What We Do

TVS offers litigation services to local, national and international clients spanning a broad range of sectors and practice areas.

Securities Litigation

Taylor Veinotte Sullivan, Barristers’ reputation as one of the most sought-after litigation firms in Vancouver is built largely on the depth of its securities litigation practice, led by highly respected practitioners Carey Veinotte, Patrick Sullivan, Robert Taylor, and Gary Snarch. TVS has recently formed a criminal defense team that includes co-founder Carey Veinotte to respond to the increasing number of criminal charges laid by the British Columbia Securities Commission in conjunction with securities fraud.

Whether a case requires representation in the BC Courts or before a regulatory agency in the financial sector such as the British Columbia Securities Commission, IIROC, or the Financial Institutions Commission (FICOMM), TVS clients can expect a tenacious and creative approach from an accomplished team known for delivering the best outcomes for their clients.

TVS prides itself in having successfully resolved many cases involving alleged fraud, compliance failures, breaches of cease trade orders, and other regulatory and civil matters without the necessity for a hearing or trial, by developing an appropriate strategy and tactics at the outset to bring the dispute to a favorable close.

Professional Responsibility

TVS also provides legal representation during licensure, disciplinary and administrative hearings to licensed professionals in BC, often as an extension of its securities practice as clients who are engaged in Securities Commission proceedings often face subsequent hearings at their professional bodies.

  • Chartered and Certified General Accountants
  • Insurance Agents
  • Lawyers
  • Geologists
  • Mortgage Brokers
  • Real Estate Agents

Notable Cases

  • Anderson v British Columbia Securities Commission

    Taylor Veinotte Sullivan won this case at the BC appellate court with a ruling that continues to serve as a benchmark for what constitutes fraud for the purposes of the BC Securities Act.

  • Mason v. British Columbia Securities Commission

    Taylor Veinotte Sullivan won this case at the BC appellate court with a ruling that continues to serve as a benchmark for document production obligations at the British Columbia Securities Commission.

  • Lines Overseas Management v. British Columbia Securities Commission

    Taylor Veinotte Sullivan and co-counsel won this case at the BC appellate court with a ruling that establishes that the British Columbia Securities Commission cannot impose a “public interest” order pursuant to s. 161(6)(d) of the Securities Act that is more onerous than an order made by a regulatory authority in another jurisdiction.

  • Union Securities v. Investment Dealers Association, British Columbia Securities Commission and Market Regulation Services Inc.  

    Taylor Veinotte Sullivan was able to resolve this high profile dispute with different regulatory agencies in a single day, thereby reaching an acceptable conclusion while limiting publicity for their client.

  • British Columbia Securities Commission v. Avia West Resources Inc. 

    In July 2013, after a three week hearing, a Panel of the British Columbia Securities Commission made an unprecedented finding that despite findings of an illegal distribution, it was not necessary to make findings against any of the individual respondents.

TVS Specialists

The following are TVS lawyers who specialize in this form of litigation.
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