Canadian Financial Institute responsibility for trades by clients.
  • Receivership of Symphony Development – confirmed the circumstances where a constructive trust may be available in a claim against an insolvent business.

Beyond Our Walls

Community Involvement

  • Board Member, Vancouver Symphony Orchestra (VSO), 2008-present
  • Board Member and Board Chair, VSO School of Music, 2011-present
  • Board Member, Vancouver United Football Club, 2011-present

Awards & Recognitions

  • Recognized in the 2019 edition (and since 2015) of Benchmark Canada - The Definitive Guide to Canada's Leading Litigation Firms & Attorneys as a “Local Litigation Star: British Columbia” (Commercial, Securities).
  • Recognized in the 2020 (and since 2015) editions of The Best Lawyers in Canada® (Corporate and Commercial Litigation).

Bar Admission & Education

  • Colombie-Britannique, 1987
  • LLB, Université de la Colombie-Britannique, 1985