The Real Estate Group of Himelfarb Proszanski LLP practices in all areas of real estate law to better assist our clients. Our lawyers have experience in representing and advising landlords, tenants, vendors, purchasers, developers, and lenders. We provide strategic analysis and innovative solutions in order to facilitate complex personal and business transactions.
Our commitment to expedient and cost-effective service gives our clients an edge when making business decisions. We excel in real estate litigation with a specialty in commercial litigation matters. Cumulatively, our lawyers have over 60 years of experience zealously protecting our clients’ interests with respect to real estate transactions.
Some of the matters we act on include:
- Negotiation of agreements of purchase and sale
- Residential and Commercial purchases and refinances
- Facilitating real estate financing
- Secured transactions
- Condominium law
- Land use planning (bylaw re-zoning applications, seeking development permits and conducting subdivision appeals)
- Debt enforcement
- Mortgage enforcement
- Lien priority disputes
- Residential and commercial leasing
- General tax advice including analysis of implications of Land Transfer Tax and Income Tax Act
- Preparation of all final closing documentation
- Bankruptcy and Insolvency matters including corporate restructuring and drafting forbearance agreements with creditors
- Corporate reorganizations including mergers and acquisitions, share purchases and sales, corporate amalgamations, and section 85 Income Tax Act reorganizations
- Residential Purchases, Sales and Mortgages
- Commercial/Industrial Purchases and Sales
- Commercial Mortgage Financing / Enforcement
- Commercial and Retail Leases
- Severances / Variances / Re-Zoning
- Real Estate Litigation
Residential Purchases, Sales and Mortgages
Himelfarb Proszanski LLP represents both individuals and small business owners in complex real estate transactions. We provide full and comprehensive representation in all facets for the purchase, sale, and financing of residential properties throughout Ontario. This representation includes financial and tax advice for purchases of freehold, condominiums, cottage, and rural properties. We also represent our clients in negotiations regarding purchases, sales, and refinances of property as may be required in the particular circumstances.
Commercial/Industrial Purchases and Sales
Himelfarb Proszanski LLP provides strategic advice in all aspects of the acquisition and divestiture of commercial and industrial properties throughout Ontario including preparing and negotiating agreements of purchase of sale, completing due diligence searches, advising on ownership structure such as limited liability partnerships or co-ownership arrangements, and preparing all documentation required for the purchase and sale of properties.
Commercial Mortgage Financing / Enforcement
Our lawyers have extensive experience providing comprehensive representation in the preparation and registration of mortgage based securities, including ancillary documentation and registrations such as general security agreements. Himelfarb Proszanski LLP is acknowledged as a leading firm in the representation of financial institutions in Ontario. Our clients range from chartered banks to private lenders. This experience gives the firm the ability to view sophisticated transactions from both a lender’s and borrower’s perspective. We also provide value-added services such as the review of mortgage commitment letters prior to their execution by borrowers to ensure that lenders obtain security appropriate in the circumstances.
Commercial and Retail Leases
The Real Estate Group at Himelfarb Proszanski LLP represents both landlords and tenants in a multitude of commercial lease transactions. Our clients have included commercial office building owners, retail shopping developers, and industrial warehouse lessors and lessees. Strategic lease review and negotiation is offered to clients to ensure advantageous terms to any offer to lease or lease agreement.
Severances / Variances / Re-Zoning
We give detailed strategic advice for obtaining land severances, variances, or re-zoning of commercial and residential properties. Our Real Estate Group expertly drafts all necessary documents. We also provide exceptional representation before all levels of court in Ontario as well as municipal bodies. Let us help you facilitate obtaining your required severance, variance, or re-zoning order as may be required for the development of your property.
Real Estate Litigation
Himelfarb Proszanski LLP litigates a variety of estate and property disputes including disputes which arise from purchase and sale agreements, fraudulent misrepresentation, mortgage enforcement, restrictive covenants, rights-of-way, and other encumbrances. We have experience before all levels of court in Ontario and are recognized for obtaining favourable results for our clients.