Recent Trends and Legal Updates in Commercial Real Estate: Dealing with "Professional Responsibility" and "Practice Management"

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Commercial Real Estate law continues to adapt to the changing environment yet is based on common law principles and best practices that rarely change. Lawyers are challenged to place new legislation and case law in this context. Is it something truly new, or does it reinforce how we already practice? When have the rules of the game actually changed?

Join Practical Law Canada’s Jeff Lem and Elise Sieradzki for a discussion on recent trends and legal updates in Commercial Real Estate and dealing with professional responsibility and practice management.

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Elise Sieradzki
Jeffrey W. Lem
Practice Lead, Practical Law Canada, Commercial Real Estate
Director of Titles – Ontario Land Registry
Elise Sieradzki joined Practical Law Canada after practicing as a senior associate in the Real Estate Group at Torys LLP where her practice was focused on commercial real estate matters, including financings, public-private partnerships transactions, acquisitions and real estate project financings. Ms. Sieradzki commenced her career in private practice as a corporate commercial real estate associate with the law firm of Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP where she specialized in commercial real estate transactions.
Jeffrey W. Lem is certified as a specialist in real estate law by the Law Society of Ontario, where he also serves as an elected bencher. Mr. Lem currently oversees land registration policy at the government of Ontario and had previously practised commercial real estate law in the private sector, most recently at Miller Thomson LLP and, before that, at Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP, where his focus was on portfolio acquisitions, dispositions, commercial leasing, and mortgage lending. Mr. Lem is also the co- editor-in-chief of the Real Property Reports, a regular legal real estate law columnist for Law Times and Building Magazine, and a frequent speaker on real estate law issues at various continuing professional development conferences, both in Canada and internationally. He has been an instructor in real estate law for the Ontario Bar Admission Course, a lecturer in real property law at Bora Laskin Law School at Lakehead University, and the director of the LL.M. Program for Real Estate Law at Osgoode Hall Law School. Mr. Lem is the recipient of the Ontario Bar Association’s Award of Excellence in Real Estate Law and the Toronto Law Association’s Honsberger Award for contributions to the legal community.

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