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Real Estate Disputes

Experienced, knowledgeable legal advice and representation for parties in a wide range of real estate disputes

Real Estate disputes often arise between investors, or over the sale of a property, or competing rights to land or property use in a shopping centre.

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How Law Works Helps You in Real Estate Dispute Cases

Our extensive experience includes representing parties in these and many other types of real estate disputes.

We represent commercial landlords and tenants, real estate investors, and real estate brokerages in various disputes, including trials, arbitrations, mediations, and appeals.


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Real Estate Dispute Cases

Here is a sample of our recently concluded real estate litigation cases that have resulted in a successful court decision or settlement:

Commercial Insolvency Dispute with the Trustee and Former Partner Relating to a Large Real Estate Joint Venture

Farber v. Goldfinger

Case Synopsis

Ben Hanuka acted as co-counsel in a complicated insolvency proceeding on the Commercial List and Bankruptcy divisions of the Superior Court of Justice of Ontario under the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act. The case involved a complex dispute between the partners of a joint venture of numerous real estate holdings and the insolvency trustee.

Exclusive Use Dispute

2214416 Ontario Inc. v. Peel Standard Condominium Corporation No. 937 (Brisdale Plaza Inc.)

Case Synopsis

We successfully represented a commercial condominium shopping centre unit owner in the Court of Appeal for Ontario, which overturned the decision of the original court application on the grounds of fresh evidence. The dispute was about rights to the exclusive use of a restaurant in the shopping centre.

Zoning Dispute

Dr. Laura Iliagviev Dentistry Professional Corporation v Vaughan (City)

Case Synopsis

We successfully represented a dental clinic in a zoning dispute with another dental offices in the same area about the minimum required number of parking spaces based on the municipal zoning by-law. We represented the challenging dental clinic in an appeal to the Ontario Municipal Board of the decision of the Committee of Adjustment of the municipality. The case resulted in a resolution approved by the Ontario Municipal Board.

Brokerage Representation Dispute

Re/Max Realty Specialists v. Jhutty et al.

Case Synopsis

We successfully represented a real estate brokerage in the Court of Appeal for Ontario, against the broker’s former client about the representation and commission agreement. In siding with the real estate brokerage, the Court dismissed the appeal of the former client who was seeking to overturn a trial judgement against them.