Gordon Plottel’s practice includes a wide variety of commercial litigation and insolvency matters. He has represented corporate and individual clients in commercial disputes in the British Columbia Supreme Court and Court of Appeal, in federal courts, and before arbitration panels. He has had considerable experience in security and debt enforcement matters, franchise disputes, commercial contractual and leasing matters, securities litigation and arbitration, corporate shareholder disputes, real property issues, partnership disputes and Aboriginal law issues. Gordon has represented corporations, partnerships, associations, individuals, receivers, receiver-managers, and trustees in bankruptcy.
Gordon has spoken on legal topics to groups including the Continuing Legal Education Society, the Professional Legal Training Course, the Trial Lawyers Association, the Canadian Bar Association, and a wide variety of industry groups such as the Canadian Franchise Association, the Credit Grantors Association, the Canadian Institute of Credit and Financial Management, the Canadian Finance and Leasing Association, and others.
Gordon has also published papers in the Asia Pacific Forum of the International Bar Association, Continuing Legal Education publications and the Construction Law Reports.
Gordon is recognized by The Best Lawyers in Canada for Franchise Litigation.
He strives to provide his clients with a practical, results-oriented, and efficient approach to dispute resolution and realization matters.
Prior to entering law school, Gordon played for the National Men’s Field Hockey team and still volunteers with various sport and community-related groups. He is a past director and chair of Sport BC and a Vancouver Community Association, co-chair of a Vancouver Park Board Task Force, and a director of a National Sport Federation.