LITIGATION SERVICES

Atoosa is passionate about helping clients resolve their disputes, whether by means of traditional litigation through the courts or by way of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) mechanisms such as negotiation, mediation or arbitration. Areas of practice include:

  • Commercial litigation
  • Breach of contract
  • Partnership and shareholder disputes
  • Professional Negligence
  • Fraud and asset recovery
  • Real estate litigation
  • Mortgage and security enforcement
  • Construction liens and disputes
  • Bankruptcy and insolvency
  • Employment litigation
  • Estate litigation
  • Arbitration, Mediation, Negotiation
  • Tribunal advocacy

Litigation

Atoosa is a strong advocate and works hard to bring a practical and solution-focused approach to her clients’ disputes. One of the important ways Atoosa measures performance is through her ability to keep legal costs as low as possible for her clients. This is often achieved by working toward early resolution of cases.

Atoosa received her law degree from the University of Ottawa in 1995, graduating Magna Cum Laude. She has been practicing commercial litigation since 1997 when she was called to the Ontario Bar.

Atoosa got her start as a barrister at a boutique commercial litigation firm where she articled and practiced for five years. In 2001, Atoosa moved to a large firm on Bay Street and joined their litigation group. She made partner in 2004. Atoosa set up her own practice in 2015 in order to continue to provide exceptional litigation service to clients without the overhead costs associated with large law firms.

Atoosa is the most senior practicing Iranian lawyer in Ontario. She is fluent in Persian (Farsi) and French.

In 2005, Atoosa was recognized by the Iranian-Canadian Network as one of five Iranian-Canadian women who have shown leadership in their profession and are seen as an inspiration for the community.

Atoosa was co-founder and President of the Iranian Canadian Lawyers Association from 2002-2007 and co-founder and director of the Iranian Legal Professionals of Ontario from 2011-2013.

Since 2014, Atoosa has since been on the board of directors of the Iranian Canadian Legal Professionals (ICLP) and is now serving as Co-Chair. Atoosa also represents ICLP at the Roundtable Of Diversity Association (RODA).

Atoosa is a member of the Ontario Bar Association, The Advocate Society and Women’s Law Association of Ontario.

Civil Litigation
Disputes that are non-criminal in nature and which are resolved in court or other forum: arbitrations, tribunals or hearings.
Corporate / Commercial Litigation
Contractual disputes between individuals or businesses, internal disputes between shareholders or partners.
Real Estate and Property Litigation
Disputes that arise in the context of land transactions such as purchase/sale of land, mortgage enforcement, neighbour disputes.
Construction Litigation
Construction liens, construction disputes and deficiencies. Representing owners, contractors, project consultants.