Ivan has practiced commercial litigation for more than 20 years.
In that time he has developed expertise in all aspects of real property litigation. This expertise includes title, conveyancing and boundary disputes, commercial lease disputes (acting for both landlords and tenants), mortgage enforcement and priority disputes, contract disputes and partnership disputes. This experience also involves construction claims, and claims related to real property damage.
In addition, Ivan practices as an environmental lawyer. His expertise includes prosecuting and defending environmental claims, related to contaminated property and contractor and consultant negligence, as well as dealing with regulatory matters.
Ivan also has significant experience in the electrical utility industry. His experience includes defending tort and contract claims arising from power quality issues. He has a solid familiarity with the regulatory framework that utilities function within.
As a result of his experience, Ivan also has significant expertise in related areas; some examples are bankruptcy and insolvency matters (including CCAA proceedings), civil fraud such as fraudulent conveyances and a successful history of acting for insurers - defending claims and advancing subrogated claims.
Ivan’s emphasis is always on the “bigger picture” and his clients' business objectives. Timely and cost-effective resolution is always the goal, often using alternative dispute resolution such as mediation or arbitration under both Ontario and international legislation. Despite this, when necessary Ivan is able and willing to effectively represent his clients in court as well. He has significant trial experience (including long trials) and can guide a client through every aspect of the litigation process.