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Our Areas of Practice

JHR Law assists clients in a wide variety of legal matters. We are happy to assist you with your case in any of the following areas, whether you need full representation, research, or just a few answers to your questions.

Commercial Litigation

Contractual Disputes
Assisting clients enforce their contractual rights.

Debt Collection
Helping creditors recover and defending debtors.

Bankruptcy
Representing debtors and creditors with a Division I or Consumer Proposal.

Fraud
Advising victims of their rights and remedies if they have been defrauded.

Real Estate
Advising on disputes arising from residential and commercial sales and
leases.

Intellectual Property
Helping clients defend and enforce their patents and trademarks.

Not-For-Profit Corporations
Advising on by-law disputes, membership rights and applications to the Court.

Construction Liens
Representing contractors and sub-contractors of their lien rights.

Shareholder Disputes
Helping companies and shareholders navigate shareholder claims including oppression, bad faith, derivative actions and more.

Insurance Litigation

Insurance Defence
Defending clients in matters involving motor vehicle accidents and other insured matters.

Occupiers Liability
Defending owners and occupiers from claims.

Subrogated Claims
Prosecuting claims on behalf of insurers for property loss and bodily injury.

Coverage
Representing insurers and insureds resolve their coverage disputes.

Alternative Dispute Resolution

Mediation
Representing clients at mediation, and as acting as a mediator.

Arbitration
Representing clients in private arbitrations.

Civil Litigation

Professional Indemnity
Prosecuting and defending actions against professionals.

Product Liability
Prosecuting and defending claims based on damage caused by products.

Personal Injury
Prosecuting claims arising from motor vehicle accidents, slip and falls, tavern liability and more.

Accident Benefits
Prosecuting and Defending claims arising from statutory accident benefits, including loss transfer and priority disputes.

Wrongful Dismissal
Advising employers and employees in wrongful dismissal matters and workplace disputes.

Civil Rights and Remedies
Prosecuting and defending civil claims for intentional torts and government action.

Administrative Law

Judicial Review
Representing clients in their challenging of the decisions of boards and tribunals before the Court.

Tribunals and Boards
Representing clients before administrative boards and tribunals.

Professional Discipline Committees
Representing regulated professionals before their respective tribunals.

International Trade

Anti-Dumping
Representing clients in Canada Border Services Agency investigations and Canadian International Trade Tribunal matters.

Customs Classification and Tariffs
Helping clients with their customs tariffs and classifications matters for importing goods into Canada.

Safeguard Inquiries
Assisting clients with inquiries before the Canadian International Trade Tribunal.

About John H. Reiterowski

Legal Experience

Since his call to the Bars of New York State in 2012 and Ontario in 2013, John has brought his discipline, drive, and determination to being litigation counsel for innumerable clients. John has experience before private arbitrators, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, Divisional Court, and Court of Appeal, the British Columbia Supreme Court, and the Canadian International Trade Tribunal, Canada Border Services Agency, Federal Court of Appeal and Supreme Court of Canada.

John has worked for law firms and clients big and small and has helped clients ranging from individuals to international corporations.

Military Service

Prior to becoming a lawyer, John served in the Canadian Armed Forces, Army Reserve as a member of the Queens York Rangers, attaining the rank of Master Corporal. John took the lessons he learned in the military and applied them to his legal practice. Discipline, drive, and determination form a part of every case he takes on.

Community Service

John believes community service is central to being a good advocate. He is currently a member of Pro Bono Ontario working on both the Hotline and the Consumer Defence Clinic. In the past, he has volunteered for various charitable organizations including the Good Shepherd Refuge, Reach for the Rainbow, Lawyers Feed the Hungry and OBA/OJEN Mock Trial Competition.

Outside the Office

When he is not at work, John is travelling the world with his wife, learning new languages, reading the latest science fiction novel, and testing his physical limits in a marathon or Tough Mudder event.

Memberships:

1. Law Society of Ontario
2. New York State Bar Association
3. Toronto Lawyers’ Association
4. Pro Bono Ontario
5. St. Thomas More Lawyers Guild
6. Law Society of Ontario’s Coach and Advisor Network
7. The Advocates Society

Notables Cases

Litigation Decisions

Hellenic Congress of Quebec v. Canadian Hellenic Congress, 2020 ONSC 2224, successfully representing a not-for-profit corporation in a dispute regarding its by-laws, an election and membership fees.

Houghton v. Epcor Collingwood Distribution Corporation, 2019 ONSC 5568, successfully representing a former CEO of a public utility company seeking indemnity for legal fees incurred for participation in a Judicial Inquiry.

Nu Stream Realty Inc. v 1116191 B.C. Ltd., 2018 BCSC 911 – defending a real estate company in an application to defeat a certificate of pending litigation.

Dominion vs. Wawanesa, RBC & MVACF (Kalkat), Arb. Shari Novick, July 20, 2017 – successfully argued that a major automobile insurer had priority over another insurer.

Liguori Investments Inc. v Gershwin Gabriel, 2016 CanLII 695 (ON SC) – pursuing a fraudster at trial in a used car sales fraud scheme.

International Trade Decisions

Certain Steel Goods, GC-2018-001, representing a Korean Steel company in the Canadian International Trade Tribunal Safeguards Inquiry.

Corrosion Resistant Steel Sheet, COR 2018 IN, assisting a Korean steel company in a CBSA anti-dumping investigation.

Nitisinone Capsules, NIT 2018 IN, assisting a Quebec-based pharmaceutical company in a CBSA anti-dumping complaint.

Carbon Steel Welded Pipe, CSWP3 2018 IN, assisting a Turkish steel company in a CBSA anti-dumping investigation

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