MPD Law Firm LLP appears in $20-million commercial case

Bennett Jones, Crawley MacKewn Brush, and Fogler, Rubinoff act in $16.1-million case this past week

MPD Law Firm LLP appears in $20-million commercial case

Bennett Jones; Blake, Cassels & Graydon; BLG; Chaitons; Dickinson Wright; Fogler, Rubinoff; Miller Thomson; Paliare Roland; and Torkin Manes made appearances in multiple commercial list matters before the Ontario Superior Court of Justice last week.

Last week’s most notable commercial suit was the $20-million case Crea v Guerrero et al. MPD Law Firm LLP founding partner Jens Drees advised plaintiff C. Crea. He maintains a broad commercial litigation practice. G. Guerrero and three other defendants appeared to be unrepresented.

The next most notable commercial suit was the $16.1-million case 7539088 Canada Inc. et al v Slattery et al. Bennett Jones LLP partner Nathan Shaheen acted for 7539088 Canada Inc. and one other plaintiff.

Fogler, Rubinoff LLP partner Milton Davis advised M. Slattery and two other defendants. Fogler, Rubinoff associate Natalia Sidlar acted for defendant Skylark Holdings Ltd.

Crawley MacKewn Brush LLP partner Clarke Tedesco advised defendant D. Nguyen. He focuses on civil litigation and enforcement proceedings before securities regulators. P. Miller and three other defendants appeared to be unrepresented.

Bennett Jones LLP appeared in six cases last week

Shaheen, who worked on the 7539088 Canada case, focuses on complex commercial litigation, financial crimes, and anti-money laundering.

Lincoln Caylor, partner, represented applicant J.S. Yuen in Yuen v The Republic of Peru et al. He advises clients on international economic crimes.

Ian Thompson, partner, advised applicant Karora Resources Inc. in a case of the same name. He handles corporate and commercial disputes.

Joshua Foster, associate, acted for Kingsett Mortgage Corporation and one other applicant in Kingsett Mortgage Corporation et al v Vandyk – Uptowns Limited et al and represented Balboa Inc. and 10 other applicants in Balboa Inc. et al v the Fuller Landau Group Inc. He focuses on the financial restructuring of distressed companies.

Andrew Sahai, associate, advised plaintiff M. Orr in Orr v Slattery et al. Sahai has a general commercial litigation practice.

Miller Thomson LLP appeared in six cases last week

Gavin Finlayson, partner, acted for applicant 2607087 Ontario Limited in 2607087 Ontario Limited v 2654993 Ontario Ltd. et al. He solves complex problems in the insolvency and restructuring space.

Kevin Sherkin, partner, represented H. Modopoulos and one other plaintiff in Modopoulos et al v Hershberg et al. He focuses on commercial litigation.

Tony Van Klink, partner, advised applicant Bank of Montreal in Bank of Montreal v HOHS Drugs Limited et al. He practises insolvency and restructuring law and related commercial litigation.

James Zibarras, partner, acted for D. Abbott and four other applicants in Abbott et al v Heinrich et al and represented respondent R. Bokhari in FSD Pharma Inc. v Bokhari. He works on a wide range of civil litigation matters.

Gina Rhodes, associate, advised applicant Field Trip Health & Wellness Ltd. in Field Trip Health & Wellness Ltd. et al. She focuses on corporate restructuring, insolvency matters, and complex commercial litigation.

Chaitons LLP appeared in three cases last week

Harvey Chaiton, partner, acted for respondent Aviva Insurance Company of Canada in KEB Hana Bank v Mizrahi Commercial (The One) LP et al and represented C & K Mortgage Services Inc. and one other plaintiff in C & K Mortgage Services Inc. et al v 11282751 Canada Inc. et al. He practises in the areas of bankruptcy and insolvency.

Maya Poliak, partner, advised B. Kay and two other plaintiffs in Kay et al v Direct Capital Investments Inc., in Its Personal Capacity and in Its Capacity as Trustee of a Trust for the Plaintiffs et al. Her areas of practice span litigation, bankruptcy, and insolvency.

Paliare Roland Rosenberg Rothstein LLP appeared in three cases last week

Jeffrey Larry, partner, acted for defendant S. Naar in Guilbeault et al v Naar et al, represented Vandyk – Uptowns Limited and four other respondents in the Kingsett Mortgage case, and advised applicant The Lion's Share Group Inc. in a case of the same name. He has experience in complex commercial, securities, and insolvency litigation.

Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP appeared in two cases last week

Bradley Berg, partner, acted for defendant Bank of Montreal in the Guilbeault case. His practice includes complex commercial cases.

R. Seumas Woods, partner, represented applicant FSD Pharma Inc. in the FSD Pharma case. He has a varied corporate-commercial disputes resolution practice.

Borden Ladner Gervais LLP appeared in two cases last week

In the Kingsett Mortgage case, partner Denise Bambrough advised the Aviva Insurance Company of Canada as a respondent. She deals with construction and surety bond disputes and civil fraud investigation and recovery matters. Partner James MacLellan acted for the Trisura Guarantee Insurance Company as a respondent. He works on construction and surety bonding issues and complex insolvency and risk mitigation matters.

Daniel Dochylo, partner, represented S. Charlton and one other plaintiff in Charlton et al v Jeffery, Personally et al. He focuses on estates and trusts litigation.

Dickinson Wright LLP appeared in two cases last week

John Leslie, partner, advised respondent O Canada Capital Inc. in the Kingsett Mortgage case. He works on insolvency and restructuring proceedings.

Jeff Rosekat, partner, acted for applicant Senvion GMBH in a case of the same name. He handles complex commercial disputes, contentious negotiations, and other high-risk situations.

Fogler, Rubinoff LLP appeared in two cases last week

Davis, who worked on the 7539088 Canada case, also represented M. Slattery and three other defendants in the Orr case. He deals with banking litigation and corporate disputes.

Sidlar, who was also involved in the 7539088 Canada case, belongs to the firm’s commercial litigation practice group.

Torkin Manes LLP appeared in two cases last week

Jeffrey Simpson, partner, advised respondent Enercare Home and Commercial Services Limited Partnership in the Kingsett Mortgage case. His practice areas include insolvency and restructuring law.

Stewart Thom, partner, acted for respondent 2121043 Ontario Inc in Pride Group Holdings Inc. v CWB Maximum Financial Inc et al. He focuses on security enforcement and insolvency litigation.

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