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Paliare Roland Rosenberg Rothstein LLP

Litigation: General Commercial

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What the team is known for

Highly regarded litigation boutique with a strong bench and a broad spectrum of expertise. Distinguished contentious public law practice, acting for associations, universities and various other public bodies on judicial reviews and other public interest disputes. Well equipped to handle corporate commercial litigation, as well as disputes relating to securities, fraud, bankruptcy and insolvency, labour law, product liability and employment. Wins further recognition for its specialised class action group, offering assistance to both plaintiffs and defendants. Additionally noted for its arbitration capabilities.

Strengths

Sources commend the group's "excellent judgement," adding: "It's not just that they know the legal issues and advocacy; they understand the broader context of what clients need which is very important."

Interviewees characterise the firm for its "depth of legal expertise, dependably excellent research, advice and advocacy, and excellent client service."

Work highlights

Represented the Canadian Civil Liberties Association in a dispute with the York Regional Police regarding the inclusion of details relating to a withdrawn criminal charge in a police Vulnerable Sector Check.

Notable practitioners

Founding partner Chris Paliare remains one of the market's most highly respected commercial litigators. He has amassed a wealth of litigation experience over his many years of practice, and is described as "excellent" by commentators.

Gordon Capern is an accomplished commercial litigator with notable activity in the mining sector. He is appreciated by sources for his "very strategic approach and mindset," and they add that he is "very focused on resolving disputes quickly and avoiding expensive and risky litigation."

Sources characterise Kenneth Rosenberg as a "great" lawyer who is "very skilled at negotiations." He has a well-established reputation for his commercial and insolvency litigation work.

Linda Rothstein is an "exceptional" litigator with an imposing reputation for her public and administrative law work, as well as professional regulation. Sources value her "depth of expertise, commitment to excellence and effective communication," concluding that she is a "great advocate."

Megan Shortreed continues to enhance her already impressive reputation in the Ontario disputes market. She operates a wide commercial practice, with additional experience of public law-related mandates.

Managing partner Robert Centa is held in high regard in the market, with peers describing him as an "effective commercial litigator" who brings "gravitas" to his dealings. He handles a range of commercial mandates, as well as administrative and public law matters.

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Overview

Paliare Roland offers its business clients wise counsel and a strategic approach to the resolution of their disputes. We bring proven experience, energy and efficiency to bear at all phases of a brief. We have the breadth and depth to act on the most complex commercial cases, and to obtain the innovative and cost-effective results that help businesses, executives and investors to prosper. 

We represent public and private companies, partnerships, shareholders, directors, officers, boards, special committees and professional advisors in a wide range of business disputes. Our lawyers appear regularly on the Toronto Commercial List, in the appellate courts, and before arbitrators and mediators, where they are recognized as leaders in the bar. 

Members

Borg-Olivier, Kris

Bucholz, Ren

Cooney, Denise

Fenrick, Michael

Harmer, Lily

Killey, Jean-Claude

Larry, Jeffrey

Latimer, Jessica

Lawrence, Emily

Lewis, Andrew

Scott, Lindsay

Shortreed, Megan

Shortreed, Megan E

Soriano, Odette

Starnino, Massimo (Max)

Clients

Barrick Gold

Minority common shareholders of Hollinger Inc.

Litigation: General Commercial Department

Paliare Roland Rosenberg Rothstein LLP

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Department location

155 Wellington Street West

35th Floor

Toronto

Ontario

Canada

ON M5V 3H1

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Ontario

Litigation: Administrative & Public Law


Linda R Rothstein
Band 1

Litigation: General Commercial


Chris Paliare
Band 1
Gordon Capern
Band 4
Kenneth Rosenberg
Band 4
Megan E Shortreed
Band 5
Robert Centa
Band 3