Tom Hakemi


Tom Hakemi is experienced in advising individuals, private and public companies, as well as professional organizations, in a broad range of commercial civil litigation and regulatory proceedings.  His practice is focused on complex business disputes often involving alleged breaches of commercial contracts, including shareholder and partnership agreements, allegations of fraud, defamation, anti-competitive conduct, and violations of securities laws.

He often advises clients in contests for corporate or partnership control, including in oppression actions and derivative claims.  He is experienced in advising clients in investigations by regulators, such as the British Columbia Securities Commission and the United States Securities and Exchange Commission; and he has appeared before arbitration tribunals such as the American Arbitration Association, Judicial Arbiter Group, and the International Chamber of Commerce.

He is admitted to practice in British Columbia and in New York.

He has formerly served as adjunct professor of law at the University of British Columbia and Co-Chair of the Civil Litigation Section of the Canadian Bar Association British Columbia Branch.

Tom Hakemi practices through his personal law corporation. He was named as a 2021 Litigation Star by Benchmark Litigation.


  • Osgoode Hall Law School – LL.B.
  • Simon Fraser University – B.B.A (Corporate Finance)


  • Vancouver Bar Association
  • Canadian Bar Association, British Columbia Branch
  • New York State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association

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