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.

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

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.)

  • Repeatedly recognized by Best Lawyers in Canada as a leading lawyer in Construction Law
  • Co-Chair, WeirFoulds Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Committee (2020-present)
Called to the Bar
  • Ontario (2000)

  • J.D., University of Toronto, 1998
  • B.Comm. (Hons.), Memorial University of Newfoundland, 1995
  • Undergraduate Certificate in International Business, ESC Rennes School of Business, 1994
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Ontario Bar Association
  • Metropolitan Toronto Lawyers Association
  • The Advocates' Society
  • Canadian Association of Women in Construction
  • Women in Capital Markets

Speaking Engagements

Co-Speaker (with Michael Swartz), "Construction Contracts: Assessing and Managing Risks – Part 2”, Private Webinar Series for an Owner in conjunction with The Construction Institute of Canada, October 31, 2022
Co-Speaker (with Michael Swartz), "Construction Contracts: Assessing and Managing Risks – Part 1”, Private Webinar Series for an Owner in conjunction with The Construction Institute of Canada, July 8, 2022
Co-Speaker (with Jeff Scorgie), "A Conversation About Contracts – Emerging Trends and Challenges", EACC Annual General Meeting & Conference, May 26, 2022
Speaker, “Lessons From Canada and the UK: Lien Reform and Adjudication”, The Advocates’ Society, Online, April 22, 2022
Co-Host, "Tools for Success: A Construction Webinar Series - Season 3", WeirFoulds, Online, March 10 to April 28, 2022
Co-Speaker (with Michael Swartz), "Construction Contracts 101: Smooth Sailing or Gale Force Winds”, Webinar Series, The Construction Institute of Canada, March 29-31, 2022
Co-Speaker (with Jeff Scorgie), "New CCA 1-2021 Stipulated Price Subcontract & Best Practices: What you need to know”, Webinar, Barrie Construction Association, March 24, 2022
Co-Speaker (with Michael Swartz), "The Law of Procurement”, Webinar Series, The Construction Institute of Canada, March 7-9, 2022
Co-Speaker (with Michael Swartz), “Supply Chain Woes: Breaches, Claims, Delay and More – Tips for Handling Price Escalations, Material Shortages and Supply Chain Delays”, Webinar, The Construction Institute of Canada, February 28, 2022
Speaker, "The Six-Minute Commercial Leasing Lawyer 2022," Law Society of Ontario, Online, March 3, 2022

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Additional Publications

  • Co-author (with Michael Swartz and Brian Kuchar), “Pandemic Pandemonium! Construction Claims and COVID-19”, Piling Canada Q2, 2020
  • Co-author (with Michael Swartz), “Getting Ready for Prompt Payment in Ontario: Other provinces are likely to follow suit”, Canadian Petroleum Contractor Magazine, Canadian Petroleum Contractor Association, December 2019.