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403-400-4092 (Calgary, Banff and Southern Alberta)



Commercial business disputes are an inescapable reality of being engaged in the restaurant industry, whether you an own and operate a restaurant, bar, pub, nightclub or franchised operation. For irrespective of the degree of legal safeguards that are implemented to protect your restaurant business, there are always areas of legal vulnerability. And it is such vulnerabilities that provide the basis for commercial disputes and trial litigation.

Resolving such commercial disputes is rarely a simple or straight forward task. There are many variables and positions that impact on the situation, together with considerable evidence that is subject to a broad array of interpretations. And to make matters worse, emotions typically enter into the arena of commercial litigation, oftentimes preventing rationale decisions and resolutions from being achieved. With all these competing issues it is no wonder that litigation in the restaurant industry can be very time consuming and expensive, such that settling prior to proceeding to a court trial, where there invariably remains considerable uncertain as to the verdict, tends to be the appropriate decision.

Neufeld Legal P.C. provides highly specific dispute resolution services to restaurant and bar owners related to the following areas:

(i) disputes emanating from the purchase and sale of a restaurant or bar;

(ii) corporate matters specifically related to unanimous shareholders agreements or joint venture / partnership agreements; and

(iii) internal business management / corporate governance issues - director's liability, officer's liability, shareholder oppression claims, private investors, and investor fraud.

Our law firm's litigation practice is restricted to the particular lawsuits set forth above that are litigated in Alberta - whether acting in a direct legal capacity, co-counsel or advising your primary legal counsel. As such, if you need specialized legal counsel to tackle such commercial dispute matters, in relation to your restaurant or bar, contact lawyer Christopher Neufeld at either 403-400-4092 or


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Restaurant Lawyer Chris Neufeld is a business lawyer with the law firm of Neufeld Legal Professional Corporation and is admitted to practice law in Alberta and Ontario (Canada) and New York (U.S.A.).  Chris' legal practice focuses primarily on business law, with considerable legal work [combined with practical experience] being undertaken for restaurants, bars, pubs, nightclubs and franchise operations. The law firm of Neufeld Legal Professional Corporation has offices in Toronto (1 Yonge Street, Suite 1801), Calgary (144 4th Avenue SW, Suite 1600) and Burlington (719 Catalina Crescent) which also serves Mississauga, Oakville, Hamilton, Brampton, Milton, Guelph, Niagara Falls and Kitchener Waterloo. Legal Disclaimer. Privacy. See also © 2016.