Recently recognized as one of Canada’s Top 25 Most Influential Lawyers, Shara is a tough-minded commercial litigator. Shara’s expertise is in complex commercial litigation. Her areas of practice include commercial disputes, securities litigation, professional liability, restructuring & insolvency, and class actions. Shara’s clients include financial institutions, underwriters, accounting firms and publicly-traded companies facing bet-the-company litigation. She also represents individuals facing complex legal issues.
Shara appears before all levels of Court in Canada as well as administrative and regulatory tribunals, including the Ontario Securities Commission. Shara is a member of the Securities Proceedings Advisory Committee, advising the OSC on issues affecting its tribunal proceedings. Shara is a Member-at-Large of the Advocates Society Securities Litigation Practice Group and is an instructor at the Intensive Trial Advocacy Workshop through Osgoode Professional Development. Shara is a regular presenter on advocacy, commercial litigation and securities.
In the community, Shara is a member of the Steering Committee for Malachy's Soiree in support of the Neo-natal Intensive Care Unit of St. Michael's Hospital and sits on the Engagement Committee of United Way Toronto’s Women United. Shara is a committed advocate for diversity and inclusion in the legal profession, leading Lenczner Slaght’s ground-breaking name-anonymization hiring process. Shara co-established and heads the Diversity and Inclusion Subcommittee at the Commercial List Users Committee for the Commercial Court in Toronto.