Shara N. Roy


Shara* is a lawyer you can bet on, in even the toughest case. She is a cut-to-the-chase litigator, well versed in the complexities of commercial litigation, securities regulation and shareholder and transactional disputes. Shara secures§ the best outcomes for her clients thanks to her focused skillset, highly organized nature and take charge demeanour. Because of those skills, when she gets to a hearing, she’s a formidable opponent, respected by her colleagues and her opponents. Going above and beyond is how Shara wins outside of the courtroom too, giving her time to the next generation of lawyers inside the firm by leading our student program and outside the firm as a mentor to law students and young lawyers. Her reach extends to the broader community, where she co-steers an initiative on behalf of neo-natal care at St. Michael's Hospital, supports at risk women through the United Way’s Women Gaining Ground and is a champion for the Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund. All in a day’s work. .



Shara N. Roy

is a partner at Lenczner Slaght.

Shara's practice encompasses complex commercial, securities and administrative litigation. Her areas of expertise include securities regulatory actions, shareholder disputes, oppression remedy claims, restructuring and insolvency, trade and cross-border litigation, commercial arbitration and class actions.

Shara regularly appears before all levels of court in Ontario, along with a wide range of administrative tribunals. She regularly acts as counsel in regulatory investigations by and proceedings before the Ontario Securities Commission. Shara also has an active alternative dispute resolution practice, including privately arbitrated matters.

Shara is a regular presenter on advocacy skills, securities litigation and e-discovery. In the community, Shara volunteers as a mentor to University of Toronto law students and through the Ontario Bar Association to young lawyers. She 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.

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  • The Advocates' Society

  • Canadian Bar Association

  • Ontario Bar Association

  • Toronto Lawyers Association

  • OSC Securities Proceedings Advisory Committee - Member

  • United Way Women Gaining Ground - Member

  • Women in Capital Markets

  • Turnaround Management Association

  • International Women's Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation

  • AGO Next - Founding Member

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  • Benchmark Litigation (2017)

    Under 40 Hotlist

  • Best Lawyers (2016-2018)

    Corporate & Commercial Litigation, Securities

  • Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory (2016-2017)

    Litigation - Corporate Commercial, Litigation - Securities

  • Lexpert Rising Stars (2017)

    Leading Lawyers Under 40

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