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Business Litigation Lawyers in Hamilton, Toronto & GTA

With offices in both Toronto and Hamilton, the business litigation lawyers at Michael’s Law Firm concentrate in Corporate and Business Litigation strategies that are both pugnacious and results oriented.

Whether you are caught in the middle of a complex commercial business dispute or want to safeguard your business against potential disputes, you’ll want our Hamilton and Toronto business lawyers on your side fighting for your best interests.

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At Michael’s Law Firm we are experienced and results oriented. Some lawyers may be really friendly, have interesting hobbies, get out of the office by 5, but this isn’t really the type of litigation lawyer you are looking for. Winning is hard work and it’s seldom done between the hours of 9 and 5. We’re willing to put in the long hours to win your case.

Likewise you need a business litigation lawyer who is committed to getting the job done right the first time. Well-known to most lawyers in Toronto and Hamilton, Michael Lesage is experienced in handling all types of business litigation. He is known for taking cases to trial and forging favorable settlements when the opportunity arises. He has gone up against corporate lawyers hired by big businesses and won. This is who you want on your side.

Our Toronto & Hamilton Business Litigation Services

Michael’s Law Firm represents individuals, small businesses, partnerships, and corporations throughout Hamilton, Niagara, and the Greater Toronto Area in a variety of business-related legal services including:

  • Shareholder and Partnership disputes
  • Minority shareholders oppression actions and derivative actions
  • Directors’ and Officers’ liability
  • Banking Litigation (includes Bills Of Exchange, Letters Of Credit, Guarantee Of Financial Services)
  • Non-Competition Agreement disputes
  • Injunctions
  • Wrongful inference with contractual relations and unfair competition claims
  • Product Liability Claims
  • Secured and Unsecured Debt Collection Actions
  • Enforcement of Business Contracts and Franchise Agreements
  • Negligence
  • Misrepresentation
  • Conversion
  • Breach of fiduciary duty
  • Fraud
  • Defamation
  • Trade libel
  • Other Tort Claims

Meet Our Business Litigation Lawyer: Michael Lesage

“I have almost a decade of litigation experience, prosecuting and defending a wide range of business disputes, from simple breach of contract claims to multi-million dollar commercial fraud cases, real estate disputes, leasing disputes, corporate governance disputes, and insurance coverage questions at trial, arbitration and the appellate level. I also regularly appear for cases on the Commercial List in Toronto.

In my legal practice, I have had the pleasure of representing CEO’s, Portfolio Managers, doctors and small business owners, among others. You can see what a number of those clients had to say here.

While some lawyers do it for the money, I work hard to deliver the best results for my clients. I see the law as being like a chess board and I’m constantly trying to think a few moves ahead to get the best results for my clients. If you’re involved in a business or commercial dispute, call me today for a confidential assessment of your case.”

~ Michael Lesage, Business Litigation Lawyer

Have Michael Lesage Evaluate Your Business Litigation Case

If you are currently involved in a business or commercial dispute and need legal help call Michael Lesage at 1-647-495-8995 today for a confidential assessment of your case.

Alternately fill out the Case Form on the left of this page.

With both Hamilton and Toronto law offices we’ll meet you where it’s most convenient and start developing a winning strategy that goes in your favor.

Frequently Asked Questions About Commercial Business Litigation

Commercial litigation is a branch of civil law that focuses on resolving disputes related to business activities. It encompasses a wide range of legal issues including contract disputes, partnerships, corporate actions, shareholder actions, and intellectual property rights. Laws such as the Ontario Business Corporations Act and the Canada Business Corporations Act provide a framework for these proceedings. Commercial litigation aims to resolve disputes through legal means, allowing businesses to enforce their rights and pursue damages against other businesses or individuals.

Business litigation in Ontario typically follows these main stages:

  1. Pleading Stage: Initiation of the process by filing a statement of claim, followed by a defence from the opposing party.
  2. Discovery/Evidence Stage: Exchange of relevant documents and examination of parties by opposing lawyers.
  3. Trial Stage: Includes a pre-trial conference and the trial itself, where the dispute is formally resolved.

It’s important to note that a motion, a formal request to the court to rule on a particular issue, can be brought at any stage if there are disputes over procedural or substantive issues. Settlements can occur at any time, and over 90% of cases are resolved before trial​.

Litigation can have various impacts on your business’s reputation, depending on the nature of the case and how it is handled. Public legal disputes may draw unwanted attention, potentially harming your business’s image and relationships with customers and partners. However, successfully defending your business’s rights or pursuing justified claims can also positively demonstrate your commitment to fair and ethical business practices. The key is to manage litigation discreetly and effectively, with a focus on resolution and maintaining business integrity.

Hiring a business litigation lawyer is crucial for several reasons. They bring specialized knowledge and experience in handling complex disputes within the business realm, ensuring that your legal rights are protected and your case is presented effectively. A litigation lawyer can guide you through the intricacies of commercial litigation, from navigating procedural steps to formulating strategic legal arguments. They can also represent your interests in negotiations and court proceedings, aiming to achieve the best possible outcome for your dispute. Having a skilled lawyer for your business can make a significant difference in the resolution of your case, potentially saving you time, money, and reputational damage.

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