KRB helps businesses and
individuals with a wide range of
business and corporate legal issues.

Our team, with extensive experience in varied corporate legal situations, will work with you and provide the legal representation your business needs.

our expertise

  • Purchase and Sale Transactions
  • Auction Processes
  • Cross-Border Transactions
  • Management Buy-Outs
  • Private Equity Transactions
  • Venture Capital Transactions

As a firm with a transactional pulse, our experience and the volume of transactions we are involved in uniquely positions us to act for both purchasers and vendors in the context of mid-market purchase and sale transactions. With closing certainty being at the pinnacle of client concerns, whether pursuing a $1mm or $100mm opportunity, our team has the depth and resources required to match expectations with results.

  • Portfolio or Single Asset Purchase and Sale Transactions
  • Development and Redevelopment
  • Sale/Leasebacks
  • Real Estate Fund Creation
  • Real Estate Investment Structuring
  • Leasing
  • Notarial Services (Title, Servitudes, Land Assembly)

Our firm’s Real Estate practice group is recognized as a leader among a multitude of operator and investor classes. KRB focuses on providing strategic advice throughout the real estate deal cycle: identifying and troubleshooting issues before they arise, our solutions-oriented approach prizes deal-certainty while contextualizing risk.

Clients benefit from our firm’s active practice and broad network of real estate intervenants to achieve their objectives.

  • Corporate Finance (Lender/Borrower)
  • Real Estate Finance (Lender/Borrower)
  • Convertible Debt
  • Alternative Debt Instruments
  • Asset Backed Lending
  • Subordinated Debt
  • Intercreditor Arrangements
  • Notarial Services

With a secured lending practice rooted in both lender and borrower side representative work, KRB clients benefit from significant experience across the lending spectrum (including real estate lending and corporate finance work), and from perspective which fuels our secured lending team’s ability to navigate complex problems to achieve creative solutions.

Debtor/Borrower Representation

  • Informal workouts and forbearance situations
  • Formal creditor-protection proceedings
  • Distressed financing and refinancing
  • Going-concern asset and share sales
  • Liquidations
  • Proposals, plans of compromise or arrangement and other restructurings and reorganizations

Lender-Side Work

  • Informal workouts and forbearance situations
  • Collateral realization
  • Protection of security rights in formal insolvency filings
  • Creditor-initiated receiverships and bankruptcies
  • Interim debtor-in-possession financing
  • Exit financing

Representation of Court Officers

  • Advising bankruptcy, proposal and NOI trustees, receivers, CCAA monitors and other officers of the court in their statutory mandates
  • Security vetting opinions
  • Court-supervised sale processes
  • Claims procedures

Other Stakeholders

  • Protecting landlords in tenant insolvencies
  • Advising trade suppliers of insolvent debtors
  • Preparation and of proofs of claim
  • Litigation of validity and value of claims
  • Disputing notices of contract termination

Leveraging the creativity, knowledge and experience of the entire firm across multiple disciplines, including financing, litigation, M&A and real estate, our Insolvency and Restructuring Group provides a seamless range of services to our clients. This multidisciplinary approach enables KRB to offer one-stop, cost-efficient solutions that address our clients’ biggest and most complex challenges when dealing with their own liquidity issues or when affected by the insolvency of a third party.

Insolvency and Restructuring team

  • General Corporate Advisory
  • Corporate Governance
  • Incorporations
  • Corporate Reorganizations
  • Corporate Structuring (shareholders’ agreement, limited partnership agreements)
  • Private Investments
  • Commercial Agreements (services, supply, manufacturing, distribution, confidentiality)
  • Non-competition, Non-Solicitation, Non-Disparagement Agreements
  • Joint Venture Agreements
  • Licensing and Franchise Agreements
  • Acting as Local Counsel for all Canadian and Quebec Corporate Law Matters
  • Franchising


  • Fintech
  • Hospitality
  • Private Equity
  • Retail
  • Transportation
  • Manufacturing
  • Food
  • Property Management

Our team is committed to putting our clients’ strategies into action through a comprehensive understanding of their business objectives and commercial realities. This context, viewed through the lens of highly competent attorneys with a depth and breadth of experience in multiple facets of corporate and commercial law, creates a relationship that extends beyond attorney-client into a business advisory role.

Corporate/Commercial Litigation

  • Contract Disputes
  • Franchising Disputes
  • Debt Collection
  • Enforcement of Security

Shareholder Disputes

  • Shareholders’ Agreements
  • Oppression Remedies and Derivative Suits
  • Enforcing Director/Shareholder Rights

Real Estate Litigation

  • Commercial Leases
  • Latent Defects
  • Construction Law
  • Enforcing Promises to Purchase
  • Purchase and Sale Disputes
  • Expropriation
  • Servitude Disputes
  • Regulatory Decisions (zoning, land use, RBQ matters etc.)

Condo Litigation

  • Divided and Undivided Co-Ownership
  • Syndicate/Co-Owner Disputes
  • New Home Warranty Disputes

Extraordinary Recourses

  • Safeguard Orders
  • Injunctions
  • Seizure before Judgment

Mediation/ Arbitration

Labour and Employment Law Disputes

  • Employer- and Employee-Side Representation
  • Employment Contract Disputes
  • Collective Bargaining Disputes
  • Employee/Executive Terminations

Estate Disputes

  • Probating Wills
  • Navigating the Liquidation Process
  • Appointment, Removal and Substitution of Liquidator(s)
  • Contested and Uncontested Estate Matters

Administrative Law Matters

  • Professional Orders
  • Penal and Regulatory Infractions (SAAQ, CNESST, CTQ, RACJ, RBQ etc.)
  • Municipal Law

Our experienced team of litigators services our clients in overseeing a variety of litigious matters; before, during, and following the litigation process. In line with our firm’s core values, our litigation professionals contextualize each litigious matter within our client’s business and commercial objectives. In this light, our clients feel secure knowing that all options, from settlement alternatives to the pursuit of legal proceedings before the courts, will be considered. Our team of litigators has experience across all Court and tribunal levels up to the Supreme Court of Canada and are supported throughout various mandates by KRB’s various practice groups to ensure the strongest technical foundation of any claim review and analysis.

Combined with our significant real estate experience, our specialized experience in environmental matters provides our landlord/tenant, lender/borrower, owner, and developer clients with a fulsome appreciation of the environmental risks inherent in the consummation of their commercial transactions. We evaluate the legal environmental risks associated with the ownership or occupancy of, development or re-development of and the acquisition, divestiture and financing of contaminated sites. We also assist our clients with legal environmental compliance matters and with risk and site management following environmental incidents.

Environmental team


  • Final wills and testaments
  • Homologation (probate) of non-notarial wills
  • Deeds required in the context of a succession (estate) where there is no will (i.e.: Declaration of Heirship, Designation of Estate Liquidator)
  • Application for clearance certificates from provincial and federal tax authorities
  • Letters of verification for cross-border estate matters
  • Deeds and documents pertaining to real estate (i.e.: Declaration of Transmission, Change of Control, etc.)
  • Deeds of renunciation to the estate
  • Guidance and assistance in dealing with financial institutions



  • Advising liquidators on duties and responsibilities
  • Liquidation of assets (recovery of assets, inventory lists with publication at the appropriate registers and newspapers, payment of debts, protection of property, allocation to beneficiaries, etc.)
  • Liquidation of matrimonial rights


Non-Contentious Proceedings

  • Planning for beneficiaries with disabilities, including “Henson”-type trusts
  • Mandates of incapacity for later-life planning
  • Protection mandates and tutorship


Disputes and Contentious Proceedings

  • Estate disputes
  • Contestation of wills and mandates
  • Contestation of inter vivos distributions
  • Negotiation for the distribution of an estate between heirs
  • Petitioning the Court for replacement of a liquidator
  • Petitioning the Court for final distribution of the estate
  • Other disputes and disagreements pertaining to estate distribution, management or disposition

Our Wills, Estates and Planning Group is comprised of lawyers, notaries and paraprofessionals who develop and implement later-life planning solutions that prioritize:

  • wealth transfer optimization;
  • reduction of later contestations;
  • clear and effective planning for later-life concerns; and
  • facilitating execution by liquidators of their responsibilities.

We offer complete access to leading experts in the areas of M&A, Corporate and Commercial Services, Real Estate, Banking and Finance, and Litigation, enabling our planning group to develop and implement fully-integrated solutions that achieve the wealth transfer objectives of KRB clients.

  • Corporate structuring and reorganization (shareholders’ agreements, limited partnership structures, etc.)
  • Tax reorganizations
  • Insolvency and restructuring
  • Franchising
  • Advisory services
  • Fund creation
  • Private investments
  • Joint venture agreements

Our Strategic Structuring and Reorganization Group is comprised of lawyers, notaries and paraprofessionals who develop, implement and deliver:

  • corporate services, including entity creation, organization and governance planning;
  • corporate and tax reorganizations (including implementation of tax plans and memoranda);
  • domestic and cross-border transfers of assets, real estate and shares (including rollovers);
  • insolvency and restructuring;
  • fund creation and private investments;
  • franchising and other business structures (including between related entities);
  • joint venture, limited partnership and management agreements; and
  • shareholders’ agreements and voting trusts.

Our team has extensive experience implementing domestic and cross-border solutions responsive to the business, transactional, tax and wealth-retention objectives of KRB clients.

Strategic Structuring and Reorganization team

  • Initial formation and organization of companies
  • Incentive plans
  • Development and commercial agreements
  • Capital raises
  • Equity structures
  • Investor negotiations
  • R&D
  • Intellectual property rights
  • Employee compensation and incentive plans
  • Risk and compliance
  • Other aspects key to success

KRB – once a legal startup itself and an industry disrupter – has within its DNA the expertise to counsel entrepreneurs and investors alike in the startup and high growth company sector. We deploy our interdisciplinary experience, differentiated insight and vast network of industry leaders to help build value for our clients and their ventures.

KRB’s Emerging and Growth Companies Group regularly represents innovative founders from the very inception of an idea, providing strategic, practical guidance and hands-on, business-first counsel from the initial formation and organization of the company and throughout the strategic growth process. In addition to company and founder representation, the group regularly advises investors ranging from private companies and diversified private equity firms, to mid-market, industry-focused investment and buyout funds and earlier-stage investment firms in strategic transactions.

Our team frequently draws upon the firm’s interdisciplinary experience in equity and debt financing, M&A, commercial transactions and other practice areas to support successful outcomes for KRB clients.