Peter Kolla


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Peter Kolla

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Peter is a partner in the Dispute Resolution Group at Goodmans.  He has a broad civil litigation practice, which focuses on assisting clients with complex commercial litigation matters.  His experience includes commercial disputes, securities matters, shareholder activism and corporate governance, director and officer liability claims, civil fraud, insolvency proceedings, proceedings to enforce foreign judgments, professional responsibility proceedings, plans of arrangement and fiduciary obligations disputes.

Peter has been counsel in over 40 reported decisions, including three that have been recognized by Lexpert Magazine or the Law Times as top cases of the year.  He has also acted for corporations in various industries on over 35 unreported plan of arrangement proceedings under the Canada Business Corporations Act, and the business corporations acts of Ontario, Alberta, B.C. and Manitoba.

Peter has appeared as counsel in trials, appeals, applications and motions before the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, including the Commercial Court, the Ontario Divisional Court, the Court of Appeal for Ontario, the Supreme Court of Canada, the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench, the Federal Court, the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware, as well as Law Society of Ontario discipline panels.

Peter is recognized as a “next generation partner” by The Legal 500 Canada in Dispute Resolution: Ontario and by Benchmark Litigation Canada as a “Future Star”.

Peter is fluent in French.

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Professional Involvement

Peter acts as a mentor to junior litigation lawyers as well as summer and articling students at Goodmans.  He coordinates the Litigation Group’s internal Continuing Legal Education program.  He has guest lectured at the University of Toronto to its Global Professional Masters students.  He has also taught at various Continuing Legal Education programs and written numerous articles for legal publications.

Professional Affiliations

  • Law Society of Ontario
  • The Advocates’ Society
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Ontario Bar Association