Areas of Law

Personal Legal Services

The Personal Legal Services Group is composed of lawyers specializing in the practice of legal services in the areas of family law insurance defence, labour & employment law, medical malpractice, pension litigation and wills & estates. The lawyers involved in this group have many years of experience in handling these cases and have appeared in all levels of Court in Ontario and in the Supreme Court of Canada. As well, they are familiar with all forms of alternative dispute resolution.

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Business, Banking and Financial Recovery

This group services the legal needs of businesses and business people, financial institutions, secured and unsecured creditors, debtors, bankrupts, receivers, and trustees in bankruptcy. (See below for more about Business, Banking and Financial Recovery Real Property Legal Services). For some people, land is a commodity to be bought and traded for profit. For others, land has an intangible connection to an owner like a cottage, farm or home that has been in the family for decades. At Cohen Highley LLP, we recognize that each parcel of land, like its owners, has its own features, history and characteristics. We have decades of experience handling transactions, disputes and issues that arise from the ownership, sale, leasing, financing, development or construction on real property.

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Real Property Legal Services

For some people, land is a commodity to be bought and traded for profit. For others, land has an intangible connection to an owner like a cottage, farm or home that has been in the family for decades. At Cohen Highley LLP, we recognise that each parcel of land, like its owners, has its own features, history and characteristics. We have the experience however, to handle transactions, disputes and issues that arise from the ownership, sale, leasing, financing, development or construction on real property. We have decades of experience doing so.

Our knowledgeable lawyers at Cohen Highley LLP have assisted clients in subdividing their lands and developing property. We act for individuals, partnerships, corporations and property management companies. We have extensive experience dealing with municipalities, conservation authorities, other regulatory bodies and levels of government on issues affecting real property, including expropriation, building code issues, land use applications, property assessments, commercial and residential tenancy issues.

Real property litigation and advocacy covers a wide spectrum of potential claims: everything from ownership and use of land through development, sale, leasing, financing and construction. At Cohen Highley LLP, we have an extensive track record in all aspects of legal disputes involving such claims.

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Regulatory Affairs/Boards and Tribunals

Our dedicated team of legal professionals doesn’t just meet the standard, they set the standard. The lawyers in this group are experts at working with the myriad of government rules affecting the rights of both businesses and individuals.

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