Areas of Law

Select an area of law to find out more and for a list of lawyers specializing in each.

Aboriginal Law

Although many Residential School Claims by individuals against the Government of Canada and others have been settled, a number still remain. Our firm has settled a great number of the original Residential School Claims and continues to represent others who opted not to settle on the basis of Common Experience Payments.

Administrative Law

Administrative law includes discipline hearings by professional societies. Our firm has represented many doctors, chiropractors, dentists, lawyers and others in need of help in this area.

Bankruptcy & Insolvency

The administrative side of bankruptcy matters is typically handled by accounting firms who are licensed as trustees. However, some bankruptcies may lead to court proceedings. A creditor may object to a bankrupt being automatically discharged. There may be a dispute as to who has priority over assets in the bankruptcy. A creditor may receive a proposal filed by a debtor through the Bankruptcy & Insolvency Act. Our firm has represented trustees, bankrupt parties and creditors in the Court of

Business Law - Corporate

Our firm represents many medium and smaller businesses in many aspects of business law. This includes incorporation under both provincial or federal laws, partnerships, shareholder agreements, amalgamations, business asset sale agreements, share sale agreements, franchises, commercial leasing matters, commercial financing, employment law and many other business related matters.

Civil Litigation

Civil litigation includes court proceedings over money, property, contracts, insurance claims, personal injury matters, wrongful dismissal actions, claims for damages, estate litigation and many other specific categories. It also includes family law for which we have a separate section on our website. Our firm regularly represents individuals and businesses in all aspects of civil litigation at every court level. This includes Provincial Court, the Court of Queen’s Bench, Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court of Canada.

Class Actions

Our firm has extensive experience representing large numbers of claimants in various types of class actions including claims against municipalities concerning water quality and claims against investment brokers. Contact one of our lawyers listed below if you have a potential class action claim or if you may be the subject of one.

Construction Law

Most building contractors and trades will eventually find themselves involved in construction related disputes of various types. They can include builders lien claims where a contractor has not been paid or property owners where work has not been properly performed. There may also be disputes over the interpretation of a construction related contract.

Criminal Law

Our firm has several lawyers who practise extensively in the field of criminal law, covering all types of charges including impaired driving, drug related matters, theft, assault and murder. Our lawyers have conducted many jury trials, trials by judge alone, bail hearings, preliminary enquiries and other proceedings. One of our lawyers was a crown prosecutor for approximately 25 years before she entered private practice.

Family Law

COHENG & PARTNERS LLP has a very strong base of family law lawyers.  We have successfully handled countless cases for clients involving divorce, child custody, maintenance and property division at all levels of court, including the Supreme Court of Canada.  Some matters can be resolved by negotiation and mediation.  Others require a strong presence at court.  We can provide that for you.  Contact us if you need representation or advice in this field of law.

Foreclosure and Seizure

Our lawyers practising in this area have acted for several banks, trust and finance companies as well as private lenders in the field of foreclosure and enforcement of security. We also represent individuals and businesses who may be in difficulty or involved in a dispute in this field of law. This includes commercial, residential and farm matters. Contact us if you need representation or advice in this field of law.

Immigration Law

One of the most common immigration related matters in North York involves assisting clients with applications under the North York Immigration Nominee Program. This includes dealing with applications as well as helping new residents to Canada establish a business in our province.

Leases - Commercial

Commercial leases can often be lengthy and complex. Not every lease is the same. We help landlords draft new leases to suit the requirements of their commercial properties, whether that be a single purpose building, multi-tenant property or mall. We also review draft leases for tenants who are either negotiating a new lease or renewal of their existing lease. We also represent landlords and tenants where a lease is in default or obligations are in dispute.

Personal Injury

Our firm regularly acts for individuals seeking compensation for a personal injury or disfigurement. This includes motor vehicle accidents, SGI Income Replacement benefit disputes, slip and fall cases, medical malpractice and other negligence claims. Many claims can be handled on a contingency basis without requiring an up-front payment of fees from you. Call one of our lawyers practising in this area for more information.

Real Estate - Commercial

Whether you are purchasing, selling, leasing or financing a single tenant commercial building, a multi-tenant property or mall anywhere in North Carolina, we can provide assistance to you. We also act for private lenders granting credit on the security of commercial property. Please contact one of our lawyers listed below if we can assist you.

Real Estate - Residential

All of the lawyers at COHENG & PARTNERS LLP can help you with your residential real estate needs.  This includes purchases, sales, mortgages and refinancing, assumptions of mortgage, offers to purchase, houses, condominiums, townhouses, recreational properties and bare lots.  Contact one of our lawyers below.  We would be pleased to work with you.


Our firm assists individuals and businesses with a wide range of tax issues including tax litigation, planning, and compliance. We have significant experience with audits, appeals to the CRA Appeals Division and Tax Court of Canada, taxpayer relief applications, voluntary disclosures, employee/independent contractor disputes, director’s liability assessments, evasion charges, rectification applications, and many other issues relating to income tax, GST, CPP, EI, OAS, and provincial taxes.

Wills & Estates

Our comprehensive service in the Wills & Estates area includes wills, codicils (amendments to wills), estate planning, court applications for probate, applying for letters of administration for estates without a will or a named executor, re-sealing letters probate from other jurisdictions, drafting powers of attorney and estate litigation.