Toronto Civil &
Commercial Litigation

Civil, Criminal and Regulatory Litigation

Lawyers in Toronto, Ottawa, and Windsor

  • 5,000 +
    hearings, trials &
    arbitrations completed
  • $10 million +
    In judgements obtained
    And enforced
  • 25 +
    Combined years
    Of experience
  • Unrivalled
    expertise in high-value
    high-stakes litigation.

Never Above You. Never Below You. Always Beside You. If You are Involved in Complex Litigation, call CHAND SNIDER LLP – Lions at Your Side.

About The Firm

With offices on Toronto’s Bay Street and Ottawa’s legal district Chand Snider provides clients with a wide range of litigation services.

Our founding partners, Pradeep Chand and Murray Snider, developed strong reputations as litigators while working at boutique firms in Toronto’s core. Pradeep and Murray decided to strike out on their own in March 2016 with an understanding that complex litigation is most effectively handled by smaller teams of responsive, intelligent and experienced lawyers.

Most of our clients face a threat to their reputation, livelihood or business in some way. We understand that it can take years to develop a good name and relatively little time to diminish them as a result of a lawsuit, criminal charge, regulatory challenge or disciplinary hearing. We are therefore prepared to vigorously defend our clients from any threat to their reputation, profession or business and give each case the personalized attention it deserves.

We run a business too and realize that your satisfaction is directly tied to whether the work we are doing as lawyers makes good business sense. We strive to learn your industry and the problems you face and are often called upon to offer advice on a wide variety of issues.

Drawing on our experience as litigators, we offer a unique perspective and are able to consider how a matter would play out if it went to trial to try and solve the problems before they escalate. If a dispute cannot be avoided, we are prepared and do some of our best work in the courtroom.

By keeping a careful eye on the time we bill and the expenses we incur, we make sure that the fees we charge are in line with the results we achieve. In the end, we know that you are likely to be a long term client only if the work we do has a positive impact on your bottom line.

Lions at your side

Experience and Reputation as Litigators

Our lawyers are courtroom advocates not merely paper litigators. We possess years of collective experience acting for plaintiffs and defendants in high-stakes disputes. Our strength lies in the intellect, creativity and tenacity of our lawyers in applying those traits to achieve great results for clients in serious matters.

We are known for our advocacy and willingness to take on tough cases. We outthink and outflank our opponents and are always trial-ready. We are committed to pursuing aggressive and innovative approaches to your most challenging legal matters and are particularly attentive to the broader business, legal and public relations implications of the matters we handle.

We have achieved exceptional results for individuals who are facing an investigation or charges, administrative proceedings and civil cases all at once. Our firm possesses the necessary experience and expertise required to effectively handle complex litigation on multiple fronts. Pradeep Chand with his criminal law related experience as both prosecutor and defence counsel and Murray Snider with his years of experience in civil litigation are a formidable team who are ready and able to take on these difficult cases, protect their client’s interests and obtain the desired results.

We are available around the clock to protect and advance your interests and look forward to serving you.

Why Work With Us

Toronto Civil & Commercial
Litigation Lawyer

Civil and Commercial litigation has always been at the core of Chand Snider’s practice. We have experience representing clients in a diverse range of business disputes. No matter the circumstances, our litigators possess the skills and expertise to achieve the best possible outcome for your business. Unlike other firms, we limit our engagements to a selective client base. This enables us to be extremely attentive to our clients’ needs and to personalize our interactions. We provide you with smart and clear advice from seasoned litigators to resolve your business disputes. We have the industry knowledge and litigation skills to solve your litigation matter with the least cost and distraction to you. We are trial lawyers and problem solvers. Let us put our experience to work for you. The lawyers at Chand Snider LLP have extensive experience conducting commercial arbitrations for businesses and individuals

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