Our Real Estate Law Team understands that property transaction – especially in Toronto – deserve attention to detail, forethought, and speed. From agreement of purchase and sale to due diligence to closing, we work with you to get the deal done properly, effectively and efficiently.
Commercial Real Estate Lawyer
Our commercial real estate lawyers can represent Toronto, and GTA-based vendors and purchasers of office, industrial, retail spaces and single-purpose facilities. We also act for borrowers and lenders using real property for security.
With our long history of commercial real estate dealings, we regularly advise clients on efficient means to structure deals in the areas of development, leasing, and sales.
Residential Real Estate Lawyer
Serving the community for over 15 years we have built strong relationships with lending institutions, real-estate agents, brokers and the city. Our strong relationships ensure that your purchase, sale or refinance go smoothly.
The Hummingbird Difference
You need to be able to call your real estate lawyer, ask questions and have them answered with ease. A good real estate lawyer has seen many transactions; in our case it is thousands.
Transactions ranging from small interfamilial loans to the acquisition of multi-tenanted shopping plazas. This gives us insight into pretty much anything the transaction can throw your way. 15 years of law speaks volumes on its own, but the real voice comes from our clients. Ask any one of our clients how we service them, how we are available by email or phone when they need us and you will know you are in the right hands.
There are many moving pieces to a real estate transaction, sometimes hundreds in the case of commercial transactions. This means you need the right team and not just the right lawyer. Our real estate team is comprised of proactive, intelligent people and not simply passive clerks. We go above and beyond and treat every transaction as our own.
Our team also extends well beyond our office walls. The relationships we have with the city, the municipal services, the banks and the entire community that is a part of a purchase and sale. You want Hummingbird as your team.
At Hummingbird, we take our business seriously. We have invested in crafting business and software systems that ensure the process of transacting a real estate purchase or sale is managed properly and with the highest attention to detail. From getting and securely storing your personal and real estate information to title searches to close, we lead the process in every way.
Real estate transactions are generally the largest single purchase any one person or corporation makes. Even renting or leasing can amount to one of the largest single recurring expenses on your books.
We respect the gravity of the transaction and the stakes at play. We work with clients who share these same values and appreciate the costs involved. Real Estate transactions are the last place you want to cut corners or look to get a bargain.
Full Suite of Services in Real Estate Law
- Agreement Of Purchase And Sales
As a written contract between buyer and seller, an agreement of purchase and sale is used for the purchase of a property. This document will outline details, such as price and a time period for closing.
- Lending And Borrowing
Seeking the legal counsel of a real estate lending and borrowing lawyer can help identify the different perspectives that go into financing a property.
- Property Easements
An easement is a non-possessory right to use and/or enter into the real property of another without possessing it. Are easements forever? Read more.
- Leasing (Landlord and Tenant)
- Estate Title Transfers
- Title Insurance & Title Remedies
- Title Transfer
A title transfer is where a seller conveys ownership of a property to the buyer. For title transfers in Ontario, a lawyer is required.
- Joint Ownership Severances
- Land Severances
- Private Lending & Mortgage Enforcement
- Loan Security Documents
- Property Development and Project Management Agreements
- Real Property Agreements
- Incorporation and Organization of Ontario and Federal Corporations
- Incorporation of Professional Corporations
- Partnership, Joint Venture, and Shareholder Agreements
- Business Name Registrations
- Purchase and Sale of Business by way of Assets
- Purchase and Sale of Business by way of Shares
- Shareholder/Partner Buyouts
- Corporate Restructurings and Reorganizations
- Corporate Record Maintenance
- Licensing, Distribution, Marketing, and Franchising Arrangements
- Equity and Cash Incentive Arrangements
- Stock Option Plans
- Option Agreements
- Employee Incentive Plans
- Business Agreements
- Planning Acquisition Strategies
- Vacant Unit Rebate
This is not the first time that I have hired Hummingbird or Andrew for a transaction. As usual, professional, prompt, expert, reasonably priced services were delivered. As I was doing a simple mortgage refinance at the end of a term, I worked with Christine for much of the transaction. She was well-informed, helpful and friendly. I will definitely use Hummingbird again!
Hummingbird Lawyers LLP is one of the largest law firms in Vaughan. Our real estate lawyer in Toronto and Vaughan Offices include Woodbridge, Vaughan Metropolitan Center, Maple, Thornhill, Concord, Markham, Richmond Hill, and Kleinburg.
Contact our legal team or Andrew Fortis, head of Hummingbird’s Real Estate Division that serves Toronto, Vaughan and the GTA. For more information about our comprehensive residential real estate as well as commercial real estate offerings.