Tom Hakemi is a lawyer that practices commercial litigation at Hakemi & RIdgedale LLP

Tom Hakemi

Partner | 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, allegations of fraud, defamation, and/or anti-competitive conduct.  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 and the Judicial Arbiter Group.  He advises clients before disputes materialize or enforcement action is taken, and throughout mediation, litigation and appeals, if necessary.

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.

Prior to establishing Hakemi & Company, he practiced at firms such as Shearman & Sterling LLP in New York City and Lang Michener LLP in Vancouver.


  • Osgoode Hall Law School, Toronto, Canada – LL.B.
  • Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada – B.B.A (Corporate Finance, International Business, and Policy Analysis)


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

Tom Hakemi practices through his personal law corporation: T.A. Hakemi Law Corporation