Client Work

Please review selections of representative client work. These examples demonstrate some of the work we do for major financial institutions, insurance companies, municipal governments, real estate developers, corporate organizations and individuals.

Business and Finance

  • Acted as counsel to a minority shareholder in respect of the $40,000,000 buyout of North America’s largest materials handling equipment retailer with operations in Ontario, Quebec, Wisconsin and Georgia and subsequent negotiation of the subscription for a minority interest by a Japanese based equipment manufacturer.

  • Acted for Canada's largest custom metal galvanizer and its family of shareholders in respect of its sale to one of the world’s leading providers of engineered products for $45,000,000.

  • Represented California-based private equity fund in respect of $10,000,000 convertible debt investment in domestic technology company.

  • Advised major Canadian financial institution in respect of over 40 secured finance transactions in both Canada and the United States.

  • Advised major green energy company in respect of a tax driven reorganization.

  • Advised bio-materials company in respect of Canadian stock exchange listing.

  • Represented a North American public company in multiple acquisitions in the waste disposal industry, including both acquisitions of assets and acquisitions of shares.

  • Represented a North American public company in the successful phased divestiture of assets of a waste collection business.

  • Represented a mid-sized seller in the successful sale of shares of a software development company.

  • Provided corporate counsel support to a large Canadian pension fund throughout a successful commercial arbitration proceeding.

  • Represented a mid-sized purchaser in the successful acquisition of assets of a national franchised business, including the acquisition of various international operations.

Litigation and Dispute Resolution

  • Successfully represented individuals and corporations in a variety of commercial and shareholder disputes.

  • Successfully represented owners, contractors and subcontractors in a variety of construction litigation matters including recently obtaining a judgment in favour of a lien claimant after a five day trial.

  • Successfully represented institutional and private lenders in a variety of mortgage enforcement matters.

  • Successfully petitioned an individual into bankruptcy before the Ontario Superior Court of Justice.

  • Many successful appearances at applications, motions and trials before Judges and Masters of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice.

  • Represented municipality in judicial review of decision of Information and Privacy Commissioner regarding disclosure of closed council meeting discussions.

  • Defended municipalities in claims relating to sewer back-ups, septic system failures, road and sidewalk maintenance, and Occupiers’ Liability.

  • We appear regularly before the Ontario Labour Relations Board in all matters under the Board’s jurisdiction.

Municipal, Land Use Planning and Development

  • Counsel for the City of Pickering in the Seaton and Durham Official Plan OMB hearings.

  • Counsel for a large developer’s group in the Halton Region Official Plan OMB hearings.

  • Counsel for the Town of Innisfil in the Big Bay Point, Simcoe and Innisfil Official Plan OMB hearings.

  • Counsel for the City of Mississauga in the Peel Region Official Plan Amendment hearings.

  • Counsel for the Town of Georgina in OMB Hearings respecting an appeal of its development charges by-law.

  • Counsel for a private developer in OMB Hearings respecting an appeal of Vaughan’s Official Plan Amendment No. 637.

  • Counsel for a private renewable energy company in CRB Hearings respecting an appeal of several heritage designations.

  • Counsel for the City of Mississauga on an application under the Municipal Elections Act.

  • Counsel for the Township of Scugog in OMB Hearings respecting an appeal of its Official Plan.

  • Counsel for the Town of Innisfil before the Ontario Divisional Court on an appeal of an OMB decision respecting its Official Plan.

Commercial Real Estate

  • Represented a leading property developer with respect to the development and disposition of residential units at various condominium and subdivision developments.

  • Represented a leading commercial landlord with respect to numerous lease negotiations, including new leases, extensions and renewals.

  • Represented several commercial property owners with respect to easement negotiations with municipalities and utility providers.