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Ray Mikkola

Ray Mikkola Partner

Ray Mikkola heads up the firm’s Commercial Real Estate Practice.


Ray acts for purchasers, lenders and vendors of real property. He has extensive experience dealing with developers, builders and lenders in all aspects of land development. Ray has particular expertise in condominium law and acts for declarants and numerous condominium and other corporations as corporate counsel. He prepares joint venture and co-ownership agreements and a wide variety of related documents for multiple party developments and ventures.

Ray’s areas of practice include real property tax appeals, expropriations, electronic registration and conveyancing issues, purchases, sales, mortgages, insolvency, telecommunications, condominium law, HST and development charges.

Ray has a particular expertise in collection of monies secured by mortgages and real estate security generally, including the enforcement of liens and executions. He has acted on many receivership sales and sales by bankruptcy trustees.

Professional Memberships and Awards

Member, Executive Committee of the Real Property Section of the Ontario Bar Association
Past Chair, National Real Property Section of the Canadian Bar Association
Advisor to the Ministry of Consumer and Business Services on electronic registration matters
Member, Real Property E-Registration Law Firm Committee
Past Chair of the OBA Real Estate Institute
Panelist and Presenter to Joint ACMO/CCI Conferences
Member, Municipal Law Section of the Ontario Bar Association
Former member of  the Canadian Armed Forces having retired as Commanding Officer of the 7th Toronto Regiment, R.C.A., in the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel
Awarded Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal
Recipient of Canadian Forces Decoration with Bar
National President, Last Post Fund


B.A. (Hons.), University of Toronto (1983)
LL.B., University of Toronto (1986)
Military Command and Staff College, Kingston, Ontario (1991)
Called to the Ontario Bar, 1988

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We have used over 10 Pallett Valo lawyers on different matters and find that they are always responsive.
Dr. Don Pinchin, Pinchin Environmental Ltd.