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

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

Considering an offer to settle?

By Anton Katz . There are many factors to consider when making or responding to an offer to settle an ongoing lawsuit. This blog post will discuss the purposes and effects of making, accepting, or rejecting an offer to settle, in general. For information and advice regarding the specific terms that are included in any actual offer to settle please seek legal advice. Read more

The benefits of seeking legal advice before selling your business

By Anton Katz . If you are thinking about buying or selling a business, you undoubtedly have questioned whether you should structure that purchase or sale as a share purchase or asset purchase transaction. Read more

Limitation periods: how long do I have to begin a lawsuit?

By Anton Katz . So you think you have a claim against another person or business for harm caused by their wrongdoing. What you may not know is that you have a limited amount of time in which to commence your claim. If you fail to commence your claim within this limited time, you could permanently lose your right to be compensated by the wrongdoer. The amount of time you have in which to commence your claim is called the “limitation period.” Read more

A shareholders' agreement at outset can avoid messy litigation later

A recent case underscores why it's crucial to understand what each party’s expectations are and what pre-existing business relationships they bring to the table when drafting a shareholders’ agreement, Toronto business lawyer Anton Katz tells . Read more

What is a minute book?

By Anton Katz . If you have incorporated or are preparing to do so, you have probably heard that you will need to maintain and keep all your corporate documents, but what does that actually mean and why is it important? Read more

What happens to a shareholder’s shares if they die?

By Anton Katz . The death of a shareholder does not prevent the continued operation of the corporation, but what happens to the shareholder’s shares? Read more

Buyout provisions valuable to retain control of shares

A shareholders’ agreement should almost invariably deal with buyouts as a way to control who owns shares in the event of certain circumstances, Toronto business lawyer Anton Katz tells . Read more

Consider classes of shares to confer different rights, privileges

When structuring the share provisions of a corporation, “there is no limit on creativity other than your imagination," Toronto business lawyer Anton Katz tells Read more

Seven tips for successful business negotiations

By Anton Katz . If you’re a small business owner or entrepreneur, you’ve probably learned quickly that negotiation is not only unavoidable in business – it’s critical to the success of your company. Read more

Best time to draft shareholders' agreement is during incorporation

Timing is of the essence when it comes to drafting a shareholders' agreement as deferring it may later put a corporation at risk of uncertain and costly litigation, Toronto business lawyer Anton Katz tells . Read more