Chad Kopach is a partner with Blaney McMurtry with a practice that involves both commercial and general civil litigation. In addition, Chad is a member of Blaney’s Architectural, Construction, Engineering Services (ACES) Group, and the Restructuring and Insolvency Group.
As a member of ACES, Chad deals with a variety of clients and issues affecting the construction industry, including construction contract disputes and litigation. Chad represents owners, general contractors and sub-contractors in lien claims and breach of trust actions.
As a member of the Restructuring and Insolvency Group, Chad acts on behalf of receivers, trustees, creditors and debtors relating to the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act and Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act.
The balance of Chad's practice focuses on banking, debt and security enforcement actions, product liability, and all forms of contractual disputes. Chad's practice also involves professional negligence claims against solicitors relating to these areas.
Chad acts for financial institutions where borrowers default on their loans, and for leasing companies when lessees default on equipment leases. Chad acts for clients exercising power of sale over land, and recovering and disposing of leased equipment. He also acts for financial institutions in actions brought against them.
Chad has been involved with obtaining injunctions, including an injunction against an on-line pharmacy to prohibit its use of confidential intellectual property in its computer programs.
Chad has also acted for creditors in accessing funds under the Creditors' Relief Act, and has acted for clients in disputes relating to the Repair and Storage Liens Act.
Chad attended the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton, obtaining his B.B.A. and LL.B. in six years. While at Law School, Chad held the positions of Chair of the Charity Auction Committee, Communications Officer for the Law Students' Society, and was a member of the Information Technology Committee.
Chad articled with Blaney McMurtry LLP in 2002-2003, and returned to the firm after his call to the Bar in 2003.