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Daniel Waldman

Achieves results without lengthy and expensive litigation.

Daniel Waldman has a commercial litigation practice with an emphasis on real property litigation, including commercial leasing, commercial real estate, construction law and debt collection.

His clients include the largest commercial landlords in Canada, international developers, multimillion-dollar real estate investment trusts and construction companies.

Focusing on high-level real property litigation, his main areas of expertise include real property disputes involving the purchase and sale of large commercial property and commercial lease disputes.

Drawing on his considerable experience, Daniel is known for achieving results for his clients without the need for lengthy and expensive litigation. He regularly appears before all levels of court and various administrative tribunals, and has acted as counsel in many mediations, arbitrations and negotiated settlements, recognizing that the best resolution often involves creative and practical solutions.

His practice extends to construction litigation, construction lien work for developers and individuals, large debt collection matters, including commercial rent arrears and mortgage enforcement work. Daniel also has experience in securities litigation and regulatory work, such as disputes involving mergers and acquisitions, plans of arrangements, hostile take-overs, proxy battles, Securities Act applications, broker negligence and shareholder disputes.

Recognized by Lexology as a legal influencer for his thought leadership in dispute resolution in Canada, Daniel is a frequent contributor to Law Times, Canadian Lawyer Magazine, Precedent Magazine and The Advocates Journal. He publishes a regular column on RENX.ca, Canada’s largest real estate news exchange, called The Property Law Hub, where he writes about developments in real estate law and litigation.

Daniel is a member of the Board of Directors of the Peel Law Association and editor-in-chief of their Peel Briefs.

A volunteer with the Law Society’s Coach and Advisor Network and Member Assistance programs, Daniel offers career support services to Ontario lawyers who struggle with mental health and addiction issues. Furthermore, he sits on the board of directors of Wellesley Central Residences Inc., an organization that provides safe, affordable housing for the elderly and people living with HIV/AIDS.

Expertise

B.H., Carleton University, 2002
M.J., University of British Columbia, 2005
J.D., Osgoode Hall Law School, York University, 2009

Called to the Ontario Bar, 2010

  • Member, Ontario Bar Association – Civil Litigation and Real Property Law Sections
  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Member, Advocates Society – Construction Law Section
  • Director, Peel Law Association
  • Editor, Peel Briefs, Peel Law Association
  • Member, International Council of Shopping Centres
  • Member of Board of Directors of Wellesley Central Residences Inc., an organization which provides safe and affordable housing to the elderly and people living with HIV/AIDS
  • CAN Coach, Law Society of Ontario (Coach and Advisor Network)

  •  Successfully represented one of the largest commercial landlords in Canada before the Ontario Court of Appeal in a precedent-setting case involving the renewal of a multi-million lease for a large health club company.
  • Representing multiple defendants in a precedent-setting summary judgment decision for the successful dismissal of a C$37 million claim pertaining to a series of complex real estate transactions. 
  • Represented multiple financial institutions in hundreds of complex mortgage enforcement proceedings before the Superior Court of Justice and the Ontario Court of Appeal.

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