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Negotiating lease agreements can consume valuable time and financial resources. However, well-executed lease agreements protect business interests and can increase a company’s asset value. The key to success is engaging a commercial lease agreement lawyer who specializes in clearly defining the obligations of each party, as well as the specialized terms of the agreement. Clear communication from the outset makes for a more positive, productive relationship between landlords and tenants over the long term.

McMillan’s Commercial Real Estate Group uses its expertise in commercial leasing to help clients—both landlords and tenants—structure, prepare and negotiate a full range of commercial lease agreements, including industrial, retail, office and ground leases. By preparing template and/or precedent lease documentation, our commercial lease agreement lawyers add value to our clients’ businesses by maximizing efficiencies throughout the process, while mitigating potential risk.

Whether assisting with lease negotiations, advising clients with regards to daily property management issues, developing green building initiatives, drafting sublease or landlord consent documentation, or reviewing estoppel certificates, our retail commercial lease lawyers help clients protect their interests and preserve the landlord/tenant relationship.

Our lawyers help commercial, and business real estate clients lead by providing counsel on site acquisition, assisting with lease negotiations and agreements, structuring property management contracts, structuring sales and leasebacks, designing tenders and advising on auctions.

INSIGHTS (12 Posts)

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Real Estate Litigation: Summer Highlights

Even in the summer months, the legal news does not let up. Here are some recent decisions and legislative developments as we head into the 2021 fall season.

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Sep 21, 2021
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Evidence of ESG in the Construction and Development Industry

An overview of ESG initiatives in Construction & Development; key information for those looking to implement their own ESG strategies

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Aug 18, 2021
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Registering Copyrights as They Arise May Improve Chances of Future Success at Trial

Companies consider registering copyright as a potential dispute arises, but recent case law shows this may not be the best course of action to enforce IP rights

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Jun 21, 2021
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June 2021 Update: British Columbia’s New Registry of Beneficial Ownership

Now that the Land Owner Transparency Registry is searchable by the public, it is important to understand the scope of its use, and its current limitations.

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Jun 14, 2021
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Reverse Vesting Orders – A Powerful Tool for Maximizing Recovery in Complex Insolvencies

How reverse vesting orders (RVOs) offer another tool for realizing value for stakeholders in Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act (CCAA) proceedings.

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May 19, 2021
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Commercial Leases During the COVID-19 Lockdown: Where are we Headed?

Ontario has also passed legislation to protect commercial tenants.

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May 17, 2021
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April 30 Update: Amendments to Policy Statement 5 and Policy Statement 6- Extension of the Early Marketing Period in Response to COVID-19

This bulletin outlines the recently announced amendments to Policy Statement 5 and Policy Statement 6 by the Office of the Superintendent of Real Estate.

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Apr 30, 2021
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Commercial Landlord and Tenant Insolvencies: The Need to Know for Sub-tenants

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues on, it is particularly important for sub-tenants and landlords to consider the ramifications of an insolvent head-tenant.

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Apr 13, 2021
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Best practices for commercial landlords facing tenant insolvencies (adapted to the Province of Québec)

Many commercial landlords are increasingly alarmed that COVID-19 may cause a surge in tenant bankruptcies or restructurings.

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Feb 16, 2021
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Best Practices for Commercial Landlords Facing Tenant Insolvencies

Many commercial landlords are increasingly alarmed that COVID-19 may cause a surge in tenant bankruptcies or restructurings.

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Feb 4, 2021
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Emerging Competition & Data Privacy Issues for Real Estate Organizations

Changes to Canada’s privacy laws, developments with low-commission brokerages and changes to short-term rental regulations will impact real estate associations.

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Feb 2, 2021
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COVID-19 and Commercial Tenancies – Alberta’s Commercial Tenancies Protection Act

A summary of Alberta's Commercial Tenancies Protection Act, proposed legislation that provides temporary
protections for commercial tenants during COVID-19.

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Jun 26, 2020