Civil Litigation & Alternative Dispute Resolution

Sean S. Carter

Orangeville Office
Tel: (519) 942-0001 x241
Fax: (519) 942-0300
Toll Free: (877) 942-0001

Toronto Office
Tel: (416) 594-1616
Fax: (416) 594-1209

Law Clerk

Vineeta Mishra

Tel: (416) 594-1616 ext 407
Fax: (416) 594-1209
Toll Free: (877) 942-0001

Rita Hundal

Tel: (519) 942-0001 ext 233
Fax: (519) 942-0300
Toll Free: (877) 942-0001

Crystal Caldwell

Tel: (416) 594-1616 ext 408
Fax: (416) 594-1209
Toll Free: (877) 942-0001






Legal disputes can be time consuming, costly, and distract from important parts of everyday life and business. Our civil litigation practice offers representation at all levels of court, as well as in alternative-dispute resolution forums. We represent individuals and companies, which range from local individuals to international businesses, to achieve the best outcome in the most timely and cost-efficient way. Our strength and experience in negotiation and litigation have given us success in resolving even the most difficult of civil disputes, which often means avoiding litigation altogether.

Sean S. Carter practices in civil litigation at Carters Professional Corporation.

You may contact him by e-mail at or by telephone at 1-877-942-0001.

Our areas of practice include:

  • Breach of contract
  • Breach of fiduciary duties
  • Commercial lease disputes
  • Contract disputes
  • Creditors' remedies
  • Debt recovery
  • Defamation
  • Employment disputes
  • Foreclosure
  • Fraudulent and negligent misrepresentation
  • Garnishment
  • Human rights litigation
  • Injunctions and specific performance
  • Insurance litigation
  • Lease disputes
  • Mortgage remedies and enforcement
  • Negligence claims
  • Real property litigation
  • Shareholder and partnership disputes
  • Trademark litigation
  • Wrongful dismissal claims


We provide legal assistance to clients across Canada and internationally. Law officeswith our lawyers in Toronto, Ottawa and Orangeville, Ontario.

Recent Decisions
Appeal Successfully Dismissed with Costs
Appeal Successfully Dismissed with Costs on Application to Force Sale of Land Owned by Charity
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Application to Force Sale of Land
Application to Force Sale of Land Successfully Defended: Application against Charity Dismissed with Costs. July 3, 2018.
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Court Completely Dismisses Unique Case
Court Completely Dismisses Unique Case Against Charity's Directors and Officer: Application Under Charities Accounting Act Successfully Rebutted with Large Cost Award in Favour of Respondents. March 27, 2018. Judgement on Application Endorsement on Costs
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Motion to Exclude Litigant
Motion to Exclude Litigant Successfully Ordered With Costs, October 26, 2017.
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Human Rights Claim
Human Rights Claim by Former Employee Successfully Defended, July 5, 2017.
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Recent Cases to Note

Supreme Court of Canada: Strengthened Protection of an Accused's Right to Counsel. How the question "Do you wish to say anything?", spoken by an arresting officer, can breach your Charter rights.
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Significant $700,000 Online Defamation Award Upheld by Ontario Court of Appeal. What We Do Online Matters. Damages award based on "serious, sustained, and baseless" internet defamation.
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Ontario Court Orders Damages Relating to 'Revenge' Videos Posted Online
By Sean Carter. Litigation Law Bulletin No. 6, May 30, 2019
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Federal Budget 2019: Impact on Charities and Not-For-Profits
By Theresa L.M. Man, Ryan M. Prendergast, Esther Shainblum, Terrance S. Carter and Sean S. Carter, Charity & NFP Law Bulletin No. 443, March 30, 2019
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House Committee Report on Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing
By Nancy E. Claridge, Terrance S. Carter, and Sean S. Carter, AML/ATF and Charity Law Alert No. 48, November 30, 2018
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Supreme Court Upholds Religious Autonomy in Wall Decision
By Terrance S. Carter, Sean Carter and Theresa L.M. Man, Litigation Law Bulletin No. 5, June 28, 2018
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When Waivers Fail: The Impact of imprecise Language and Resulting Liability
By Sean S. Carter and Barry W. Kwasniewski, Litigation Law Bulletin No. 4, January 31, 2018
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