Practice Group Members
Real estate law requires considerable experience and expertise, often in wide ranging areas of practice such as corporate finance, creditor remedies, contract law, environmental law, estates, municipal law, cemeteries law, taxation, property management, and government policy. Our real estate lawyers have been involved in some of Canada's most signficant real estate transactions. Our commitment to our clients is to be completely accessible and to put the entire depth and breadth of our firm's expertise to work for them. After all, time is of the essence. We can help you refine business objectives, identify risks and foresee potential roadblocks. We represent investors, owners, financial institutions, large and small developers, condominium developers, contractors, landlords and tenants on issues relating to all types of real estate. We act as lending and real estate counsel for several Canadian and foreign-owned banks and other financial institutions, providing timely, cost-effective advice to lending staff, senior officers and in-house counsel. Decades of experience allow our lawyers to respond quickly and cost-effectively to a full range of commercial real estate matters including acquisitions, sales, construction and permanent financing, leasing, condominium development and unit sales. Our lawyers are accustomed to working with accounting and tax considerations which are frequently central to commercial real estate transactions. Our lawyers have represented municipalities and land owners in matters relating to land use, zoning by-laws, official plans and sub-division applications and dealt with matters relating to opposition to proposed developments. We have represented municipalities, landowners and objectors before the courts and relevant administrative tribunals including the Ontario Municipal Board.