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Canada Guide 2023
Ontario Litigation: General Commercial
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4 Ranked Lawyers

About

Provided by Crawley MacKewn Brush LLP

Crawley MacKewn Brush LLP (CMB) is a leading corporate commercial and securities litigation firm based in Toronto. CMB’s named partners have been ranked nationally among the best of their peers. They share a fundamentally similar approach to advocacy and have built a firm known for its principled analysis and diligent representation.

CMB has successfully represented clients in some of the most significant securities law cases in Canada. CMB’s lawyers regularly appear as counsel to respondents in investigations and enforcement proceedings brought by the OSC and other provincial securities commissions, IIROC and the MFDA. CMB also has significant experience with cross-border investigations involving the Securities Exchange Commission and other US regulators and law enforcement agencies.

CMB also acts for investors, companies, directors, officers, securities dealers, advisors and other capital market participants in a wide range of securities class actions brought in provinces across the country. The firm’s class proceedings practice includes primary and secondary market liability claims, claims arising out the restatement of a company’s financial statements, claims arising out of alleged fraud, claims against investment dealers and advisors in respect of allegedly problematic investment products, strategies and tax shelters, and claims against investment funds, fund managers and traders arising out of allegedly problematic trading strategies and practices.




Chambers Review

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Litigation: Securities - Ontario
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What the team is known for

Crawley MacKewn Brush is a Toronto-based litigation boutique with an expansive securities and corporate disputes practice. Particularly renowned for its securities regulatory and class action defence work, the team has further experience in directors' and officers' liability claims, shareholder disputes and broader civil litigation. The firm attracts leading clients from an array of sectors, such as financial services, sports and energy, as well as former corporate directors facing OSC investigations.

Work Highlights

Provided by Crawley MacKewn Brush LLP
  • Crawley MacKewn Brush advised the former CEO of Canada Cannabis Corporation following proceedings commenced by the Ontario Securities Commission alleging he and other defendants defrauded investors in the company.

Notable Practitioners

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Robert Brush
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Robert Brush
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Based in Toronto, Robert Brush is best recognised for his work on investment dealer disputes and litigation resulting from failed corporate transactions. He also impresses representing both corporate and individual clients.
"Robert is an outstanding lawyer. He is pragmatic, entrepreneurial and very bright. He is our lawyer of choice in commercial and securities matters." "He's an excellent business-minded and client-driven lawyer."

Alistair Crawley
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Alistair Crawley
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Alistair Crawley is well positioned to represent clients in cases stemming from investigations and failed transactions, as well as class actions. He is based in Toronto.
"Alistair is a widely respected lawyer who is very strategic. He is also a gifted orator who is very quick on his feet and excellent in the courtroom." "Alistair provides high-level, independent advice and fiercely defends clients."

Melissa MacKewn
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Melissa MacKewn
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Melissa MacKewn is sought out for her representation in a range of disputes including those resulting from non-compliance, market manipulation and fraud. She provides counsel to clients from her base in Toronto.
"Melissa is my go-to lawyer when I have a challenging case. Her written and oral advocacy are both delivered at a superior level and her client support and service are consistently high."

Michael L. Byers
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Michael L. Byers
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Up and Coming

Michael Byers is a well regarded lawyer with a growing security litigation practice. He regularly assists clients with shareholder matters, investigations and enforcement proceedings.
"Michael has got great instincts and a lot of talent." "Michael is always a pleasure to work with. He is very service-oriented; his ability to grasp issues quickly and distil key points is excellent."

Ranked Lawyers at
Crawley MacKewn Brush LLP

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Litigation: Securities

Alistair Crawley
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Alistair Crawley
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Melissa MacKewn
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Melissa MacKewn
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Robert Brush
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Robert Brush
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Band 2
Michael L. Byers
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Michael L. Byers
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Up and Coming

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