Sam’s perspective in life is that nothing is impossible. She sees opportunities where others may see limitations. Known as a tireless champion for our clients, Sam thinks beyond the box to solve problems laterally and to achieve objectives with lucrative and protective solutions.
- Won precedent-setting lawsuit enforcing corporate identification principles and creating new law in Canada on insurance covenants
- Provided coverage opinion on $7 million coverage matter, resulting in full resolution of the issues without litigation
- Assisted client insurer with developing new and innovative products and riders
- Assisted with development of policy wording
International engineering firm
- Extricated international engineering client from a multi-party construction lawsuit related to complex construction claims with zero payment of damages and before mediation and significant defence costs were incurred
Anything but mechanical in her practice, Sam is alive to the challenges that clients face and the strain that litigation places on their resources. She views law with a business lens and overcomes obstacles with an unflappable, pragmatic approach.
|Coverage advice and disputes||Bad faith claims|
|Complex liability defence and multi-party litigation||Fire claims|
|Professional indemnity defence and coverage||Underwriting advice, policy wording drafting and product development|
|Contract drafting and negotiations||Tender disputes|
|Delay, productivity and acceleration claims||Deficiency claims, including technical subject matters such as refractory linings, feller bunchers and other heavy machinery, piping, glazing, tiling, cement applications, processed wood, roofing and building envelope related deficiencies|
|Surety bond negotiations and claims||Liens|
|Professional negligence claims|
Commercial and Product Liability Services
|Product liability claims relating to construction and industrial products||Contract disputes|
|Complex PPSA priority disputes involving international jurisdictions||Shareholder disputes|
|Commercial disputes||Admiralty law and with the Canada Shipping Act, including the unique liability provisions|
|Shareholders remedies||Joint venture and development disputes|
Sam delivers results that matter. She provides applicable advice on which clients can base decisions and take action. With her instincts and experience, Sam thinks on her feet and anticipates the opposition’s next move, instilling confidence in her clients both in and out of the courtroom.
Sam has a great stamina for work, which developed early on in her life when she pursued performance piano at the Royal Conservatory of Music. Sam now incorporates this work ethic as head of our insurance litigation group, where she is proud to lead a team of likewise smart and dedicated lawyers.
Although disputes are adversarial, Sam believes in the power of people and problem solving. She leads negotiations and litigations to address the human element of resolution and persuades the court in our clients’ favour through advocacy and with integrity.