Business, Litigation, and Real Estate Lawyers

Your success is our priority. We provide top-quality business, litigation, and real estate legal services in a personalized, cost-effective, and client-friendly manner. We understand the law can be stressful and confusing. Let us achieve your goals with clarity and peace of mind. Now with locations in the Greater Toronto Area (Vaughan) and Barrie.

What we can do for you


Litigation - Commercial, Business, and Franchise

Lawsuits and disputes can be stressful and difficult times for clients - our team will aggressively fight for your interests and deliver peace of mind. Our firm handles various types of business litigation, including contract disputes, shareholder disputes, partnership disputes, employment disputes, commercial lease disputes, and franchise disputes.


Litigation - Real Estate

Our firm handles a wide range of real estate litigation matters, including boundary disputes, commercial landlord-tenant conflicts, purchase and sale disputes, title issues, zoning and land use disputes, construction defects. We represent individuals, businesses, developers, investors, and property owners, offering them comprehensive legal guidance throughout the litigation process.


Litigation - Construction

With a deep understanding of the construction industry and its intricate legal framework, we possess the knowledge and expertise to navigate the complexities of construction litigation. Our attorneys are well-versed in handling a wide range of construction disputes, including contract disputes, construction defects, delay claims, payment disputes, and mechanics' liens.


Employment Law

Our firm handles a wide range of employment law issues, including wrongful termination, discrimination, harassment, wage and hour disputes, employment contracts, non-compete agreements, workplace investigations, and employee benefits. Whether you are an employee seeking to protect your rights or an employer seeking to ensure compliance with labor laws, we have the expertise to guide you through the complexities of employment law.


Professional Negligence & Malpractice

Our firm handles a wide range of professional negligence and malpractice cases, including medical malpractice, legal malpractice, accounting malpractice, real estate negligence, mortgage broker negligence, and other forms of professional misconduct. We understand the significant impact that such negligence can have on individuals. We assist individuals impacted by professional negligence, and also defend professionals accused of negligence.


Corporate & Business Law

Our firm offers a broad spectrum of business law services, including entity formation, contract drafting and negotiation, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, employment law, commercial litigation, and regulatory compliance. We cater to the diverse needs of our clients, ranging from startups and small businesses to established corporations.


Real Estate Law - Commercial and Residential

With a deep understanding of real estate law and the complexities of the market, we offer a comprehensive range of services to individuals, businesses, developers, investors, and property owners. Whether you are buying, selling, leasing, or developing real estate, our team is equipped to guide you through every stage of the process with expertise and efficiency. We can help you with sales, purchases, closings, mortgages, re-financings, first-time home buyers, condos, houses, and more.

About Cowan & Carter

The firm traces its roots back to 1903. Throughout the years, it has evolved in many ways but has stayed true to delivering excellent legal services. The current owner of Cowan & Carter is Nick Tenev who took over the firm from Leon B. Carter,  a highly respected lawyer that served the community for over 40 years. To learn more about excellent team at Cowan & Carter, please click below.

Why choose us?


Client Focused

Every client is treated with importance.


Excellent legal advice you can count on.



Talk to your lawyer directly and promptly.


Fair Pricing

Cost-effective. Competitive fees.

What our clients are saying


Rated Top 5 Best Real Estate Law Firm in Toronto