PRACTICE AREAS

CORPORATE

AND

COMMERCIAL LAW

Our business clients rely on us to help them develop a legal structure that complements their business goals. Our corporate and commercial law practice is focused on business to business transactions, the purchase and sale of companies, mergers and acquisitions, banking, corporate finance, corporate reorganization, and succession planning.

 

We offer comprehensive corporate and commercial services to businesses ranging in size from small sole proprietorships to large interprovincial corporations, financial institutions and lenders.

As one of our valued clients, we give you our full attention. We are focused on solutions, and understand that you need legal advisers who can help you deal rapidly with the unexpected. We apply a team approach to achieve cost effective risk management in all practice areas 
 
 

RESTRUCTURING

AND

INSOLVENCY

When facing financial challenges, businesses can risk devastating consequences for all stakeholders, including shareholders, creditors and employees.

 

Our experience allows us to provide a variety of services to debtors, creditors, trustees and receivers, to maximize their respective interests in insolvency and restructuring proceedings under both the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act and the Companies Creditors Arrangement Act.

 
 

CIVIL LITIGATION AND

ADVOCACY

The protection of our clients' rights and interests through strategic advocacy is the foundation of our litigation and advocacy practice.

We offer skilled and experienced litigation guidance in a broad range of areas. To that end, we bring written and oral advocacy skills and leading research to bear in order to achieve cost-efficient solutions for our clients.

LABOUR

AND EMPLOYMENT LAW

We offer a full range of services in the area of Labour and Employment Law. Employee dismissal, labour union disputes, improper employment practices, collective bargaining and employment contracts are issues we regularly manage for our clients.

We also provide guidance on workplace health and safety issues, workers compensation claims, human rights complaints, and the administration of group health, pension, and benefit plans.

 

REAL ESTATE AND

BUSINESS TRANSACTIONS

The largest financial investment many clients make is in a home. Buying, building, selling or mortgaging a home means anticipating legal obligations and arranging to meet commitments in a timely and professional manner.

 

Business transactions require similar planning, analysis, and guidance to complement prudent decision making. We guide our clients cautiously but expeditiously toward their goals and objectives.

 

FAMILY

AND COLLABORATIVE LAW

Clients in the process of a separation or divorce need guidance and up-to-date information on a host of topics. From child and spousal support issues to child custody and claims for the division of property, we guide our clients carefully through the court proceedings, settlement negotiations, or collaborative law processes that are necessary to achieve a fair result.

Family and Collaborative services are provided by certified practitioners with the realistic objective of avoiding unnecessary court costs. Professional custody assessments, negotiated access arrangements, consensual separation agreements, and the strategic and timely resolution of financial claims, are accomplished without recourse to litigation.

 

TRUSTS, WILLS AND

ESTATE PLANNING

The preparation of a personal will, the use of trusts, and the choices involved in a power of attorney have wide ranging effects on our clients and their families. We bring topical information and experienced guidance to the table to help them make the best decisions to protect their family's future.

 

From creative succession planning for business owners, to the management of complex taxation issues, we offer comprehensive guidance to individuals, corporate executors, and family trustees for the effective administration of estates.

 

PERSONAL INJURY AND

INSURANCE CLAIMS

We represent clients who have suffered losses as a consequence of an injury or as a result of damage to property. Obtaining compensation for an injury requires an understanding of the consequences the injury has had on an individual's personal and family life, as well as employment.  Recovery of losses and expenses arising from damage to property, by accident, fire, water, environmental contamination, or other peril, requires timely and cost effective advocacy.


Our lawyers work closely with our clients to understand their needs and to address all aspects of a claim for compensation.​

 
 

CRIMINAL

AND

ADMINISTRATIVELAW

We advocate zealously for our clients' entitlement to full and fair legal defence processes and the protection of their rights throughout the course of proceedings arising from criminal charges or governmental orders.


Whether by judicial review applications and appeals, or diligent representation through licensing and regulatory hearings, we strive to ensure that our clients’ interests are fully preserved and protected.