Real estate values have exploded in Canada, particularly in major cities across the country. The increase in values has led to an increase in related disputes. Land development, including zoning, subdivision planning and servicing is expanding as city populations grow due to significant immigration to Canada. New home construction - low rise and high rise – is booming, limited only by the availability of materials and skilled labour.
CHS has been retained to assist in numerous real estate related disputes and transactions including shareholder, co-tenant and joint venture partner disputes and buyouts. We have assisted Counsel in determining damages resulting from agreement terms breaches, cost overruns and design errors, calculating purchase prices for related party buyouts, assisting in structuring dissolutions and separations, as well as assisting in determining prices for “shotgun” triggering events. We are well equipped to ensure proper consideration of contingent costs of disposition, including latent income taxes and other contingent liabilities. We will often work closely with real estate appraisers, engineers, planners and quantity surveyors as part of a team.
Matter involving the quantification of disturbance damages (i.e. rental losses and out-of-pockets expenses) due to the expropriation of lands from which a Plaza operates.Learn More
Determination of value of multiple real estate projects in varying stages of development subject to dispute between first and second generation real estate developers.Learn More
Determination of profits earned on housing development for purposes of a disputed buyout valuation amongst shareholders.Learn More
Civil fraud cases can include the extraordinary ex-parte remedies of Anton Piller Orders and accompanying Mareva Injunctions, colloquially known as “seize” and “freeze” orders against defendants.Learn More