Dickinson Wright, Lenczner Slaght, Fasken, other firms act in $333-million commercial case

Chaitons LLP appears in at least five commercial list suits this week

Dickinson Wright, Lenczner Slaght, Fasken, other firms act in $333-million commercial case

Lawyers from Dickinson Wright, Diamond and Diamond, Chaitons, Fasken, Heer Law, Himelfarb Proszanski, Lenczner Slaght, and Minden Gross made appearances in multimillion-dollar commercial list cases this week.

The week’s most notable commercial matter was the $333,309,379.73 case Romspen Investment Corporation v Woodbine Mall Holdings Inc. et al. Dickinson Wright LLP partner David Preger represented applicant Romspen Investment Corporation. He deals with court-supervised real estate work-outs.

Oleg Roslak, a commercial lawyer at Himelfarb Proszanski LLP, advised Woodbine Mall Holdings Inc. and five other respondents. Stuart Brotman, partner and leader of the insolvency and restructuring group of Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP, acted for respondent First Commercial Bank.

Darryl Singer, head of the commercial and civil litigation group of Diamond and Diamond Personal Injury Lawyers, represented respondent Y. Boltyansky. Lenczner Slaght partner Lawrence Thacker advised respondent Niceforo Enterprises Inc.

The next most notable commercial matter was the $80-million case 7572042 Canada Inc. et al v the Bank of Nova Scotia. Annette Latoszewska, intellectual property lawyer at Heer Law, acted for 7572042 Canada Inc. and 16 other plaintiffs. The defendant, the Bank of Nova Scotia, seemed to be unrepresented.

A third notable commercial matter was the $24,449,396.98 case Atrium Mortgage Investment Corporation et al v Stateview Homes (Nao Towns II) Inc. et al. Chaitons LLP partner Harvey Chaiton advised Atrium Mortgage Investment Corporation and one other plaintiff. Stateview Homes (Nao Towns II) Inc. and two other defendants appeared to be unrepresented.

A fourth notable commercial matter was the $9.8-million case The Toronto-Dominion Bank v Canada Forgings Inc. et al. Catherine Francis, a partner focusing on corporate/commercial law at Minden Gross LLP, acted for plaintiff Toronto-Dominion Bank. Canada Forgings Inc. and four other defendants seemed to be unrepresented.

Chaitons LLP appeared in five cases this week.

Harvey Chaiton, who worked on the Atrium case, also represented applicant Marshallzehr Group Inc. in Marshallzehr Group Inc., as Administrator v 12252856 Canada Inc. He is a bankruptcy and insolvency lawyer who handles receiverships and corporate restructurings.

Chris Staples, partner, advised applicant Bank of Montreal in the cases of Bank of Montreal v 2243080 Ontario Inc. et al and Bank of Montreal v 7132221 Canada Inc. His practice centres on estate, banking, and mortgage litigation.

Maya Poliak, partner, acted for applicant Marshallzehr Group Inc. in Marshallzehr Group Inc. v 2557386 Ontario Inc. et al. She focuses on commercial litigation, insolvency and restructuring, receiverships, liquidations, and securities enforcement and reorganizations.

Lenczner Slaght appeared in four cases this week.

Lawrence Thacker, who worked on the Romspen case, deals with mergers and acquisitions, shareholder disputes, class actions, infrastructure disputes, procurement matters, securities issues, tax litigation, commercial arbitrations, and insolvency restructuring.

Peter Griffin, partner, represented plaintiff C. Boyer in Boyer v Callidus Capital Corporation. His areas of experience include corporate commercial litigation, class actions, securities matters, insolvency, and professional and director/officer liability.

Andrew Parley, partner, advised respondent TLSFD Taurasi Holdings Corp. in Kingsett Mortgage Corporation and Dorr Capital Corporation v Stateview Homes (Minu Towns) Inc., Stateview Homes (Nao Towns) Inc., Stateview Homes (on the Mark) Inc., and Stateview Homes (High Crown Estates) Inc. et al. He assists individuals and businesses of all sizes with commercial litigation matters.

Brianne Westland, associate, acted for Crosslinx Transit Solutions General Partnership and one other applicant in Crosslinx Transit Solutions General Partnership et al v Ontario Infrastructure and Lands Corporation, as Representative of the Minister of Economic Development, Employment and Infrastructure, as Representative of His Majesty the King in Right of Ont Et. She has experience in commercial litigation, professional liability, and class actions.

Miller Thomson LLP appeared in three cases this week.

James Zibarras, partner, represented R. Bokhari as the applicant in Bokhari v FSD Pharma Inc. and as the respondent in FSD Pharma Inc. v Bokhari. He tackles cases involving contractual breach, oppression remedy, sale of goods, construction, insolvency, and shareholder disputes.

Larry Ellis, partner, advised applicant Plant-Based Investment Corp. in a case of the same name. He leads the firm’s restructuring and insolvency group and handles the litigation and commercial aspects of bankruptcies, receiverships, and work-outs.

Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP appeared in two cases this week.

R. Seumas Woods, partner, acted for FSD Pharma Inc. as the applicant in FSD Pharma Inc. v Bokhari and as the respondent in Bokhari v FSD Pharma Inc.

His areas of practice include international dispute resolution, transactional securities litigation, construction cases, gaming-related claims, commercial disputes, investigations, shareholder litigation, personal injury, and product liability claims for consumers and manufacturers.

Blaney McMurtry LLP appeared in two cases this week.

Eric Golden, partner, represented applicant Dorr Capital Corporation in the cases of Dorr Capital Corporation v Highview Building Corp Inc. and Dorr Capital Corporation v Stateview Homes (Bea Towns) Inc.

He co-chairs the firm’s business reorganization and insolvency group. He is a commercial litigator who handles banking matters, shareholder disputes, class actions, commercial leasing and other forms of contractual disputes, real estate litigation, and fraud.

Pallett Valo LLP appeared in two cases this week.

Maria Ruberto, partner, advised Trudel & Sons Roofing Ltd. and two other respondents in the Kingsett case and acted for respondent 797377 Ontario Inc. in Meridian Credit Union Limited v Stateview Homes (Elm&Co) Inc. et al.

She is an infrastructure and construction lawyer who assists all players in the construction industry, including owners, contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, and sureties. She deals with liens, breach of trust, performance bonds, labour and material payment bonds, and contract preparation.

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