Areas of Practice

Real Estate Law

Through its many years of practice Morris & Morris LLP has gained extensive experience acting for clients ranging from individuals to small, medium, and large sized business and corporations. Over the years, our firm has represented vendors, purchasers, landlords, tenants, developers, lenders and other financial institutions, in all areas of real estate law, including:

- Purchases and sales of residential, commercial and recreational properties

- Purchases and sales of condominiums

- Reviewing Agreements of Purchase and Sale (residential, commercial, industrial, land, recreational)

- Residential and commercial mortgages

- Residential and commercial leasing

- Mortgage refinancing and enforcement

- Bulk sales transactions

- Power of sale proceedings

- Foreclosure

Commercial Law

At Morris & Morris LLP our firm has vast experience in dealing with various commercial disputes. We have a wealth of experience litigating commercial disputes in court, as well as mediating and settling disputes outside of court. Our firm’s commercial litigation services cover a wide spectrum of business disputes, including:

- Partnership and shareholder disputes

- Breach of contract claims

- Construction liens

- Commercial leases

- Debt recovery

- Franchise disputes

- Mortgage enforcement

- Injunctions

- Oppression remedy litigation

- Real Estate disputes

- Shareholder disputes

- Defamation

Estate Planning - Wills, Estates & Trusts

Morris & Morris LLP has an excellent reputation in preparing Wills, Trusts, and in assisting our clients in their future estate planning. A Will is a last declaration of your wishes ranging from property and guardianship of children to funeral services. A Will provides a clear expression as to the manner in which your estate will be distributed. Without a properly drafted Will or power of attorney, Ontario law will decide who will receive and manage your money and property, meaning your wishes may be effectively silenced. With a carefully prepared Will, you will determine how your affairs will be settled.
At Morris & Morris LLP we take pride in tailoring our clients’ Will to their specific needs, wishes, and life situations. Over the years, our firm has assisted our clients in reviewing, analyzing, and drafting any or all of the following as part of their overall estate planning:

- Will and Powers of Attorney for Personal Care and Property

- Interpretation and analysis of wills and trust documents

- Limited power of attorney for property while absent from Canada

- Secondary or multiple Wills for specific assets

- Living Wills

- International Will for assets outside of Canada

- Family Trust, testamentary trust and/or Henson (disability) trust

- Estate freeze and/or spousal rollover for family-owned closely-held corporations

- Butterfly share transactions for family-owned closely-held corporations, allowing for orderly succession of next-generation shareholders and management

Civil Litigation

At Morris & Morris LLP, we have a long-standing tradition and a reputation of being a leading litigation firm in Ontario. Our firm’s long history of exceptional litigation has afforded us a high level of credibility before the courts of which we are proud of and are always striving to maintain.
Our lawyers have appeared before the Supreme Court of Canada, all levels of provincial courts in Ontario – the Ontario Court of Justice, the Superior Court of Justice, the Ontario Court of Appeal and the supreme court – as well as tribunals and other administrative bodies. Our firm has a proven record of success in court and a history of achieving favourable results for our clients without resorting to trial.
At Morris & Morris LLP we are committed to representing our clients’ best interests. To meet this commitment, it is our priority to listen and advocate on behalf of our clients’ needs and instructions.
The lawyers in our firm serve our clients in a full range of litigation matters, including:

- Bankruptcy and insolvency

- Construction liens and disputes

- Personal injury

- Estate litigation

- Corporate/Commercial

- Occupiers’ liability claims

- Product liability

- Insurance litigation

- Professional negligence

Corporate/Business Law

At Morris & Morris LLP, our corporate/business law practice facilitates many areas and aspects of corporate/business law. Our firm has extensive experience in business/corporate formation and we provide practical advice to a wide range of businesses and corporations. We represent clients ranging from large corporations who are looking to commence business in Canada, to entrepreneurs who are looking for a structure for their new business, to existing businesses which are looking to re-structure their affairs. Once the appropriate structure has been identified, our firm works with our clients to help them get their business up and running according to their unique needs. Our firm’s corporate law expertise includes:

- The incorporation, organization and re-organization of companies

- The preparation of shareholder, partnership and joint venture agreements, and of trust documents

- Mergers and acquisitions

- Dealer and franchise agreements

- The preparation of asset and share purchase agreements

- The acquisition and sale of assets and shares of businesses

- Business financing, including matters involving mortgages, debentures and secured transactions

- The drafting and review of commercial documents, agreements and security instruments