Anne Kennedy is a Member of the Commercial Litigation and Estate Litigation Groups. She is also a Member of the Alternate Dispute Resolution Services Group.
Anne’s practice focuses on commercial litigation, with an emphasis on disputes involving real property, fraud and fraud recovery and estates. Anne represents title insurers, financial institutions on issues relating to estate issues, property owners, business owners, estate trustees and beneficiaries.
She has appeared before all levels of Ontario courts, including the Superior Court of Justice, the Ontario Divisional Court, and the Ontario Court of Appeal. Anne has also appeared before administrative tribunals. As an experienced litigator, she has been involved in the resolution of class action lawsuits, the take-over by the lender of large commercial and retail properties and the resolution of multi-party disputes and multiple beneficiary estate disputes.
Anne’s litigation practice includes most areas of commercial litigation involving real property and contract disputes such as commercial mortgage enforcement, fraud and fraud recovery actions with respect to real property, title issues, transactional disputes and construction deficiencies.
Anne also practices in the area of estates and trusts litigation, providing guidance to estate trustees, beneficiaries and institutions faced with disputes or uncertainties in the administration of estates.
Anne has a background in insurance law and applies this experience to her current practice in assisting clients with insurance issues such as coverage disputes that arise in the context of litigation. She brings a practical approach to the resolution of complex commercial disputes as well as contentious estates matters
With litigation experience in diverse areas such as property, business, contractual, insurance and estate disputes, Anne is well suited to act as mediator in a wide variety of situations, including commercial disputes and estate matters. A belief in the power of mediation and in particular that a pragmatic, cost-effective and self-determined result is often in the client’s best interest, motivates Anne to apply her years of experience and skill as an advocate in complex litigation matters, to assist clients and their counsel to achieve a settlement.