As your commercial dispute lawyer, we strive to build the strongest possible case or defence, guiding you through the legal process and in an effort to secure the best outcome possible.

We have an experienced commercial litigation practice team ready to tactfully advance your interests.

We believe in thorough and efficient case preparation and make no compromises in advancing our clients’ interests. We are experienced in negotiating settlements and will strive to settle matters early when a favourable outcome can be reached.  If the matter requires a full trial and appeal, retaining Unified LLP as your commercial dispute lawyer ensures you have the skill and expertise necessary to make your case, leveraging the best available evidence and theory.

Corporate and Business Dispute Lawyer

As your commercial dispute lawyer, we have experience advocating these matters before the Superior Court of Justice and Small Claims Court and have a thorough understanding of the related case law necessary to advance a strong case. We are dedicated to providing high quality advocacy and tactful navigation through the dispute process.

Unified LLP represents business owners, corporations, partnerships and individuals as their business litigation lawyer in a variety of legal matters, including:

  • Breach of contract
  • Partnership and shareholder disputes
  • Trade name litigation 
  • Officers and directors litigation 
  • Construction liens
  • Cross-border disputes 
  • Commercial lease matters 
  • Fraud
  • Injunctions 
  • Loan and mortgage enforcement
  • Significant debt collection 
  • Economic torts 
  • Defamation 

Contract Lawyer Toronto

Unified LLP has extensive experience serving clients as a tried and tested contract lawyer in Toronto and the GTA. Should you encounter a contractual dispute, our corporate and commercial litigation lawyers are adept at representing your interests in a variety of matters, including: breach of contract, frustration, and non-performance or partial performance of a contract.

Work with a commercial litigation lawyer Toronto at Unified LLP to address any of the following types of breach of contract disputes:

  • Failed share purchases
  • Failed asset purchases 
  • Breach of Agreement of Purchase and Sale (real estate) 
  • Breach of shareholder, joint venture and partnership agreements 
  • Failed real estate transactions and unpaid real estate commissions 
  • Loan and mortgage agreement defaults 
  • Construction contract breaches

Real Estate Litigation

Unified LLP litigates real estate disputes, including matters involving breach of Agreement and Purchase and Sale, the failure to disclose, encroachments and easements, boundary issues, mortgage enforcement, certificates of pending litigation, misrepresentations as to warranties or deficiencies, failure to close a sale, and property remediation.

We strive to make the litigation process as smooth as possible for our clients and have commanding knowledge of construction, municipal and real property law. 

Reputation Management 

Our firm has defended and prosecuted matters relating to defamation, injurious falsehood, intentional interference with contractual relations and other related causes of action to business owners, professionals and family members. These matters should only be advanced where someone’s reputation is directly and intimately linked with their business or livelihood, and they require tactful and careful command of procedures, evidentiary rules and tenacity.

Construction Disputes 

Our firm acts for all parties in the construction pyramid in Construction Act matters, breach of contracts (including delay and warranty claims), construction deficiency claims and breach of trust claims. We provide timely and pragmatic advice to resolving construction disputes in a cost-effective manner to help our clients preserve cash flow and keep their projects moving. 

Please see our Construction Law page for more information.

Commercial Litigation FAQs

What is commercial litigation?

A: Commercial litigation is a practice area that involves a variety of legal disputes that arise in the context of business transactions or relationships. A business dispute lawyer can manage disputes between businesses, between businesses and individuals, or between individuals involving business matters. Commercial litigation matters usually revolve around contracts, land, services, goods, and overall competing business interests

What specific qualities should I look for in a commercial dispute lawyer?

A commercial litigation lawyer handles legal matters relating to businesses, including: drafting legal documents for court, arbitration, and mediation; conducting legal research, negotiating settlements, and representing clients as advocates before the courts.  A qualified commercial litigation lawyer Toronto needs an extensive knowledge of the relevant laws governing businesses and contracts, as well as experience working with, analyzing, and drafting legal documents relating to commercial enterprises.

What types of cases do commercial dispute lawyers handle?

A commercial litigation lawyer handles wide ranging cases, including breach of contract claims, shareholder disputes, negligence, construction disputes, real estate disputes, defamation, business names, etc., to name a few.

How would I know if I need a business litigation lawyer?

If you are involved in a legal dispute related to a business matter, it is critical to retain the help of an experienced business litigation lawyer. These legal disputes can often be complex, nuanced, and require in-depth knowledge of the relevant business law. Your business litigation lawyer can guide you through the process while leveraging all available resources and legal remedies to archive the best outcome possible in your case.

Commercial litigation lawyer, commercial dispute lawyer, business litigation lawyer, business dispute lawyer . . . what’s the difference?

Functionally, nothing. These are simply the terms most generally used to describe this practice area and are therefore used interchangeably. If you see any of these terms, know that they all mean essentially the same thing.