If you have to litigate, your best option is to rely on Commercial Litigation Lawyers that take a practical approach.

What does that mean? A laser focus on the end game that puts your interests above all else. You’ve got a business to run. Nelligan O’Brien Payne’s Commercial Litigation Group understands that. We don’t exploit legal nuances that only serve to delay a resolution and add to our bill.

The kinds of commercial disputes we handle

    • Leases
    • Franchises
    • Directors’ and officers’ liability
    • Shareholder and partnership
    • Building deficiency
    • Construction
    • Insolvency and receivership
    • Securities litigation
    • Debt collection and creditor enforcement proceedings
    • Regulatory, environmental and constitutional matters
The majority of our clients are small and medium-sized businesses across Ottawa and Eastern Ontario. We pride ourselves on standing up for the little guy. Many of our team have backgrounds in the insurance industry. This gives us the rare perspective of having worked on both sides of the fence.

Nelligan O’Brien Payne recently received the Top Listed Award from The Best Lawyers in Canada, 2017 edition, in Corporate and Commercial Litigation.

A great litigator isn’t necessarily a subject matter expert in your business or industry. Our team has the support of our 11 other practice groups – bench strength that’s at your disposal. Few litigation firms have this kind of diversity under one roof. To resolve your case as quickly and economically as possible, we put a team of lawyers and support staff on every file.

If we have to do battle before a judge on your behalf, we mean to win.

But we’d rather not have it come to that. In reality, the vast majority of cases are settled before they ever make it to court.

Mediating a fair and amicable settlement often saves time, money and grey hair for all involved. Given the choice, we’ll get on phone with that other lawyer and see if we can’t work these things out. The legal system can work quite well without the judicial system having to be involved at all.

We aren’t sharks – that’s an approach we find counterproductive. If that’s the kind of litigator you want, we can’t help you. But if you want to employ a team with the single-mindedness of a dog with a bone, then let’s talk.