Anne-Marie Widner





  • LL.B. University of Toronto
  • B.A. University of Toronto

Practice Description

Anne-Marie Widner is a partner in Dale & Lessmann's Real Estate practice group. She has a broadly based commercial real estate practice and extensive experience in the areas of acquisition, disposition, commercial lending, condominium development, commercial leasing and land development across several sectors including commercial, industrial, multi-residential, retail, not-for-profit and educational and religious institutions.

Anne-Marie has extensive experience in managing multi-disciplinary legal teams on large, complex real estate transactions. She has developed many long-term client relationships based on trust, exceptional service and strategic advice.

Some of Anne-Marie's notable recent work includes:

Acting for Toronto-based condominium developer in connection with the property acquisition, financing, development and sale of high-rise residential and mixed-use projects

Acting as counsel for a major Canadian retailer in all aspects of its real estate work including acquisitions and dispositions, retail and office leasing and negotiation of municipal agreements and complex private land use agreements and cost-sharing agreements

Advising on all real estate aspects of a REIT IPO by a major national retailer

Advising on real estate aspects of the development of the Pan Am/Parapan Aquatics Facility in Toronto including negotiation of co-ownership arrangements, reciprocal agreements and leasing and licensing matters

Acting for a major non-profit organization in the leasing and leasehold financing of a major affordable housing project in downtown Toronto

Professional Affiliations and Distinctions

  • Admitted to the Ontario Bar (Law Society of Upper Canada)
  • Martindale-Hubbell, BV Distinguished™ rating
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Ontario Bar Association
  • International Council of Shopping Centres