Sharon M. Urquhart

Senior Counsel, Consultant

Sharon Urquhart is a member of the firm’s Environmental, Corporate/Commercial, Real Estate and Insolvency and Restructuring Practices.

Representative Experience

  • Provides advice to institutional and private lenders and borrowers regarding enforcement proceedings, such as foreclosure, receivership, bankruptcy and restructuring proceedings;
  • Provides advice to all types of creditors and other affected parties concerning insolvency proceedings generally, including bankruptcy proposals and Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act proceedings;
  • Provides advice to clients, including lenders, on all types of environmental issues, including on their rights, duties and obligations under the Environmental Management Act; and
  • Has considerable experience in commercial lending, and has represented financial institutions, private lenders and borrowers in all types of lending transactions.


  • Sterling Shoes – represented landlords;
  • New Future CCAA proceeding – represented mortgagee of multiple properties, including negotiation of plans of arrangement and forbearance agreements;
  • Nortel Networks CCAA proceeding – represented a supplier in relation to a variety of matters, including cross border issues;
  • Pope & Talbot CCAA proceedings – represented several creditors in relation to fraudulent preference actions commenced by the trustee in the related US proceedings;
  • Redfern Resources CCAA and Receivership – represented US lien holder in acquiring title to a hoverbarge;
  • West Bay CCAA – represented warranty claimant;
  • Pine Valley CCAA proceedings – represented supplier in extensive negotiations relating to plan and intercompany debt claims;
  • New Skeena Forest Products Inc. bankruptcy – represented insurer in relation to various matters;
  • Mariposa CCAA proceedings – represented landlords;
  • 360 Networks CCAA proceeding – Represented large equipment lessor and landlord;
  • Domans CCAA proceeding – Represented several suppliers; and
  • Acted for ski hill operator in restructuring.

Professional + Community Affiliations


Publications + Presentations

  • Lecturer on many in-house seminars on insolvency issues, environmental law and conflicts of interest
  • Client seminars on insolvency issues and environmental matters
  • Lecturer for Professional Legal Training course on foreclosures
  • Part-time faculty member Kwantlen University College, Equine Studies, Law & Ethics
  • Lecturer for Continuing Legal Education on Personal Property Security Act issues

Direct Line: 604 484 1757
Facsimile: 604 484 9757
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Assistant: Jane Davis
Direct Line: 604 643 2133