Savvas Kotsopoulos

Associé | Toronto

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Miller Thomson involved in one of 2019’s top 10 CRE transactions in Toronto/GTA

RENX.ca, "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...

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Regulating Real Estate Brokerages, Brokers and Salespersons in Ontario

The Government of Ontario announced a proposal on January 31, 2019, to review and modernize the Real Estate and Business Brokers Act, 2002 (the “Act”). The Act governs real estate brokerages, brokers and salespersons (collectively, “Registrants”), setting the rules for...

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Changes to Cannabis Retail Licensing Announced in Ontario

The landscape of cannabis retail regulation in Ontario is evolving on a daily basis. As new standards continue to emerge in this field, it is essential that those involved in the retail, real estate, and cannabis industries stay informed of...

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Real Estate Investment in Canada

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In Canada, the savvy real estate investor has a myriad of opportunities across the spectrum of real estate asset classes. However, understanding the landscape of real estate investment and land development in Canada can mean the difference between success and lost...

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Savvas Kotsopoulos quoted in Fortune article on U.S. retailers expanding to Canada

Fortune, "In Canada, U.S. retailers can be their own worst enemy"

For decades, Canada has remained a top choice for U.S. retailers looking to open stores abroad. Our neighbors to the north speak the same language and run a similar government, making expansion relatively straightforward. They have a similar appetite for...

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

A steady stream of American and international retailers continue their march across the border and into the Great White North, lured by the appeal of economic stability, an underserved retail market, consumer enthusiasm for American brands and healthy sales per...

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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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