We provide legal expertise for each step and stage of business growth. Our lawyers in Ottawa and Kingston can assist with transactions and contracts, syndications, acquisitions and reorganizations, financing, franchising and licensing, and receivership and insolvency matters.
As a leading commercial and business real estate law firm for Ontario’s largest landlords, tenants and property managers, our lawyers can assist with offers, letters of intent, leases, amendments, consents, enforcement and cost recoveries, solar and renewable energy leases.
Should you face business conflicts or commercial disputes our lawyers can assist you in and out of court. We support clients with offers and letters of intent, contracts, negotiations, liens, litigation, appeals and enforcement.
Our lawyers provide developers, owners, strata/condominium corporations and property managers with legal advice and support for zoning, planning, approvals, sales packages, agreements of purchase and sale, disclosures, municipal registrations, easements, rights of way and covenants. We represent your interests throughout dispute resolution, arbitration and litigation.
We represent private and public corporations, and small and medium enterprises whether you are conducting business in Ontario, Canada or globally. Our lawyers can assist you with debt and equity financings, exchange listings and compliance, IPOs and venture capital transactions, mergers, acquisitions, and dispositions, corporate governance and re-organization.
With over 60 years representing corporate employers, individual employees, professional associations and labour unions, our lawyers understand both sides of employment contracts, confidentiality agreements, wrongful or constructive dismissals, employment standards and unfair labour practices, severance packages, disability claims and accommodations, misconduct, harassment and workplace violence.
We provide legal support and counsel for environmental approvals and compliance, appeals and judicial reviews, arbitration, contaminated land and brownfields, land use planning and development, including environmental law for municipalities, and regulatory orders and prosecutions.
Our lawyers assist business and entrepreneurs with their transition strategies, and help families and individuals with the planning, documentation and execution of their estates. Our expertise covers wills and trusts, estate disputes and estate freezes, will challenges, probate fee and income tax planning, powers of attorney and living wills, small business inheritances, trustee and executor support, liquidating assets, beneficiary distributions and dependents relief applications.
We help insurers, businesses and individuals navigate the legal complexities of insurance planning and claims. Our lawyers assist insurers and claimants with negotiations and litigation for denials of coverage, policy assessment, long-term disability and accident benefit claims, excess insurance and subrogated claims, and uninsured losses.
Our medical malpractice lawyers understand the impact of a failure to diagnose or treat, especially in the cases of pre-natal care, newborns and children, of surgical and orthopaedic errors, and of cases of negligence in paramedic and hospital care. We handle your claims and litigation, including accepting contingency fee based cases, to help you secure fair and timely compensation.
We assist municipalities, developers, land owners, building owners and construction companies in Ottawa, Kingston and Eastern Ontario at municipal or regional boards and councils, conservation authorities, land division committees, Local Planning Appeal Board and at the Ontario courts. Our lawyers provide legal assistance with official plans, zoning by-laws, consents, by-laws, development approvals, heritage and conservation issues, development agreements, expropriations, licensing and offenses.
Our experienced team provides compassionate and determined legal support for accident and injury benefit claims, including accepting contingency fee cases. Our lawyers handle your claims and litigation for accidental and wrongful death, car accidents and pedestrian injuries, slip, trip and fall accidents, bus, train and airplane accidents, boat, skidoo and ATV / four-wheeler and other sports injuries, drowning, negligence cases. especially in cases of seniors or children, consumer products and product liability, as well as claims resulting from assault and sexual assault.
As industry leaders in commercial real estate (CRE) and residential real estate across Eastern Ontario, Ottawa, and the Greater Toronto Area, our team can help you with condominium, single-family, and retails sales and purchases, financings, joint ventures, co-tenancies and mortgage enforcement.
Our tax lawyers help individuals and corporations to resolve a wide range of taxation issues through advice, negotiation or litigation. We advise on personal tax planning including reassessment, disputes, cross-border taxes, estate planning, tax-planned wills and trusts, estate freezes, family businesses, buy-outs and sale of companies, and other business tax issues. Our team works with lawyers, accountants, physicians, dentists, professional partnerships and associations on the specific tax issues of professional corporations.