Micah Goldberg Associate

Profile

“Understanding my client’s goals and interests is the key to my practice.”

Micah is an Associate in the Litigation & Dispute Resolution Group at Watson Goepel LLP. His practice focuses on employment and contract litigation including partnership and shareholder disputes, debt recovery, and wrongful termination actions.

A UVic Law graduate, Micah served as President of the Law Students’ Society, and co-founded the Access Pro Bono Student Clinic, providing free legal advice to low-income individuals in Victoria.

Education 

  • JD, University of Victoria, 2015
  • B.A. (Philosophy, with High Distinction), University of Toronto, 2011

Bar 

  • British Columbia, 2016

Work Highlights

Contracts Litigation and Debt Recovery

  • Conducted examinations in aid of execution, commenced garnishment proceedings and took other steps in execution to completely satisfy a $150,000.00 debt and the costs of legal proceedings.
  • Provided assistance and advice to companies and individuals regarding the overall validity and individual terms of their corporate contracts.
  • Assisted landlord creditors recover over $500,000.00 in a successful summary judgement.
  • Litigated and resolved disputes between shareholders, partners and joint venturers.

Employment Litigation

  • Served as counsel for key employee awarded 22 months of notice and over $140,000.00 following successful summary trial at the British Columbia Supreme Court. (Kok v. Adera 2018 BCSC 1542).
  • Drafted employment contracts for a wide range of employers based on individual workplace needs, ensuring compliance with applicable federal and provincial regulations.
  • Negotiated and resolved several wrongful termination actions acting as both employer and employee counsel quickly and efficiently.
  • Provided comprehensive employment opinions to employers, which advance legal opinion on whether and how an employee may be terminated.

Property Litigation

  • Forced the sale of an investment property on behalf of a 50% owner, and successfully petitioned the court for sole conduct of sale (Durrani v Lehal, 2018 BCSC 2489 (CanLII)).
  • Successfully defended and resolved claims brought against contractors by general and sub-contractors and property owners.

Publications and Presentations

Panelist, “Cannabis Industry Legal Issues and Regulatory Compliance,” Cannabis Trade Show: Vancouver, July 2018.

Micah is a regular Legal Contributor to PolitiCoast, a podcast that explores what’s happening in British Columbia and across the country

  • Ep 128: No criminal behaviour, that’s the standard?
  • Ep 101: Rabid dog days of summer
  • Ep 82: The drain the swamp model of the constitution
  • Ep 66: Of dams and beers
  • Ep 40: Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery
  • Ep 39: The Neverending Election
  • Ep 13: Make ethics great again
  • Ep 04: You’re Fired!

Professional and Community Affiliations

  • President, British Columbia Civil Discourse Society
  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Member, Community Advisory Board, Gordon Neighborhood House
  • Co-Chair, Organization Committee, Vancouver By-Election Housing Forum
  • Chair, Organization Committee, West End Vancouver Mayoral Forum