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39th BILD Awards - Ed Sorbara and Great Gulf are among the Big Winners

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Leor Margulies, Real Estate Partner, and Tara Welat, Senior Real Estate Associate, were in attendance at the 39th BILD Awards held at the Universal Event Space on May 3, 2019. Ed Sorbara, Principal and CEO of the Sorbara Group, an established and well-respected commercial and residential land developer and home builder in the GTA, received the Lifetime Achievement Award for his service in the industry, BILD and the community.

"What I think really defines Edward is the man he is and the way he contributes to industry efforts, never being afraid to tell it like it is and always in the context of what is best for the Greater Toronto Area,” David Wilkes, CEO of BILD.

Congratulations Ed!!


Pre-construction sale cancellations: What are the options?
April 11, 2019 - By David A. Taub

What can a purchaser do when their agreement to purchase a pre-construction condominium unit is cancelled? This affects condo investors, or landlords, that buy multiple new units to lease out.

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Real reasons for high cost of Toronto housing: All in the Numbers
April 10, 2019 - Published in Lawyer's Daily by Leor Margulies

In my first two articles on this subject I offered four reasons why housing is so expensive in the Greater Toronto Area. Here are the remaining elephants in the affordable housing room.

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This is the third part of a three-part series. Read part one here and part two here.

Masters denied judges' 'enhanced powers' - 
April 2, 2019 - Published in Law Times with David Taub

Masters hearing Construction Lien Act cases do not have the same enhanced powers of authority as a judge, Justice Edward Belobaba said in a March 14 decision.

In R & V Construction v. Baradaran, 2019 ONSC 1551, Belobaba set aside a master's order, which had ruled in favour of the plaintiff and awarded the plaintiff more than $78,000. The case, a dispute about a 2016 home renovation project between plaintiff R & V Construction Management Inc. and defendant Manoucher Baradaran, should have proceeded with a trial, Belobaba wrote in the decision.

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Putting the 'M' back into CMHC: New housing incentive plan
March 21, 2019 - Published in The Lawyer's Daily by John Fox

Judging by the reaction, the federal government caught more than a few people by surprise with their new housing incentive plan in Tuesday's budget. That’s the plan that provides a shared equity loan to first-time home buyers. Some people think it’s a great way to get young people into homes, others are warning that it’s going to cause a housing bubble.

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READ FULL LEGAL PULSE SPRING 2019 HERE 


The duality faced by female lawyers
February 4, 2019 - By Barbara Green

Can female lawyers have it all in 2019? It’s a good question. The fact that we are still asking it in 2019 says that we’re not out of the woods yet, but we are farther along the road to a better work-life balance than we were in prior years.

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The duality faced by female lawyers
February 4, 2019 - By Barbara Green

Can female lawyers have it all in 2019? It’s a good question. The fact that we are still asking it in 2019 says that we’re not out of the woods yet, but we are farther along the road to a better work-life balance than we were in prior years.

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The duality faced by female lawyers
February 4, 2019 - By Barbara Green

Can female lawyers have it all in 2019? It’s a good question. The fact that we are still asking it in 2019 says that we’re not out of the woods yet, but we are farther along the road to a better work-life balance than we were in prior years.

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LEGAL PULSE  - FALL 2018 

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In this  Fall 2018 issue:

Big Deals

Major Land Sale at Gerrard and Jarvis Street, Toronto

Holland Park Garden Centre in Burlington

​Lawyer Videos 

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We want you to get to know us! Who are our lawyers?

Robins Appleby has launched a series of videos highlighting our lawyers and why they are the top experts in their fields. 

Lawyers Write 

'The Times They Are A-Changin'
Modernization of the Construction Act

NIMBYism and politics: a bad combination
By
Leor Margulies - Click Here to read more ►

The Problem with Inclusionary Zoning Regulation 

ByTara Welat - Click Here to read more ►

 GTA Builders Under Siege 

ByLeor Margulies - Click Here to read more ►

Lawyers Speak 

Ontario Non-Profit Housing Association, October 26/27, 2018

Our Lawyers

Interview with Charlie Kim, Business Lawyer

Read More Here

Legal Pulse - Summer 2018

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In this month's issue:

Big Deals

Northam Canadian Commercial Property Fund II Acquisition

Lawyers Write

  • Tax Cuts are Great! ... Except When they Increase Your Taxes by Arin Klug

  • Builder Bites Newsletter - “Tarion's Adventure into Residential Condominium Conversion” & “The Lawyer: GTA Builders Under Siege” by Leor Margulies

Lawyers Speak

John Fox's and Tara Welat's Speaking Engagements

Events

Texas Hold'em Poker Tournament 2018

Our Lawyers

Interview with Charlie Kim, Business Lawyer

Read More Here


   

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David Schlesinger Presents on Cross Border Tax & Estate Planning Issues

David Schlesinger Presents on Cross Border Tax & Estate Planning Issues

Legal Pulse - Spring 2018

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In this month's issue:

Big Deals

$40M Land Financing Church Street and Wellesley Street East, Toronto

Lawyers Write

  • IRS Announces Closure of Voluntary Disclosure Program by Arin Klug
  • Overview of Non-Disclosure Agreements in the Context of Private M&A Transactions
    by Charlie Kim

Our Lawyers

​Interview with Heela Donsky Walker

Read More Here


 

LCBO Head Office Sale

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LCBO Head Office Sale

LCBO Head Office Sale

David Schlesinger Presents on Cross Border Tax & Estate Planning Issues

David Schlesinger Presents on Cross Border Tax & Estate Planning Issues

Legal Pulse - Fall 2017

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In this month's issue:

Big Deals

Milliken Crossing: 5631 - 5671 Steeles Avenue East, Scarborough

Community Involvement

Lawyers feed the hungry program

Our Lawyers

​Introducing Heela Donsky Walker
Interview with Zale Skolnik

Read More Here


 

LCBO Head Office Sale

LCBO Head Office Sale

LCBO Head Office Sale

LCBO Head Office Sale

David Schlesinger Presents on Cross Border Tax & Estate Planning Issues

David Schlesinger Presents on Cross Border Tax & Estate Planning Issues

Legal Pulse - Summer 2017

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In this month's issue:

Big Deals

Iconic One Bloor Street East Condominium Commences Closings

Lawyers Published

Beating the Mortgagees to the Money By Robert Choi

The Right Fit By Barbara Green interviewed by Ted McIntyre

Changes Coming to CRA's Voluntary Disclosures Program by Arin Klug

Our Lawyers

Introducing Jonathan Preece
Interview with Ladislav Kovac

Read More Here

LCBO Head Office Sale

LCBO Head Office Sale

LCBO Head Office Sale

LCBO Head Office Sale

David Schlesinger Presents on Cross Border Tax & Estate Planning Issues

David Schlesinger Presents on Cross Border Tax & Estate Planning Issues

Legal Pulse Big Deals 2017

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In this month's issue:

Big Deals

Sale of Motorcade Industries Limited

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Legal Pulse Finance Deals 2017

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In this month's issue:

Retirement Home Financing
Low Rise Servicing and House Construction Financing
Mid/High-Rise Construction Financing
Land Acquisition Financing

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Legal Pulse - November 2016

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In this month's issue:

Big Deals

Flagship Retail Property at One Bloor Street East Sold by Great Gulf to First Capital Realty

Video

Setting Up Your Business
Mergers and Acquisitions
So You Want to be a Condo Developer
Evolutions vs. Traditions

Our Lawyers

​Introducing Aaron Rosenberg
Interview with Ellad Gersh​

Read More Here


   

LCBO Head Office Sale

LCBO Head Office Sale

LCBO Head Office Sale

LCBO Head Office Sale

David Schlesinger Presents on Cross Border Tax & Estate Planning Issues

David Schlesinger Presents on Cross Border Tax & Estate Planning Issues

Legal Pulse - June 2016

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In this month's issue:

Big Deals​

Acquisition of Market Square, Toronto

Lawyers Write

2016 Doing Business in Canada

Our Lawyers

Interview with Tara Welat

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Legal Pulse - April 2016

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In this month's issue:

Big Deals

85 Bloor Street West, Toronto

Big Wins

Litigation Group Successfully Challenges "Discriminatory" Dress Code

Our Lawyers

​Interview with Robert Choi​

Read More Here

Legal Pulse - January 2016 

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In this month's issue: 

Big Deals


RBC Meadowvale Campus

Collier Centre Project acquired by Fortress

Bridge Network

Finally Launched!

Read More Here​

 

Legal Pulse - November 2015

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In this month's issue:

Big Deals

​Acquisition of King James Place

Big Wins 

Litigation Group Emerges Victorious from a Five-Week Trial

Our Lawyers

Introducing Zale Skolnik
Interview with Errol H. Tenenbaum

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Litigation Group Emerges Victorious from a Five-Week Trial

Litigation Group Emerges Victorious from a Five-Week Trial

Litigation Group Emerges Victorious from a Five-Week Trial

Litigation Group Emerges Victorious from a Five-Week Trial

Legal Pulse - June 2015

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In this month's issue:

Big Deals

El-Ad Group (Canada) Inc. and Robins Appleby LLP Complete the Closing of the Dream Tower, Emerald City.

Lawyers Writing 

Tax Planning in Estate of Flux

Our Lawyers

Errol H. Tenenbaum and Barbara Green Become Partners of Robins Appleby LLP

Interview with Barbara Green
 

Read More Here

 

Tax Planning in Estate of Flux

Legal Pulse - January 2015

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In this month's issue: 


Construction Financing

$268 Million Harbour Plaza Residences Construction Loan Facility Completed

Acquisition and Sales

$32 Million Residential Apartment Buildings Sale

Affordable Housing

City of London: Housing Development Corporation

Condominium Completions

Over 1,000 Units Closed in Emerald City I, Emerald City II and MYC in 2014

BILD Deals

Robins Appleby LLP represents BILD in acquisition of Toronto Area Home Shows


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$268 Million Harbour Plaza Residences Construction Loan Facility Completed

City of London: Housing Development Corporation

Legal Pulse - December 2014

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In this month's issue:


Clubbish

2014 Robins Appleby LLP World Invitational Clubbish Tournament

Big Deals

Robins Appleby LLP represents Arsandco Investments Limited, in connection with sale of a city block, for $87.5 million

Big Wins

The Ontario Court of Appeal Rules in Favour of Elcarim Inc.

Lawyers Writing

So You Want to Be a Tenant – Prudent Searches for Lease Due Diligence

Our Lawyers

Interview with Leor Margulies
 

Read More Here

Legal Pulse - May 2014

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In this month's issue:


Big Deals 

Robins Appleby LLP Completes Cloud 9 and Wallace Walk Condominium Financings

Lawyers Writing/Published 

Section 56.4 of the Income Tax Act: New Rules Relating to Restrictive Covenants

Special Feature 

Interview with Gerry Taub


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