Lydia Y. Pilch 

Lydia Y. Pilch

Toronto
Brookfield Place, Suite 4400
181 Bay Street
Toronto, Ontario M5J 2T3

t: 416.865.7182
e: lydia.pilch@mcmillan.ca

overview

Lydia practices in the areas of corporate/commercial, real estate/leasing, and information technology law. In commercial leasing matters, Lydia represents tenants and landlords in connection with retail, office and industrial leases, whether acting on behalf of large, national organizations or small and mid-sized operations. She regularly handles matters such as lease drafting and negotiation, formulation and structuring of commercial agreements and transactions, as well as asset and share acquisition/disposition. With respect to her information technology practice, Lydia has particular experience acting on behalf of public, private, and non-profit organizations in connection with privacy compliance and information management, software and intellectual property licensing, Internet-based agreements, and telecommunications matters. 

Representative Matters

Lydia routinely acts for national retail chains in connection with leasing, acquisition/disposition, and collaborative business transactions. She also has particular experience with respect to various specialized retail sectors and formats, including, pharmacy, restaurant/entertainment, kiosk operation and store-in-store arrangements, as well as roof-top solar, cell tower and billboard leasing. Lydia's corporate/commercial legal work frequently caters to entrepreneurial clients with unique opportunities and ideas. She also acts for international and foreign-based corporations and Fortune 500 companies to achieve creative and solution-oriented contractual terms. 

  • Acted in connection with a $28 million share acquisition of a multi-location retail chain;
  • Acted for a large media company in connection with its privacy compliance initiative;
  • Represented a horticultural products developer in connection with its distribution, agency and contract manufacturing agreements in the Middle East and South America;
  • Represented a medical supply manufacturer in connection with its licensing and joint venture agreements in Europe;
  • Represented a U.S. firm in connection with the establishment and expansion of its Canadian operations;
  • Drafted and negotiated leases for a large U.S. franchisor in connection with its entry into the Canadian market.

Publications TO BE ADDED:

  • Author and presenter, “Negotiating Assignment Provisions,” ICSC Law Conference, February 2013.
  • Author and presenter, “Insurance 101 – Just the Basics”, ICSC Law Conference, February 2011
  • Author and presenter, “Relocation Clauses: Minimizing the Stress of a Change of Address”, ICSC Law Conference, February 2010
  • Author and presenter, “Surrender Agreements: Making the Most of a Break-Up”, ICSC Law Conference, March 2009
  • Author and presenter, “Operating Costs: What can and can’t be included and what should and shouldn’t be included?”, ICSC Law Conference, March 2008
  • Author and presenter, “A Legislative Overview of Bill C-45: Amendments to the Criminal Code Affecting the Criminal Liability of Organizations”, Packaging Association of Canada, Platinum Breakfast, September 2007 Co-author, “Claiming Against the PPSA Assurance Fund”, Ontario Bar Association, 2005

Education

  • University of Toronto, J.D. - 2005
  • University of Toronto, B.A. Hons. - 2002

Year Of Call

  • Called to the Ontario bar - 2006

Practices

commercial real estate
privacy and data protection compliance
privacy and data protection
intellectual property

Industries

commercial real estate

Directorships and Professional Associations

  • Law Society of Upper Canada
  • Canadian/Ontario Bar Associations
  • International Association of Privacy Professionals
  • International Council of Shopping Centers 

Community Involvement

  • Alumni member of Alpha Omicron Pi women's fraternity in support of arthritis research
vcard

Lydia practices in the areas of corporate/commercial, real estate/leasing, and information technology law. In commercial leasing matters, Lydia represents tenants and landlords in connection with retail, office and industrial leases, whether acting on behalf of large, national organizations or small and mid-sized operations. She regularly handles matters such as lease drafting and negotiation, formulation and structuring of commercial agreements and transactions, as well as asset and share acquisition/disposition. With respect to her information technology practice, Lydia has particular experience acting on behalf of public, private, and non-profit organizations in connection with privacy compliance and information management, software and intellectual property licensing, Internet-based agreements, and telecommunications matters. 

Lydia routinely acts for national retail chains in connection with leasing, acquisition/disposition, and collaborative business transactions. She also has particular experience with respect to various specialized retail sectors and formats, including, pharmacy, restaurant/entertainment, kiosk operation and store-in-store arrangements, as well as roof-top solar, cell tower and billboard leasing. Lydia's corporate/commercial legal work frequently caters to entrepreneurial clients with unique opportunities and ideas. She also acts for international and foreign-based corporations and Fortune 500 companies to achieve creative and solution-oriented contractual terms. 

  • Acted in connection with a $28 million share acquisition of a multi-location retail chain;
  • Acted for a large media company in connection with its privacy compliance initiative;
  • Represented a horticultural products developer in connection with its distribution, agency and contract manufacturing agreements in the Middle East and South America;
  • Represented a medical supply manufacturer in connection with its licensing and joint venture agreements in Europe;
  • Represented a U.S. firm in connection with the establishment and expansion of its Canadian operations;
  • Drafted and negotiated leases for a large U.S. franchisor in connection with its entry into the Canadian market.

Publications TO BE ADDED:

  • Author and presenter, “Negotiating Assignment Provisions,” ICSC Law Conference, February 2013.
  • Author and presenter, “Insurance 101 – Just the Basics”, ICSC Law Conference, February 2011
  • Author and presenter, “Relocation Clauses: Minimizing the Stress of a Change of Address”, ICSC Law Conference, February 2010
  • Author and presenter, “Surrender Agreements: Making the Most of a Break-Up”, ICSC Law Conference, March 2009
  • Author and presenter, “Operating Costs: What can and can’t be included and what should and shouldn’t be included?”, ICSC Law Conference, March 2008
  • Author and presenter, “A Legislative Overview of Bill C-45: Amendments to the Criminal Code Affecting the Criminal Liability of Organizations”, Packaging Association of Canada, Platinum Breakfast, September 2007 Co-author, “Claiming Against the PPSA Assurance Fund”, Ontario Bar Association, 2005