Woods specializes in dispute resolution. Whether through litigation before the courts, arbitration, mediation or negotiation, our goal is to solve your problem.
We understand that litigation is not an end in itself and continuously strive to find novel and effective solutions to our clients' problems. Nothing is left to chance. Our team of professionals determines the optimal strategy for each particular situation and pursues that strategy efficiently and diligently.
Woods recognizes that each problem is unique. Informing our clients of the variety of commercial and legal solutions available to them is essential. The right solutions are those that respond to our clients' specific needs. Each member of our firm shares this approach and focuses our services accordingly. The quality of our services maximizes the chances of obtaining the best result in the circumstances of each case.
Knowledge is the cornerstone of excellence and the key to becoming a member of our team.
We invest substantial time and effort in maintaining this high level of knowledge. James A. Woods, founder and senior partner of our firm, has been teaching at the Faculty of Law of McGill University since 1984, demonstrating a commitment to legal knowledge and education shared by our attorneys.
Delivering top-flight professional services to our clients requires the full participation of our support staff selected for their diligence and devotion to the proper management of each file. Our pursuit of excellence drives us not only to assemble the best legal and administrative talent available but also to ensure their proper training and education.
Service of the highest quality also requires technical support of the same quality. To provide our clients with the best possible solutions to increasingly complex problems, Woods relies on sophisticated information technology and legal research tools.
Effective use of these resources allows us to precisely identify the issues in each case in an effort to obtain the desired results.
Woods is first and foremost a litigation firm.
Whether in the context of civil, commercial or corporate matters, our attorneys are accomplished advocates, experienced at representing our clients before the courts and tribunals of Quebec and Ontario, as well as before the Federal Court of Canada and the Supreme Court of Canada. We have also developed a particular expertise in arbitration of national and international disputes both as counsel and as arbitrators.
Furthermore, the bijuridical training of many of our lawyers in both common law and civil law, and the mastery of both English and French, ensures that our firm can handle with confidence the many complex issues which may arise in files involving transnational law.
Woods includes among its clients business enterprises of all kinds, governmental and financial institutions, decision makers, business persons and other individuals.
Knowing our clients is essential to our success. It is at the heart of our activities and is reflected in the services we provide on their behalf.
Woods is often called upon by fellow attorneys who occasionally find themselves in situations of real or apparent conflict of interest with regard to certain of their clients. We accept to represent these clients for the duration of these assignments with integrity and a heightened sense of responsibility both to the referred clients and their referring attorneys. Woods has also developed close relationships with law firms throughout North America, Europe and Overseas. This network permits us to offer our clients integrated services at an international level.