Transactions & Leasing

Miller Thomson’s Transactions & Leasing Group is comprised of a team of professionals spanning 12 offices located in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Ontario and Quebec, with in-depth knowledge and experience who are ready to assist with any real property needs.  We offer a full complement of services and the expertise to help you navigate land acquisition and disposition, ownership and transaction structuring, financing, land use planning and development, joint ventures and mixed use developments.  We also have extensive experience in commercial lease negotiations including retail, industrial and office leasing.  We take an innovative and proactive approach to developing and implementing solutions to the challenges faced by our clients in their real estate transactions and management of real estate assets.

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Miller Thomson recognized in 2017 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory

In the recently released 2017 edition of the Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory, 79 Miller Thomson lawyers across 30 areas of law have been recognized for their industry-leading advisory expertise.  These latest rankings are the culmination of an extensive annual peer...

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Miller Thomson lawyers recognized in The Best Lawyers in Canada 2017

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 122 lawyers ranked last year....

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Roberto Noce comments on restrictive covenants in Edmonton Journal

Read the article: Restrictive covenants might be killing a fly with a sledgehammer, but that’s OK

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Roberto Noce interviewed by Global News on basement suites built by landlords

Roberto Noce, Q.C. is interviewed by Global News regarding landlords building basement suites. Click here to view the article and video.

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Leonard Gangbar wins 2014 Zenith Award

Miller Thomson is pleased to congratulate Leonard Gangbar, Co-Chair of the Real Estate and Property Development Group at the firm’s Toronto office, on his recognition as a 2014 Lexpert Zenith Award winner.  This year, the annual award focused on celebrating...

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Max Maréchaux presented with Office Lease of the Year award

Miller Thomson’s Max Maréchaux, who represents Ernst & Young LLP,  was awarded the Office Lease of the Year Award at the 13th Annual Real Estate Excellence (REX) Awards. Maréchaux represented Ernst &Young LLP in one of its largest lease transactions...

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Savvas Kotsopoulos named 2013 Lexpert Rising Star

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. The prestigious award recognizes Canada’s leading lawyers...

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Max Maréchaux mentioned in Lexpert’s Big Real Estate Deals

Oxford Properties Group announced that Ernst & Young LLP will be the lead tenant of Oxford Properties’ new development being constructed at 100 Adelaide Street West, between Bay and York Streets, in Toronto’s downtown financial core. This is Ernst &...

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Jeff Lem featured in Legal Post on visible minority lawyers

Our Real Estate lawyer and guru Jeff Lem was featured in the Legal Post’s blog on “Visible minority lawyers still ride the pine instead of the Bench — why?“

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Andy Chan and Aaron Atcheson selected by Lexpert as “Lawyers to Watch”

We are pleased to announce that Andy Chan and Aaron Atcheson were recently selected as Lawyers to Watch in the Lexpert 2013 Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-border Corporate Lawyers in Canada. Both Andy and Aaron were recognized as one...

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Sharon MacMillan speaks on foreign home buyers tax

Sharon MacMillan speaks to members of the Burnaby Board of Trade on the 15% property transfer tax for foreign buyers of residential property in Metro Vancouver, and how it is implemented and applied.

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Greg Shannon speaks on tax considerations for real estate

Greg Shannon presents “U.S. and Canada Tax Considerations on Selling U.S. Vacation Real Estate” at the Kelowna Estate Planning Society fall seminar.

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Jeffrey Selby and Steven Chaimberg speak at Shopping Centre Law Conference

The Canadian Shopping Centre Law Conference is presented by the International Council of Shopping Centres. Jeffrey Selby speaks on a panel discussing “Issues with Leasing in a Multi-Use Development or Condominium”. Steven Chaimberg speaks on a “Legal Update” panel.

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Stewart Berringer speaks on legal opinions

Stewart Berringer presents “Legal Opinions 101” at the Law Society of Saskatchewan’s Due Diligence & Legal Opinions program.

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Jeff Selby will be presenting at the Prairies Chapter Matrics Roundtable on June 18, 2015.

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Jeff Selby and Josh Selby present at the Legal Education Society of Alberta’s Condominiums; A Practitioner’s Update, October 22, 2014

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Mike Walker speaks on “E-Filing” at CLEBC’s course on Real Estate Fundamentals for Lawyers.

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Jennifer Babe chairs and presents at the Business Law Summit. Her presentation focuses on CASL compliance for clients and lawyers’ practices. Max Marechaux speaks on the assignment of real estate leases in business deals.

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Eric Davis speaks at a Corporate Practitioners of Waterloo Region meeting on the topic of “The Planning Regime in Ontario: What Corporate Lawyers Need to Know”

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Audrey Loeb and Jeffrey Lem will be speaking on “Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about Condos But Were Afraid to Ask” at OBA.

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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

This seminar’s topics include: Regulatory Framework for Dealing with Contaminated Land Environmental Considerations in Property Transactions Managing Environmental Due Dilligence Investigations Special Considerations with Gas Station Properties Dealing with Excess Fill

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Environmental Issues in Property Development

This seminar covers the following topics: Regulatory Framework in Dealing with Contaminated Land Environmental Considerations in Property Transactions Managing Environmental Due Dilligence Investigations Dealing with Excess Fill

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Real Estate Syndication and Lending Legal Workshop

Miller Thomson  LLP presents a complimentary luncheon workshop and roundtable discussion.  Each table is hosted by a Miller Thomson lawyer to lead the discussions.  Prior to the workshop, you receive questions to review to help facilitate the networking portion of the event.  You...

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Environmental Issues in Property Development

Miller Thomson hosts a complimentary breakfast seminar.  Presented by lawyers in our Environmental and Real Estate practice groups, our seminar covers: Regulatory Framework for Dealing with Contaminated Land Environmental Considerations in Property Transactions Managing Environmental Due Diligence Investigation Special Considerations with Gas...

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Environmental Issues in Property Development

Presented by lawyers in our Environmental and Real Estate practice groups, our seminar covers: Regulatory Framework for Dealing with Contaminated Land Environmental Considerations in Property Transactions Managing Environmental Due Diligence Investigations Special Considerations with Gas Station Properties Time: 7:30 a.m....

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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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L’expert en droit et la vérification diligente des transactions immobilières

Pierre Paquet, Luc Gratton and Chantal Joubert discuss the various aspects and impact of real estate due diligence in a presentation entitled “L’expert en droit et la vérification diligente des transactions immobilières”, which is part of the program of the...

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Conflicts of Interest When Acting for Corporate Clients

Jennifer Quick speaks at the LSUC’s Ethical Red Flags for Real Estate Lawyers seminar on “Conflicts of Interest When Acting for Corporate Clients.”

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Condominium Issues: Acting for Corporations, Owners, and Others

Jennifer Quick speaks at the LSUC’s Ethical Red Flags for Real Estate Lawyers seminar on “Condominium Issues: Acting for Corporations, Owners, and Others.”

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Amendments to the Condominium Act, 1998, SO 1998, c-19

To click here to read Amendments to the Condominium Act, 1998, SO 1998, c-19.

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Lease Deposit Characterized as Security Interest

Commercial Insolvency Reporter, Vol. 28, No. 1, October 2015

Case Summary of Alignvest Private Debt Ltd. v. Surefire Industries Ltd.

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Reality Tax Liens, WSIB Premiums, and Mortgage Priorities

Commercial Priorities for Real Estate and Business Lawyers 2015, The Law Society of Upper Canada

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Taking Over Existing Leases: A Tenant’s Perspective

In many transactions involving the purchase and sale of a business, the seller may not own the property where the business is carried on but may have an existing lease of the property.  In a situation where there is a...

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Facing the “Big Unknown”

New Building Issues Negotiating offers and leases for new space in an existing building requires careful consideration of a number of issues such as landlord’s work, possession date(s), fixturing period(s), improvement allowances and remedies (if any) in the event of...

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Tread carefully through ‘additional name insured’ territory

One of the many tricky terms in the insurance provisions of a lease is the common clause requiring that the landlord be included as an “additional named insured” in the tenant’s commercial general liability policy (“CGL“). While it is always...

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New Relief for Landlords from Relief from Forfeiture

Relief from forfeiture, the right of the courts to set aside any landlord termination of the lease and to reinstate the evicted tenant to the leased premises, has long been an integral part of the Canadian commercial leasing scene. In...

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Real Estate Investment and Securities Regulation

Written by Collin May Real estate has long served as an attractive investment opportunity for those with some extra cash to spend. Whether as rental property generating monthly income or as a long-term investment offering the potential for significant appreciation...

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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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No Trespassers Allowed

The act of “trespassing” is often conceptualized as one person setting foot on another person’s land without their consent. “Get off my property, you’re TRESPASSING!” is a common phrase landowners employ when faced with uninvited guests. At law, the term...

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Daseke completes cross-border acquisition of Big Freight Systems

Canadian counsel to Daseke, Inc.

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Pure Multi-Family REIT LP closes $92.1 million equity offering

Counsel to the underwriters

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BonTerra Resources closes $14 million bought deal financing

Counsel to BonTerra Resources Inc.

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Allanson International closes on sale leaseback agreement with Mondelēz Canada

Counsel to Allanson International

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Probat completes cross-border acquisition of E D Industrial

Counsel to Probat Services Inc.

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Marcel Equipment sold to European buyer in cross-border transaction

Counsel to Marcel Equipment Limited

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Alexandria Minerals closes brokered private placement of units and flow-through common shares

Counsel to Alexandria Minerals Corporation

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Rosewood Simcoe acquires Cedarwood Gardens retirement assisted living facility

Counsel to Rosewood Simcoe Inc.

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Lawson Products acquires Mattic Industries

Counsel to Lawson Products, Inc.

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Western Pacific Enterprises acquired by MYR Group

Counsel to Western Pacific Enterprises

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Leasing Times

Read the latest issue of Miller Thomson’s Leasing Times

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