Anton Katz

Anton Katz
Anton M. Katz Barrister & Solicitor
Civil Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Corporate

Anton Katz, a corporate-commercial/civil litigation lawyer practising in Toronto, is focused on offering small businesses practical legal help with their challenges and opportunities in a cost-effective and timely manner.

He received his Juris Doctor from Osgoode Hall Law School in 1994 and was called to the Ontario Bar in 1996. Mr. Katz has been a sole practitioner since 2001.

He served on council of the Ontario Bar Association (OBA) from 2012 to 2018 and has served as a trustee of the OBA Foundation since 2014. Mr. Katz is a mentor for both the OBA and the Law Society of Ontario and has tutored bar admission course students.

Anton Katz Posts

ADR clause preempts time, cost of shareholder litigation

There are several benefits to including a dispute resolution mechanism within a shareholders’ agreement, says Toronto business lawyer Anton Katz. Read more

Why corporations cannot ignore the Forfeited Corporate Property Act

By Anton Katz The Forfeited Corporate Property law affects all corporations in Ontario. What does it mean for your corporation’s operation and finances? Read more

Disability clause important part of shareholders’ agreement

A well-drafted shareholders’ agreement should include provisions specifying what will happen in the event of disability, says Toronto business lawyer Anton Katz. Read more

Should you register your business name in Ontario?

By Anton Katz When is it mandatory to register a business name, or more formally, your Master Business Licence (the proper legal term)? Read more

Shareholders’ agreement should account for divorce

When it comes to protecting a business from a triggering event such as a marital breakdown, it’s worth reviewing the different approaches when drafting a shareholders’ agreement, says Toronto corporate lawyer Anton Katz. Read more

Restrictive covenants protect against misuse of corporate info

While a unanimous shareholders’ agreement devotes most of its contents to what happens during the life of a business relationship, certain clauses deal with putting restrictions on departing shareholders, says Toronto corporate lawyer Anton Katz. Read more

Valuation clause important part of shareholders' agreement

A shareholders' agreement that doesn’t contain a valuation clause could create uncertainty and even animosity among parties if an evaluation of shares is required later on, Toronto business lawyer Anton Katz tells Read more

CBCA disclosure requirements in force as of June 2019

Amendments to the Canada Business Corporations Act (CBCA) that require a company to disclose the identity of its shareholders may lead to more businesses incorporating provincially, Toronto business lawyer Anton Katz tells Read more

What to expect in an Ontario business lawsuit

By Anton Katz . If you are a small business owner and you’ve decided to sue – or are being sued – you’re probably anxious about what lies ahead. As a small business lawyer in Toronto – one that specializes in corporate law and commercial litigation – I often prepare my clients for what to expect. Read more

Can your Toronto small business avoid litigation?

By Anton Katz . As a small business owner, you’re probably no stranger to setting goals for your business and mapping out a plan to achieve those goals. But there’s one thing you don’t have to plan on that will almost certainly happen on its own. Read more

Thinking about suing your business partner?

By Anton Katz . Small business owners have to juggle many competing demands in order to succeed. If you are a Toronto small business owner considering litigation against your business partner, you may wish to follow the five tips below before proceeding. Read more

Five contracts you need to protect your business

By Anton Katz . If you want to set your small business up for success, you need to do more than just be an expert in your field. Read more

How your small business can trim costly legal fees

By Anton Katz . No entrepreneur looks forward to spending money on legal fees. Read more

What is ‘discovery’ and how do I prepare for it? (part II)

By Anton Katz . Part I of this blog discussed the discovery process in general as well as the first two steps: creating the discovery plan and exchanging affidavits of documents. Part II of this blog post will focus on the final steps in the discovery process: examinations for discovery and fulfilling any obligations that may arise afterward. Read more

What is ‘discovery’ and how do I prepare for it? (Part I)

By Anton Katz . Discovery is the process whereby all of the parties exchange relevant information and evidence relating to a civil lawsuit in preparation for trial. Read more