Ali Baniasadi

Partner | Toronto


Portrait of Ali Baniasadi


Ali’s practice is focused on all aspects of commercial real estate matters, including acquisition, disposition, development (rezoning, subdivision and mixed-use projects) and financing of commercial properties, co-ownership and joint venture structures and commercial leasing. Ali also advises on real property matters as part of corporate acquisitions and reorganizations, equity offerings and insolvency restructurings.

In addition to his real estate transactional and leasing practice, Ali also advises clients with respect to ongoing day-to-day business matters such negotiating and structuring business relationships, as well as preparing and negotiating various commercial agreements.

Ali also provides domestic and international clients with business solutions to clients’ complex legal issues and assists them in achieving their objectives in the most efficient and practical manner.

Ali’s areas of expertise is building and construction, commercial property investment, dealerships, limited partnerships, mortgages, property developers, real estate, real estate funds.

Ali’s accreditation is in legal advisory, commercial real estate and real estate development.


Professional achievements & leadership

Recognized as Best Lawyers in Canada past three years.  

Notable matters

Acted for a large developer in assembling, acquiring, financing the development and sale of a condominium site Acted for private equity firm on its acquisition of a portfolio of retirement homes Acted for an automotive group on its land acquisitions and reorganization Acted for an insurance company on the sale of one of its office parks Acted for an investor in acquiring lands to build a hotel and negotiating a licensing and management agreement with an international hotel operator Acted for a Vietnamese developer in its expansion in Canada Acted for numerous real estate investors on the structuring of joint ventures and co-ownerships Acted for a machinery auctioneer with respect to its acquisition and financing of a number of decommissioned plants Acted for a number of financial instructions with respect to various real estate based financing matters Advised on creation of a number of funds focused on real estate and automotive dealership assets Advised on creation of a number of Mortgage Investment Entities (MIEs) Recognized as Best Lawyers in Canada past three years.  

Professional memberships

  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Law Society of Ontario
  • Toronto Lawyers Association

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Farsi

Bar admissions & education

  • Ontario, 2006
  • LL.M. Osgoode Hall Law School (Tax), 2009
  • J.D., University of British Columbia, 2005
  • B.Sc., University of Toronto (Computer Science), 2002