Krista has experience litigating a large number of business disputes, including those related to commercial leasing, construction, real estate, shareholder rights and remedies, and employment.

Krista is adept at handling complex business litigation. She has appeared before all levels of Ontario courts, numerous tribunals and the Federal Court. Krista also has experience in alternative dispute resolution and effectively provides advice and opinions that result in practical business solutions for her clients.

Krista Chaytor is an experienced litigator with a practice focused on business litigation.

Krista has experience litigating a large number of business disputes, including those related to commercial leasing, construction, real estate, shareholder rights and remedies, and employment.

Krista is adept at handling complex business litigation. She has appeared before all levels of Ontario courts, numerous tribunals and the Federal Court. Krista also has experience in alternative dispute resolution and effectively provides advice and opinions that result in practical business solutions for her clients.

Notable Mandates

Acted for:

  • a national landlord in the enforcement of a redevelopment clause in a commercial lease
  • a national landlord in connection with the enforceability of an Offer to Lease
  • numerous landlords in connection with disputes concerning the calculation of common area maintenance costs
  • a national tenant in connection with the wrongful termination of a retail lease
  • numerous landlords in connection with the interpretation of the use clause in a retail lease
  • numerous employers in connection with the misappropriation of confidential business information
  • a commercial tenant of an office lease in connection with construction deficiencies in the landlord's work
  • minority shareholders of a parent corporation in connection with oppressive conduct of the majority shareholder in depleting corporate assets of the parent and subsidiary companies
  • a public authority in connection with the scope of an official mark

Reported Cases

Fairweather Ltd. v. RioCan YEC Holdings Inc. 2010 ONSC 6445 (CanLII)

Hashem v. 2069513 Ontario Ltd. (2010), 92 R.P.R. (4th) 224 (Ont. Div. Ct.)

Hashem v. 2069513 Ontario Ltd. (2009), 82 R.P.R. (4th) 292 (Ont. S.C)

Kirwan v. Silver Brooke Golf Course Inc. (2006), 46 R.P.R. (4th) 104

Prism Data Services Ltd. v. Neopost Inc. (2003), 124 A.C.W.S. (3d) 461

Cadogan v. Lavigne (2000), 98 A.C.W.S. (3d) 69

Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada v. Armitage (2000), 50 O.R. (3d) 688 (C.A.)

Publications

"Canada" in Global Legal Insights - Litigation & Dispute Resolution 3rd Ed., Global Legal Group Ltd, August 2014

"Canada" in Global Legal Insights - Litigation & Dispute Resolution 2nd Ed., Global Legal Group Ltd, London, August 2013

"Working in Canada: An Overview of Employment Law", WeirFoulds LLP, October 2011 (with Albert Formosa, Sean Foran, Les O'Connor, Maralynne Monteith, John Wilkinson, Raj Anand, N. William Ross, Rachel Goldenberg, and Faren Bogach)

"Estoppel Certificates: Avoiding Liability for Another Owner's Debts", WeirFoulds Case Law Update, September 2011

"Tenant Defaults - What to Do and What Not to Do: A Short Checklist", ICSC Canadian Law Conference, February 2011

"Tenant Bankruptcy and Beyond", FE Magazine, March 2009

"Is Your Business Protected When Employees Leave? ", WeirFoulds LLP Litigation - Employment Update - Winter 2008, November 2008

"Tenant bankruptcy and beyond", WeirFoulds LLP - Property Update - Spring 2008, May 2008

"The Power of the Internet – Beware of What You Write", WeirFoulds LLP - IP/IT Update AUgust 2004, August 2004

Author, "Tenant Bankruptcy and Beyond", National Insolvency Review, June 2008 Volume 25, No. 3.

Author, "Strategies for Enforcing Judgments", Law Society of Upper Canada, 2008.

Co-Author, "Strategies for Collection", Law Society of Upper Canada, 2005.

Author, "The Power of the Internet - Beware of What You Write", WeirFoulds LLP IP/IT and Privacy Law Client Bulletin, August 2004.

Author, "Protecting Intellectual Property Developed by Employees", WeirFoulds LLP IP/IT and Privacy Law Client Bulletin, May 2002.

Author, "Protecting Confidential Information", WeirFoulds LLP IP/IT and Privacy Law Client Bulletin, May 2002.

Speaking Engagements

Speaker, "Impact of the Proposed new Construction Lien Legislation on Tenancies", ICSC Canadian Shopping Centre Law Conference, Toronto, ON, April 2016
 
Roundtable Speaker, "Lease Negotiations and the Rules of Professional Conduct", ICSC 2015 Canadian Law Conference, April 15, 2015.

Roundtable Speaker, "Bankruptcy and Insolvency Law for Leasing Professionals", ICSC 2013 Canadian Law Conference, February 21, 2013.
 
Guest Lecturer, "Employment Standards in the Construction Industry", Ontario General Contractors Association, December 2012.
 
Roundtable Speaker, "Lease Negotiations and the Rules of Professional Conduct", ICSC 2015 Canadian Law Conference, April 15, 2015.

Roundtable Speaker, "Construction Liens for Dummies", ICSC 2012 Canadian Law Conference, February 23, 2012.
 
Guest Lecturer, Employment Law and Human Rights Law in the Construction Industry, George Brown College, School of Continuing Education, July 2011.

Roundtable Speaker, "Tenant Defaults – What to Do and What Not to Do", ICSC 2011 Canadian Law Conference, February 25, 2011.

Guest Lecturer, "Employment Standards in the Construction Industry and Human Rights in the Construction Industry", Ontario General Contractors Association, October, 2010.

Speaker, "Commercial Leasing in Tumultuous Times", Ontario Bar Association, May 28, 2009.

Speaker, "Commercial Leasing Essentials", Law Society of Upper Canada, September 24, 2008.

Speaker, The Six Minute Debtor-Creditor & Insolvency Lawyer, Law Society of Upper Canada, April 22, 2008.

Speaker, "Property Tax Issues", ICSC 2007 Canadian Law Conference, March 1, 2007.

Roundtable Speaker, "Confidential Information from a Litigator's Perspective", University of Western Ontario Faculty of Law, 2006.

Speaker, Bounteous Boarders, Nasty Neighbours III: Return of the Feuding, Ontario Bar Association, Toronto, June 2004.

Affiliations

Canadian Bar Association

Ontario Bar Association

Metropolitan Toronto Lawyers Association

The Advocates' Society

Canadian Association of Women in Construction 

Women in Capital Markets

Partner*

Toronto
Direct 416.947.5074
Fax 416.365.1876
kchaytor@weirfoulds.com
* Partner through a professional corporation

Practice Areas

Litigation

Construction Law

Called to the Bar
Ontario (2000)
Education
University of Toronto
J.D. 1998

Memorial University of Newfoundland
B.Comm. (Hons) 1995

ESC Rennes School of Business
1994
Undergraduate Certificate in International Business

Affiliations

Canadian Bar Association

Ontario Bar Association

Metropolitan Toronto Lawyers Association

The Advocates' Society

Canadian Association of Women in Construction 

Women in Capital Markets

Called to the Bar

Ontario (2000)

Education

University of Toronto
J.D. 1998

Memorial University of Newfoundland
B.Comm. (Hons) 1995

ESC Rennes School of Business
1994
Undergraduate Certificate in International Business