Meet The Team

Megan Keenberg

Partner

(416) 306-6465

mkeenberg@vklaw.ca

After launching her commercial litigation practice in a large national firm and honing her skills at a leading litigation boutique, Megan co-founded Van Kralingen & Keenberg LLP in 2017.

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, shareholders, partnerships and small business owners 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 is an experienced mediator, with specialized training in dispute resolution. Her mediation practice has a broad application to a variety of commercial and civil disputes.

Megan is a member of The Advocates’ Society, the Canadian Bar Association, the Ontario Bar Association (Civil Litigation Section and Dispute Resolution Section), the ADR Institute of Canada and the ADR Institute of Ontario.

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 is currently undertaking a Master of Laws, specializing in Dispute Resolution at the Osgoode Hall Law School at York University.

  • Advised and represented 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
  • 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
  • Assisted in representation of a leading hotel chain in litigation proceedings pertaining to 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 inquests, most recently representing a family in a Coroner’s Inquest which has prompted calls for legislative change.

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

Bernal v. Centre for Spanish Speaking Peoples et. al., 2016 ONSC 7981 (S.C.)

Townson & Alexander Consulting Services et. al. v. Pearl 2016 ONSC 7510 (S.C.)

Al-Omani v. Bird et. al., 2016 ONSC 5779 (Ont. Div. Ct.)

King v. MCI Medical Clinics Inc.et. al., 2015 HRTO 1629 (H.R.T.O.)

Al-Omani v. Pinehurst Corporation et. al., 2015 ONSC 6202 (S.C.)

King v. MCI Medical Clinics Inc.et. al., 2013 HRTO 1284 (H.R.T.O.)

Lanteigne v. Papasotiriou et. al., 2013 ONSC 4134 (S.C.)

Benson Kearley IFG Insurance Brokers v. Logan et. al., 2012 ONSC 2855 (S.C.)

Bowes v. Goss Power Products Ltd., 2012 ONCA 425 (C.A.)

Second Cup v. Eftoda, [2011] O.J. No. 4740 (Master)

Bodzan v. 1226619 Ontario Inc., [2010] O.J. No. 14 (S.C.)

Amjay Ropes and Twines v. Cordex North America et. al., 2007 O.J. No. 3298 (S.C.) , aff’d [2008] O.J. No. 1256 (C.A.)

Decision No. 2192/05 [2005] O.W.S.I.A.T.D. No. 2670 (Ont. WSIAT)

Katherine Chau

Associate

(416) 703-7523

kchau@vklaw.ca

Katherine is an associate practicing in the areas of employment law and commercial litigation. Katherine has experience in all aspects of employment law including employment standards, wrongful dismissal, human rights and labour arbitrations. She has also assisted on a number of litigation matters involving contractual disputes, injunctions, defamation, negligence, fraud, breach of fiduciary and/or statutory duties, and professional regulation.

Katherine attended Queen’s University, Faculty of Law where she earned the Professor H.R.S. Ryan Prize for highest standing in Evidence. While in law school, Katherine was 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.

Before 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 practices commercial and civil litigation, as well as represents employers and key employees in all areas of employment law. Recently, Mark has defended corporations and directors before the Ontario Superior Court, Ontario Labour Relations Board and Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario. He has successfully argued for personal liability against the individual directors of an employer, and executed an Anton Piller Order against a departing senior officer for misuse of company confidential information. Mark has also worked on civil forfeiture proceedings for the recovery of government-seized money and property.

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

Prior to joining Van Kralingen & Keenberg LLP, Mark articled at a Bay Street labour and employment firm after completing his law degree at Queen’s University, and his undergraduate studies at the University of Guelph.

Mark enjoys spending time at his cottage on Chandos Lake, playing hockey and golf, and watching the Toronto Maple Leafs and Toronto Blue Jays.

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

Al-Omani v. Bird et. al., 2016 ONSC 5779 (Ont. Div. Ct.)

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