Real Estate Law

The modern real estate market in Canada is evolving at an unprecedented pace. The ever-changing regulatory framework presents novel challenges that require timely, deliberate actions to ensure that real estate owners, lenders, landlords and tenants are successful in their projects and operations.  

Our real estate lawyers pride themselves in guiding our clients through a wide range of complex and time-sensitive matters. We are regularly involved in all aspects of our clients’ commercial real estate businesses including buying and selling real estate, walking our clients through the development and zoning process, and negotiating land rights agreements including leases, licenses, restrictive covenants and easements.

Our clients’ projects and agreements often require an “all hands on deck” approach to complete the transaction. We take a pragmatic approach to our clients’ real estate matters, taking into account industry demands and market practice in addition to the legal and technical aspects of the matter.

Our clients range from small tenants to multi-national corporations. We act for purchasers, vendors, developers, lenders, landlords and tenants in commercial and residential real estate matters including: 

  • acquisition and sale of commercial real estate;
  • real estate development, zoning and construction matters; 
  • structuring ownership vehicles, including joint ventures, bare trusts and limited partnerships;
  • drafting and negotiating lands rights agreements including restrictive covenants, statutory rights of way, easements and options to purchase;
  • commercial leasing, acting for both landlords and tenants in the negotiation of various types of leases including strata property leases, leases of retail premises, industrial leases and leases of office space;
  • real estate financing; 
  • strata property matters; and
  • purchase, sale and financing of residential real estate.