Teresa Tomchak

Farris LLP

My Contact Information

Farris LLP
Vancouver, BC
Phone 1: 604-661-1711




Teresa has extensive experience in securities litigation and regulation.

Teresa has been involved in numerous shareholder disputes, hostile take-over bids and proxy fights, including several precedent setting decisions as discussed more in the representative matters section below. Teresa has also been involved in contested plans of arrangement. Teresa has also been counsel in securities class actions.

Teresa’s practice also includes securities regulatory matters. Teresa has represented clients during investigations and enforcement hearings before various provincial securities commissions. Such matters have included allegations of insider trading, illegal distributions, market manipulation, discretionary trading, suitability matters and fraud. Teresa regularly deals with registration requirements under securities legislation with respect to trading in securities.

Teresa has also advises special committees during transactional matters and internal investigations, including whistleblower complaints. She also advises financial institutions and investment advisors, including in broker-dealer litigation.

Teresa has also worked on matters relating to cryptocurrencies, cannabis and mining industry including compliance with National Instrument 43-101 – Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects.
Teresa also practices in the areas of general corporate and commercial litigation.

Teresa co-authored and updates a text, British Columbia Business Disputes, first published in 2011, which was the recipient of the Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Best Publications category for the Association for Continuing Legal Education in 2012. Teresa is a frequent author and presenter on matters relating to securities.

Teresa is an avid runner having finished second in her age group at the Vancouver Marathon and competing in the Boston and New York Marathons. Teresa also competes in triathlons including representing Canada at the World Triathlon Championships in all three distances: long distance, standard and sprint.

Practice Areas

  • Complex Commercial Litigation
  • Corporate Governance
  • Insider Trading
  • Internal Investigations
  • SEC Enforcement
  • Securities & Futures Regulation
  • Securities Litigation
  • White Collar Crime