A senior partner in our Commercial Real Estate Group, Sidney has a very broad business and commercial law practice. In addition to his traditional real estate law practice involving the purchase, sale and financing of commercial property, he is consulted regularly by industry, title insurers and lawyers for his expertise and his practical and creative approach to real estate problem solving, trouble shooting, and getting deals done. He also serves as counsel to the Lawyers’ Professional Indemnity Company and title insurers, providing opinions, strategy and litigation support regarding the standard of practice of real estate lawyers in Ontario. He is also an arbitrator and mediator of real estate and commercial leasing disputes.
He is considered one of the leading members of the Ontario real estate bar. From 1990 to 2000, he was the co-head of the Real Estate Law section of the Ontario Bar Admission Course.
In 2008, he was awarded the Law Society Medal for his contribution to the practice of law in Ontario and in 2015, was elected a Bencher (governor) of the Law Society of Ontario.
Ontario Bar, 1974
ADR Institute of Ontario, American College of Mortgage Attorneys, Ontario New Home Warranty Plan - Roster Arbitrator