Business Law

Business formation

Getting it right from the start is important. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. We help our clients with incorporations, setting up general partnerships and limited partnerships, creating shareholder or partnership agreements, and setting up and protecting business names and trade-marks. We have the benefit of having litigated various issues arising out of inadequately formed enterprises and we know how to set right the relationships between the business founders.

Managing your business

We help our clients manage a variety of legal issues involved in running a business. We know that issues rarely fit into neat legal categories. Good lawyers are able to spot problems; great lawyers are able to spot solutions. We pride on being able to do both. We share the entrepreneurial spirit of our clients and offer a variety of innovative legal solutions which allow for affordable but outstanding legal representation. From corporate or partnership governance to regulatory, contractual and employment issues, we help our clients focus on what they do best: growing their business.

Dispute resolution

We have the experience before all levels of court in Ontario to handle complex litigation successfully. We are also mindful of the cost: Pyrrhic legal victories are not in the interests of our clients. We know what works and what does not. We have experience with successful jury and non-jury trials. We deliver.


Receiving a full and final judgment made by an experienced judge within a year of the start of a dispute can seldom be achieved in Ontario’s busy court system. Waiting times to obtain dates for both interlocutory motions and trials are long and there are a number of formal steps and appearances which must be undertaken to move cases forward. Binding arbitration is an alternative. In our experience, it is not utilized as often as it should. For example, the highly regarded and experienced retired judges and arbitrators at ADR Chambers offer expedited binding arbitration which is fixed-fee and with strict time frames and limitations on number of documents, length of briefs and time for the hearing. The expedited arbitration takes less than 90 days from the appointment of the arbitrator to the issuance of the award and there is only one hearing day.

Representative experience

We handle a variety of other matters. Review our representative experience and contact us for a free consultation.


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