Sharek&Co - David Van Leenen

Sharek&Co. Barristers and Solicitors

David van Leenen, Managing Partner & Lead Partner for Real Estate and Estates service groups
David has offered legal advice for his entire career and continues to enjoy meeting the legal needs of clients. Some specific practice areas are as follows:

Everything Condo

  • acting for boards and condo corporations in collections and enforcement matters
  • advising owners on all manner of items
  • bylaw review, drafting and amendment
  • "rules" (policies and procedures) drafting
  • assisting with condo loan transactions
  • assess and advise on relations between condo corporations and developers
  • assist in all matters related to new construction of condos
  • assist in negotiating and drafting shared use agreements as between neighbouring condo corporations
  • advise on municipal agreements and obligations
  • assist with insurance-related matters including recovery of insurance deductibles for condo corporations and chargebacks
  • advise on issues related to tenants, including evictions and collection of arrears.
  • assist with short term rental (Air BnB) issues
  • assist with insurance claims
  • advise on the interpretation and application of bylaws

Residential and Commercial Real Estate Development

  • negotiating the initial land acquisition
  • assisting with mezzanine financing via private lenders and bond/mortgage unit offers
  • representing both buyers and sellers in multi-million dollar commercial transactions for a wide variety of properties
  • construction financing with chartered banks and other lenders
  • preparing purchase agreement and disclosure document packages
  • assisting with matters related to condominium plan registration
  • dealing with all matters related to closing thousands of individual unit sales
  • financing for bulk lot purchases
  • setting up Home Owners Associations
  • draw/construction mortgages
  • preparation of the contract for sales to individual purchasers
  • dealing with holdback issues and closing the sale to ultimate purchasers

Corporate and Commercial Services

  • acting on behalf of a Tier 1 Canadian lenders for commercial lending transactions
  • acting for municipalities on matters related to development agreements, subdivision and land dedication issues,
  • reviewing and drafting agreements for registration on title;
  • bylaw advice and drafting;
  • assisting in the creation of and operation of regional service commissions, and inter-municipal agreements
  • incorporation, asset and share purchase and sale agreements, lease review, dealing with all manner of contracts in respect of the operation of a business generally, and probate work

David van Leenen

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