Representative Areas of Practice

Business, Contractual and Commercial Disputes

Business relationship disputes

Whether you are in business with two people or two thousand, organized as a partnership or a corporation, disputes between business owners and senior employees over the direction and management of the business are to be anticipated. Feldman Lawyers can help find a strategy that enables the parties to resolve or litigate their differences efficiently and effectively, in court or out. Our lawyers have experience in all areas of business disputes and frequently appear in both the Toronto Commercial Court, including:

  • Shareholders Disputes
  • Partnership Disputes Franchise Disputes
  • Derivative Actions
  • Oppression Remedies
  • Winding-up Applications
  • Corporate Governance
  • Breach of Contract
  • Commercial Fraud and misappropriation of corporate resources
  • Director and Officer Liability
  • Breach of Fiduciary Duty

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Commercial disputes

Our business clients have many relationships with other people, businesses and organizations that they rely upon for their operations. In any of these relationships there is a risk of dispute and/or economic loss to occur. Feldman Lawyers has extensive experience helping clients with disputes between them and their suppliers, customers and service providers, including with:

  • Landlords
  • Tenants
  • Contractors
  • Purchasers
  • Vendors
  • Distributors
  • Suppliers
  • Employees
  • Competitors
  • Governmental Authorities
  • Breach of Contract
  • Commercial Lease Disputes
  • Product Liability
  • Franchise Disputes
  • Breach of Fiduciary Duty

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Debt Collections and Mortgage Enforcements

Feldman Lawyers has developed considerable experience in all matters of debt collection. We take the necessary and immediate steps to seek payment of debts owed to our clients. In some instances, that may include seeking immediate injunctive relief, power of sale proceedings or garnishment. In other instances it might mean assisting a client to manage its own creditors. In either instance, we are there to assist our clients manage their debt related claims.

  • Promissory Notes
  • Creditor Remedies
  • Debtor Remedies
  • Mortgage Enforcement
  • Power of Sale
  • Condominium Liens
  • Repair and Storage Liens
  • Commercial Tenancies
  • Receivers and Managers
  • Bankruptcies
  • Payout Plans and Plans of Arrangement
  • Injunctive Relief
  • Garnishment
  • Seizure and Sale
  • Fraud
  • Commission Claims
  • Promissory Notes

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Construction Litigation

Disputes often arise during or after the construction of homes, condominiums, developments, or other construction projects. Feldman Lawyers has significant experience representing contractors, subcontractors, suppliers and owners litigating construction disputes. Feldman Lawyers has acted in claims ranging from small home projects to complex underground servicing developments. We are highly qualified to represent you in all aspects of your construction dispute, including:

  • Construction Liens
  • Breach of Trust Claims
  • Defective Workmanship Claims
  • Tender Disputes
  • Delay Claims
  • Negligence Claims
  • Deficiency Claims
  • Breach of Contract

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Employment Law

When employment relationships are breaking down or come to an end, Feldman Lawyers helps employers and employees understand their rights and obligations, and represents them in disputes about:

  • Wrongful Dismissal
  • Constructive Dismissal
  • Notice Periods
  • Dismissals For Cause
  • Unfair Competition
  • Discrimination and Other Human Rights Complaints
  • Employee frauds

When key employees leave, Feldman Lawyers also helps employers protect their goodwill, intellectual property and client lists.

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Real Estate Disputes

Real property can be held by one for many, many for one or anything in between. It can be held in trust, as joint tenants, tenants in common or through a corporation. Real property can be subject to liens, mortgages and other interests and it can be damaged, particularly by environmental contaminants. Sometimes, real property can be affected by neighbouring properties and property owners. Occasionally, purchasers and vendors have disputes before or after they complete their transactions. Feldman Lawyers is experienced in litigating and negotiating each of these possibilities.

  • Partition and Sale
  • Ownership Disputes
  • Trust Claims
  • Real Estate Commissions
  • Environmental Contamination
  • Property Damage
  • Breach of Contract
  • Agreement of Purchase and Sale Disputes
  • Misrepresentation
  • Failure to Disclose Latent Defects
  • Certificates of Pending Litigation
  • Commercial Lease Disputes

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Estate and Trust Litigation

We advise and represent executors, trustees, attorneys and guardians for property, as well as beneficiaries under wills and trusts, in matters relating to:

  • Contested Estate and Trust Administration Including Depletion of Assets
  • Capacity to Make Wills, Manage Properties, and Give Gifts
  • Undue Influence by Caregivers and Family Members
  • Fraudulent and Forged Wills and Attorney Appointments

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Injunctive Relief

Typical lawsuits proceed at an orderly, measured pace. Sometimes, however, rights need immediate protection that cannot wait for a final determination after all of the stages of the lawsuit, and injunctions are needed. Some urgent injunction applications for which Feldman Lawyers has advised and represented clients include:

  • Preservation of Assets During Business Disputes
  • Enforcement of Non-Competition Agreements, Confidentiality Agreements, and Exclusivity Agreements
  • Removal of Defamatory Materials From Internet Sites
  • Removal of Harassing Picketers

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Civil Appeals

Feldman Lawyers has appeared both at the Divisional Court and the Court of Appeal on behalf of our clients and as agent for trial counsel. Feldman Lawyers also assists other appeal counsel with their legal research and written advocacy.

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Bankruptcy Law

Our lawyers are skilled in representing personal and corporate clients in the context of bankruptcy proceedings. If you are a creditor who is owed money by a person or company which has made an assignment in bankruptcy, Feldman Lawyers can assist in navigating the bankruptcy process with an eye to maximizing the distribution to you at the end. Similarly, where a debtor has refused or failed to pay money owed, in appropriate circumstances we can help with applications to the Court to put that debtor into the bankruptcy system to compel payment.

Feldman Lawyers also represents bankrupt individuals or companies seeking to make a proposal to creditors or who otherwise need the assistance of qualified legal professionals throughout the Court process.

Our lawyers provide bankruptcy services which include:

  • Meetings of Creditors
  • Acting as Inspectors of the Estate
  • Court Appearances, including Motions and Discharge Hearings
  • Examinations
  • Asset Investigations
  • Negotiations with Trustees
  • Proposals to Creditors

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Professional Negligence and Defence of Lawyers

Many professionals are held to different and more specific standards than other occupations in carrying out their roles. When disputes arise between these professionals and their clients and court action is needed, our lawyers are well qualified to assist with the litigation. Feldman Lawyers has represented both sides of these disputes and has a broad range of experience pursuing and defending claims in professional negligence involving a variety of disciplines, including:

  • Lawyers
  • Financial Advisors
  • Stock Brokers
  • Accountants
  • Architects
  • Engineers
  • Mortgage Brokers

As well, Feldman Lawyers recognizes that when a regulatory body commences investigations or disciplinary proceedings against lawyers, it is not only the lawyer’s livelihood at stake but also her reputation. Simultaneously, Feldman Lawyers respects the need and importance for self-regulation in the profession. Our lawyers provide legal representation to other lawyers facing complaints or other disciplinary proceedings before their respective law societies and will provide a vigorous defence where warranted.

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