109E, 1144 29 Ave N.E. Calgary

civil litigation

…the first step is to calmly evaluate the situation with an experienced, knowledgeable litigation lawyer

Making hasty, uninformed, and emotional decisions can quickly make a bad legal situation even worse. If you find yourself involved in a potential legal dispute, the first step is to calmly evaluate the situation with an experienced, knowledgeable litigation lawyer.

Our lawyers take a practical approach to legal disputes. We focus on helping you understand your rights and options so that you can make an informed decision at every step of the way.

CKM Law can help you with the following civil and commercial litigation matters:

  • Corporate and commercial disputes
  • Property disputes
  • Construction law and builders’ liens
  • Collections and debts

Corporate and Commercial Disputes

Legal issues are never good for business. We understand that they are a distraction from daily operations, interfere with progress, and can have a negative effect on your bottom line.

Our goal is to resolve your commercial dispute as quickly and efficiently as possible. Negotiations and settlements are often feasible, with a professional outlook.


Land ownership and property rights are a hallmark of the Canadian dream. You deserve peaceful enjoyment of your private land, personal home, and business and other properties. When someone, or something interferes, stress and emotions run high.

The lawyers at CKM Law have years of experience in handling property disputes in a professional and practical manner. We will help you enforce your rights, resolve disputes, and find cost-effective solutions throughout.

Property and land disputes come in many forms. We can help you with:

  • Land title disputes
  • Boundary lines
  • Easements and right-of-way matters
  • Zoning
  • Partition and sale
  • Waterfront ownership
  • Land use
  • And more

The construction of a new building, house, or project is involved, and does not always go as planned. Subject to countless laws and contractual relationships, there is plenty of room for error and miscommunication.

When these issues arise, CKM believes that effective negotiation is preferable to costly litigation. Negotiations and arbitration can also help preserve working and business relationships so that projects can be completed as planned.

We represent owners, contractors, sub-contractors, and related parties in matters such as:

  • Contract drafting, review, and dispute resolution
  • Workmanship disputes
  • Progress payments and collection issues
  • Land development and sub-division matters
  • Conveyance
  • Tendering matters

When the work you’ve completed or contributed to a construction project isn’t properly paid for, a builders’ lien can provide some protection and assurance. The builders’ lien system has strict time limitations, though, and all filings must meet exact specifications. If your lien is not filed properly, it will be rejected.

The construction lawyers at CKM Law have the experience you need to ensure your builders’ lien are filed correctly the first time, and well within the timeframe allowed.


Both debt holders and creditors have rights and obligations when it comes to payment and collections. If you are facing a collection dispute, as either the debtor or the creditor, it’s important to understand your rights and options.

At CKM, we can help you with collection matters involving:

  • Secured debts
  • Unsecured debts
  • Mortgage payments and defaults
  • Credit card debts
  • Breaches of contract
  • Theft and fraud
  • Judgment collections

Because matters involving money often mean that emotions are high, and patience is low, our goal is to calm the situation with rational discussions and helpful negotiations. Call CKM Law for more details today.