Commercial Real Estate


SVR was initially retained in 2014 to assist a US-based corporation to acquire, by way of subsidiary entities established in Canada, over 175 separate parcels of land across Canada. The parcels of land had a history of hydrocarbon contamination after use by multi-national oil & gas companies. We’ve continued to advise in a number of facets relating to the remediation of the properties and their ultimate resale.

Led by the firm’s senior partner, Lorne Scott Q.C., SVR Lawyers’ commercial real estate team provides comprehensive legal advice on all facets of commercial real estate, including purchase and sales, planning, development, financing, leasing and security. Our clients include land developers with interests in golf course development, commercial high-rises, retail development and subdivisions.

Our experienced team of lawyers and paralegals provide concise and timely assistance for all your commercial real estate needs, including the following services:

  • Negotiating and drafting purchase and sale agreements, including purchase and sales of commercial buildings and land

  • Drafting title documents including easements, caveats and restrictive covenants

  • Conveyance and all land title related assistance

  • Assisting in the preparation of various security documentation, including mortgages, assignments of rents, GSAs, personal guarantees, assignment of material contracts and share pledges

  • Negotiating and drafting commercial leases from both landlord and tenant perspectives, including commercial office leases, retail leases, single-tenant leases and commercial condominium leases

  • Advising on municipal compliance, including area structure plans and obtaining subdivision approval