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Cassandra Da Re


Cassandra is a partner at Dale & Lessmann LLP, as well as the chair of the firm’s Commercial Leasing practice group. She practices in the areas of commercial leasing, franchise, licensing & distribution, corporate & commercial law, manufacturing & supply chain law, mergers, acquisitions & divestitures, and cannabis law.

English, Spanish

As a member of the Franchise, Licensing & Distribution practice group, Cassandra provides legal support to emerging and established franchisors in all aspects of developing and operating a franchise system. In addition to preparing franchise agreements and disclosure documents, Cassandra works with management to develop solutions to such issues as disclosure obligations, franchisee disputes, systemwide modifications, leasing negotiations, expansion and growth plans and exit strategies.   

Within the Corporate & Commercial practice group, Cassandra’s primary focus is on mergers and acquisitions, private equity transactions, complex restructuring, and negotiating commercial contracts.

Cassandra’s Commercial Leasing practice involves acting for both landlords and tenants in various types and stages of leasing transactions. She has acted for a wide range of clients, including universities, restaurant and retail chains, distributors, manufacturers, and developers, both on the landlord and tenant side. Cassandra regularly negotiates lease and related lease documents for single and mixed-use developments, office, retail, industrial, and warehouse properties. In addition, she provides advice on leasing related issues in the context of the acquisition or disposition of a business and/or real estate portfolio, defaults, relief from forfeiture, terminations, and rent abatement and deferral. 


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Service Areas


Commercial Leasing

Corporate & Commercial

Franchising, Licensing & Distribution

Mergers & Acquisitions


  • J. D., Osgoode Hall Law School, York University, 2014

Professional Membership(s)

  • Admitted to the Ontario Bar (Law Society of Ontario), 2015
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Ontario Bar Association
  • Canadian Hispanic Bar Association
  • American Bar Association