Dickinson Wright, Thomson Rogers appear in $20-million commercial case

Minden Gross acts in $9.8-million commercial list matter this week

Dickinson Wright, Thomson Rogers appear in $20-million commercial case

Partners at Dickinson Wright, Thomson Rogers, and Minden Gross represented parties in multimillion-dollar commercial list cases this week. Lawyers at Aird & Berlis, Groia & Company, Gowling WLG, Osler, Torys, Bennett Jones, Cassels, and Miller Thomson also appeared in commercial matters.

This week’s most notable commercial matter was the $20-million case Jonshal Enterprises Inc. et al v J.D.H. Holdings Limited et al. Dickinson Wright LLP partner Sahar Cadili advised Jonshal Enterprises Inc. and three other plaintiffs. Thomson Rogers partner George Karahotzitis acted for J.D.H. Holdings Limited and one other defendant.

Cadili is a commercial litigator who focuses on shareholder disputes, oppression cases, injunctions, contractual breaches, and land and personal property disputes. Karahotzitis is a litigator centred on matrimonial cases and commercial disputes.

The next most notable commercial matter was the $9.8-million case The Toronto-Dominion Bank v Canada Forgings Inc. et al. Minden Gross LLP partner Catherine Francis represented plaintiff Toronto-Dominion Bank. She works on corporate/commercial, real estate, banking, and insolvency litigation. Canada Forgings Inc. and four other defendants appeared to be unrepresented.

Aird & Berlis LLP appeared in three cases this week.

Steve Tenai, partner, advised Baylin Technologies Inc. and three other plaintiffs in Baylin Technologies Inc. et al v Spacebridge Inc. (Formerly Advantech Wireless Inc.) et al and acted for plaintiff Advantech Wireless Technologies Inc in Advantech Wireless Technologies Inc (Formerly Baylin Technologies Holdings Canada Inc.) v Adventech Wireless Inc. et al. He focuses on class actions, securities, M&A, privacy, oppression, and corporate/commercial litigation.

Steven Graff, partner, represented applicant Business Development Bank of Canada in Business Development Bank of Canada v 170 Willowdale Investments Corp. He handles restructuring, insolvency, distressed lending, acquisitions, and financing transactions.

Groia & Company Professional Corporation appeared in three cases this week.

Associate Adam Wygodny advised G. Marchant and nine other defendants in Berkid Investments Limited et al v Milborne et al, acted for Legacy Lifestyles Destin LP and four other applicants in Legacy Lifestyles Destin LP et al v Legacy Lifestyles Destin Property LLC et al, and represented respondent R. Farah in Seferovic et al v 285 Spadina SPV Inc. et al.

Wygodny has appeared in matters including corporate and securities litigation, real estate and construction disputes, bankruptcy and insolvency cases, business torts, professional negligence, defamation, and quasi-criminal proceedings.

Gowling WLG (Canada) LLP appeared in three cases this week.

Todd Burke, partner, advised Advantech Amt Corp. and three other defendants in the Baylin Technologies case and acted for Advantech Wireless (Emea) Ltd. and three other defendants in the Advantech Wireless Technologies case. He works on commercial litigation and insurance defense.

Steven Sofer, partner, represented respondent Sol Global Investments Corp. in Cunix et al v Sol Global Investments Corp. et al. He has been actively involved in securities matters and class actions for more than two decades.

Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP appeared in three cases this week.

Lauren Tomasich, partner, advised applicant Kii Naturals Inc. in Kii Naturals Inc. v Poppy Industries Canada Inc. and acted for respondent PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP in the Cunix case. She is a commercial litigator who focuses on corporate and securities cases and white-collar defence.

Marc Wasserman, partner, represented applicant David’s Bridal, LLC in a case of the same name. He has been involved in corporate recapitalizations, reorganizations, restructurings, related acquisitions, financings, and governance matters.

Torys LLP appeared in three cases this week.

In Mallinckrodt Canada ULC et al v Shaver et al, partner David Bish advised MNK 2011 LLC and one other applicant. He handles aspects of bankruptcy, proposals, wind-ups, liquidations, reorganizations, restructurings, receiverships, and security enforcement. Mike Noel, associate, acted for Mallinckrodt Canada ULC and two other applicants. He assists insolvent corporations, creditors, monitors, receivers, and other stakeholders in domestic and cross-border restructurings.

Sheila Block, partner, represented plaintiff Wiener Stadtische Versicherung AG Vienna Insurance Group in Wiener Stadtische Versicherung AG Vienna Insurance Group v Infrassure Ltd. She deals with corporate/commercial and securities litigation, intellectual property, and defamation.

Arlen Sternberg, partner, advised respondent Rogers Communications Inc. in the $2.5-million case of 2356802 Ontario Corp. v 285 Spadina SPV Inc. et al. He is a business litigator focusing on administrative, employment, and corporate commercial law.

Bennett Jones LLP appeared in two cases this week.

William Bortolin, associate, acted for applicant Superior Gold Inc. in a case of the same name. He is a commercial litigator with experience in shareholder and partnership disputes, intellectual property litigation, class action proceedings, and fraud claims.

Joshua Foster, associate, represented Trichome Financial Corp. and five other applicants in Trichome Financial Corp. et al v the Attorney General of Canada on Behalf of His Majesty the King in Right of Canada as Represented by the Canada Revenue Agency. He assists distressed companies and court-appointed monitors, receivers, and proposal trustees in insolvency proceedings.

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

Ryan Jacobs, partner, advised respondent Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors of Voyager Digital Holdings, Inc. in Voyager Digital Ltd. v De Sousa et al and acted for respondent Official Committee of Opioid Related Claimants in the Mallinckrodt Canada case.

Jacobs, a member of the firm’s restructuring and insolvency group, has developed a cross-border restructuring practice in Canada and has worked on in-court and out-of-court reorganizations, recapitalizations, and restructurings.

Miller Thomson LLP appeared in two cases this week.

Gina Rhodes, associate, represented applicant Field Trip Health & Wellness Ltd. in Field Trip Health & Wellness Ltd. et al. Her practice focuses on insolvency and restructuring matters including creditor’s remedies and commercial litigation such as shareholder disputes.

Kaleigh Sonshine, associate, advised applicant Canadian Western Bank in Canadian Western Bank v 2722959 Ontario Ltd. et al. She tackles business disputes among shareholders and partners, commercial lease disputes, debt recovery, and directors’ and professional negligence.

Minden Gross LLP appeared in two cases this week.

Apart from its work on the Toronto-Dominion Bank case, the firm was involved in the $2.24-million case of Royal Bank of Canada v 1731861 Ontario Inc. et al. Rachel Moses, partner, acted for plaintiff Royal Bank of Canada.

Moses focuses on the areas of bankruptcy and insolvency, commercial/corporate litigation, and leasing and real estate litigation.

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