Our Business Disputes
Disputes in the business world can threaten business relationships with partners, suppliers and financial institutions.
They can also diminish client/customer confidence leading to a loss in momentum of business growth. Three ways to effectively manage disputes are:
- Prevention, through careful risk management;
- Careful selection of a dispute resolution method to create fast and economic solutions;
- Preparation to do what it takes to win should the dispute go to court.
Risk Management: When entering into business agreements it is important to understand that these agreements frequently result in disputes. By having a commercial litigation expert review initial agreements, businesses can significantly improve their chances of avoiding a dispute. Our litigators are vigilant for gaps in information, potentially ambiguous language and other red flags that can pave the way to a dispute. We work with our client’s business lawyer to minimize the risk of any disputes arising in the future when entering into a business relationship.
Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR): Court is not always the answer for resolving disputes. Often, the need for a quick resolution or cost efficiency makes litigation the least desirable resolution mechanism. Thankfully, there are many alternatives to litigation that can be explored, including negotiation, mediation, collaborative law, and arbitration. Our Business Disputes Team can assist with all ADR options to find you the best solution.
Litigation: We understand that there are occasions when a court decision is necessary. When litigation is the only remaining option, we want our clients to know that we are prepared to fight. With a collective 100+ years of experience, our senior team of litigators has an astounding amount of court time behind them. They also have considerable experience in pre-court resolutions such as judicial settlement and trial management conferences.
Our firm represents clients throughout the province and has extensive experience in the following areas:
- Contractual disputes
- Real estate and personal property litigation
- Builders’ liens and construction law
- Corporate and shareholders disputes
- Franchise litigation
- Leasing and tenancy issues
- Insurance disputes
- Partnership disputes
- Shareholder disputes
- Professional negligence
Our Philosophy of Service:
All dispute resolution options require a strategy that best fits our client’s goals. For this reason, our lawyers are careful to ensure that they have a full understanding of our clients and their situation. We pride ourselves on truly understanding the goals of our clients and working with them to determine the most appropriate course of action. Wherever possible we seek economically efficient solutions.
Our firm’s team approach to providing legal services, allows our clients, with our guidance, to choose the lawyer who best fits their needs in terms of experience, expertise and cost.