Lisa Low (née Sulek) practices in the areas of corporate and commercial litigation with a focus on contractual matters, shareholder disputes, construction litigation and builder’s liens, fraud claims, and employment law.
Lisa routinely represents financial institutions in connection with residential and commercial foreclosures.
She approaches problems strategically with a focus on maximizing net results for her clients.
Before returning to her home on Vancouver Island and practicing at Ramsay Lampman Rhodes, Lisa was an associate for many years with one of Canada’s leading international firms and a member of their commercial litigation and bankruptcy and insolvency group.
Prior to practicing law, Lisa was an environmental management consultant with a private sector firm where she worked extensively with forestry and forest product companies throughout North America.
Cases of Note
Some noteworthy cases Lisa has been involved in include:
- Appearing as counsel for the Defendant in MRC Total Build Ltd. v. F&M Installations Ltd., 2019 BSCS 765. Lisa was successful in obtaining a stay of proceeding, arguing that the parties’ intention to submit disputes to arbitration was incorporated by reference from the prime contract into the subcontract.
- Appearing as co-counsel for the Trustee in Bankruptcy in Abakhan & Associates Inc. v. Braydon Investments Ltd., 2008 BCSC 1547 and at the Court of Appeal, Abakhan & Associates Inc. v. Braydon Investments Ltd., 2009 BCCA 521, with application to the Supreme Court of Canada dismissed. In this case, Lisa Low and her co-counsel successfully obtained an order in favour of the Trustee in Bankruptcy that reversed a transaction worth over $18 million. Despite the transaction being carried out for legitimate tax planning purposes, the debtor company completed the conveyance with an intent to shield assets from potential creditors of a new risky business venture. Both levels of court agreed that the transaction was a fraudulent conveyance. This case has triggered extensive commentary on existing tax planning strategies.
- Co-counsel for the Plaintiff, in Craigdarloch Holdings Ltd. v. Syscon Justice Systems Canada Ltd., 2010 BCSC 1186 which was a complex commercial litigation case focused on the Plaintiff’s entitlement to a finder’s fee related to the sale of a corporate enterprise worth over $25 million.
Disclaimer: The outcome of every legal proceeding varies according to the facts in individual cases. References to successful case results where the lawyers at RLR have acted for clients are not a guarantee or indicative of future results.
- President, Nanaimo County Bar Association
- Member, Canadian Bar Association
- Bachelor of Laws, University of British Columbia, 2007
- Post-baccalaureate degree in Environmental Science, 2000
- B.Sc., University of British Columbia, 1997
Year of Call + Jurisdiction
- 2008, British Columbia