Commercial Real Estate

The purchase, sale, and leasing of commercial property involves many business issues, from finance to portfolio management, from leasing to cost-sharing, from tax to insurance.

At Torkin Manes, our Commercial Real Estate Group is steeped in the business of real estate, bringing lengthy industry experience to bear on our clients’ real estate issues. While most firms can conduct a real estate transaction, we also analyse the business issues involved and help clients develop business strategies for buying, financing, developing, selling, and leasing property. We integrate our real estate expertise with business law, planning law, tax law, mortgage and financing law, creditor and debtor law, partnership and syndication law, landlord and tenant law and litigation—all as they relate to real estate transactions.

Our reputation is reflected in the fact that Torkin Manes is counsel to LawPRO, the Lawyers’ Professional Indemnity Company, providing opinions and strategy on the standard of practice for real estate lawyers in Ontario. We also have special expertise in title repair, frequently acting as counsel for other lawyers and title insurers in solving difficult transactions and title problems.

How we do what we do is equally important. Our clients know us to be creative thinkers about their real estate matters: if a path is closed, we will find an alternative solution. We are seasoned contract negotiators, business strategists and client advisors. Should a dispute arise, we know when to mediate and when to litigate. Above all, we are mindful of our clients’ money: we look for the most practical, cost-effective solutions that will meet our clients’ objectives.  

Some of our many Commercial Real Estate services include:

  • Commercial leasing, lease review and negotiations
  • Condominium development and sales
  • Cost-sharing agreements
  • Expropriation
  • Joint ventures
  • Legislation (analysis and recommendations)
  • Purchase and sale of property
  • Real estate finance
  • Residential development (commercial and industrial)
  • Shopping centre development
  • Title repair
  • Zoning, planning and subdivision of land
Date Title Related Lawyers Type

May 2016

Real Estate Law & Practice Bulletin

Torkin Manes LegalPoint

  • Section 50 of the Planning Act Keeps Causing Real Estate Title Problems

Sidney H. Troister, LSM

Newsletter

April 2016

13th Annual Real Estate Law Summit

Chair, The Law Society of Upper Canada

Sidney H. Troister, LSM

Presentation

March 2016

Federal Budget 2016 - Did it Live Up to the Hype?

Torkin Manes LegalPoint

Wesley Isaacs
Catherine Nicholson
Marc Weisman

Newsletter

January 2016

ICSC Canadian Law Conference

Executive Committee Member

Kenneth Beallor

Presentation

January 2016

Landlord’s Rights and Remedies in a Commercial Lease, A Practical Guide (2nd Edition)

Co-Editor, Canada Law Book

Kenneth Beallor

Book

November 2015

Reviewing Parcel Registers

Ontario Bar Association, Construction Law Section

Leonard D. Rodness

Presentation

November 2015

Real Estate Law & Practice Bulletin

Torkin Manes LegalPoint

  • First-Time Homebuyers Rebate - Lawyers Beware

Sidney H. Troister, LSM

Newsletter

October 2015

When is a Commercial Landlord's Consent to a Lease Assignment or Sublease Required?

Torkin Manes LegalWatch

Marco P. Falco

LegalWatch

June 2015

Real Estate Law Update

Torkin Manes LegalPoint

  • Flags of Mortgage Fraud

Sidney H. Troister, LSM

Newsletter

May 2015

Preparing for the Interview

Ontario Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division

Leonard D. Rodness

Presentation

More Publications

Leonard D. Rodness

Practice Group Lead

Tel: 416 777 5409  Fax: 1 888 587 9139
Email: lrodness@torkinmanes.com

Kenneth Beallor

Tel: 416 643 8818  Fax: 1 888 312 0067
Email: kbeallor@torkinmanes.com

Justin Cooper

Tel: 416 777 5426  Fax: 1 888 812 2556
Email: jcooper@torkinmanes.com

Stephanie Eiley

Tel: 416 777 5439  Fax: 1 888 732 6509
Email: seiley@torkinmanes.com

Aaron M. English

Tel: 416 643 8811  Fax: 1 888 554 6181
Email: aenglish@torkinmanes.com

Barry D. Lipson, QC

Tel: 416 777 5438  Fax: 1 888 587 5768
Email: blipson@torkinmanes.com

Sidney H. Troister, LSM

Tel: 416 777 5432  Fax: 1 888 312 0072
Email: stroister@torkinmanes.com

Seth Zuk

Tel: 416 775 8822  Fax: 1 888 554 6176
Email: szuk@torkinmanes.com

Practice Group Lead(s)

Leonard D. Rodness 416 777 5409 lrodness@torkinmanes.com

Practice Group Lawyers

Kenneth Beallor 416 643 8818 kbeallor@torkinmanes.com
Justin Cooper 416 777 5426 jcooper@torkinmanes.com
Stephanie Eiley 416 777 5439 seiley@torkinmanes.com
Aaron M. English 416 643 8811 aenglish@torkinmanes.com
Barry D. Lipson, QC 416 777 5438 blipson@torkinmanes.com
Sidney H. Troister, LSM 416 777 5432 stroister@torkinmanes.com
Seth Zuk 416 775 8822 szuk@torkinmanes.com

Practice Group Clerks

Jean Atkins 416 777 5451 jatkins@torkinmanes.com
Ruby Hundal 416.777.5367 rhundal@torkinmanes.com
Susan Li 416 777 5436 sli@torkinmanes.com
Angie Riches 416 643 8801 ariches@torkinmanes.com
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