Lisa Low (nee Sulek) practices in the areas of general corporate and commercial litigation with a focus on contractual matters, creditor’s remedies and fraud claims. Lisa routinely represents financial institutions, Trustees in Bankruptcy and Receivers in connection with residential and commercial foreclosures.
Lisa also practices in the area of employment law, estate litigation, and builder’s liens.
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 national firms and a member of their commercial litigation and bankruptcy and insolvency group.
Some noteworthy cases Lisa has been involved in include 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.
Lisa also acted as 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.
Lisa completed her Bachelor of Science at the University of British Columbia and a post-baccalaureate degree in Environmental Science before earning her Bachelor of Law at U.B.C. She was called to the bar in 2008.
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.
Lisa’s aim is to try to find reasonable solutions to contentious matters at a cost effective price for her clients.