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Jordanna Cytrynbaum is a partner in our Litigation Group and is an experienced commercial litigator specializing in complex disputes. She regularly represents clients before all levels of court, administrative tribunals and in arbitration, both domestic and international. She is results-oriented and brings strategic thinking, and practical problem-solving skills to her files.

Jordanna's representative experience includes:


  • representing clients in the private and public sectors in connection with a variety of construction disputes, including in relation to the energy sector and infrastructure projects, procurement issues, surety claims and regulatory matters.


  • representing and advising private sector clients such as developers, owners of land, shopping malls and strata corporations in development matters, contract disputes, leasing matters, property transfer tax disputes and municipal law issues. She is the co-chair of the Vancouver Real Estate subsection of the Canadian Bar Association, and regularly publishes and presents on numerous real estate related topics.


  • representing individuals and corporations in connection with trust claims, defamation claims, civil fraud, shareholder disputes, governance issues, as well as complex multi-party litigation.


  • representing franchisors and parties to distribution contracts in connection with claims for breach of contract, wrongful termination and successfully obtaining and defending injunction applications. She is also the regional chair in British Columbia for McCarthy’s franchise and distribution group.


  • representing employers in wrongful dismissal claims, human rights complaints and other employment related litigation such as disability insurance litigation, privacy, departing employee cases and competitive loss claims.

Jordanna received her BA (Psychology) (Honours) from Simon Fraser University in 2000 and LLB from the University of British Columbia in 2003. After graduating from law school, she clerked for five justices of the British Columbia Supreme Court. She was called to the bar of British Columbia in 2005 and is a member of the Advocates Club, the Vancouver Bar Association, the Canadian Bar Association and chairs McCarthy Tétrault’s Vancouver United Way Committee.

Jordanna has served as a mentor through the YWCA High School Mentorship Program, participates in the Civil Chambers Duty Counsel Project and other pro bono initiatives. She regularly publishes is a frequent presenter on a variety of real topics, including for the Canadian Bar Association, the Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia and for clients.

Jordanna is also the co-chair of the Vancouver Real Estate subsection of the Canadian Bar Association, and co-author of the Real Estate Chapter for Annual Review of Law and Practice and the Collapsing Deal chapter of the British Columbia Real Estate Practice Manual.

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