In my capacity as a Canadian Litigation Manager for a large self-insured carrier from the United States, Neal and his Firm were our primary defence counsel for the province of British Columbia for a number of years. Neal and his team assisted with expediting hundreds of claims fairly, professionally and equitably regardless of the extent of the complicating nuances that may be involved. He has worked on many claims involving severe neurological and or orthopaedic injuries, fatal accidents, chronic pain, depression, as well as developing defences with respect to cost containment on questionable soft tissue exposures and fraud. Always respectful to the law, to the courts, to his clients and to claimants. Neal is golden.
– Gerald Mastromatteo, Canadian Litigation Manager
That lawyer you hired to do our lawsuit was great. He quickly and efficiently got our company the money we were owed. We should pass his name on to others.
– George Reznik, CFO of Intrinsyc Technologies
Our company hired Neal to defend a wrongful dismissal action brought by a former executive. We needed a vigorous defence to match the aggressiveness of the Plaintiff’s big firm attorney. We were not disappointed. Neal’s approach was methodical and hard-hitting. As the company’s representative I was well prepared to give evidence. We were very pleased with the result.
– Samuel H. Gudewill, President & Chief Executive Officer, Innovex Equities Corporation, former Chairman of the Board of Versacold Corporation
I worked as a television producer and director for many years. I began a new job at a towing company working under a difficult boss. I soon developed anxiety and my pre-existing depression and colitis flared up, so that I could not work. The insurance company paid me some long-term disability benefits, then abruptly cut the benefits off, putting me into financial trouble and worsening my health.
Neal started a lawsuit against the insurance company for disability benefits. He strengthened our case by getting expert evidence from a psychiatrist. The insurer tried to rely on small print in the policy to avoid paying me and even countersued me to clawback what it had paid! The case settled at mediation with the insurer paying me damages and dropping its counterclaim.
I was grateful for Neal’s skill at presenting my position with force and skill. I could not have taken on the insurance company alone.
– Terry C
Our landlord gave some of our building residents a notice to vacate claiming that the apartments were going to get renovated. However, the landlord had not acquired a permit to do any work on the property; their intention was to increase the rent with new tenants. We desperately needed legal assistance to help us maintain our home.
Neal Steinman and Tiffany Chan did excellent work on our case. Because of their help, we are able to keep our home. Not only were they effective with their work, they were also companionate; they understood the emotional stress that this case was causing us. They provided good guidance and excellent legal assistance. We are grateful for their help and we would recommend their services to anyone.
– Rafi and Natalia C
Neal’s all-round excellent legal abilities are coupled with a rare and genuine concern and interest in the well-being of his clients, not only the outcome of their legal issues. His highly competent approach to files frequently employs his unique inventiveness to achieve his clients’ objectives.
– Counsel in Commercial Litigation
Neal has always proven excellent and wise counsel in a range of situations.
-Counsel in Commercial Litigation
Neal’s personal attention to cases and practical advice have served his clients well for over 25 years. He is an excellent litigator and one of the best negotiators in the British Columbia bar, and has represented clients in the insurance industry ranging from large, self-insured corporations to traditional insurance companies.
-Attorney in Commercial Defense
I am a tax partner and managing partner of my own tax boutique firm. I do not do any civil litigation work. I have referred a number of client matters to Neal Steinman over the years. He is an excellent lawyer and always obtained good results for my clients.
-Attorney in Civil Litigation
Neal is an exceptional trial lawyer with good instincts for litigating and settling cases. He is one of the best prepared, most articulate, and practical counsel you can find, having honed his skills at the highest levels of practice at every level of court in British Columbia.
-Attorney in Commercial Litigation
Neal brings a strong combination of experience, ethics, and energy to his practice. He is practical, problem-solving lawyer who is also unafraid to step into the courtroom when needed.
-Counsel in Civil litigation
I am an entrepreneur and former executive of a public telecommunications company. As a businessman, I engage in litigation reluctantly. My fellow investors and I hired Neal’s firm to collect on a considerable debt owed to us. The law firm obtained a quick judgement and took enforcement proceedings. Ultimately, Neal and his colleague chased the borrower through a bankruptcy to recover our loan, fighting off another creditor with a dubious claim. Their perseverance paid off.
– Paul Mirabelle, Asia Pacific Regional Market Director, Amplifon, Sydney Australia; former Executive Vice President, TELUS Communications
A group of townhome owners and I were wrongly assessed GST on homes we built and live in. The accountant who did the GST work for us tried to charge us professional fees without taking into account what we had earlier paid tax lawyers to fix problems that in our opinion were caused by the accountant. The group hired Neal to defend us against a series of cases started by the accountant. Neal obtained an order combining the complex proceedings into one, worked with a tax expert to come up with a strategy, found contract law examples to strengthen our position, and ultimately helped the group to settle the case at a substantial discount on the accountant’s fees. Neal’s service has been professional, courteous, and competent throughout. I am pleased to recommend his legal services.
– Prof. Werner Antweiler, Ph.D. Sauder School of Business, University of British Columbia
Dear Mr. Steinman, Thank you very much for all your efforts on my behalf. I am grateful to have received my share of the monies from the insurance company.
It is satisfying to me that the wishes of the deceased were carried out as she wanted. It was your hard work and follow through that has made this possible. You are certainly very good at your job. Karen and I will surely use your services if we ever have a need in the future. Thank you once again.
– Bachisio Benedetto Fois
I am a special education teacher.
Neal represented me on an ICBC injury claim, as ICBC UNFAIRLY minimized my claim.
I cannot express his thoroughness, his knowledge his tenacity and bluntness dealing with ICBC. He collected all relative evidence and material needed. Because of him and his expertise we settled at mediation. I was of course relieved and extremely satisfied with the result.
– Lizette Pappas
Neal S. Steinman is one of the most knowledgeable, experienced, professional and skilled civil litigators, or barristers, I have ever known. After twenty (20) or so years of practice and having started over 100+ civil Trials, mostly Jury matters, one gets to recognize and respect real talent. Neal S. Steinman has a litigation skill set, both inside the court room and in the board room of a mediation, discovery, or pre-trial, second to very few. I would highly recommend retaining Neal S. Steinman
– Senior Partner in Civil Litigation
It has been my experience that Neal Steinman conducts his practice, and himself, in accordance with the highest ethical standards and consistently exhibits sound judgment. He has the ability to effectively analyze complex legal issues, resulting in the provision of practical advice to efficiently resolve matters.
– Senior Counsel in Litigation
Neal treats each client with respect and provides legal services that are designed to meet the client’s unique needs. I have referred Neal to my clients and have received very positive feedback. Neal is an excellent lawyer and I recommend his services.
– Senior Attorney in Commercial Litigation
In my dealings with Neal Steinman, I am consistently impressed with his analytical ability, his judgment, and his integrity. He is tactful and strategic, but never afraid to stand up for what’s right. This is a lawyer I would want in my corner.
-Counsel in Litigation
I have known Neal Steinman for over 30 years. He is a creative, entrepreneurial smart and practical lawyer whose communications skills are top-notch.
-Partner in Civil Litigation
Neal is a very capable and skilled lawyer who thinks well on his feet and in the crunch of the moment in argument before the Bench. He is personable polite respectful of peers and well prepared. He finds practical and direct solutions to varied litigation problems. He is a capable navigator of the Court process and is very experienced, especially in defending commercial, estate litigation and motor vehicle accident claims. He works cooperatively with other team lawyers when it is required.
-Senior Counsel in Commercial Litigation
My wife and I were 50% partners in a very successful automotive business located in the Lower Mainland.
It became apparent that our business partner of 18 years was attempting to undermine our ability to sell our shares in the business.
After much reasearch, we contacted Neal, who then developed a strategy to move us forward in this shareholders’ dispute.
Under Neal’s guidance and leadership, we moved ahead with civil litigation proceedings.
As litigation began, the other side used complex and aggressive defence tactics that led to disruption in the operation of our day-to-day business.
Neal and his team were undeterred, and presented all the relevant information and evidence to the B.C. Supreme Court.
The Supreme Court decided in our favour.
We were very impressed with Neal and his team’s professionalism throughout this case, as well as the great deal of respect they have garnered amongst their peers in the legal industry.