full-lisa1Lisa Ridgedale is a founding partner in the boutique business litigation firm of Hakemi & Ridgedale LLP in Vancouver.  She left the partnership of a large national law firm in order to pursue her entrepreneurial passion and dedicate her time to developing her law practice in a way that that meets her clients’ particular needs in today’s challenging economic climate.  She prides herself on creative and effective business solutions for her clients at every step of the litigation process.  She primarily represents individuals and organizations facing business disputes or regulatory action, particularly in the area of securities law. She also represents clients in civil proceedings, such as claims for fraud or misrepresentation in connection with the purchase or sale of securities, defamation, shareholder and partnership disputes and breaches of fiduciary duty as well as claims of negligence and professional misconduct.

Her clients benefit from her experience as a former prosecutor, with the British Columbia Ministry of the Attorney General in Vancouver and later, as senior enforcement counsel at the British Columbia Securities Commission. She is also experienced in representing clients in the United States, having practiced law in Washington State.

Lisa is a frequent speaker at seminars and conferences. She is a past president of the Vancouver Bar Association and, for many years, was an elected representative of the Canadian Bar Association, B.C. Branch. She is actively in involved in the local business community, is a member of the Women Presidents’ Organization and serves on the boards of several non-profit and charitable organizations.