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Mann Lawyers expands its commercial litigation practice

Christopher Mcleod
Christopher Mcleod

When clients need more, it makes sense to give them more.

Ottawa’s Mann Lawyers, as a full-service law firm, has a long standing reputation for delivering high quality legal services to its clients in the business, commercial and residential real estate, employment, human rights and labour, family, general litigation, personal injury and wills and estate services areas. Its business and commercial real estate service areas have been supported by a talented commercial litigation group, however, as the firm has grown so too has the diversity and complexity of clients’ business needs. That’s why the firm recently made the decision to enhance its commercial litigation practice under the new leadership of Christopher (Chris) McLeod.

As the new Head, Commercial Litigation at Mann Lawyers, McLeod brings his significant commercial litigation experience and successful track record to a team already well situated to take on a wide range of business disputes for area businesses. “We’ve been looking for a while for someone to fill this role who fits with our culture and our client service philosophy” said partner Ted Mann. “Chris has the skills to serve both our firm and our clients well.”

What does Mann Lawyers’ client-first approach mean in practical terms of business clients?

“Particularly as commercial litigators, we can never lose sight of the fact that we are in the business of supporting our clients’ businesses,” McLeod said.

“We understand that business disputes require a businessminded approach, and that our clients require the timely and practical delivery of that approach. Sometimes it means the velvet glove, other times the iron fist. Our team is well positioned for both.”

This father of two and kids’ hockey coach has been in practice since 2008. McLeod worked with a national firm and then a boutique firm before joining Mann Lawyers. He brings the best of both worlds to his clients. McLeod and his team can handle a wide variety of business disputes, including contract, shareholder, construction, real estate, bankruptcy and director and officer disputes. In addition to his commercial litigation experience, McLeod also brings significant government procurement expertise.

With its enhanced commercial litigation practice, Mann Lawyers has a complete advocacy contingent capable of handling any form of dispute resolution or litigation in the areas of commercial disputes, estates, personal injury, real estate, employment and family law.

Mann Lawyers serves clients across Ontario, including Toronto, with a team of 23 lawyers and 26 support staff. It also has lawyers who can practice in Quebec. To learn more, please visit