The Home Inspectors Act to Provide more Protection for …

September 20th, 2019

The weather is cooling down but the Toronto housing market saw double digit growth this past month. During the frenzy of home buying, due diligence is necessary and hiring the right home inspector could be forgotten from the long list of to-dos. This can be a costly mistake as a negligently conducted home inspection could […]

Justin M. Cooper

September 20th, 2019

TORONTO COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE LAWYERS Justin was called to the bar of Ontario in 2009. Justin joined Devry Smith Frank LLP in 2019 as an associate in our Commercial Real Estate Group in Toronto, where his practice focuses on the acquisition, disposition, financing, and development of commercial real estate. Justin regularly drafts and negotiates a […]

What happens when a party to a real estate transaction …

August 2nd, 2019

The Agreement of Purchase and Sale (APS) has been signed and any conditions waived or fulfilled. All that remains is for the closing itself to take place. What happens when a party to a firm APS fails to close the deal? This may happen, for example, if the buyers find out that they are unable […]

The House I Recently Purchased Was Used to Manufacture …

July 9th, 2019

You’ve just signed an agreement of purchase and sale, and you’ve discovered that drugs were illegally manufactured on the property years before the seller bought it. Can you get your deposit back? A recent Ontario Court of Appeal decision dealing with an “Illegal Substances Clause” in an Agreement of Purchase and Sale (“APS”) says: ‘it […]

Does every home purchase and sale in Ontario require a …

July 2nd, 2019

Parties to a real estate Agreement of Purchase and Sale occasionally ask whether they actually need a lawyer to close the deal. The answer to that question is a resounding yes. Historically, closing a real estate transaction in Ontario would involve lawyers attending at a Land Registry Office (LRO) to conduct title searches. On the […]

Laura Rosati

June 20th, 2019

BARRIE REAL ESTATE LAWYER Laura Rosati joined Devry Smith Frank LLP (“DSF”) in 2019 as an associate in our Barrie real estate group. Laura graduated with merit from York University, majoring in Psychology and earned her Law degree at Osgoode Hall Law School. Laura’s practice focuses on all aspects of real estate law, including residential […]

Laura Rosati

June 19th, 2019

BARRIE COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE LAWYER Laura Rosati joined Devry Smith Frank LLP (“DSF”) in 2019 as an associate in our Barrie real estate group. Laura graduated with merit from York University, majoring in Psychology and earned her Law degree at Osgoode Hall Law School. Laura’s practice focuses on all aspects of real estate law, including […]

Laura Rosati

June 10th, 2019

BARRIE REAL ESTATE LAWYER Laura Rosati joined Devry Smith Frank LLP (“DSF”) in 2019 as an associate in our Barrie real estate group. Laura graduated with merit from York University, majoring in Psychology and earned her Law degree at Osgoode Hall Law School. Laura’s practice focuses on all aspects of real estate law, including residential […]

George Messih

June 10th, 2019

George Messih joined Devry Smith Frank LLP (“DSF”) in 2019 as an associate in our real estate, corporate, and estates groups. Prior to joining DSF, George worked at a boutique law firm in Toronto, and his practice focused on commercial and residential real estate, business acquisitions, and estate planning and administration. With a client-centred approach […]

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