Krista Chaytor

Partner*

Toronto
416.947.5074

Krista Chaytor

* Partner through a professional corporation

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.)

Called to the Bar
  • Ontario (2000)
Education
  • 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
Affiliations
  • 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

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.

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