John Atchison

John Atchison


John Atchison
Contact Information

John Atchison


T 416.865.6647

F 416.865.6636



Dalhousie University, LL.B., 1992
McGill University, B.A. (Hons), 1989
Bar Admission

Ontario, 1994
About Gardiner Roberts LLP

For over 100 years, Gardiner Roberts has combined the benefits of a full-service law firm with the dexterity of a mid-sized one. Our focused, cross-disciplinary, one-team approach and commitment to understand your business joins our relevant expertise, immediacy and dedication to providing client-centric, hands-on service. 100% Canadian and fully independent, we offer a level of overall efficiency and cost-effectiveness that larger firms can't touch. Resisting "cookie-cutter" law, Gardiner Roberts has built its name - one rewarding client relationship at a time.

Executive Summary

John has been with Gardiner Roberts since 1992 where he practices in the areas of real estate and corporate commercial law and is also a member of the firm’s Executive Committee. John has developed specialties in the retirement home and long-term care sectors, as well as structuring and implementing private equity vehicles for real estate investment. John’s work also keeps him active with transactional and financing matters for clients in a number of sectors.

Over the past several years, John has delivered advice to clients and acted on transactions in a broad range of areas including mergers, acquisitions, divestments, and associated financings; secured financings, acting on behalf of both lenders and borrowers; specialized financing-including structuring overseas-based sharia compliant financings; the development, operation and purchase and sale of retirement homes and long-term care facilities; various other multi-residential transactions; negotiation and structuring of co-ownership and joint-venture projects; representing parties in partnership and shareholder disputes; representing start-up companies seeking and securing venture capital financing; and advising clients on green energy initiatives.

John is the proud father of two children. He is also a voracious reader of history and science fiction and he tempers (perhaps unsuccessfully) that nerdiness with an avid love of the NFL.


My Blog
  • Best Lawyers in Canada for Corporate Law (2024) and Real Estate Law (2019 - 2024)
Professional Involvement
  • Law Society of Ontario
  • Ontario Bar Association
  • Ontario Residential Care Association