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Melissa is a partner in our commercial leasing department and has dedicated her career to representing commercial landlords and tenants in a variety of commercial leasing matters. She has expertise in managing commercial lease transactions for all types of properties, including office, retail, industrial and mixed-use.  Melissa's practice includes the interpretation of commercial leases and the coordination of major projects, including multi-location deals and due diligence on acquisitions.  Her practice also includes telecommunications and building services arrangements.

Melissa is a frequent speaker at industry conferences and seminars including the ICSC Canadian Law Conference, the Real Estate Strategy & Leasing Conference (formerly Real Leasing) and the Law Society of Upper Canada.

Melissa is a graduate of Osgoode Hall Law School and was admitted to the Ontario Bar in 2008. Melissa joined the firm as an associate after working with Daoust Vukovich LLP as both an articling and summer student. 

Articles

I Thought My Security Blanket Would Always Cover Me! Security Deposits and Prepaid Rent

Jan 30, 2016 | Article

Written by Melissa McBain (The Six-Minute Commercial Leasing Lawyer) The strength of a tenant's financial covenant is, without a doubt, one of the ...

"I Surrender!" A Practical Review of the Law of Surrenders of Leases

Jan 30, 2014 | Article

Written by Melissa McBain (The Six-Minute Commercial Leasing Lawyer 2014) This paper provides a summary of the law of surrenders (and partial surre...

Blawgs

14th Annual NAIOP Real Estate Excellence Awards Gala: April 15, 2015

Apr 20, 2015

NAIOP, one of North America’s most recognized commercial real estate organizations, seeks to connect over 15,000 members in Canada, the U.S.,...

DV at the 2011 ICSC Canadian Convention

Oct 31, 2011

On October 19-21, the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) hosted its annual Canadian Convention at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre...

Involvement

Melissa is a frequent speaker at industry conferences and seminars including the Canadian Law Conference, the Real Estate Strategy & Leasing Conference (formerly Real Leasing) and the Law Society of Upper Canada.

  • Member of Toronto CREW (the Toronto Commercial Real Estate Women’s Association)
  • Active member of the Planning Committee for the law conference of the International Council of Shopping centers (ICSC)
  • Past member of the Planning Committee for Toronto’s ICSC Next Generation

Melissa McBain


P: 416-598-7038

Kim Pettit
Legal Assistant
P: 416-591-3046


Memberships


  • Member of Toronto CREW (the Toronto Commercial Real Estate Women’s Association)
  • Active member of the Planning Committee for the law conference of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC)
  • Past member of the Planning Committee for Toronto’s ICSC Next Generation

Education


  • Osgoode Hall Law School
  • Called to the Bar in Ontario in 2008

Related Practices

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