AREAS OF PRACTICE

Advocates believes that no law firm can be all things to all people and, from its inception, chose to restrict its practice to litigation and dispute resolution in the areas of:

advocates llpBANKRUPTCY & INSOLVENCY

Practice Description

At Advocates LLP, we have a team of experienced, knowledgeable, and innovative lawyers providing bankruptcy and insolvency legal services. In particular, our professional team of bankruptcy and insolvency lawyers counsels and represents a variety of stakeholders in bankruptcy and insolvency related matters and proceedings arising under both federal and Ontario law. By way of example, these laws include the:

  • Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act;
  • Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act;
  • Farm Debt Mediation Act; and
  • Personal Property Security Act.

In addition, we counsel and represent stakeholders in developing strategies in respect of all aspects of secured and unsecured collection matters and informal workout or restructuring situations.

A sampling of some of our clients includes:

  • Financial institutions such as banks, credit unions and leasing companies;
  • Mortgage and private lenders;
  • Commercial landlords and tenants;
  • Judgment creditors;
  • Court appointed and private receivers;
  • Trustees in bankruptcy;
  • Bankrupts and proposal debtors;
  • Businesses; and
  • Farmers.
advocates llpBUSINESS LITIGATION

Practice Description

  • Employment Law;
  • Commercial Landlord & Tenant Litigation;
  • Shareholders Disputes;
  • Partnership Disputes;
  • Commercial Arbitration;
  • Real Estate Litigation;
  • Injunctions;
  • Real Estate Realization; and
  • Banking Litigation.
advocates llpCONSTRUCTION LITIGATION

Practice Description

  • Tendering Impropriety Claims & Disputes;
  • Delay and Impact cost claims;
  • Contractual disputes;
  • Lien Claims
  • Labour & Material Bond claims;
  • Performance Bond claims;
  • Architect & Engineer Liability claims;
  • Engineering Defence;
  • Risk Management & Facilitation in Construction; and
  • Mediation & Arbitration Services.
advocates llpENVIRONMENTAL LITIGATION

Practice Description

  • Defence of Prosecutions;
  • Directors’ & Officers’ Liabilities;
  • Contaminated Properties;
  • Environmental Appeals & Assessments;
  • Lender Liability;
  • Waste Disposal;
  • Directors’ Orders;
  • Municipal Issues;
  • Due Diligence;
  • Nuisance; and
  • Environmental Contracts.

Firm Lawyers



Thomas
Corbett
advocates llpMEDIATION & ARBITRATION

Practice Description

The lawyers at Advocates have gained years of experience in advancing, and solving, complex multi-party commercial disputes. That experience covers a wide variety of subject matters including all kinds of commercial, shareholder, and construction disputes, complex environmental claims, and many types of professional liability claims.

  • Accountants;
  • Lawyers;
  • Engineers;
  • Architects;
  • Securities Brokers/Dealers; and
  • Financial Advisors.
advocates llpPROFESSIONAL NEGLIGENCE LITIGATION

Practice Description

  • Insurance Defence for Architects & Engineers;
  • Accountants;
  • Lawyers;
  • Securities Brokers/Dealers; and
  • Financial Advisors.