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Barry D. Lipson, QC

Tel: 416 777 5438  Fax: 1 888 587 5768

Barry is a partner in our Real Estate Group, practising in the area of property acquisition, development and financing. He is noted for his particular expertise in advising on the structure of real estate acquisition and development and negotiating and resolving disputes with respect to commercial land development, joint venture and cost-sharing agreements.

Barry is a frequent contributor to legal publications and has spoken and written extensively on land use and development topics. His book, The Art of the Real Estate Deal, originally published in 1997, is in its second edition and he is currently working on the third edition. This and his other book, The Art of the Corporate Deal, have been enthusiastically received by both the profession and the industry as practical guides to valuation, negotiation and acquisition. Both books are still current and in demand.

  • The Art of the Real Estate Deal

    Thomson (2nd Edition)

  • Key Business Agreements

    The Canadian Institute (Chairman)

  • Choosing the Right Acquisition Vehicle

    The Law Society of Upper Canada

  • Tax Issues for Real Estate Lawyers

    Chairman, Department of Education, The Law Society of Upper Canada

  • The Art of the Corporate Deal


  • Canadian Commercial Real Estate Manual

    Contributor (formerly Canadian Mortgage Practice Reporter)

  • The New Development Charges Act

    The Canadian Commercial Real Estate Manual (No. 38, 36-51)

  • Residential Land Development

    (Lecturer), Insight

  • Estate Planning

    (Lecturer), The Canadian Institute

  • Development Charges Act

    (Chairman), Insight

More Speaking & Writing
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Ontario Bar Association
  • President of Toronto’s Primrose Club
  • Head of Israel Bonds, Trustee Division
  • Past National President of the Canadian Associates of Ben Gurion University



  • Appointed Queen’s Counsel, 1980
  • Called to the Ontario Bar, 1962


  • LL.M., Osgoode Hall Law School, York University, 1991-1994
  • LL.B., University of Toronto Law School, 1960 
  • University of Toronto (Honours Sociology)