Savvas Kotsopoulos

Partner | Toronto

416.595.8535

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Savvas Kotsopoulos is a real estate lawyer who focuses on acquisitions, dispositions, development, and commercial leasing. He has extensive expertise in structuring and settling various joint venture structures and associated agreements (in particular, co-ownerships and limited partnerships). He also has expertise in the associated development and property management agreements for these structures across all asset classes including, retail and commercial, industrial and office, multi-residential, hospitality, and entertainment properties. Savvas represents a broad client base including private developers, investors, public and private institutional investment companies, and real estate investment trusts.

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Miller Thomson lawyers recognized in The Best Lawyers in Canada 2017

We are pleased to announce 126 Miller Thomson lawyers from across the country and in numerous areas of law have been recognized for their expertise in the 2017 edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada. This result is up from...

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Lexpert recognizes 80 Miller Thomson lawyers

Miller Thomson is pleased to announce 80 lawyers across ten of our offices are recognized in the 2016 edition of The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory as leading practitioners in their field. Published annually since 1997, The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory...

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Savvas Kotsopoulos participates in ICSC Canadian Convention kick-off event

Savvas Kotsopoulos, chair of Miller Thomson’s national Retail Group, today participates in an International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) event that square-offs retail experts in a negotiation showdown. High-profile senior level executives will go head-to-head in a ring, a unique...

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Savvas Kotsopoulos quoted in Fortune

Savvas Kotsopoulos, chair of Miller Thomson’s national Retail Group, is quoted in a recent Fortune.com article on American retailers entering Canada. The article titled, “In Canada, U.S. retailers can be their own worst enemy” explores the rocky start of Target...

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Savvas Kotsopoulos named 2013 Lexpert Rising Star

Miller Thomson is pleased to announce that Savvas Kotsopoulos has been named by Lexpert as a Rising Star: Leading Lawyers Under 40.  Savvas was honoured at a dinner and awards ceremony, which took place in Toronto on November 5, 2013....

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Miller Thomson recognized in the Best Lawyers in Canada 2014 edition.

More about Best Lawyers We are pleased to announce that 80 Miller Thomson lawyers have been recognized in the 2014 edition of Best Lawyers in Canada (this is 15 more lawyers than last year). Seventeen lawyers are new to the list. Additionally,...

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Miller Thomson lawyers recognized in 2013 Lexpert®/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada

Miller Thomson is proud to announce that two of its lawyers have been recognized as leaders in their fields in The 2013 Lexpert®/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada. The guide highlights the lawyers across Canada who...

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Jeffrey Lem and Savvas Kotsopoulos present at the LSUC 9th Annual Real Estate Law Summit.

Savvas Kotsopoulos speaks on “Advising Clients Purchasing Income – Producing Properties – Due Diligence, Responsibilities, and Limiting Retainers”.

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Savvas Kotsopoulos speaks at The Law Society of Upper Canada’s event titled “The Six-Minute Real Estate Lawyer 2011”.

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Tactical Primer on Mixed-Use Developments

An interactive and informative, fast-paced discussion of hot-button issues in mixed-used developments including: Structuring and risk allocation HST considerations Financing Planning considerations Freehold vs. condominium Leasing Speakers include: Savvas Kotsopoulos, Toronto Anna Balinsky, Toronto Ron Choudhury, Toronto Eric Davis, Kitchener-Waterloo...

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Environmental Issues in Property Development

Miller Thomson hosts a complimentary seminar presented by lawyers in our Environmental and Real Estate practice groups. Topics include: Regulatory Framework for Dealing with Contaminated Land Managing Environmental Due Diligence Investigations Environmental Considerations in Property Transactions Dealing with Excess Fill A...

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Real Estate Joint Ventures Seminar

This seminar on real estate joint ventures covers, dos and don’ts, best practices, competitive intelligence and information sharing. Highlights of this presentation include: Effective and tax efficient structuring Real property and construction Development management, construction management and governance Industry trends...

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Lease Transfer Provisions & Corporate Tenant

Do mergers/amalgamations trigger consent rights?  It is not uncommon for a national corporate tenant (especially those with international roots) to be part of a complicated organizational structure which can include cross-border elements.  Tax and securities-driven reorganizations and restructurings are also...

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Canada Remains Fertile Ground for US Retailers

The 2013 Lexpert®/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada

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Laying the Foundation for a Build-to-Suit Lease

A build-to-suit (or design-build) lease is essentially a landlord/developer’s agreement to construct a purpose built building, usually for a single tenant. The landlord will typically own or ground lease the lands (and once constructed, the building) and has the option...

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Transfers of Retail Leases – Issues and Pitfalls

In recent years, Canadians have been witness to the reshaping of the Canadian retail landscape, precipitated in large part by a difficult global economic climate resulting in increased insolvencies, restructurings and consolidations of retail businesses and the efforts of foreign...

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Harley-Davidson acquires assets of Fred Deeley Imports

On August 4, 2015, Harley-Davidson Motor Company, Inc., and Harley-Davidson Canada, LP, both subsidiaries of Harley-Davidson, Inc., completed the acquisition of the assets of Fred Deeley Imports Ltd., paving the way for Harley-Davidson to begin direct distribution of its motorcycles...

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