Chaitons LLP is a leading Toronto-based law firm providing quality service and effective solutions: in corporate workout, restructuring and insolvency proceedings; in a broad range of financing transactions, including traditional corporate lending, asset-based financing, equity, structured finance, term lending, mezzanine financing and debtor-in-possession financing; in commercial real estate development and transactions; and in commercial litigation. Chaitons’ clients occupy a broad spectrum and include Canadian and foreign banks, capital corporations, private equity firms, asset-based lenders, distressed lenders, real estate developers, professional services firms, and public and private businesses operating in various industries.
Taking Care of Business
A firm started by two brothers in the 1980’s, Chaitons LLP has grown to include a close-knit team of over twenty lawyers. All are dedicated to ensuring you receive the best legal advice and service possible without the complications and ego often found at other, larger firms. Keenly aware that business loyalty is fleeting, we pride ourselves on treating every client as if they are our only client. From simply returning calls in a timely fashion (no matter the time or day), to providing you with what you actually need and never “over-lawyering” a file, we have built long-standing relationships with some of the country’s largest companies and financial institutions.
Invested in your business.
Our large-firm expertise and resources, coupled with a small-firm attitude enables us to get to the bottom line that much faster. We understand you need a business perspective, not just an application of legal rules. It’s our job to uncover the real issues, find and explain the options that make the best sense for your business, and not get side-tracked arguing irrelevant points. We also understand the importance of seemingly simple things, like getting back to you in a timely fashion.
There is no one more important to us than you, our client.
At Chaitons LLP, we provide financial institutions and their business counterparts with sound, definitive solutions that move them towards their long-term goals. Always mindful of the shifting business environment and the ways in which our clients’ businesses grow and evolve, we continually try to expand our depth of practice, our services and our offerings, all the while maintaining a single-minded focus on business.
We combine an intimate understanding of financial institutions with insight into our clients’ organizations in order to help clients achieve their goals much more quickly. Whether you’re dealing with a highly complex situation or a mundane business-legal issue, we have the experience and tenacity to get straight to the heart of the matter and provide the right solution.
Great advice can change your business.
Banking and Financial Services
We provide a full range of legal services to our extensive network of banking clients on various issues. Examples of areas where we support our clients include: account operation; cheque kiting; defalcation; fraudulent activity; customer disputes; privacy; lender liability; risk management; garnishments; and general banking matters.
Our Business Banking Group works closely with our Litigation Group to effectively pursue our clients' interests in court when required. Drawing upon our unparalleled experience and expertise in debtor-creditor and other banking-related areas of law, we have a well-established reputation for obtaining exceptional results in court for our banking clients.
In conjunction with our Corporate & Commercial Group, we are frequently retained by financial institutions to act on their behalf in connection with their commercial transactions. Examples of transactions where we assist our valued clients include: commercial financing; secured transactions; documentary letters of credit and negotiable instruments; real estate, construction, and asset-based lending; inventory financing/floor planning; equipment financing; lease financing; loan agreements; and discounting of commercial paper.
Contact the Chaitons LLP Business Banking Group to address your needs today and anticipate how changes in the legal, regulatory and business environments will impact you tomorrow.
Commercial Real Estate
Every commercial real estate transaction carries an element of risk. The lawyers in our Commercial Real Estate group not only identify that risk and help you understand how it impacts your project now and in the future, they set themselves apart by taking a pragmatic, real-world approach to determining what constitutes an acceptable level of risk. They fight unwaveringly for their clients to win as much as they can but are astute at identifying when compromise is in their best interest.
At Chaitons LLP, we help property owners, real estate developers, builders, tenants, and landlords structure complex real estate deals and address any and all issues that can arise during the development, financing, acquisition and sale of commercial real estate properties. We understand the numerous challenges these transactions entail both financially and logistically, and work hard to minimize delays and complications. Our lawyers are business minded, solutions oriented professionals who pride themselves on always keeping their clients’ interests top-of-mind.
Contact one of the lawyers in our Commercial Real Estate group if you are looking for a real estate specialist who will get down to the business of finding intelligent, cost-effective solutions to your problem.
Chaitons LLP represents private and public clients in all manner of corporate transactions. Our lawyers consistently deliver decisive, effective and timely advice that enables our clients to successfully deal with the legal and business challenges they face in today’s competitive business environment.
Experts in the sophisticated, fast-paced arena of corporate law, our Corporate lawyers are known for their skill in closing both straightforward and highly complex corporate transactions. Our extensive expertise has earned Chaitons LLP a loyal following among clients who rely on us for assistance with corporate acquisitions and divestitures, partnership, limited partnership and joint venture arrangements and other related matters.
Trusted, strategic and innovative business advisors on the cutting edge of market and industry trends, Chaitons LLP provide responsive and intelligent solutions tailored to fit your needs.
Insolvency and Restructuring
We are regularly retained by Canadian and foreign financial institutions, asset-based lenders, equipment lessors, other secured creditors, suppliers, trade creditors and other stakeholders of financially-distressed debtors to advance and protect their rights. Further, we frequently act as independent counsel to court-appointed monitors, receivers, liquidators and trustees in bankruptcy.
We take it as a compliment from our colleagues at other firms that they frequently entrust their valued clients to us when they have a conflict and are unable to act.
We have been retained to represent stakeholders in many of the largest Canadian and cross-border receivership and restructuring files in a wide-range of business sectors. Examples of sectors where we support our Insolvency and Restructuring clients include:
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Our Insolvency & Restructuring group works closely our Litigation, Corporate, Commercial and Banking and Financial Services Groups to deliver creative, practical and cost-effective solutions to our clients. Our team approach enables us to quickly access expert advice across various legal areas and to mobilize quickly if court intervention is required.
At Chaitons LLP, we understand that clients value efficient and effective resolutions to their problems. We offer honest, pragmatic, business-focused advice designed to find a solution that doesn’t waste their time or their money.
Our Litigation Group boasts a team of highly-skilled, experienced litigators who have an enviable track record of success both inside and out of the courtroom. We successfully represent clients at all stages of the process, from initial fact-finding to arguing cases before all levels of court.
Chaitons LLP’s clients include financial institutions, asset-based lenders, large corporations, professional firms and owners of small to large businesses. When mediation is appropriate, we take that route. When that fails or if it’s not an option, we fight aggressively, tenaciously and strategically in court on behalf of our clients.
Because we are a multi-disciplinary firm, clients benefit from the expertise of our lawyers in other practice areas. The collective knowledge and experience that Chaitons LLP brings to the table gives us an edge in constructing strategies that are creative and sound, and provides clients with their available options before and during the litigation process so that they can assess their risk appropriately.
If you are looking for litigation experts who deliver perspective, clarity and real answers when you are at a legal impasse, call Chaitons LLP.
Chaitons LLP is an industry leader in providing complete and cost-effective mortgage enforcement services. We engineer sound mortgage enforcement solutions for commercial and residential properties that save lenders time and money. We are uniquely qualified to handle the large volume of business generated by financial institutions at or below tariff levels recommended by mortgage insurers.
Our extensive range of services include: issuing demand letters, statements of claim, notices of sale and writs of possession; listing, negotiating and conducting the sale of the property, including approval of clean-up and repair quotes prior to listing; filing claims with mortgage insurers; correcting title problems; receiving reinstatement/redemption or sale proceeds; and collecting mortgage deficiencies.
Our proprietary software keeps clients fully apprised of enforcement action throughout the process.
Because we are a multi-disciplinary firm, if Litigation or Commercial Real Estate work is required, the Chaitons LLP lawyers in those practice areas are readily available to assist.
Whether you require mortgage enforcement services for a single property or a sizeable portfolio, Chaitons LLP will simplify the process and present solutions tailored to your needs.