ESTATE, REAL ESTATE, CORPORATE & COMMERCIAL LITIGATION
TORONTO'S LEADING CIVIL LITIGATION LAWYERS
ESTATE, REAL ESTATE, CORPORATE & COMMERCIAL LITIGATION
YEARS OF LITIGATION
Exceptional dispute resolution and litigation services.
Civil Litigation field is extremely complex. While some individuals feel that they can handle civil litigation themselves, working without a lawyer can be incredibly complicated. The legal system is not designed to be easily understood, and small mistakes can have huge implications. It takes years and years even for very smart lawyers to forge their craft to become not only knowledgeable and experienced in the field, but also effective, especially, when having limited resources (time and money) in a lot of cases.
Therefore, the difference between Winning Litigator and just Litigator is that Winning Litigators understand how to build the case from the very beginning (and how to develop it the very end), how to advance it tactically throughout the process (despite possible challenges and these happen in every single case), and then how argue it successfully in front of the Judge (or, on the contrary, how to make sure that it never, indeed, gets in front of the Judge, so the clients do not end up losing and paying extremely high legal costs to the other side because of losing).
The bottom line is that Strong and Winning Litigators have that “knowledge of the Courts”, that hard-earned experience (both through successes and failures, mistakes, and hard-fought battles, through something that cannot be bought, studied or borrowed elsewhere but only gained through personal exposure to litigation over and over again and again), therefore, most likely, resulting, in a reputation in front of the Judges (and Judges, just like the fortune, tend to favour the bold).
99% of our clients recommend our civil litigation services
May literally saved my life after I was about to lose my home. She worked very hard negotiating with other parties lawyer and also provided me with options on how to resolve my case that I didn’t even think of.
I am a very busy contractor, especially during the summer months. I also have my own real estate lawyer that I used consult with before but, unfortunately, I came across a situation where I had to hire an actual Litigator as I got into a really weird situation with one of my former clients.
To say the least it was a very unpleasant and very stressful experience for me, to the point where I almost started getting panick attacks as I never came across anything like that before.
In any event, from the very first moment working with ME Law, they demonstrated a very professional approach and respect to us, in both taking us as a new clients and in working later through the case. They thoroughly investigated what really had happened, collected all the evidence and almost built up a full scale court case to start the resolution process... so, Thankfully, it is all over now! But my afterthoughts: it is always important to hire an experienced lawyer who totally acts on your side, understands how to handle such issues and really fights for you to the very end rather than creating additional risks to your business.
My case is still ongoing (as it was taken by insurance company lawyers’ now) but I definitely want to say big thanks to May after she started working with me regarding this totally vexatious litigation case brought against me.
All in all, May, who worked with me on this matter, has always shown me greatest sense of respect, she would literally return your calls or emails almost within hour or two, if not immediately, if she was available, and she is really a great professional and a very nice person in general just to deal with.
I am a passionate entrepreneur, visionary and a risk-taker. I have a number of successful businesses but, unfortunately, I have had some bad luck with one of my projects: I got into a very serious problem with one of the creditors when things did not go according to plan, unfortunately, and, regardless of all my good efforts to resolve it amicably, things just spiraled and spiraled out of my control until it was almost too late. As a result, it could all have totally ruined my other cash generating businesses on which my lifeblood fully depends on.
Mind you, I contacted the other lawyer prior to starting working with May and shockingly that lawyer, frankly, did not even know what the hell he was doing at all, even though he was calling himself a Corporate Lawyer, with everything and everyone unavailable during the COVID lockdown (not helping either). But let me tell you that once the ball start rolling (e.g. asset freezes, etc) and even to a very educated and savvy in all these matters professionals like myself, the complexity of Civil Litigation procedure as well as the whole notion of Superior Court of Justice became so intense and stressful that you really gotta have a really good lawyer by your side to get it all involved in order to make sure that it gets resolved right - as repercussions could be absolutely devastating for one.
Therefore, I think May did her very best in my case and we managed to resolve it in the most effective manner possible. nevertheless. She does, indeed, work really hard for her corporate clients and is very candid in her dealings as well as in a very time-efficient manner totally understanding the legal consequences if things would not go according to plan so she has enough time for Plan B just in case too. But I definitely will be using May for any of my future legal needs.
I knew May long before she became a lawyer but I did not keep in touch with ther for many years until me and my partner found ourselves in a legal dispute with my partner's sister over the estate property. Thankfully, May did not change at all (in a sense after becoming a lawyer and forgeting all her old school friends) and she did a terrific job in getting us out of potential lawsuit that could've resulted in a very hefty legal battle costs to pay. Right from the get go she told us there was no chance in preventing that Partition but she came up with an amazing strategy how to negotiate the fees so we did end buying out our property for quarter of the total price of the house.
Are you facing a stressful, nerve-racking and time-consuming civil litigation dispute that is driving you at this point insane? Are you unsure about your legal position and whether you could be liable for severe damages and costs? Or, have your rights been infringed and you are looking for justice (or at the very least reasonable and civil resolution)?
Whether you are facing a serious legal dispute, your rights have been violated, or you’ve just been hit with a legal claim (application/injunction/motion) against you, it is time to call a professional. Take a step back, a few deep breaths, and then reach out to an experienced litigation counsel who can navigate you through your best options and will handle the matter for you so you can have a peace of mind while focusing on your daily life.
Here, at ME Law, we act as an independent, unbiased third-party who can see your situation through a legal framework, explain to you any of the legal risks you may be facing, and then guide you on the best path towards the resolution.
Any breach of a contractual obligation could result in a claim for damages. Whether it is a case of non-performance or interference with another party's performance, our Toronto civil litigation team of lawyers can offer clear legal advice and can handle civil litigation pertaining to all types of contractual disputes and contract claims, such as:
When business relationships go south or become complicated, we work closely to handle all issues related to such, while mitigating public exposure and reducing the damages, in order to ensure that the business keeps operating:
Whether you are the defendant or the plaintiff in a real estate purchase and/or sale dispute, or having issues related to the title, boundary and/or easements connected to your property, or require an acute legal counsel to represent you in a Sale & Partition proceedings - our savvy lawyers have all the necessary and the required expertise to handle such cases. The best way to start resolving your real estate litigation matter is to consult our lawyers immediately and learn about your legal options:
We handle complex mergers and acquisitions on behalf of our clients:
Shareholder disputes can become very nasty and spiral out of control causing damage to all the parties of the dispute. Therefore, it is paramount to have a legal counsel on one's side who totally understands the dynamics of these disputes and can craft a strategy to prevent further damages to other shareholders, engage an independent party to seize the control of the business until the issues between the fighting shareholders resolved; or to configure the most efficient winding down strategy if parties are not acting reasonably and cannot cohabitate with each other any longer:
We, at ME Law, know that when someone that we love and care about passes away it can be extremely emotional and their can be feelings of resentment, especially when that person who passed away was taking care of you. We take the emotion out when you come to us to help you in determining whether you can challenge or a will, to address all your concerns with respect to the passing of accounts and to help you understand what the roles and responsibilities are of the Trustees. We also do the all necessary paperwork to get you appointed as an estate trustee or to challenge ones appointment. Contact us to day to get started:
We understand that sometimes obtaining payment on projects already performed on construction sites can be very difficult. There are times when you are not paid as a contractor and would like to enforce your rights. We work with all kinds of contractors on all kinds of projects registry and perfect liens. Our goal is to obtain a settlement that is satisfactory to our clients that see them getting paid:
Once trials have been completed and costs are awarded or default judgements are obtained the next step would be to obtaining what has been awarded. This will often involved conducting examinations in aide of execution to find out if the debtor has the ability to pay the judgement. At this stage, we often ask questions about the debtor's income, assets, and liability in order to assess if the debtor has the ability to pay. Orders can be sought and obtained that would see accounts frozen. Contact us today if you would like to speak with a lawyer:
As part of our bespoke legal services, the ME Law specialist advisers and civil litigation lawyers are always here to answer your questions related to a variety of legal proceedings, maximizing your chances of a successful result. Someone from our legal team will assess your needs, options, and goals, then closely work with you and help through every step of the way. Do not hesitate to reach out if you need legal guidance related to:
We know that choosing the right lawyer can seriously impact your future. Get an experienced and reliable civil litigation professional to represent you and achieve the best possible outcome. Be always aware that whether one believes that they have the strongest or the weakest case altogether, do not ever overestimate or underestimate the skills of the professional litigator.
Ultimately, there is always a risk that the strong and crafty litigator might either find one simple loophole to completely bury the case; or, in the alternative, take advantage of the civil procedure to attempt reaching a resolution a total nightmare for the Plaintiff. Skilled litigator will also try to help their client make the process of as professional as possible. No matter will ever go completely frictionless. However, it is the co-ordination and mutual trust, along with effective communications between legal counsel and client that determine the ultimate success of that partnership.
The reality of civil litigation is that over 95% of cases usually settle before reaching a trial. What determines success for the client though is the meticulous preparation of their legal counsel, crafty skills and solid experience in order to attain a strong negotiation position, effectively, to be able to settle from the position of strength. Accordingly, it is not just important to work closely with your legal counsel along the way but also to follow their recommendations, as some suggestions might be absolutely critical 3 steps ahead when reaching the end goal.
Our Fees depend on your specific situation. We provide an initial FREE 10-30 minutes case evaluation consultation. We will then determine the complexity, the amount of work that needs to be done and the other factors that might influence your unique situation. Upon that, we discuss payment options such an hourly rate fee, block fee or whether the payment plans would be available, given the circumstances.
Ultimately, the fees will always depend on the client and the client needs; also on whether one wants to engage in a very aggressive (by say bringing motion after motion) tactic or just standard course of litigation, crafty, very meticulously done defence or only requires minimum legal assistance to provide very basic, necessary, minimal steps.
After our initial consultation over the phone, we schedule an appointment at our office (or over Zoom) where we discuss in detail your legal issue. We try to contact you promptly and immediately, if necessary, in order to keep you engaged throughout the whole process.
After our initial consultation over the phone, we will make an appointment and discuss all your matters confidentialy at our office. Our office is conveniently located in the heart of dowtown Toronto, right across from the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM). The closest subway stations are either St.George or Bay/Yonge/Bloor or Museum stations. There is a municipal parking at the back of the building.
While we are happy to start assisting you with your matter right away, we cannot begin working until we have been fully retained. This includes both your signing our engagement agreement (confirming that you are hiring us as your lawyer with outlining the terms of our relationship), and payment of our retainer fees which we require prior to beginning to work. We will not be your lawyers and will not be able to assist you until both of those steps have been completed.
Call Us Now for a FREE 15-30 minutes case evaluation consultation and most lilkely we'd love to start handling your case right away. Many legal situation are not unique, and most likely we've handled very similar cases before, and, therefore, this is where we can, as professionals with prior experience, step in to advise you on the best course of action. Remember you have rights too and not just obligations, so no need to panic. Be rest assured that you can definitely rely on us during those stressful times.
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