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I’m caught up in a business dispute. How should I handle it?

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Vimal Kotecha MBA, CPA, CA, CBV, CFF

Your goal

It’s been keeping me awake at night, and I don’t know where to begin.  A client has terminated our contract prior to the expiry date.  I purchased all of this inventory to service the contract and now I am stuck. What’s the quickest and most effective way to resolve this? How can I minimize the negative impact to my business?

How we can help

While every situation is different, one thing is certain: with every disagreement difficult emotions are sure to arise. The team at Richter understands the challenges these often-tense situations can create, as well as how to navigate through them professionally.

Our business litigation expertise is backed by a solid team of specialists, each bringing decades of experience to the table.

Working with your legal counsel, we take the time to listen and carefully understand the issues. We apply a variety of techniques to analyze financial impacts of alleged breaches and quantify damages.

Our well-thought-out analysis and experience providing expert testimony will lend critical credibility in various courts to your argument and help you navigate the uncertainty that comes with litigation.


Meet our experts

The people behind the expertise.

Harvey Sands

Harvey Sands is a senior client consultant and the Practice Leader for Richter’s Aboriginal Advisory services.

Ian Weinstein

Ian Weinstein is an easy-going, team player that brings a creative and practical approach to his clients’ needs. Whether it’s a transaction advisory or valuation mandate, Ian’s vast skill-set offers a well-rounded perspective.

Claude Lessard

A man of genuine experience and profound expertise, Claude Lessard has worked in financial services for over 25 years. As Richter’s CFO, he is head of the Finance Function and takes a leading role in Richter’s business improvements process.

Vanessa Velentzas

CPA auditor, CA
A big-picture thinker who is well known at Richter for her analytical, organized and detail-oriented thinking, Vanessa Velentzas is calm under pressure, resourceful, and has the kind of work ethic that makes her a favourite with clients. While she is a perfectionist, she is also witty and sociable, so working with her is always an agreeable experience.

Josee Delli Colli

Cheerful and lively, but calm under pressure when it counts, Josee Delli Colli is a quality professional whose expertise extends beyond service lines into emerging technology. Josee is a firm leader in this space and is driven to help Richter adapt to processes and platforms which will increase efficiency, productivity, and client service.

Clayt Cornell

Whatever the challenge may be, Clayt Cornell is full of practical, pragmatic solutions. He is also someone who prides himself on attention to deliverables and seamless execution.

Guy St-Georges

Working with Guy St-Georges is a real pleasure. He is a dedicated team player who makes sure that everyone’s talents are employed to the maximum. Guy is also someone who takes his clients’ needs very much to heart. He wants them to be confident that he is their go-to guy, and to this end goes all out to meet their expectations.

Asif Mohammed

Composed, yet infectiously lively, Asif Mohammed is known for sharing his professional insights with passion and vigour.  He always makes a point of developing genuine connections with colleagues, clients, and almost everyone he meets.

Natasha Lobo

The very definition of a hard worker, Natasha Lobo goes about her job with quiet determination. Her clients know that they can rely on her and her team knows that she is there when they need guidance and reassurance.

Sudharshan Sathiyamoorthy

Ph.D., MBA
Approachable and insightful, Sudharshan Sathiyamoorthy brings an incredible academic pedigree and a wealth of practical due diligence experience to Richter Family Office.

David Lachmansingh

CISA, CISSP, CRISC, Splunk Certified Administrator
David is passionate about making sure his clients succeed. An inveterate enthusiast, he helps his clients become more innovative and effective in their operations by evaluating and adopting the right cutting edge technologies to meet their needs.

Matthew Goldsmith

Matthew Goldsmith’s approach to work is action-oriented, responsive and attentive. He is absolutely committed to the success of his clients. Something of a human-Swiss Army Knife, he is extremely versatile and is able to demonstrate strong leadership and intimate knowledge of his mandates.

Warren Levine

When Warren Levine undertakes a project for a client, you can be sure that he will do everything possible to optimize that project’s results.

Bradley Zrihen

Dedicated and committed to his client’s needs, detail oriented while able to maintain a clear view of the bigger picture, Bradley Zrihen has a flexible and creative approach to his work.

Justine Delisle

CPA, CA, Pl. Fin.
Justine Delisle has a work style based on excellence, empathy and experience. She enjoys teaming up with people with different fields of expertise for collaborations that provide unique, lasting results. She describes herself as having a holistic perspective on situations and challenges, one that helps her provide personalized solutions for her clients.

Martin Gilbert

Calm, business-oriented, and creative in his approach, Martin Gilbert says that working as closely as he does with clients has given him a refined approach to communications and service excellence. This, along with his sense of humour, makes Martin a real pleasure to work with.

Clayton Spahn

Passionate about everything he does, Clayton Spahn is experienced and naturally instinctive when it comes to separating fact from fiction pertinent to the mandates he oversees. Hard working and honest, he prides himself on presenting ideas in clear and easily understood language, and thinks creatively in order to find the right solution at the right time for his clients.

Greg Moore

Accomplished, driven, yet known for his kindness, Greg has big ideas that match the scope of his ambition. A great people connector he loves to build durable, effective business relationships. His enthusiastic nature means that he is ready to jump whole-heartedly into every project he takes on.

Jenny Cheong Hin

With Jenny Cheong, it’s all about positivity. Calm, patient, caring, reliable, and dedicated to the firm and her staff, she brings a wide range of desirable qualities to the work environment. A hard working, determined team player, she is an outstanding mentor and an inspiration to all.

Vimal Kotecha

Vimal’s soft-spoken nature belies his tough but fair style. These qualities, combined with his ability to lead by example, helped make Vimal a revered leader in our team.
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