Benjamin La Borie

Associate Counsel| Benjamin La Borie advises clients in insolvency and restructuring matters as well as a wide variety of commercial disputes before all levels of court in British Columbia and Ontario, as well as at various administrative and regulatory tribunals.

He assists clients in matters involving proceedings under the Companies Creditors’ Arrangement Act and the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act, banking litigation, fraud and Ponzi scheme claims, large class-action claims, shareholder disputes, creditors’ rights and recovery, mortgage disputes, professional liability, construction litigation, estate litigation, and general commercial litigation.

He has acted for secured and unsecured creditors, lenders, trustees, monitors and debtors in both litigious matters as well as transactions.  He also has experience in complex multi-party negotiation and mediation. He is admitted to practice in British Columbia and in Ontario.

Prior to joining Hakemi & Ridgedale LLP, he practiced with national firms both in Toronto and Vancouver.

He is a former Director of the Northwest Chapter of the Turnaround Management Association.


  • Dalhousie University, L.L.B.
  • University of British Columbia, B.A. Honours.


  • Canadian Bar Association, BC Branch, Insolvency and Civil Litigation subsections
  • Vancouver Bar Association
  • Turnaround Management Association