Michael J. Wren

Associate Counsel | Toronto


Portrait of Michael J.  Wren


Michael Wren is an Associate Counsel who has specialized in commercial real estate law and leasing for over 30 years. Mike provides local leadership on national real estate transactions and leasing for the firm. His practice covers all aspects of real estate transactions including land acquisition, development, secured financings, joint ventures, development agreements, and leasing. Mike is the Leader of Miller Thomson’s Transactions & Leasing Group.

In addition to his commercial clients, Mike’s practice extends to the institutional sector. He frequently represents school boards and other educational institutions, as well as religious groups of various denominations and charities.

Professional achievements & leadership

  • The Best Lawyers in Canada, Commercial Leasing Law, 2018 - 2024; Real Estate Law, 2015 - 2024
  • The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory - Property Development, 2017, 2023; Property Leasing, 2018 - 2024
  • BV Rated, Martindale-Hubbell

Thought leadership

  • Lecturer, Canadian Bar Association
  • Unincorporated Religious Organizations and Leases, Charities and Not-for-Profit Newsletter, December 2009

Corporate directorships

  • Director and Past Chair, The Southdown Institute
  • Past Director, Catholic Family Services
  • Past Director, Providence Centre

Professional memberships

  • International Council of Shopping Centers
  • Canadian Bar Association

Bar admissions & education

  • Ontario, 1983
  • LL.B., Osgoode Hall Law School, York University, 1981
  • B.A. (English and political science), University of Toronto, 1978