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Our Expertise

Litigation and Dispute Resolution

Resolving disputes and enforcing legal rights between private parties through court or alternative methods. It includes commercial litigation, business disputes, civil claims, and personal injury cases, focusing on protecting civil rights and compelling remedies.

Business Law

The body of law governing the creation, operation, and dissolution of businesses, including corporate law, commercial transactions, contracts, and the regulation of trade. It addresses both corporate and commercial aspects, ensuring legal compliance in all business activities, protecting interests, and facilitating smooth operations.

Appeals

A judicial process in which a higher court reviews and corrects errors or unfairness in decisions made by a lower court, ensuring proper exercise of judicial discretion and adherence to legal standards. Appeals help maintain public confidence in the administration of justice.

Nevada Law

The laws governing individuals and entities within Nevada, including the Nevada Constitution, Nevada Revised Statutes, and decisions by state and federal courts. These laws are interpreted and enforced by the Nevada Supreme Court, Nevada Court of Appeals, and federal courts.

Our Practice

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In an era of complex legal challenges, Toronto-based Grigoras Law stands out with a client-centric approach, delivering exceptional results by comprehensively understanding multiple areas of law. We don’t just practice law – we master its interconnections to champion our clients’ diverse needs.
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Why Work With Us?

Fearless. Driven. Committed. Unabated. Versatile. Purposeful. Undaunted.

Undaunted by legal battles, we stand firm behind our clients, whether claimants or defendants. Our track record speaks volumes: from securing pivotal victories to defending against significant allegations. With our team, you'll always have a reliable ally at your back.

Resilient. Tenacious. Unwavering. Focused. Decisive. Resolute. Determined.

In every endeavour, we handle diverse legal cases, from intricate transactions to high-stakes litigation. With smart strategies and our expertise, we consistently secure victories, navigate risks, and champion our clients' causes with staunch commitment.

Steadfast. Goal-oriented. Motivated. Comprehensive. Interdisciplinary. Bold. Multifaceted.

Our team combines vast knowledge across diverse legal fields, delivering comprehensive, tailored counsel. We steadfastly embrace growth, adapt to legal trends, and focus on client success, expertly managing your legal needs with skill and integrity.

Our Team

Our seasoned team seamlessly merges vast legal experience with dedication, excelling in litigation and intricate commercial matters with unparalleled expertise.

Denis Grigoras

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Practice Focus:

Defamation, Commercial Litigation, Business Law

Rachelle Wabischewich

/ Lawyer

Practice Focus:

Commercial Litigation, Business Law, Dog Bites & Attacks

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Client Testimonials

5/5
“We engaged Denis Grigoras to represent us in a defamation lawsuit a long-term care facility imposed on us, after the passing of our mother. Despite feeling discouraged about our chances of obtaining justice as advocates for our elderly mother, Denis conducted thorough research and assisted us in drafting an antiSLAPP motion, a novel strategy for addressing our situation. His exceptional dedication to research and preparation for the court hearing resulted in our victory. Denis exhibited professionalism, empathy, and a commitment to ensuring justice prevailed. We wholeheartedly endorse him to others in need of legal representation.”
Tom and Maria Moore
5/5
“As an indigenous person seeking resolution of a matter with Indigenous Northern Affairs Canada, I requested legal support at Grigoras Law. Mr. Grigoras spent the time needed with me to craft and communicate my legal needs and I was totally shocked and amazed at how quickly INAC responded. It significantly changed my life and I am extremely grateful for how intelligent, informed, professional and responsive Grigoras Law was in the time of my legal need. Their fees were also fair. I highly recommend them!”
Charity Fleming
5/5
"I met Denis 7 years ago when I was a Director of an fledgling organization. We needed professional advice to Incorporate expeditiously. I reached out to Denis, who was highly recommended as an expert in business Law. In my discussions with him I explained the 'time sensitivity' of our circumstances. The more I got to know Denis the more I could sense his professionalism and his eagerness to help. So we asked him to go ahead and get it done. Denis absolutely lived up to his reputation! He remained in close contact with us, providing regular updates and giving us realistic expectations. Sooner than we expected our organization had become a corporate entity. Denis' counsel was cogent, his work proficient, and the outcome exceeded all of our expectations! I would unquestionably recommend Denis and his associates to anyone who has Business Law dilemmas!"
John Sisco

Client Outcomes

Client success stories.

Civil Litigation:
Fiddick’s Nursing Home Limited v. Moore et al., [2024] O.J. No. 630.  Anti-SLAPP motion in a defamation action arising from a series of tweets posted, or in some instances reposted, by the defendants on Twitter and comments that were published in a newspaper.
Civil Litigation:
Successfully defended Missouri-based LLCs in Ontario against claims of civil conspiracy, fraudulent and negligent misrepresentation, and breach of duty of honest and good faith contractual performance related to a cross-border asset purchase. Concurrent litigation in Missouri addressed the same parties, involving the complex issue of forum non conveniens.
Commercial Transaction:
Acted for a southwest Ontario-based company providing truckload, expedited, and dedicated transportation to customers in Ontario and the Great Lakes states in their multi-million dollar asset sale to one of Canada’s largest transportation and logistics providers.
Taxpayer Relief Application:
Submitted successful taxpayer relief application to CRA for an individual client resulting in CRA cancelling/waiving approximately $150,000 in interest and penalties.
Civil Litigation:
Successfully represented Michigan-based individuals in a contract dispute involving services performed in Ontario, in which an Ontario-based company demanded liquidated damages. The case focused on a consumer agreement that was a future performance agreement under Ontario's Consumer Protection Act.
Civil Litigation:
Successfully acted as counsel for a client injured during a zip-lining accident at a ski hill, successfully settling for a substantial sum. The case centred on the issue of liability waivers.
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F.A.Q.

Answers to common questions. 

You retain us by signing a retainer agreement, which is a work-for-hire contract between our law firm and you (the client) under which our law firm is retained to represent you in a proceeding or other legal matter.

An initial retainer deposit will be required.  This is a lump sum of money that our firm requires a client to pay before we will begin to act on behalf of the client. The retainer deposit is kept in the lawyer’s trust account, and only paid to the lawyer after the client has been billed for the lawyer’s services.  As the case progresses and the retainer deposit gets depleted or if the circumstances of the case require it, particularly in civil litigation, the client will be called upon to pay an additional retainer deposit.

We charge hourly rates for most of our legal services.  Sometimes a flat fee is charged for matters requiring a court hearing or for certain commercial transactions.

Depending on the type of legal matter, our hourly fees can range from $400 to $500 per hour plus applicable taxes.

Commencing an Action

An action is typically commenced by a statement of claim or a notice of action. The plaintiff outlines the material facts and claims for relief in these documents. The defendant responds with a statement of defence, potentially including a counterclaim.

Types of Proceedings

  1. Main Action: This involves the plaintiff suing the defendant directly.

  2. Counterclaims: The defendant may sue the plaintiff in response.

  3. Crossclaims: A defendant sues a co-defendant within the same action.

  4. Third-Party Claims: Involves bringing in an outside party who may be liable to the defendant.

Key Steps and Timelines

  1. Issuing and Serving Documents:

    • The statement of claim must be served within six months of issuance.

    • The defendant must serve a statement of defence within 20 days if served in Ontario, 40 days if served elsewhere in Canada or the U.S., and 60 days if served elsewhere.

  2. Pleadings:

    • The plaintiff may reply to the statement of defence.

    • In crossclaims, co-defendants can assert claims against each other.

  3. Applications: Some cases are commenced by an application, which involves a hearing based on affidavits and documentary evidence rather than a trial.

  4. Trials and Judgments:

    • The trial process involves the examination of evidence and witnesses.

    • Each action (main, counterclaims, crossclaims) will end with a separate judgment.

Defending an Action or Responding to an Application

When you are sued or need to respond to an application, follow these steps:

  1. Review the Documents:

    • Carefully review the statement of claim or notice of application. Understand the claims being made against you.

  2. Statement of Defence:

    • Prepare a statement of defence outlining your response to each allegation made in the statement of claim. This document should be served within the prescribed timelines: 20 days if served in Ontario, 40 days if served elsewhere in Canada or the U.S., and 60 days if served elsewhere.

    • You may also include a counterclaim if you have any claims against the plaintiff.

  3. Responding to Applications:

    • If you are responding to an application, prepare affidavits and other documentary evidence to support your position.

    • Attend the application hearing and present your arguments based on the evidence submitted.

  4. Crossclaims and Third-Party Claims:

    • If there are other parties who may be liable, consider filing a crossclaim against co-defendants or a third-party claim to bring additional parties into the action.

  5. Settlement and Negotiation:

    • Engage in settlement discussions where possible to resolve the matter out of court. This can save time and legal expenses.

  6. Trial Preparation:

    • If the case proceeds to trial, gather all necessary evidence, prepare witnesses, and develop a strategy for presenting your case.

    • Ensure all procedural rules and deadlines are met to avoid any procedural default.

Important Considerations

  • Timelines: Adhere strictly to prescribed timelines for serving documents and responding to claims to avoid default judgments.

  • Combining Actions: Different types of actions (main action, counterclaims, crossclaims) can be combined but follow specific rules for pleadings and responses.

  • Legal Advice: It is advisable to seek legal counsel to navigate the complexities of litigation effectively.

Understanding these steps helps navigate the complexities of initiating or defending a lawsuit, ensuring compliance with procedural rules to avoid adverse outcomes.

Check out the Legal Solutions tab (Business Law, Litigation and Dispute Resolution, Appeals, and Nevada Law) to see our firm’s practice areas for the types of cases we handle. 

We do not handle any residential landlord-tenant disputes.

We do not handle class actions (a.k.a. class proceedings).

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