SorbaraLaw is the top Listed firm for Corporate and Commercial litigation in Best Lawyers in Canada® 2015. Best Lawyers is the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession. A listing in Best Lawyers is widely regarded by both clients and legal professionals as a significant honour, conferred on a lawyer by his or her peers. For more than three decades, Best Lawyers lists have earned the respect of the profession, the media, and the public, as the most reliable, unbiased source of legal referrals anywhere.
Where there is a realistic chance of success, SorbaraLaw lawyers encourage negotiation, mediation, and arbitration to save the time and cost of proceeding through the court system. However, when necessary, our lawyers are talented litigators and have successfully protected our clients’ rights before many commissions and tribunals, at every level of court in Ontario, and at the Supreme Court of Canada.
An important area of litigation expertise at SorbaraLaw is the appeal. An appeal calls on skill and knowledge different from that required for the initial trial or tribunal experience. SorbaraLaw lawyers have successfully protected our clients’ legal rights and commercial interests in appeals from a broad range of professional disciplinary rulings, decisions by regulatory boards and tribunals and trial court judges. We have prevailed before the Superior Court, Divisional Court, the Court of Appeal, and at the Supreme Court of Canada.
SorbaraLaw is regularly trusted with our clients’ most important commercial matters, including contract or lease disputes, as well as shareholder rights and remedies in public and private corporations. Further, we excel at protecting the rights and interests of corporate officers and directors who find themselves under legal attack.
Construction law and liens is a notable area of expertise within our litigation group. We are frequently involved in protecting the financial interests and legal rights of builders and suppliers alike.
SorbaraLaw understands the emotional and financial strains generated by severe personal injury, serious medical malpractice, and major motor vehicle accidents. Our clients rely on SorbaraLaw for practical and actionable guidance when their lives are disrupted in this way.
Our litigators are expert in commercial collections, mortgage recovery, and matters related to insolvency and bankruptcy. We also regularly defend our clients in professional disciplinary matters and before the expanding range of boards and tribunals, which increasingly regulate so many aspects of our private and business activities.
Our lawyers are active members of the Canadian and Ontario Bar Associations, the Law Society of England and Wales, the American Bar Association as well as the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association, the Advocate’s Society, and the Waterloo Region Law Association.