Babin Bessner Spry leads plaintiffs in $202M commercial case

Miller Thomson appeared in six cases this week

Babin Bessner Spry leads plaintiffs in $202M commercial case

Babin Bessner Spry partner Cynthia Spry represented the plaintiff in a $202 million commercial case that leads this week’s Commercial List roundup. Law firms that appeared in the most corporate commercial case this week include Miller Thomson, Adair Goldblatt Bieber, Borden Ladner Gervais, and Drudi, Alexiou, Kuchar.

Among the commercial cases this week, the most notable case is Cerieco Canada Corp. v. Mizrahi et al with a concerned amount of $202 million. Babin Bessner Spry partner Cynthia Spry represented the plaintiff, while the respondents appear to be unrepresented.

A second notable case is Anson Advisors Inc. et al v. Stafford et al with a concerned amount of $111 million. Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP partner Matthew Milne-Smith represented the plaintiffs. Won-Jin Kim appeared for some of the respondents, while other respondents appear to be unrepresented.

Miller Thomson appeared in six cases

Gregory Azeff, partner, represented applicant M. Mata and one other in Matta et al v. Altmore. Azeff’s practice focuses on bankruptcy and insolvency law.

Mark Frederick, partner, represented defendant S. Totrov in Lauzon et al v. Fletcher et al. Frederick is an insurance defence lawyer who represents a wide range of professionals including engineers, architects, lawyers, insurance agents, appraisers, financial professionals, and real estate agents.

Kyla Mahar, partner, represented plaintiff Marshallzehr Group Inc. in Marshallzehr Group Inc. v. Applewood Marketplace Inc. Mahar’s practice focuses on corporate restructuring, insolvency, recapitalizations, refinancing, distressed acquisitions and enforcement of creditors' rights.

Bobby Sachdeva, partner, represented respondent Northern Citadel Capital Inc. and several others in PriceWaterhouseCoopers Inc., in its capacity as court-appointed receiver and manager of Bridging Finance Inc. et al v. Northern Citadel Capital Inc. et al. Sachdeva is an experienced litigator whose primary focus is on commercial disputes and insolvency & restructuring.

Jeremy Sacks, partner, represented plaintiff Downing Street Financial Inc. and several others in The Fuller Landau Group Inc. et al v. 994697 Ontario Inc et al. Sacks is experienced in a broad range of commercial litigation, with expertise in construction and real estate matters, breach of contract, and shareholder disputes.

Kevin Sherkin, partner, represented plaintiff J. Riar and several others in Riar et al v. Khudal et al. Sherkin’s practice focuses primarily on commercial litigation, with expertise in construction matters, shareholder disputes, real estate-related litigation and breach of trust claims.

Two Adair Goldblatt Bieber partners in two cases each

John Adair, partner, represented applicant G. Gagnon in Gagnon v. Gagnon et al, and respondent A. Phillips-Lubimiv and several others in Creekside Investments Incorporated et al v. Phillips-Lubimiv et al. Adair’s extensive experience includes litigating matters in the areas of commercial litigation, partnership disputes, professional negligence, administrative disputes, and estate litigation.

Simon Bieber, partner, represented defendant M. Caridi in Chu De Quebec-Universite Laval v. Tree of Knowledge International Corp. et al and respondent 1001 Broadview Investment Inc. in Attar et al v. 1001 Broadview Investment Inc. Bieber’s practice focuses on commercial/corporate litigation, class actions, directors’ and officers’ liability, securities litigation, and professional negligence.

Borden Ladner Gervais  in court four times

Daniel Boan, partner, represented respondent Kramer Design Associates Limited in Timbercreek Mortgage Servicing Inc et al v. YSL Residences Inc et al. Boan’s practice focuses on construction projects, infrastructure and alternative financing projects, litigation and alternative dispute resolution.

Daniel Dochylo, partner, represented plaintiff F. Shariff in Shariff v. Estate of Bahadurali Hirji Shariff et al. Dochylo’s practice focuses on estates and trusts litigation, including will challenges and interpretations, passings of accounts, removals of trustees, dependants' relief, guardianships, and other cases involving trusts, powers of attorney and estate bonds.

James Douglas, senior counsel, represented Kinross Gold Corporation in Kinross Gold Corporation et al v. Cyanco Company, LLC. Douglas’s practice focuses on securities litigation and regulation, including shareholder disputes, shareholders’ class actions, M&A litigation, broker liability suits, regulatory proceedings, criminal prosecutions and related internal investigations.

Alex MacFarlane, partner, represented respondent 2543053 Ontario Inc. in Revlon, Inc. et al v. Almay, Inc et al. Macfarlane’s practice focuses on insolvency and restructuring proceedings.

Drudi, Alexiou, Kuchar appeared four times

Constantine Alexiou, partner, represented J. Ditto and one other in Ditto et al v. Cult Iron Works Limited et al. Alexiou has extensive experience dealing with construction and real estate disputes, asset and debt recovery litigation, and mortgage and security enforcement.

Marco Drudi, partner, represented D. Goldlist in Glushko v. Goldlist et al and Goldlist v. Glushko et al. Drudi specialized in civil ligation, particularly construction law.

Ted Rotenberg, partner, represented Verdi Structures Inc in Timbercreek Mortgage Servicing Inc et al v. YSL Residences Inc et al. Rotenberg has over 47 years of experience in providing legal and strategic advice, problem-solving skills, and both trial and appellate advocacy.

Bennett Jones appeared in three cases

Meg Bennett, partner, represented plaintiff Flextrack Inc. in Flextrack Inc. v. Wilton et al. Bennett has a general litigation practice with experience in corporate commercial and real estate disputes, fraud, employment litigation and competition class action matters.

Robert Staley, partner, represented plaintiff York Region Vacant Land Condominium Corporation No. 1010 in York Region Vacant Land Condominium Corporation No. 1010 v. Marcello et al. Staley's practice focuses on complex commercial and securities litigation, securities regulation, shareholder activism and class actions.

Ian Thompson, partner, represented applicant IBI Group Inc. in IBI Group Inc. Thompson has a general litigation practice with an emphasis on corporate and commercial disputes.

Blake, Cassels & Graydon in three cases

Chris Burr, partner, represented applicant KSV Restructuring Inc. in KSV Restructuring Inc., in its capacity as Proposal Trustee Of 2806401 Ontario Inc. O/A Allied Track Services Inc. v. 2806401 Ontario Inc. O/A Allied Track Services Inc. Burr’s practice focuses on corporate restructuring, insolvency litigation and debt enforcement, including domestic and cross-border debt financing, distressed mergers and acquisitions, financial restructurings, and debtor-in-possession (DIP) financings.

Ryan Morris, partner, represented defendant Olympia Trust Company in Lauzon et al v. Fletcher et al and applicant Nexj Systems Inc. in Nexj Systems Inc. Morris’s practice focuses on corporate, transactional, securities and broker/dealer litigation, regulatory proceedings, and class actions.

Fogler, Rubinoff appeared in three corporate commercial cases

Milton Davis, partner, represented applicant J. Greeniaus in Greeniaus v. Goldstake Explorations Inc. et al. Davis practices in the area of commercial litigation specializing in banking and real estate litigation, corporate and shareholder disputes, mortgage remedies and professional negligence claims.

David Levangie, partner, represented respondent T. Bell in L-Jalco Holdings Inc v. Bell. Levangie’s general litigation practice focuses on complex commercial litigation and arbitrations.

Scott Venton, partner, represented plaintiff Business Development Bank of Canada in Business Development Bank of Canada v. Baig Insulation Inc. et al. Venton’s practice focuses on corporate and commercial, gaming, bankruptcy and insolvency, restructuring, regulatory and insurance litigation.

Lenczner Slaght appeared three times

Peter Griffin, partner, represented applicant M. Libfeld and several others in Libfeld et al v. Libfeld et al. Griffin specializes in areas of corporate commercial litigation, class actions, securities matters, insolvency, and professional and director/officer liability.

William McDowell, partner, represented respondent Estate of Bahadurali Hirji Shariff in Shariff v. Estate of Bahadurali Hirji Shariff et al. McDowell’s practice focuses on public law, commercial litigation, and libel and medial law.  

Lawrence Thacker, partner, represented defendant to the counterclaim 1301545 Ontario Inc. in 2007414 Ontario Inc. et al v. Berman et al. Thacker’s practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, shareholder disputes, complex class actions, infrastructure disputes, procurement matters, securities issues, tax litigation, commercial arbitrations and insolvency restructuring.

Sean Lewis, counsel, represented plaintiff 2007414 Ontario Inc. and one other in 2007414 Ontario Inc. et al v. Berman et al. Lewis’ practice encompasses a broad range of litigation areas, including corporate commercial, employment, public law, and professional liability, with a particular focus on commercial disputes and on all types of appeals.

Minden Gross represented plaintiffs in three cases

Catherine Francis, partner, represented plaintiff Chriscwe Holdings Inc. in Chriscwe Holdings Inc. v. Oasis Global Inc. et al and plaintiff Royal Bank of Canada in Royal Bank of Canada v. 2715594 Ontario Inc. operating as B&T Hair Salon Nail Spa et al. Francis’ practice is devoted largely to corporate commercial, real estate, banking, and insolvency litigation.

Rachel Moses, partner, represented plaintiff Royal Bank of Canada in Royal Bank of Canada v. 2719837 Ontario Ltd. operating as Motor One Collision et al. Moses’ practice focuses on banking and commercial litigation.

Ormston List Frawley partner involved in three cases

John Ormston, partner, represented S. Nanthakumar and several others in Royal Bank of Canada v. 2715594 Ontario Inc. operating as B&T Hair Salon Nail Spa et al, applicant L. Tsialtas in Tsialtas v. MIKROGIANAKIS et al, and D. Seferovic and several others in Seferovic et al v. 285 Spadina SPV Inc. et al. Ormston specializes in commercial litigation, with extensive experience in commercial matters, including shareholder disputes, promissory notes, guarantees and mortgage underwriting.

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