Civil Litigation

Civil Litigation

Our civil litigation team at Rodrigues Paiva LLP includes experienced advocates before the Superior Court of Justice, Commercial List (Toronto), Ontario Court of Appeal, and Small Claims Court in relation to civil litigation disputes.

We strive to build the strongest possible case or defence for our clients. We believe in thorough but 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 on where a satisfactory outcome can be reached. If the matter requires a full trial and appeal, our firm is positioned to advance your case to its fullest based on the best available evidence.

Business and Corporate Disputes

Rodrigues Paiva LLP represents shareholders and business owners with various business or contract disputes including:

  • Breach of contract
  • Shareholder and partnership disputes
  • Officers and directors litigation
  • Loan and mortgage enforcement
  • Construction liens
  • Cross-border disputes
  • Commercial lease matters
  • Fraud
  • Injunctions
  • Significant debt collection

Our civil lawyers have experience advocating these matters before the Superior Court of Justice and Small Claims Court and we have 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.

Construction Disputes

Our firm acts for all parties in the construction pyramid in Construction Lien 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.

Real Estate

We represent clients in real estate litigation matters including mortgage enforcement, certificates of pending litigation, misrepresentations as to warranties or deficiencies, failure to close a sale, property remediation, and breach of Agreement of Purchase and Sale. 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.

If you are in the Toronto area or GTA, please call 416-800-1733

If you are in the Waterloo Region or Southwestern Ontario, please call 519-729-5038


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