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Litigation is traditionally the last resort in a dispute. Recourse to the courts should generally come only after you have exhausted every other possibility for resolution of your disputes, for a number of reasons:

Think big, even if you don’t start there.

Our goal in serving our business clients is to develop and implement with you a thorough and comprehensive business strategy which takes into account all of the possibilities which you face in starting, growing and winding up your business.

Unlike many law firms, we don’t deal in “alternative” dispute resolution. The high cost and uncertainty of litigation, together with the time and resource commitments, make the courts the last ‘alternative’ for our clients.

There aren’t many law firms west of Toronto with our knowledge and experience – or our track record - in this specialized area.

We create security agreements for lenders, we register and monitor those interests under the appropriate registries in our central system, we provide opinions on priority and we litigate when we need to under the Personal Property Security Act, the Repair and Storage Liens Act, the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act and the Commercial Tenancies Act.

There are two statues which govern this area of law – the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act (“BIA”) and the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act (“CCAA”)

Often seen as the forced end to litigation by frustrated plaintiffs, the BIA and CCAA actually gives a wide range of rights to parties who know its provisions and can take advantage of the special circumstances which might exist in a particular case.

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