We are in the business of addressing and solving business disputes. This requires common sense, a solid background in business law and working knowledge of our courts and resolution processes.
Douglas Snider has been a practicing lawyer for over 32 years, primarily dealing with business issues and business litigation. We particularly focus on disputes under the Business Corporations Act, including oppression remedies; the Partnerships Act, the Personal Property Security Act and the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act.
We understand construction contracts, including CCDC. We understand the construction pyramid, priorities and the Construction Lien Act trust provisions. We have dealt with priorities, deficiency claims, contract disputes, delay claims and breach of contract suits.
Bankruptcy and Insolvency
30+ years experience in insolvency related law. We provide opinions and propose remedies for secured creditors, relating to priorities and enforcement of security.
We offer bankruptcy court solutions, including litigation to set aside fraudulent conveyances and preferential payments.
We can also assist owners of businesses in distress or those who seek to protect and secure their investments.
We have solid working relationships with a number of trustees in bankruptcy. We work for, with and sometimes against trustees in bankruptcy at all stages of the bankruptcy process.
Mediation & Arbitration
Negotiating a resolution is always the most effective way to address a business dispute.
We are pleased to offer mediation services in our premises on Ste. Marie Street in Collingwood. Our facility is well-suited to mediation, with a boardroom and breakout rooms for private discussion. We can travel as required.
There are 2 types of mediation offered by Douglas Snider.
Mediation can be “interest-based”. In this approach the mediator facilitates discussion and the focus is on the parties interests, with a view to finding solutions that accommodate those interests. The mediator’s role is neutral and impartial. The mediator does not offer any evaluation or legal opinions, with the focus being entirely on finding and crafting solutions which come from the parties.
The alternative is “rights-based” or “evaluative” mediation. This approach is premised on the mediator’s ability to draw upon training, education and experience to provide opinions and evaluation of the parties positions.
Mr. Snider is equipped and prepared to provide evaluative mediation for the following types of disputes, all of which are within his experience and practice areas.
Business and commercial contract disputes
Partnership, corporate and joint venture issues
Winding up, dissolution and shareholder remedies
Insolvency and bankruptcy
Secured Party Remedies