Jessica Penley

Partner | Vaughan


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Protection for tenants/borrowers

The Ontario government enacted the Protecting Small Business Act, 2020 (the “PSBA”), effective June 18, 2020, which amended Ontario’s Commercial Tenancies Act (“CTA”) and created greater incentive for commercial landlords to participate in the Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance (“CECRA”)...


Ontario Court of Appeal confirms the priority of secured construction lenders’ subsequent advances in face of execution creditors’ notice of writ

Some more good news for secured construction lenders. In a decision rendered April 9, 2020, the Ontario Court of Appeal has confirmed that the priority of subsequent advances by lenders holding a charge of real property will not be defeated...


Miller Thomson involved in one of 2019’s top 10 CRE transactions in Toronto/GTA, "Top-10 CRE transactions in Toronto/GTA during 2019"

Miller Thomson advised on one of the top 10 commercial real estate transactions in Toronto/GTA in 2019 as reported by the Real Estate News EXchange (RENX). The team, led by James Hutchinson (Corporate Tax) and including Jessica Penley and Savvas...