Experienced Real Estate Lawyers in Toronto

Whether buying a home or cottage, or negotiating the purchase or sale of a commercial property, it is important to work with a trusted legal advisor to ensure that the transaction runs smoothly. Mills & Mills LLP offers over 130 years of experience advising on real estate transactions, and we pride ourselves on providing individualized care and attention to each file from start to finish. Our focus is on protecting our clients’ interests leading up to, and beyond, the closing date.

Commercial Real Estate and Leasing

When purchasing, selling or leasing a commercial property, there are multiple factors to consider, such as title searches, zoning by-laws and environmental concerns. Mills & Mills LLP manages these considerations on our clients’ behalf, so that they can stay focused on their business. Our commercial real estate lawyers also advise commercial landlords and tenants, reviewing and drafting lease documents, and negotiating the most favourable terms possible in order to protect our clients’ interests.

Residential Real Estate – Sales and Purchases

Real estate transactions often represent the most significant deals that an individual will participate in throughout his or her lifetime. Mills & Mills LLP assists our clients from start to finish, from reviewing agreements of purchase and sale, to completing title searches and working with financial institutions to ensure a smooth closing. Transactions involving properties such as cottages, farms, vacation homes and condominiums each have unique considerations that we explain to our clients and oversee throughout the transaction. Our experienced real estate lawyers help our clients navigate the complexities of real estate transactions and help eliminate issues in the present and prevent problems from arising in the future.

Our real estate lawyers also represent residential landlords and tenants. Whether our clients are considering the purchase of an income property, require the drafting or review of a lease, or require intervention in a landlord/tenant dispute, our lawyers have the necessary expertise to assist.

Real Estate Considerations in Estate and Family Law

There are a wide range of real estate considerations when planning or administering an estate and it is important to address them early on, as waiting too long can have the effect of limiting the options available. Similarly, there are many family situations that can require real estate transactions, such as transferring property as part of a divorce settlement or gifting property to loved ones. Mills & Mills LLP provides a comprehensive approach to our clients’ needs, and as such we can help them plan with these considerations in mind, and assist with the execution of any related transactions.

Contact the Real Estate lawyers at Mills & Mills LLP

To learn more about the real estate services that Mills & Mills LLP can provide, contact us at 416­­-863-0125 or send us an email.

Real Estate Law Testimonials

Our experience with Patrick Shing and Mills & Mills LLP has been prompt, professional and positive. A true partner and trusted adviser. As a testament to the level of service, we have since referred friends and family to the practice.

— C.T.

Real Estate Law Lawyers

  • Patrick P. Shing

    Patrick P. Shing

    Partner

    Patrick completed his articles at Mills & Mills LLP, and was invited to join the firm as an Associate. In addition to real estate law, Patrick’s legal practice has included commercial litigation...

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  • Paul J. Westlake

    Paul J. Westlake

    Partner

    Paul served his articles with Mills & Mills and joined the firm in 1975. He became a partner in 1981. Paul advises business clients on all aspects of their operations including incorporations, acquisi...

    416-682-7118 | Email
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  • Tejpaul Grewal

    Tejpaul Grewal

    Associate

    Tejpaul earned his bachelor of arts from York University in 2009, specializing in urban and land use planning. He continued his studies by graduating with a bachelor of laws from the University of Lei...

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  • R. Browning Watt, Q.C.

    R. Browning Watt, Q.C.

    In Association

    R. Browning (Roly) has been working in association with Mills & Mills LLP since 2004. In this capacity, Roly works closely with many members of the firm in the areas of estate planning and administrat...

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For over 130 years, Mills & Mills LLP has earned a reputation amongst our peers and clients for quality of service and breadth of knowledge. To learn more about our services and how we can put our knowledge to work for you, call us at 416-863-0125 or send us an email.

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