Darrell has been in practice for over 30 years and is a partner at Robins Appleby LLP. He is responsible for the leasing component of the Real Estate Group and has extensive experience and expertise in commercial, retail, office and industrial leasing, lease enforcement and dispute resolution, acting on behalf of landlords, tenants and property managers. Darrell's practice also includes acquisitions and dispositions of commercial real estate and general commercial contracts.
Darrell was the author of a very popular column, “The Legal Corner” in the RENX Property Biz Canada on-line newsletter. He has also authored chapters in leading leasing publications including: Shopping Centre Leases – 2nd Edition, The Commercial Lease, The Repair and Storage Lien Act: A Practical Guide and the 5th edition of The Commercial Lease. He is frequently sought out by his peers to contribute as a presenter and panelist at leasing and leasing-related conferences including: The 6 Minute Leasing Lawyer – Law Society of Ontario, Real Leasing, ICSC Canadian Shopping Centre Law Conference, Gems of Commercial Leasing and more.
Darrell is actively involved in the community and has served on the Board of Directors of The Village Shul and Learning Centre of Toronto, and Netivot HaTorah Day School, and event and fundraising committees including Kayla's Children Centre (formerly Zareinu Educational Centre), a day school and treatment centre for children with a wide variety of physical and developmental disabilities. Darrell also co-chaired the fundraising committee for the 2008 Annual Netivot HaTorah Golf Tournament.
Darrell was also one of six honourees at the 2015 Aish HaTorah Toronto - Jewish Lawyers Network annual gala, for his commitment to the practice of law and community work and he has continued that role by making himself available as a mentor to students of the Jewish Law Student Associations of Osgoode Hall Law School and University of Toronto Law School.