Meet The Team

Megan Keenberg

Partner

(416) 306-6465

mkeenberg@vklaw.ca

Megan Keenberg is a Certified Specialist in Civil Litigation. This designation is conferred by the Law Society of Ontario in recognition of lawyers who have met established standards of experience and knowledge requirements in Civil Litigation and have maintained exemplary standards of professional practice. Prior to co-founding Van Kralingen & Keenberg in 2017, Megan cut her teeth in the litigation group of a large national firm and honed her skills at a leading litigation boutique.

Megan has substantial experience in the management of diverse complex commercial claims involving breach of contract, breach of fiduciary and/or statutory duties, negligence, fraud, knowing assistance / knowing receipt, civil conspiracy, regulatory compliance, professional liability and other commercial causes of action. Her clients include private and public corporations, directors and officers, key employees, shareholders, partnerships, business owners, creditors and other individuals with business claims.

Megan also has extensive experience in advancing the litigation claims of debtor companies who have sought creditor protection under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act and is well-versed in the cross-practice aspects of restructuring litigation. As part of her practice, Megan also regularly serves as an Independent Supervising Solicitor in the execution of Anton Piller Orders and assists clients with advancing and resisting claims for specific performance or injunctive relief.

In addition, Megan has specialised training in dispute resolution and has been recognised as a Qualified Mediator by the ADR Institute of Canada and the ADR Institute of Ontario. Her mediation practice has a broad application to a variety of civil and commercial disputes, and she has significant experience in the resolution of complex multi-party disputes. Megan also serves as an arbitrator for a variety of civil and commercial matters.

Megan is an active member of the Ontario Bar Association and is currently serving as the Chair of the ADR Section and as the CPD Liaison for the Civil Litigation Section. She is also a Member-At-Large of The Advocates’ Society’s Arbitration and Mediation Advocacy Practice Group. Megan is a frequent speaker at CLE programs designed for litigators and dispute resolution professionals.

After working as an actor in New York and Montreal, Megan completed her undergraduate degree graduating summa cum laude, and earned the Gold Medal for highest standing in her year at the University of Ottawa. Megan went on to graduate cum laude from the University of Ottawa, Faculty of Law, where she earned distinctions in Trial Advocacy and Evidence. During law school, Megan served on the Executive Editorial Board of the Ottawa Law Review, a peer-reviewed, bilingual publication. Megan also holds a Master of Laws degree from Osgoode Hall, specialising in Dispute Resolution.

  • Advising and representing the Litigation Trustee of 1511419 Ontario Inc. (f/k/a The Cash Store Financial Services Inc.) in advancing the litigation claims of the estate against its former directors, officers, auditors, lawyers, financial advisors and lenders
  • Representing the dissenting shareholders of Baffinland Iron Mines Corporation in pursuit of shareholder remedies
  • Representing a major automotive manufacturer with all employment, warranty and supply chain issues
  • Representing a major international bank in a mortgage enforcement action
  • Representing executives in a series of wrongful terminations against an international public company
  • Representing a minor defendant in a digital trespass (hacking) case
  • Representing an agriculture investment company in an action against former partners for fraud, conversion and constructive trust
  • Advised and represented a major Oil & Gas company in a shareholder dispute arbitration
  • Advised and represented the Litigation Trustee of Hollinger Inc. in advancing the litigation claims of the estate against five groups of defendants, resulting in stakeholder recoveries of about $40M
  • Acted in a proxy solicitation dispute for non-parties that were ultimately elected to the board of directors of Patheon Inc.
  • Represented a major Canadian business process services company in a $100 million private arbitration arising from a contractual dispute
Megan Keenberg
Alex Van Kralingen

Alex Van Kralingen

Partner

(647) 348-7445

avankralingen@vklaw.ca

After practising at two large Bay Street firms, and later at a leading litigation boutique in Toronto, Alex started his own firm in 2012, and most recently has become a founding partner of Van Kralingen & Keenberg LLP.

Alex maintains a diverse practice in both commercial/civil litigation and employment law. In his commercial and civil litigation practice, Alex frequently represents companies and individuals in actions alleging misrepresentation, fraud, defamation and other economic torts, as well as pursuing and defending actions relating to shareholder rights, including oppression remedy cases. Alex also has significant experience with professional liability actions, particularly as against lawyers. Further, Alex has successfully brought and defended injunctions against competing businesses, including Anton Piller orders. Alex has successfully represented foreign clients in Letters Rogatory applications and other Ontario-based litigation. He has also represented individuals in applications pursuant to the Civil Remedies Act, achieving significant recoveries from assets seized by the government.

In Alex’s employment law practice, he represents both employers and key employees with respect to questions surrounding termination, federal and provincial human rights requirements, and has significant experience dealing with the obligations of departing employees, including pursuing injunctive relief when required. Alex also assists businesses with their ongoing efforts to comply with the variety of legislative requirements that touch the workplace. To that end, employers frequently call on Alex to provide advice on how to manage everyday issues with their workforce.

Alex also has experience with public interest litigation, recently representing a family in a Coroner’s Inquest which has prompted calls for legislative change. Alex also represented a victims group at the Public Hearings of the Long-Term Care Homes Public Inquiry, which investigated the underlying facts of Elizabeth Wettlaufer’s crimes and suggested systemic solutions to improve the Long Term Care system in Ontario.

Alex has litigated at all levels of Court in Ontario and won precedent-setting cases. He has delivered continuing education sessions to lawyers and businesspeople, and is a trusted advisor to businesses across Canada and in the United States.

Alex studied at Queen’s University, where he won the departmental medal in Political Studies, and later the University of Toronto Faculty of Law, where he was a Gordon Cressy award winner and also represented Canada at the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition.

B.A.( Hon.), Political Studies (Departmental Medalist), Queen’s University, 2001
J.D., University of Toronto Faculty of Law, 2004
Called to the Bar of Ontario, 2005

Katherine Chau

Associate

(416) 703-7523

kchau@vklaw.ca

Katherine maintains a broad civil litigation practice with expertise in employment law and commercial litigation.

Katherine has experience in all aspects of employment law including wrongful and constructive dismissal claims, harassment complaints, human rights, and discrimination claims. Katherine regularly advises employers and employees regarding severance packages, employment contracts, workplace policies and workplace investigations. Katherine has represented clients in employment matters at numerous administrative tribunals as well as before various levels of court in Ontario.

Katherine also has experience in assisting clients with complex commercial disputes including contractual disputes, injunctions, defamation, negligence, fraud, breach of fiduciary and/or statutory duties, and oppression.

During law school, Katherine received awards including the Professor H.R.S. Ryan Prize for highest standing in Evidence. Katherine also worked as a caseworker at Queen’s Legal Aid, participated as an Oralist in the Wilson Moot and the Hicks Morley Labour Arbitration Competition, and completed a public interest internship with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime in Laos.

Prior to attending law school, Katherine completed her undergraduate degree in Business Administration at the Schulich School of Business at York University.

In her spare time, Katherine volunteers on the Board of Directors of St. Stephens Community House, a non-profit social services agency located in downtown Toronto.

Katherine Chau
Mark Repath

Mark Repath

Associate

(416) 703-5353

mrepath@vklaw.ca

Mark’s practice is split between employment law and commercial/civil litigation.

In his employment practice, Mark has successfully defended employers and directors before the Ontario Superior Court, Ontario Labour Relations Board and Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario. Mark also acts proactively on behalf of employers, from drafting enforceable employment contracts and policies, to executing Anton Piller Orders against departing employees for misuse of confidential company property.

For employees, Mark frequently litigates wrongful dismissal actions, including those where there is an entitlement to unpaid commissions, bonuses or incentive compensation. Mark has also successfully advocated for personal liability of individual directors of an employer – an important judgment to receive when a corporation has disposed of its assets.

Mark frequently writes on topics related to employment law and has authored articles in HR Professional magazine.

Mark’s commercial/civil litigation practice is diverse. He has represented clients at arbitration, and at all levels of Court in Ontario, relating to actions for breach of contract, misrepresentation, negligence, oppression and defamation. Mark’s clients range from large banks and general contractors, to smaller digital marketing agencies, retirement homes, and individuals.

Separately, Mark has valued the unique experiences he has had representing clients at the Public Inquiry into the Safety and Security of Residents in the Long-Term Care Homes System, and in civil forfeiture proceedings pursuant to the Civil Remedies Act, 2001 to recover government-seized money and property.

Prior to joining the firm, Mark worked at a Bay Street labour and employment firm upon completing his law degree at Queen’s University, and his undergraduate studies at the University of Guelph.

In his spare time, Mark enjoys boating and snowmobiling at his cottage on Chandos Lake, playing hockey and golf, and watching the Toronto Maple Leafs.

B.A. (Hon), Criminal Justice and Public Policy, University of Guelph, 2010
J.D., Queen’s University, 2013
Called to the Bar of Ontario, 2014

Vincent Rocheleau

Associate

(416) 304-9545

vrocheleau@vklaw.ca

Vincent is an associate at Van Kralingen & Keenberg LLP. His diverse litigation practice includes commercial litigation, employment law, and general civil litigation.

Prior to joining the firm, Vincent articled with the Ministry of the Attorney General, Crown Law Office – Civil, the central litigation and advisory office of the Government of Ontario. He supported Crown Counsel with the representation of Crown agencies, employees and ministries across Ontario at all levels of court, including the Supreme Court of Canada.

Vincent completed a dual BSocSc/JD program (cum laude) at the University of Ottawa. He graduated with two recognized specializations: Public Law and Dispute Resolution/Professionalism. He served as a senior editor of the Ottawa Law Review.

Throughout law school and his articles, Vincent was a reporter on iPolitics’ Intel Team. He provided daily reports on Federal legislative, regulatory, policy and political developments.

Vincent is an avid chess player. He also enjoys working out and playing squash.

Vincent can practice law in French and in English.

Bachelor of Social Science ( Hon.), Political Studies (Cum Laude), University of Ottawa, 2015
J.D., (Cum Laude) University of Ottawa, 2018
Called to the Bar of Ontario, 2019

vincent
Top