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Rinus Pais

Phone: 905.452.6892
Fax: 905.451.5058
rpais@lawrences.com

Rinus is an associate in Lawrences’ Real Estate Group. His practice is focused on commercial/residential real estate and land development. He has extensive experience in the acquisition, financing and sale of mixed-use commercial and residential properties, as well as farm real estate purchases, sales, cottage transactions, family and estate conveyancing, and private mortgage financing.

Rinus also assists in the firm’s extensive condominium development and governance practice. He has guided interprovincial holding companies and individual owners purchasing properties in modular homes, land lease units, and condominium developments. He has represented clients before the Committee of Adjustment and the Ontario Municipal Board.

Rinus also represents landlords and tenants in the negotiation, drafting, interpretation and enforcement of commercial and industrial leases.  

Before joining Lawrences, Rinus practised Real Estate Law in a southwestern Ontario real estate law firm. He conducts seminars for first-time homebuyers, discussing ongoing changes in residential and commercial real estate.

Representative Work

  • Acted for private lenders of second mortgages to commercial and residential properties totaling $2 million in investment.
  • Drafted and negotiated the acquisition of 20+ furnished condominium rental properties in Ontario, secured with private financing from Nova Scotia holding companies.
  • Acted for the acquirer of a commercial shopping centre in Stratford, Ontario, with several large anchor tenants.
  • Negotiated the Assignment of Sublease for an independent commercial premises operating as Brampton's first licensed cannabis store in accordance with Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario Standards
  • Reviewed and communicated with city planning officials and independent architects to assist senior counsel in order to satisfy municipal conditions of draft approval for the registration of a 48 unit commercial condominium conversion project located in Mississauga, Ontario
  • Facilitated and organized in conjunction with business law colleagues, the registration and disbursement of $13 million in construction financing for manufacturing facility in Halton Region
  • Acted on behalf of a major Canadian banking institution to lend and register institutional mortgages associated with the purchase of long term care facilities and retirement homes in Windsor, Ontario

 

Affiliations

  • Ontario Bar Association
  • Law Society of Upper Canada
  • Peel Law Association
  • Brampton Board of Trade 

Involvement

  • Southern Ontario Touch Football Association, Referee, 2016-present
  • City of Mississauga Recreation and Parks, Sports Instructor, 2012-present
  • On football teams at York University and University of Ottawa, Yates Cup finalist
  • "New Standardized Lease Protects Landlords and Tenants", The Lawrences Letter, Summer 2018
  • Ontario Bar Association Seminar Speaker - "Hot Topics in the Purchase and Sale of a Business - Real Estate Issues" - March 2018
  • S.A.L.T (Seniors and Law Enforcement Together), Why do you need a Will? Milton Seniors Centre - March 2017
  • Royal LePage Meadowtowne Milton, Ontario Lunch and Learn Seminar –Latent Defects and Unconditional Agreements - February 2016
  • Royal Bank of Canada First Time Home Buyers Seminar, Remax Cambridge - August 2015

News

Jun 27, 2019

Summer Issue of Lawrences Letter now available online

The latest edition of our newsletter is now online. Articles include the regulations for the new cannabis industry, the risks of joint accounts wit...

Jul 30, 2018

Summer issue of Lawrences Letter now available

The latest edition of our newsletter is now available. Articles include the new standard lease for residential tenancies, Ed Upenieks' acceptance s...

I have very much enjoyed the experience of working with Lawrences for the past 3 years on a complex condominium development project.  I have found Lawrences not only to be technically up to date and very familiar with all the procedural intricacies and external players to our project, bu they are very quick to respond, which is a rare commodity indeed among law firms.  I recommend Lawrences without hesitation.

Lawrence Fagan

We have worked with Lawrence, Lawrence, Stevenson LLP since 2005 for condominium development and governance matters.  They have consistently provided us with excellent service in a professional and courteous fashion.  We will most certainly continue to work with them for many years to come.

Robert Bellissimo
Strategic Property Management
President

Rinus Pais has been invaluable in helping us set up our Real Estate Investment business and completing the closing transactions on our properties.  After having an unprofessional business interaction with our previous lawyer, we were looking for an experienced individual who would have the knowledge and ability to understand our situation, listen to our questions and provide answers in words we could understand.  Rinus Pais has been that expert for us.  Rinus and his staff go above and beyond to provide us with legal advice whenever needed.  Rinus responds to us in a timely manner and takes the time to explain the legalities and process formalities.  With Rinus helping us with our legal matters, we are able to focus on our business and life.  It is our pleasure to recommend Rinus.

Pawan Premi and Ranjit Gill
Akal Dream Homes Inc.
Owners

I feel very fortunate to have had Rinus Pais oversee the legal process related to two home purchases and one sale.  Buying and selling homes can be a very intimidating and overwhelming process.  However, Rinus does an exceptional job of helping you understand all of the documents involved, so you can sign off on them with confidence.  Along with his high level of professionalism and knowledge, he is also very personable.  We always have great conversations and a few good laughs!  This is proof of his ability to form really strong connections with his clients and create an environment that is comfortable and inviting.  I truly believe that he keeps his client's best interest at the forefront of his practice.  He's at the very top of my list - as a matter of fact, he's the only one on my list when it comes to referrals.  This is one lawyer who will never disappoint!

Maria Ugwu

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