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Buying or Selling Commercial and Industrial Property

Whether you are an owner, investor, manager, developer, not-for-profit corporation/organization or a lender seeking to purchase, sell or finance commercial or industrial real property, such real estate transactions require specialized legal knowledge to ensure that all aspects of the deal are considered and pitfalls are avoided. Lawrences’ Real Estate lawyers have lengthy experience in commercial and industrial real estate deals throughout Southern Ontario, especially Brampton, Peel Region, and the Greater Toronto area. We can ensure that your transaction is concluded quickly on the most favourable terms for your situation. Lawrences’ services include:

  • Ownership, investment and transaction structuring with appropriate ownership structures including joint ventures, partnerships, corporations and shareholder arrangements
  • Review, negotiation and drafting of Letters of Intent and Agreements of Purchase and Sale and amendments
  • Acquisition and disposition of real property, including commercial retail, office, industrial, recreational, institutional and development properties
  • Advice on financing commitments and negotiation and drafting of appropriate security for borrowers and lenders, including long-term, construction and other loans and mortgage securitization
  • Conducting due diligence investigations, title and off-title searches; reviewing and advising on environmental audits and assessments
  • Negotiating and drafting purchase, sale and financing closing documentation, Statements of Adjustments and completion of closings
  • Assistance with post-closing undertakings, agreements and adjustments
Mar 18, 2015 | Case Study

Commercial Leasing

The Problem Our client, a dentist negotiating a lease with a Landlord for new commercial premises within a local shopping mall, was concerned about...

Mar 18, 2015 | Case Study

Commercial Real Estate–Extensive Due Diligence for Purchase

The Problem Our client wanted to purchase a mixed-use commercial property comprising a small shopping centre with retail and office tenants and a g...

Mar 18, 2015 | Case Study

Commercial Real Estate – Environmental Issues on Sale

The Problem Our client sought to sell his commercial property, where he had formerly operated a car dealership business. His own environmental asse...

Apr 01, 2010 | Article

Are You Ready for the Harmonized Sales Tax (HST)? Part One and Part Two

In Ontario, the 5% Federal Goods and Services Tax (GST) and the 8% Provincial Retail Sales Tax (PST) will be combined into a single 13% tax, effective July 1, 2010. The new tax will be known as the Harmonized Sales Tax (HST). Sales tax currently does not apply to many goods and services; however, that will change on July 1, when they will be subject to 13% HST. Some examples are electronic goods, internet service, haircuts, gym memberships, automobile fuel, lawyers’ fees, home renovations, real estate commissions, and commercial rents.

Dec 01, 2008 | Article

Toronto’s New Municipal Land Transfer Tax: What Does It Mean For Investors?

The City of Toronto’s much-debated new Municipal Land Transfer Tax (MLTT) on property purchases took official effect...

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