Kevin Nakanishi is an associate in the firm’s Litigation and Dispute Resolution Group. His commercial litigation practice includes a particular focus on real estate, intellectual property, and constitutional disputes, as well as general commercial and contract litigation.
Kevin has successfully represented a non-profit organization as co-counsel in a major commercial arbitration involving a claim for breach of contract. He has also assisted developers, landlords and tenants in various real estate and commercial leasing disputes, including proceedings for lease termination and eviction of tenants, and has represented a variety of businesses with trade-mark and patent infringement proceedings and domain name disputes. Kevin has also assisted with constitutional disputes involving jurisdiction over the regulation of communications technology.
Kevin is also involved in Block v. Minister of Public Safety, a public interest constitutional challenge to prison conditions in women’s correctional facilities in BC. While acting as lead counsel in that case, Kevin upheld his client’s right to proceed with the challenge on the basis of the personal claims made in the lawsuit, as well as the law of public interest standing.
Kevin has appeared as counsel in all levels of court in British Columbia, as well as arbitrations administered by the British Columbia International Commercial Arbitration Centre.
- Trial Supervising Lawyer, UBC Law Students’ Legal Advice Program
- Law Society of British Columbia
- Canadian Bar Association