Commercial Litigation: Lawsuits & Disputes

Experts in Commercial Litigation and Dispute Resolution

Legal disputes can be disruptive to your business. At McQuarrie, we understand the importance of getting you out of the courtroom and back in the boardroom as quickly as possible.

If you are dealing with a business dispute, please contact us immediately. There are statutory deadlines called “limitations periods” that may prevent you from taking legal action. Legal advice is best sought early.

Experience You Can Trust

At McQuarrie, our commercial litigation lawyers are experts in resolving business disputes. Our team of lawyers are skillful negotiators and well-practiced in the art of mediation and arbitration. However, if a matter does require a trial, our seasoned lawyers are highly experienced and have represented clients at the Supreme Court, Court of Appeal, Small Claims, Federal Court and Tax Court levels, and have also appeared before numerous tribunals and administrative bodies.

Because McQuarrie is an established and highly regarded law firm in British Columbia, our legal team has strong professional relationships not only within the legal community, but also with top-rated industry experts and advisors. We utilize these networks and connections to add value to the services we provide to our clients.

The commercial litigation practice group at McQuarrie has the knowledge, skills and resources to tackle complicated legal issues. We always strive to resolve disputes in an efficient and often creative manner. We routinely seek to elevate our practice by taking on complex cases and continue to maintain an envious record of success in the legal community.

Who We Serve

When you choose McQuarrie’s commercial litigation lawyers to assist with your business dispute, you benefit from the resources of a comprehensive, multi-service firm, coupled with the specialized experience and personalized service of a dedicated practice group.

The commercial litigation group employs a pragmatic, client-focused approach. Our goal is to build long-term relationships with our clients based on trust, excellent service and results. We work closely with corporate clients to gain an understanding of their business goals and to identify, analyze and resolve legal matters quickly and efficiently. Referrals from existing clients and other legal professionals make up a large portion of our new business.

Our lawyers serve corporate clients in many industries, including agriculture, commercial real estate, construction, financial services, forestry, infrastructure works, insurance, land development, mining, municipalities, professional services, retail, and technology, among others.

Our typical client profile includes individuals and entities that are based in Vancouver, the Lower Mainland, British Columbia and beyond, and who act as commercial landlords and tenants, construction contractors and subcontractors, insurers, real estate developers, small businesses owners and operators, shareholders and corporate executives.

What We Do

We assist clients with a wide range of matters including issues arising from breach of contract, negligence, statutory obligations, commercial leasing, claims and obligations under the Builders Lien Act, BCA claims and corporate governance issues, shareholder disputes and oppression claims, strata property disputes, real property and estate issues and disputes, Canada Revenue Agency rulings and appeals, professional negligence claims, occupiers liability, collections, creditor/debtor claims and remedies, bankruptcy and insolvency.

Our diverse experience allows us to provide legal advice that makes business sense for our clients.

Commercial Litigation Case Experience

McQuarrie is on your side with the experience and history of representing clients in a number of different situations. Some of our common cases are listed below.

  • BCA claims and corporate governance issues
  • Canada Revenue Agency rulings and appeals
  • Professional negligence claims, occupier’s liability
  • Bankruptcy and insolvency
  • Contracts and breach of contract disputes
  • Complex commercial transactions
  • Creditor’s remedies and defending claims for money arising from breach of contract and promissory notes
  • Claims in negligence, misrepresentation, and fraud, including negligence in the areas of real estate & construction
  • Claims and obligations under the Builders Lien Act
  • Shareholder disputes and oppression claims
  • Directors and officer’s liabilities
  • Partnership and joint venture disputes
  • Breach of fiduciary duties
  • Commercial leasing disputes and commercial real estate litigation, including commercial strata litigation, liens and disputes involving the Strata Property Act
  • Insurance claims
  • Property and real estate disputes including purchase and sale disputes and property rights
  • Debts, collections and foreclosure remedies

Our team has a vast network of subject matter experts to help advise on particular aspects of an industry.

If you or someone you know is in one of these situations, contact us now to schedule a private consultation.

A Full-Service Firm: With You From Start to Finish

As a full-service law firm, we are able to meet all your business needs. Many legal issues that businesses face can be avoided by proactively seeking expert legal advice. McQuarrie’s team of business law solicitors help clients draft important legal documents, such as contracts, joint venture agreements, lease agreements and shareholders’ agreements. Having a lawyer assist in creating these documents helps to protect your rights and avoid legal issues and disputes, and sets the foundation for commercial success. Connect with McQuarrie’s team of business law lawyers today.

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