Commercial Landlord and Tenant Law

Commercial landlord and tenant issues often arise in a fast paced environment. We provide responsive and knowledgeable services and solutions.


We represent commercial landlords and tenants using our extensive experience, knowledge and creative problem solving skills. Where issues arise between a commercial landlord and tenant, our team can step in to represent the interests of either side with a view to achieving the best result for our client in the circumstances.

We provide assistance and representation in:

  • The levying of distress by a landlord against its tenant’s goods on the premises for arrears of rent;
  • Terminating a tenant’s lease for arrears of rent and thereafter commencing legal proceedings to recover the arrears of rent and future rent;
  • Pursuing tenants for the fraudulent removal of their goods from the leased premises with a view to defeating the landlord’s right to levy distraint against them to collect arrears of rent;
  • Obtaining injunctive relief for a tenant seeking relief from forfeiture of a lease;
  • Resolving disputes in respect of what constitutes additional rent recoverable under a lease;
  • Dealing with a trustee in bankruptcy upon the bankruptcy of a tenant, or the filing of a proposal under the Bankruptcy Insolvency Act;
  • Disputes arising in respect of a tenant’s right to assign or sub-let a lease; and
  • Disputes arising in respect of the interpretation of any of the terms or conditions of the lease, including use and operating clauses.

Whatever your specific needs are, we’re here to provide you with expert advice and quality service.


Our commercial landlord and tenant lawyers have the extensive knowledge base and experience required to give you reliable common sense advice and to vigorously represent you when necessary. Our lawyers have appeared on commercial landlord and tenant issues before the Bankruptcy Court, the Commercial Court in Toronto, the Superior Court of Justice, and the Ontario Court of Appeal.

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Ben practises in commercial litigation, including insolvency, secured transactions, Internet law, contractual disputes, shareholder and partnership disputes, real estate litigation, creditor remedies, debt recovery, estate litigation and commercial tenancy matters.

Gemma practises in the area of commercial litigation, including estate litigation, contractual disputes, construction lien actions, commercial tenancy litigation and real estate litigation.

Christian practises in the areas of commercial litigation and insolvency law. He obtained his Bachelor of Science from the University of Toronto in 2003 and his Bachelor of Laws through Western University in 2006. He was called to the Ontario Bar in 2007 and has appeared on behalf of clients before the Ontario Court of Justice and the Superior Court of Justice.

Josh is a commercial litigation lawyer with a primary focus on estate litigation, but also represents clients in contractual disputes, real estate disputes, commercial tenancy disputes, and construction law matters. His practice also includes wills and estate planning as well as advising and guiding executors through the estate administration process. Josh represents clients in defending…

Mark practises in the firm's administrative law department, including condominium law, residential tenancies, municipal law, planning and zoning, expropriations and provincial offences.