Practice Areas

Real Estate and Municipal

Lawyers in our Real Estate and Municipal Group provide services and expertise in the following areas:

Commercial Real Estate

  • Property acquisition and disposition
  • Taxation of real estate
  • Property management
  • Land development and subdivision
  • Site plan agreements
  • Structuring of Canadian real estate investments for international clients


  • Security for loans
  • Lending transactions for joint ventures, co-ownerships and limited partnerships
  • Representation of borrowers
  • Use of capital markets to finance investments in real estate
  • Structuring and implementation of undivided co-ownership structure


  • Negotiation and preparation of commercial leasing documentation
  • Insolvency and restructuring issues for landlords and tenants
  • Landlord and tenant remedies
  • Leasehold financing

Hospitality and Recreational Properties

  • Advising owners, operators and managers of hotels, motels and resorts
  • Advising domestic and foreign developers about interval ownership development and sale in Ontario
  • Development and structuring of resorts

Municipal and Land Use Services

  • Zoning and Official Plan Applications
  • Site Plan and Subdivisions
  • Community Plans
  • Source Water Protection matters
  • Environmental issues
  • Practice before the Ontario Municipal Board
  • Development Charges
  • Minor Variances and Severances
  • Expropriation


  • Development and sale of residential, commercial, resort and mixed use condominiums
  • Condominium governance issues
  • Negotiations on behalf of developers under the Ontario New Home Warranty Plan

At a Glance


The Gardiner Roberts Real Estate and Municipal Group reflects a breadth of legal skills, including knowledge of real estate, financing, tax, partnerships and syndication, landlord and tenant, and commercial law. Acting for a wide range of clients including municipal governments and agencies, builders and developers, landlords and tenants, public and private corporations, we have developed a wealth of expertise which is continuously enlarged and enhanced in daily practice.

Practice Group Lawyers

John Atchison

George Bassin

Tim Duncan

David Epstein

Fred Ernst

Clifford Goldfarb

Richard Hoffman

Tamara Katz

William Lambert

Lori Mark

Nathalie Freiman Nayot

Albert Page

Robert Rossow

Robert Schwartz

Victoria Stuart

Jonathan Wigley

Zev Zlotnick


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