What we do

We help people solve what are often the toughest problems they’ve ever faced. We have taken countless civil, criminal and regulatory cases from start to finish. We’re never afraid to go to trial or a hearing to fight for our clients, but we also know that trials are stressful, time consuming and expensive — so we work tirelessly to wrestle great settlements from the other side wherever we can. Keep reading to learn more about our experience and practice areas.

About Justin and Owen

Commercial litigation

We have a broad civil litigation practice that includes most kinds of corporate and commercial proceedings or contractual disputes. Whether our client is a person or a company, we understand the business dynamics at play in a dispute and develop a litigation strategy that efficiently resolves the case (if the opportunity is there) and which prepares our clients to litigate their claims to get them the best result possible.

Our practice in this area includes:

  • Contractual disputes of all kinds including:
    • Commercial agreements;
    • Agreements of purchase and sale for property;
    • Construction/infrastructure agreements;
  • Corporate litigation: We have experience acting in CBCA/OBCA litigation including:
    • Derivative actions
    • Oppression remedy cases
    • Applications for a wind-up or buyout
  • Corporate shareholder disputes
  • Partnership disputes
  • Joint Venture disputes
  • Cross-border litigation and legal opinions/assistance in foreign proceedings;
  • Employment & contractor disputes including bringing or defending actions for:
    • Breach of confidence;
    • Breach of contract of an employee or contractor (and related departing employee litigation including actions for breach of confidence, soliciting customers/suppliers/employees, etc.);
    • Breach of fiduciary duty
  • Director and officer liability
  • Seeking injunctive relief and other extraordinary remedies including:
    • Interim and interlocutory injunctions to prevent wrongful conduct or enforce non-solicitation clauses or other restrictive covenants
    • Permanent injunctions
    • Mareva injunctions
    • Anton Piller orders
  • Litigating in domestic arbitrations;
  • Seeking recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments and orders (whether obtain in other Canadian provinces, or other countries)