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 gets results 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.

Recently recognized as one of Canada’s Leading Lawyers Under 40, 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 and insolvency, and class actions.

Shara regularly appears before all levels of court in Ontario, along with a wide range of administrative tribunals, regulatory bodies and private arbitrators. Shara is a member of the Securities Proceedings Advisory Committee, advising the Ontario Securities Commission on issues affecting its tribunal proceedings.

Shara is a regular presenter on advocacy skills, commercial litigation and securities litigation. 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 and sits on the Engagement Committee of United Way Toronto’s Women United.

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  • The Advocates' Society - Member-at-Large of the Securities Litigation Practice Group

  • Canadian Bar Association

  • Ontario Bar Association

  • Toronto Lawyers Association

  • OSC Securities Proceedings Advisory Committee - Member

  • United Way's Women United - Member

  • Women in Capital Markets

  • Turnaround Management Association

  • International Women's Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation

  • AGO Next - Founding Member

  • Women's White Collar Defense Association

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  • Lexpert Rising Stars (2017)

    Leading Lawyers Under 40

  • Lexpert Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-border Litigation Lawyers in Canada (2017)

    Litigation Lawyer to Watch

  • Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory (2016-2019)

    Litigation - Corporate Commercial, Litigation - Securities

  • Best Lawyers (2016-2019)

    Corporate & Commercial Litigation, Securities

  • Benchmark Canada (2018-2019)

    Future Star

  • Benchmark Litigation (2017)

    Under 40 Hotlist

  • The Legal 500 Canada (2018)

    Dispute Resolution (Next Generation Lawyer)

  • Who's Who Legal: Litigation (2018)

    Future Leader

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