Chaitons appears in 10 commercial list suits this week

Babin Bessner Spry, BLG, Dickinson Wright act in commercial cases involving multimillions

Chaitons appears in 10 commercial list suits this week

Aird & Berlis, Cassels Brock & Blackwell, Chaitons, Gardiner Roberts, Lenczner Slaght, Miller Thomson, and Stikeman Elliott made appearances in four or more commercial list matters before the Ontario Superior Court of Justice this week.

The week’s most notable commercial suit was the $202-million case Cerieco Canada Corp. v Mizrahi et al. Babin Bessner Spry LLP partner Cynthia Spry advised plaintiff Cerieco Canada Corp. Her practice covers class actions, shareholder disputes, competition law, and contractual and securities litigation. S. Mizrahi and 11 other defendants appeared to be unrepresented.

The next most notable commercial suit was the $40-million case Romspen Investment Corporation v Tung Kee Investment Canada Ltd. et al. Dickinson Wright LLP partner David Preger acted for plaintiff Romspen Investment Corporation. He handles court-supervised real estate workouts, primarily for court-appointed receivers and senior mortgage-lenders.

Borden Ladner Gervais LLP partner Roger Jaipargas advised defendant Amber Mortgage Investment Corp. He focuses on commercial insolvency and restructuring. Tung Kee Investment Canada Ltd. and one other defendant appeared to be unrepresented.

Chaitons LLP appeared in 10 cases this week.

Maya Poliak, partner, represented B. Kay and other plaintiffs in Kay et al v Direct Capital Investments Inc. et al and in three cases titled 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 with the case numbers CV-21-00661424-00CL, CV-21-00661426-00CL, and CV-21-00661429-00CL. Her areas of experience span litigation, bankruptcy, and insolvency.

Harvey Chaiton, partner, advised applicant Bank of Montreal in Bank of Montreal, as Administrative Agent v Unity Health Toronto, acted for respondent Massimiliano Siccardi in Lighthouse Immersive Inc. and Lighthouse Immersive USA, Inc. v Siccardi et al, and represented applicant Marshallzehr Group Inc. in Marshallzehr Group Inc. v King Square Ltd. et al. He practises in the areas of bankruptcy and insolvency.

Chris Staples, partner, advised applicant Bank of Montreal in Bank of Montreal v Spektrum Glasses Ltd. and acted for Hands-on Capital Investments Inc. and two other plaintiffs in Hands-on Capital Investments Inc. et al v DMCC Holdings Inc. et al. He focuses on estate, banking, and mortgage litigation.

George Benchetrit, partner, represented the Ontario Financial Services Regulatory Authority’s CEO as an applicant in Chief Executive Officer of the Financial Services Regulatory Authority of Ontario v First Swiss Mortgage Corp. He has experience in corporate restructurings, bankruptcy, insolvency, and commercial litigation.

Stikeman Elliott LLP appeared in six cases this week.

Ashley Taylor, partner, advised Mav Beauty Brands Inc. and seven other applicants in Mav Beauty Brands Inc. et al and acted for respondent Bread Financial Holdings, Inc. in LoyaltyOne, Co. v Bread Financial Holdings, Inc. He practises exclusively in the area of insolvency law.

Eliot Kolers, partner, represented Traders Global Group Inc. and two other respondents in Ontario Securities Commission v Traders Global Group Inc. et al. He heads the firm’s litigation and dispute resolution group.

Elizabeth Pillon, partner, advised Whyte's Foods Inc. and three other respondents in Wells Fargo Capital Finance Corporation Canada v Whyte's Foods Inc. et al. She heads the firm’s restructuring and insolvency group in Toronto.

Alexander Rose, partner, acted for defendant MPX International Corporation in Ninth Square Capital Corporation v Ianthus Capital Holdings Inc. et al. He focuses on complex commercial litigation.

Jordan Wajs, associate, represented 3456 GMD LP and two other applicants in 3456 GMD LP et al v Jet It Canada Corp. et al. He focuses on corporate commercial litigation.

Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP appeared in five cases this week.

John Birch, partner, advised respondent Pre-sale Purchasers (Highlight of Mississauga Project) in Hazelton Development Corporation v Bennett Jones LLP et al. He belongs to the firm’s restructuring and insolvency group.

Natalie Levine, partner, acted for applicant LoyaltyOne, Co. in the LoyaltyOne case. She is in the firm’s restructuring and insolvency group.

Alan Merskey, partner, represented applicant Deloitte Restructuring Inc. in Deloitte Restructuring Inc. v Global Kingdom Ministries Church Inc. He belongs to the firm’s restructuring and insolvency group.

Stephanie Voudouris, partner, advised applicant Consolidated Uranium Inc. in a case of the same name. She has a commercial litigation practice.

Beth Burnstein, associate, acted for applicant 2492805 Ontario Inc. in 2492805 Ontario Inc. v Dhanju et al. She maintains a broad civil and commercial litigation practice.

Gardiner Roberts LLP appeared in five cases this week.

Gavin Tighe, partner, represented Springos Law and other defendant 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, CV-21-00660400-00CL and advised defendant L. Hosseini Nia in Razian v Galilee Capital Ltd. et al. His areas of practice include civil litigation.

Christopher Besant, partner, acted for applicant Quality Rugs of Canada Limited in Quality Rugs of Canada Limited v Waygar Capital Inc., as Agent for Ninepoint Canadian Senior Debt Master Fund L.P. et al. He co-leads the firm’s financial services group.

Kevin Fisher, partner, represented G. Vastis and one other plaintiff in Vastis et al v Kommatas et al. He has experience in complex commercial matters.

Howard Wolch, partner, advised plaintiff Ninth Square Capital Corporation in the Ninth Square case. He exclusively practises in the area of civil litigation.

Lenczner Slaght appeared in five cases this week.

William McDowell, partner, acted for plaintiff GG YSC Limited Partnership in GG YSC Limited Partnership v Yonge-Clair Properties Inc. et al and acted for plaintiff GG Kingspa Enterprises Limited Partnership in GG Kingspa Enterprises Limited Partnership v 1107051 Ontario Ltd. et al. His areas of focus include commercial litigation.

Peter Griffin, partner, represented M. Libfeld and three other applicants in Libfeld et al v Libfeld et al. He has experience in complex cross-border litigation.

Monique Jilesen, managing partner, advised respondent Independent Electricity System Operator in 1797472 Ontario Inc. v Independent Electricity System Operator. She is a commercial litigator.

Matthew Lerner, partner, acted for defendant Second Closet Incorporated in the $16.6-million case Ang v Second Closet Incorporated et al. He works on shareholder disputes and insolvency matters.

Aird & Berlis LLP appeared in four cases this week.

Steven Graff, partner, represented Waygar Capital Inc. as a respondent in Quality Rugs of Canada Limited v Waygar Capital Inc., as Agent for Ninepoint Canadian Senior Debt Master Fund L.P. et al and as an applicant in two cases titled Waygar Capital Inc., as Agent for Ninepoint Canadian Senior Debt Master Fund L.P. v Quality Rugs of Canada Limited et al with the case numbers CV-23-00703292-00CL and CV-23-00703874-00CL. He co-leads the firm’s financial services practice group.

Kyle Plunkett, partner, advised applicant Bank of Montreal in Bank of Montreal v 2th, Inc. et al. He belongs to the firm’s financial services group.

Miller Thomson LLP appeared in four cases this week.

Asim Iqbal, partner, acted for applicant Hazelton Development Corporation in the Hazelton Development case. He handles cases involving construction projects.

Kyla Mahar, partner, represented Lighthouse Immersive Inc. and Lighthouse Immersive USA, Inc. as applicants in the Lighthouse Immersive case. She focuses on corporate restructuring and insolvency.

Adam Stephens, partner, advised respondent Global Kingdom Ministries Church Inc. in the Deloitte Restructuring case. He is an experienced commercial litigator.

Tony Van Klink, partner, acted for respondent Vifloor Canada Ltd. in Quality Rugs of Canada Limited v Waygar Capital Inc., as Agent for Ninepoint Canadian Senior Debt Master Fund L.P. et al. He practises insolvency and restructuring law and related commercial litigation.

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