During his remarkable career, Stephen has dedicated his expertise to working exclusively with financial institutions. He has provided representation to over 50 banks and trust companies to date, earning recognition as one of the nation’s foremost authorities in the field of banking law. Stephen has successfully argued cases at all levels of court, achieving the distinction of being one of the youngest lawyers to appear before the Supreme Court of Canada.
Stephen maximizes his clients’ opportunities while employing efficient strategies to attain optimal outcomes. Thanks to his comprehensive and focused experience, coupled with meticulous attention to detail, Stephen has consistently guided his clients proactively to avoid litigation. Notably, Stephen has pioneered the implementation of block fee structures and other alternative fee arrangements, enabling financial institutions to effectively minimize their costs.
Owing to his broad trial experience, Gregory is a highly sought-after consultant for the legal departments of prominent Canadian banks. He commands immense respect among fellow counsel and within the judicial system. Gregory's profound knowledge in the realm of commercial matters is renowned, notably in the realm of recovering losses incurred from a wide spectrum of fraudulent activities.
Gregory’s litigation experience enables him to recover losses caused by fraudulent practices, including instances such as fraud stemming from falsified financial statements, cases involving the forgery of negotiable instruments, cheque kiting schemes and fraudulent conveyances pertaining to both real and personal property. He has handled numerous cases pertaining to fraudulent loan applications, including government guaranteed loans under the Canada Small Business Financing Act.
Murray specializes in Commercial Real Estate Financing for institutional lenders, Mortgage and Debt Enforcement, and commercial financing. He adopts a collaborative approach, working closely with account managers, the risk department, bank customers, and their legal representatives to efficiently complete each financing transaction, all while maintaining competitive fees. In the realm of Mortgage Enforcement, Murray has cultivated strong relationships with real estate agents and industry professionals to ensure that lenders obtain the best possible price for targeted assets.
He remains committed to meeting preset time frames for all transactions. When it comes to debt enforcement, Murray places great emphasis on optimizing the debt recovery-to-expense ratio. Moreover, he diligently keeps track of all regulatory requirements set forth by Industry Canada and other relevant bodies and institutions that oversee loan guarantees.
Natalie serves as our esteemed senior litigator, specializing in appeals, having appeared before the Ontario Court of Appeal in dozens of cases. Judges hold her in high regard for her unwavering integrity and tireless work ethic when handling intricate and sensitive cases.
Natalie is a dedicated advocate, a true ally, and a protector for her clients. She consistently exhibits enthusiasm and energy during presentations, while maintaining a steadfast focus on progressing the case. Natalie consistently achieves exceptional outcomes, establishing multiple legal precedents that not only benefit her clients but also have a positive impact on financial institutions nationwide. Beyond the courtroom, Natalie diligently strives to secure maximum recovery for her clients within a reasonable timeframe, while effectively managing costs.