The whole field of corporate law from basic incorporations to counseling of directors, officers, and shareholders has been a fundamental aspect of the firm's practice for many years. We work closely with corporate management to achieve both legal and practical goals. Our corporate counseling involves areas such as franchising, joint ventures, partnerships, reorganizations, acquisition, dissolution, and divestment.
Commercial law encompasses a wide range of legal activity with which our lawyers are well acquainted. Leasing, commercial agreements, business successions, rollovers, and purchase and sale of shares or assets of a business are areas of law requiring an innovative, efficient, and productive approach. This continually expanding area of our practice demonstrates that we have been able to successfully perform for our clients by providing prompt legal services at reasonable cost while maintaining thoroughness and attention to detail.
Whether it be single family residential purchase or a complex, commercial or agricultural land transaction involving subdivision, redesignation, financing, syndication, and purchase or sale, we have the lawyers with the experience, judgment, and contacts to successfully close these transactions. We have developed and continue to update our systems and train our personnel to enable the prompt and efficient finalization of all such transactions. This is combined with an innovative approach in finding solutions to new and ever-changing problems that regularly occur as a result of today's fast-moving markets.
Our extensive involvement in insurance litigation and construction dispute resolution has established our ability to handle the most complex and demanding of litigation matters. This area of our practice also encompasses bankruptcy and insolvency law, collections, receiverships, foreclosures, and the pursuit of equitable remedies.
Civil Litigation is a broad field. Wherever disputes arise, our litigation department is ready to assist our clients in resolving those disputes in the most practical manner available. Often the focus is on the resolution of disputes between corporations; however, individuals are parties to litigation too. Those individuals look to our lawyers to assist them in personal injury claims, medical malpractice suits, products liability cases, defamation proceedings, claims for economic loss, actions for wrongful dismissal, and for practical advice on how to favorably resolve a great many types of disputes. We have lawyers experienced in handling litigation in each of these areas who can offer their knowledge, experience, and objectivity in counseling litigants.
PERSONAL SERVICES/FAMILY LAW
Many individuals have called upon Peterson Krochak to counsel them with respect to their personal and family legal requirements. Each client receives individual attention even though the lawyer consulted may draw upon the expertise and skills of other lawyers in the firm.
Family law encompasses a number of different areas of practice including adoption representation, guardianship applications, divorce and matrimonial property disputes, counseling, negotiating and resolving custody and access disputes. Our extensive agreements and our document precedent system enable us to provide family law counseling and services in a prompt and cost effective manner. Our family lawyers often draw upon corporate and real estate expertise within the firm in finalizing settlements which lead to creative and satisfactory solutions to difficult family problems.
WILLS, POWERS OF ATTORNEY, ESTATE PLANNING, AND ESTATES
We recognize that the preparation of a Will is a significant personal decision. We provide not only the requisite legal expertise but personal attention to the particular needs of each client and provide significant and valuable counsel on estate planning. Our experience is reflected in time-tested precedents which have been updated regularly to reflect recent changes in the law. We are proud of our past counsel to executors and administrators or Estates, both large and small, and have displayed an ability to satisfactorily finalize the administration of Estates by prompt attention to all detail. On the rare occasions when the administration of an estate becomes litigious we are able to draw upon the experiences of our litigation department.
Although the resolution of private disputes typically involves a court action, many types of proceedings involve representation of a client's interests before other decision-making bodies. We can offer our services in expropriation proceedings, compensation hearings, Development Appeal Board applications, and appearances before other quasi-judicial tribunals in addition to the traditional trial and appellate court appearances.
ARBITRATION AND MEDIATION
Peterson Krochak reacts to demands for faster, less formal, and less expensive alternate forms of dispute resolution. We have lawyers experienced in arbitration and mediation providing a structured, non-adversarial medium in which parties can successfully and more economically resolve a variety of disputes. These extend beyond areas of labour and management relations, into construction disputes, matrimonial mediation, insurance claims, and landlord and tenant disputes.