Lawyers

Steven
Dvorak*

“My focus is on achieving sensible solutions to difficult problems – the law is a useful tool, but in the end clients want results that work in the real world.”

ASSOCIATE COUNCIL

Steve 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, security enforcement, corporate governance/shareholder issues, contract disputes and real property claims.

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Arts
University of Manitoba

Bachelor of Laws
University of Manitoba

Areas of
Expertise

Our lawyers resolve complex disputes by taking a practical, results-oriented approach.

Both before and after problems arise, our lawyers provide expert advice to all industry participants.

Davidson has an established and comprehensive debt collection services department.

Resolving business disputes requires sound counsel with experience in the complex realm of human dynamics, legislation, and shareholder or partnership agreements.

Focused on Community

Steven Dvorak*

Through almost 30 years of practice, Steve has developed expertise in a number of high-conflict areas. With his creative and practical approach, he has guided clients through a variety of difficult litigation proceedings, including:

  • corporate governance and shareholder issues, including oppression claims and derivative actions
  • real property disputes, including land use and lease issues, construction and builders lien claims
  • contract disputes
  • foreclosure and other security enforcement and collection proceedings
  • enforcement of local and foreign judgments, including the appointment of equitable receivers
  • 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
  • fraud, fraudulent transactions, breach of fiduciary duty and breach of trust claims
 

An avid sportsman, Steve supports several outdoor groups as a member and volunteer, including the North Okanagan Cycling Society, 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.

A native of Manitoba, Steve and his wife operate a small orchard in Coldstream, having recently returned to the Okanagan following a stint in Vancouver.