real estate law services
SorbaraLaw lawyers have decades of experience in corporate commercial, residential, and agricultural real estate matters including all aspects of commercial leasing. Our lawyers are longstanding and trusted advisors for land acquisition and accumulation, as well as project development and financing. We regularly represent financial institutions, developers, and property owners in transactions throughout Ontario.
SorbaraLaw real estate and condominium development lawyers and their professional support staff have extensive experience in all real estate matters. Our expertise includes the purchase, sale, and financing of multi-unit residential properties, commercial properties, plazas, office buildings, industrial properties, non-profit and subsidized housing developments, commercial and residential condominiums, and agricultural land, as well as, single family residences.
SorbaraLaw has, for decades, provided practical and innovative legal advice to an impressive list of development projects. Our services to developers include Land titles and re-zoning issues, working with local governments on all aspects of planning and approvals, representation at public meetings and at the Ontario Municipal Board. Our clients look to SorbaraLaw for subdivision and development agreements, including cost-sharing arrangements between developers. We regularly work with school boards, regulators, and service providers such as phone and cable companies, as well as, gas and hydro suppliers. Further, we document, negotiate, and complete all sale transactions.
SorbaraLaw has extensive experience in condominium development. We regularly collaborate with clients to find creative solutions to the often-complex issues that surround condominium development. Our expertise includes site plan development, all manner of condominium arrangements, assembly and completion of all documents necessary for disclosure, by-laws, rules, and management agreements, as well as, cost sharing and reciprocal easement agreements. We also organize the condominium corporation upon registration and administer turnover meetings.
Commercial leasing is a notable specialty at SorbaraLaw. We regularly advise landlords, tenants, lenders, and property managers. Our expertise includes offers to lease, lease agreements, assignments and subleases, and unusual circumstances such as expropriation and environmental issues. SorbaraLaw lawyers are also frequently involved in dispute resolution including enforcement of rights and remedies, and where necessary, termination of lease relationships.
When things go wrong, SorbaraLaw lawyers encourage negotiation, mediation, and arbitration where there is a realistic chance of success. However, when necessary, our lawyers are talented litigators and have successfully protected our clients’ rights before many commissions and tribunals, including the Ontario Municipal Board, at every level of court in Ontario, and at the Supreme Court of Canada.
As always, our tax, environmental, municipal, and planning lawyers are available to provide practical and immediate support should their talent be required to provide our clients with the best possible outcome in the shortest possible time and at the least possible cost.
Mark Schumacher, Commercial Real Estate
Ronald Nightingale, Commercial Real Estate
Seth Jutzi, Commercial Real Estate
Michael Letourneau, Commercial Real Estate
Gary Keller, Residential Real Estate
Slonee Malhotra, Residential Real Estate