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Our Expertise

Real Estate

We help clients negotiate and draft commercial and residential leases as well as structure limited partnerships and create joint ventures.

We are noted for our extensive experience converting existing commercial, industrial and residential apartment buildings into condominium corporations often creating significant financial benefits to the owners in the process.

Our key areas of expertise include:

  • Acquisitions and divestments of industrial and commercial buildings, hotels and resorts, individual residences, condominiums or co-ops, cottages and rural properties.
  • Commercial and retail leasing.
  • All forms of single, multiple-family and condominium developments.
  • Developer and developer-group cost-sharing agreements.
  • Construction and development financing.
  • Project management and construction agreements.
  • Telecommunication access arrangements.
  • Syndicated property investments.

Development of Commercial and Residential Lands

  • Leaseback Contracts
  • Land Leases
  • Developer Cost Sharing Agreements
  • Expropriations
  • We advise and represent expropriated landowners throughout the expropriation process, including:
    • Private negotiations and alternative dispute resolution
    • Inquiries into the necessity of expropriations
    • Negotiations before the Board of Negotiation
    • Arbitrations and Hearings by the Ontario Municipal Board
    • Appeals to the Courts from OMB Decisions