Minden Gross, Gaertner Baron act in commercial case worth over $6 million

Robins Appleby, Atkinson Law appear in high-value commercial list suit

Minden Gross, Gaertner Baron act in commercial case worth over $6 million

Lawyers working at Davies, Dentons, Lenczner Slaght, McMillan, Reconstruct, and Torys made appearances in multiple commercial list matters before the Ontario Superior Court of Justice within the last two weeks.

One notable commercial suit was the $6,793,070.44 case Royal Bank of Canada v 1438706 Ontario Limited et al. Minden Gross LLP partner Rachel Moses advised plaintiff Royal Bank of Canada. Her practice focuses on banking and commercial litigation.

Arie Gaertner, principal at Gaertner Baron Professional Corporation, acted for 1438706 Ontario Limited and one other defendant. He is a corporate and commercial litigator. A third defendant appeared to be unrepresented.

Another notable commercial suit was the $3,888,788 case Diversified Capital Inc. v Trans-land Properties Inc. et al. Robins Appleby LLP partner Dominique Michaud advised plaintiff Diversified Capital Inc. He handles commercial disputes such as matters involving bankruptcy, insolvency, receiverships, the enforcement of creditors’ rights, and remedies.

Ryan Atkinson, a barrister and solicitor at Atkinson Law, acted for Trans-land Properties Inc. and three other defendants. He appears in commercial matters throughout Southern Ontario. R. Giannotta and three other defendants to the counterclaim appeared to be unrepresented.

Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP appeared in two cases.

Matthew Milne-Smith, partner, represented plaintiff Rogers Communications Canada Inc. in Rogers Communications Canada Inc. v Telus Communications Inc. He deals with civil litigation matters, including commercial disputes, class actions, securities disputes, constitutional challenges, insolvency proceedings, and novel tort claims.

Kent Thomson, partner, advised plaintiff Barrick Gold Corporation in Barrick Gold Corporation v Reunion Gold Corporation. He heads the firm’s litigation department in Toronto and focuses on commercial litigation.

Dentons Canada LLP appeared in two cases.

Kenneth Kraft, partner, acted for respondent Wizmet International Inc. in Gesco Industries Inc. et al v Wizmet International Inc. et al. He co-leads the firm’s restructuring, insolvency, and bankruptcy group in Toronto and belongs to its banking and finance group.

Douglas Stewart, partner, represented respondent Freedom Mobile Inc. in the $2.5-million case of 2356802 Ontario Corp. v 285 Spadina SPV Inc. et al. He co-leads the firm’s insurance sector. His commercial and civil litigation practice focuses on professional liability and insurance matters.

Lenczner Slaght appeared in two cases.

Brendan Morrison, partner, advised respondent T. Fencott in Fire & Flower Holdings Corp. et al v Fencott et al. He deals with corporate and commercial litigation, shareholder and employment disputes, and matters involving fraud, defamation, professional liability, and civil sexual assault.

Paul-Erik Veel, partner, acted for Aralpa Holdings Limited Partnership and three other respondents in Citibank, N.A. v Aralpa Holdings Limited Partnership et al. His commercial litigation practice focuses on class actions, competition law, intellectual property matters, commercial disputes, and professional liability.

McMillan LLP appeared in two cases.

Brett Harrison, partner, represented defendant Reunion Gold Corporation in the Barrick Gold case. He leads the firm’s restructuring and insolvency group. His corporate and commercial litigation practice focuses on financial services, insolvency, securities, corporate governance, and cross-border matters.

Guneev Bhinder, associate, advised applicant Citibank, N.A. in the Citibank case. Her commercial litigation practice covers banking and finance, securities litigation, arbitration, corporate governance, and insolvency matters.

Reconstruct LLP appeared in two cases.

R. Brendan Bissell, partner, acted for 10467430 Canada Inc. and one other defendant in Richards et al v Jacoby et al and represented applicant Canadian Equipment Finance and Leasing Inc. in Canadian Equipment Finance and Leasing Inc. v The Hypoint Company Limited et al.

Bissell focuses on insolvency, restructuring, and commercial litigation. His clients have included borrowers, creditors, purchasers, court officers, and government stakeholders such as municipalities.

Torys LLP appeared in two cases.

Arlen Sternberg, partner, advised respondent Rogers Communications Inc. in the 2356802 Ontario case. His business litigation practice includes administrative, employment, and corporate/commercial law.

Mike Noel, associate, acted for applicant Macquarie Equipment Finance Limited in Macquarie Equipment Finance Limited v Validus Power Corp. et al. He focuses on corporate insolvency and restructuring law.

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