Number of partners: 6
Number of lawyers: 14
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.
Securities Litigation, Corporate Commercial Litigation, Directors’ & Officers’ Liability, Professional Negligence, Securities Class Action Defence, Investment Loss Litigation
Main Areas of Practice:
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 Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) and other provincial securities commissions, the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) and the Mutual Fund Dealers Association of Canada (MFDA). CMB also has significant experience with cross-border investigations involving the Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) 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.
In its corporate/commercial litigation practice, CMB is best known for its expertise in representing clients who participate in the capital markets or the financial services industry. The firm has particular expertise with investment loss litigation. CMB has represented clients in cases that range from suitability claims to more complex trading in options, commodities, derivative products and leveraged investing. CMB also has extensive experience with the litigation of corporate disputes, including oppression claims, litigation involving directors and officers, fair value applications, corporate governance and accounting issues and corporate investigations. CMB also has significant expertise litigating professional negligence claims involving securities industry professionals and accountants. The firm’s expertise also extends to employment disputes involving capital market participants such as investment banks and bankers, investment dealers and advisors, traders and other securities registrants, and directors and officers of public companies.