The best litigation strategy for business is generally litigation avoidance. Business disputes and commercial litigation can be drawn out, costly, and detract from your focus on your business. However, if your company has been sued, or has a claim against another individual or business, then litigation may be necessary.
In some commercial and business law cases, it may be advisable or possible to seek resolution through mediation or even arbitration, as those avenues tend to be quicker and more cost effective than lawsuits or litigation. Our Hamilton and Toronto business lawyers have experience with mediation, commercial arbitration and all facets of the litigation process, including trials and appeals. We would welcome an opportunity to assist you and your small to mid-sized company.
How Does Michael’s Law Firm Handle Commercial Litigation?
At our Hamilton and Toronto business law firms, we believe it’s important to understand both the potential risks along with the potential rewards early in the litigation process so that our clients can make informed decisions in the best interests of their business. This is why at our first meeting our commercial litigation lawyers will do a thorough analysis of your case. As a preliminary matter we will also identify both strengths and any weaknesses and help uncover other information that will be required to proceed.
What Steps Are Typically Involved in the Commercial Litigation Process?
The steps governing the business commercial law litigation process are thoroughly outlined in the Ontario Rules of Civil Procedure. Generally speaking, there are 4 main stages in business and commercial law:
- Pleadings – Parties meet with their business lawyers to outline the basic facts underlying the dispute.
- Discovery – Parties exchange ‘relevant’ documents and answer questions posed by opposing counsel under oath.
- Mediation – Parties engage in mediation or a pretrial conference at which point settlement is formally explored through either a mediator or a Judge.
- Trial – Parties that cannot resolve and settle their commercial business law dispute through mediation or pretrial continue to a formal trial.
What Type of Business and Commercial Litigation Does Michael’s Law Firm Handle?
While not an exhaustive list, we have experience in handling the following types of commercial litigation and business law matters in Hamilton and Toronto, Ontario:
- Appellate Practice
- Breach of Contract & Other Contract Disputes
- Breach of Guarantee
- Business Litigation
- Commercial Arbitration
- Commercial Insurance
- Commercial Litigation
- Commercial Leasing
- Confidentiality, Non-Solicitation & Non-Compete
- Defamation, Libel & Slander
- Licensing Disputes
- Injunctions and Urgent Remedies
- Property & Real Estate Litigation
- Summary Judgment
- Shareholder Disputes
- Trademark & Tradename Infringement & Passing Off
For When Experience Counts
The business lawyers at Michael’s Law Firm have experience handling commercial litigation disputes with clients ranging from small mom and pop operations to mid-sized businesses worth millions of dollars. Our business law lawyers enjoy a reputation for integrity, tenacity, advocacy, experience and cost-effective resolution of litigation.
With locations in both Hamilton and Toronto, our business law firm offers personalized service at a reasonable price by trustworthy business lawyers with international experience who are experienced in all stages of business litigation, commercial litigation, and arbitration.
Our Business and Commercial Law Clients
Our commercial clients are the bread and butter of our business and we retain long term relationships with our clients because we help them achieve their goals. At Michael’s Law Firm, we always go the extra mile to get our clients results and to safeguard our clients’ business interests.
To see how we could help you with business litigation or commercial litigation, call 647-495-8995 to speak with one of our experienced Toronto or Hamilton business lawyers today.