Litigation

The term litigation (civil litigation) refers to a legal dispute between two or more parties that seek money damages or specific performance rather than criminal sanctions. A litigator represent parties in trials, arbitrations and mediations before administrative agencies, foreign tribunals, and federal, provincial, and local courts.

Commercial Litigation

Commercial Litigation

The resolution of commercial disputes, including breach of contract, shareholder actions, negligence and collections matters, is a core practice for our litigators. They represent plaintiffs and defendants, corporations and individuals in a wide variety of industries.

Construction Law

Construction Law

Construction law is a multifaceted area of legal practice that touches on matters related to building construction, engineering and related fields and which combines contract, commercial, planning and employment laws. Our experienced construction law team specializes in providing practical legal advice to assist clients with navigating their complex and technical legal matters and the disputes arising therefrom.

Construction Liens

Construction Liens

A construction lien is a security interest in the title to property for the benefit of those who have supplied labor or materials that improve the property. In Ontario, in order to take advantage of the special statutory protections that construction trades receive under the Construction Lien Act, there are strict timeframes which must be complied with for the registration of liens. We assist owners, contractors and subcontractors with navigating the requirements under the Act, both to ensure their compliance with the law and the protection of their legal rights.

Estate Litigation

Estate Litigation

Estate litigation relates to court proceedings involving estates, trusts, and capacity matters. Our estate litigators have extensive experience in will challenges, court applications to resolve questions or conflicts arising during the administration of estates, power of attorney litigation, accounting applications and guardianship matters.

Real Estate Litigation

Real Estate Litigation

With experience in both commercial and residential real estate litigation, our litigators handle a variety of cases involving breach of Agreements of Purchase and Sale, boundary disputes and failure to disclose latent defects, among others.

Landlord and Tenant Law

Landlord and Tenant Law

Landlord and Tenant Law deals with the rights and responsibilities of landlords and tenants under the Residential Tenancies Act in Ontario.

Small Claims Court

Small Claims Court

Small-claims courts are meant to provide an easier and less expensive path to resolve disputes than the higher courts. Small-claims court procedure is regulated both by provincial legislation and rules in most provinces. Monetary limits for small-claims courts in Ontario is $25,000.

Tort Law

Tort Law

A tort is a civil wrong which unfairly causes physical, emotional or financial damage to another person. Our litigators handle a wide variety of tort matters, including defamation, trespass, nuisance and negligence.

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St. Catharines Office
PO Box 790,
Ste 800 – 80 King St.
905-641-1551

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PO Box 67,
Ste 202 – 3 Cross St.
905-735-5684