Location: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Naomi’s primary areas of practice are construction defect litigation, employment law, environmental contamination lawsuits, and strata governance.
Her experience includes:
- Representing strata corporations in large, multi-party construction defect claims
- Preparing and enforcing 2-5-10 new home warranty claims for building envelope, structural, mechanical and electrical defects
- Acting for employers and employees on an array of employment issues including wrongful dismissal claims, employment agreements and human rights legislation
- Assisting strata corporations and owners to resolve condominium disputes
- Advising strata clients on bylaw enforcement, governance issues and collections matters
- Representing individuals and companies in commercial and shareholder disputes
- Guiding current and former owners of contaminated sites through cost recovery actions
- Prosecuting and defending human rights complaints
Naomi is the chairperson of Lesperance Mendes’ Civil Litigation Group, where she leads discussions on topics such as document production, affidavit evidence, expert reports, contractual interpretation, settlement agreements, solicitor-client privilege and limitation periods. She is also a member of the Canadian Bar Association’s construction and insurance law sections.
Naomi regularly volunteers with Access Pro Bono and Big Sisters of BC.
While a student at UBC Law, Naomi completed an externship at the British Columbia Provincial Court and was a member of the Law Students’ Legal Advice Program.
Prior to joining Lesperance Mendes in 2010, Naomi articled at a large national law firm in Vancouver.
Areas of Practice
- Construction Defect Litigation
- Condominium / Strata Law
- Construction Law
- Commercial Law
- Employment Law
- Environmental Law
- British Columbia, May 2010
- University of British Columbia, Faculty of Law, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
- Juris Doctor – 2009
- University of British Columbia, Canada
- Bachelor of Arts – 2002
Publications and Presentations
- Presented seminar entitled “Guidelines for Employment Terminations in BC” for Lorman education services.
- Co-authored a paper entitled “Section 164: Preventing or Remedying Unfair Acts” for a Continuing Legal Education conference on Strata Property Law.
- Drafted submissions to the Ministry of Attorney-General on a proposal to shorten limitation periods that would prejudice homeowners throughout the Province.
- Published several articles in the Condominium Home Owners Association (CHOA) journal.
- Human Rights complaint dismissed where reasonable settlement offer was rejected: Yirgaw and others v. Post 83 Co-operative Housing Association (No. 4), 2014 BCHRT 251
- Successful joinder application in multi-party construction defect claim: Strata Plan BCS 1165 v. National Home Warranty Group Inc., 2014 BCSC 942
- Strata agent not entitled to pay in lieu of vacation days: Geisheimer v. Ascent Real Estate Management Corp., 2013 BCPC 266
- Human Rights complaint dismissed as no reasonable prospect of success: Larbes v. Concord Security Corporation and others (No. 2), 2012 BCHRT 84
- Human Rights Tribunal declines to accept complaint for filing: Pauley v. Canada West Veterinary Specialists and another, 2012 BCHRT 56
- Permanent injunction granted against condo owner for noise bylaw infractions: The Owners, Strata Plan LMS 4255 v. Newell, 2012 BCSC 1542
- Authority of a strata corporation and owner to permanently exchange parking stalls: Jacobucci v. The Owners Strata Plan BCS 1299, 2012 BCSC 1399
Professional Associations and Memberships
- Law Society of British Columbia
- Canadian Bar Association, British Columbia Branch
- Vancouver Bar Association