Practice Areas

Gardiner Roberts provides a broad range of legal services to businesses of all sizes. Our diversified practice allows us to provide solutions and advice to clients from virtually every industry.

To view a practice area click on a link below. Lawyers who specialize in each practice group will be listed on the right.

  • Business Practices

    The Gardiner Roberts Business Practices Group emphasizes an entrepreneurial approach to the implementation of client strategies. Where required, the lawyers in the Business Practices Group work closely with the firm's tax, real estate and intellectual property lawyers to provide the breadth and depth of services our clients have come to expect.

  • Dispute Resolution

    The Gardiner Roberts Dispute Resolution Group is comprised of a number of highly experienced litigators. Our lawyers have been involved in a wide variety of litigous commercial issues including corporate restructuring, class actions, competition, asset recovery, injunctions, professional negligence, and insolvency. Our lawyers are not only experienced in court and tribunal proceedings but also arbitration, mediation and other forms of dispute resolution. We have represented corporate and individual clients at both the trial and appellate levels in federal and provincial courts and before regulatory and administrative tribunals in both Canada and the United States.

  • Entertainment and Media

    The Gardiner Roberts Entertainment and Media Group provides advice and services to all segments of the film, television, music, publishing and literary works industries. Our lawyers are also active in areas of arts and sports law.

  • Financial Services

    The Gardiner Roberts Financial Services Group integrates the expertise of our corporate/commercial counsel with our tax, restructuring and insolvency and real estate experts and our seasoned dispute resolution lawyers to provide coherent and seamless advice on all aspects of a transaction.

  • Health Law

  • Innovative Finance

    As a specialty practice that is part of a full service law firm, our Innovative Finance Group draws upon other specialized expertise from colleagues in a variety of practice areas to provide you with thoroughly researched and innovative solutions.

  • Non-Profit and Charities

    Non-profit organizations require a broad range of legal skills at their disposal, including knowledge of corporate, trust, tax, business, real estate, intellectual property, contract, commercial and dispute resolution law. Accordingly, the Gardiner Roberts Non-Profit and Charitable Organizations Group includes lawyers from our Business Practices, Tax and Estate Planning, Technology and Intellectual Property, Real Estate and Municipal and Dispute Resolution groups.

  • Real Estate and Municipal

    The Gardiner Roberts Real Estate and Municipal Group reflects a breadth of legal skills, including knowledge of real estate, financing, tax, partnerships and syndication, landlord and tenant, and commercial law. Acting for a wide range of clients including municipal governments and agencies, builders and developers, landlords and tenants, public and private corporations, we have developed a wealth of expertise which is continuously enlarged and enhanced in daily practice.

  • Restructuring and Insolvency Services

    Restructuring and Insolvency Services involve a coordinated response to imminent or actual financial distress situations starting from the formulation of a plan of action to its implementation and completion. As well, our restructuring lawyers engage with the other practice area specialists within the firm when needed to provide an integrated response to financial crisis.

  • Securities and Corporate Finance

    Securities regulation is evolving at an accelerating pace.  From satisfying continuous disclosure requirements and ensuring compliance with good corporate governance practices to structuring a significant transaction, you need experienced professionals to guide you through the complex and often inconsistent mine field that is securities regulation in Canada.  Ours is a practical business-oriented approach to securities regulation and corporate finance in the context of your business.  We work closely with our clients to provide you with a full range of pragmatic business and legal advice to help you make informed, strategic decisions going forward.

  • Tax and Estate Planning

    At Gardiner Roberts LLP our tax specialists combine technical proficiency with a strong working knowledge of business issues, from structuring limited partnerships to negotiating complex buy/sell transactions. We assist clients with the broad issues of corporate structure, trade, finance, tax appeals, corporate and individual tax planning, and estate and succession planning. The Tax and Estate Planning Group also provides tax expertise to lawyers and accountants at other firms that do not have tax specialists.

  • Technology & Intellectual Property

    The Gardiner Roberts Technology & Intellectual Property Group is able to provide expert advice in financing all stages of research, development rights protection, confidentiality and non-disclosure agreements, with customized programs that deliver solid results while remaining sensitive to the client's financial concerns.