Our lawyers and law clerks have a wealth of knowledge and experience in all areas of commercial property law including: commercial leasing, property management, real estate litigation, landlord and tenant, telecommunications access, financing and conveyance and all other areas of commercial real estate law.
|Valerie Baldassare joined Daoust Vukovich LLP in
2012 as Managing Director. Valerie oversees general and administrative
functions and is responsible for the financial management and reporting
of the firm.
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Jeanne Banka practises exclusively in the area of commercial leasing on behalf
of both landlords and tenants in retail, office and industrial
properties, including sale/leaseback arrangements. She is listed by Lexpert, the national lawyer rating service, as a practitioner
consistently recommended in the area of Property Leasing. She is also
listed in The Best Lawyers in Canada, a U.S. based national
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Candace Cooper Candace’s practice focuses on real estate development, and the financing, acquisition and disposition of commercial, retail and industrial properties. She joined Daoust Vukovich LLP in July, 2012 after practicing for five years at a highly regarded Toronto firm.
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Dennis Daoust has been listed in the “Most Frequently
Recommended” category of Leading Practioners in Toronto in the
Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, and has also been included in the
American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada, in
each year that they have been published. He is also included in the
inaugural 2006 edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada. He has
been qualified in court as an expert in commercial landlord and tenant
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Gasper Galati is an associate in our litigation
department. Gasper’s practice focuses on a broad range of complex
matters, including both commercial and civil disputes. He has particular
experience with commercial lease disputes, contractual disputes,
construction law disputes, as well as debt collection matters. Gasper has
appeared as counsel before the Ontario Superior Court of Justice; various
administrative tribunals and both private mediations and arbitrations.
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S. Ronald Haber practises in the area of commercial real
estate law. He joined Daoust Vukovich LLP in June, 2001. Ron's practice
focuses on real estate development, construction, financing, acquisitions
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Wolfgang Kaufmann is a senior trial lawyer and arbitrator. Since
joining Daoust Vukovich in 1997, Wolfgang’s practice has focused on
litigation and arbitration relating to commercial leasing, real
estate, franchising, construction liens and bankruptcy
Wolfgang has extensive experience before the courts, conducting
trials or arguing motions, applications and appeals. He has acted on
many legal matters which have been reported in legal periodicals as
having an impact on the law.
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McBain practises commercial leasing and real estate law and joined the
firm as an associate after working with Daoust Vukovich LLP as both
an articling student and a summer student. Melissa was called to the
Bar of Ontario in 2008.
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Jenna Morley joined the firm as an associate in the leasing department after working with Daoust Vukovich LLP as both an articling student and a summer student. Jenna’s practice includes acting for commercial retail, office and industrial landlords and tenants in a variety of leasing matters.
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Jamie Paquin was called to the Ontario Bar in 2005 and
joined Daoust Vukovich LLP in January, 2006. Jamie’s versatile real
estate practice includes acting for commercial retail, office and
industrial landlords and tenants in a variety of leasing and financing
matters and facilitating purchases, sales and the financing of commercial
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Kenneth Pimentel joined Daoust Vukovich LLP as a litigation associate after working with the firm as both a summer and articling student. Kenneth was called to the Bar of Ontario in 2011.
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|Francine Baker-Sigal is a leading lawyer in
Canada in the area of commercial leasing transactions. Following
her call to the Ontario bar in 1983, Francine practised law with
a large Toronto law firm in the area of real estate development,
with particular emphasis on commercial leasing transactions; her
move to Daoust Vukovich in 1996 solidified her reputation in this
area of the law.
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|Natalie Vukovich is a leader in the Canadian field of
commercial leasing lawyers. In January, 1995 Natalie co-founded the firm
of Daoust Vukovich LLP. She has been named in Lexpert's Guide to the Leading 500
Lawyers in Canada every year since it was first published. Natalie
practises exclusively in the area of commercial leasing. She is fully
conversant with all types of commercial property lease transactions as
well as with all types of arrangements for use of building-related
telecommunication facilities and services.
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Deborah A. Watkins is a leading lawyer in Canada in the
area of commercial leasing transactions. She joined Daoust Vukovich LLP
in July, 2000 as a partner. Deborah began her legal career in 1986 as
legal counsel at The Cadillac Fairview Corporation Limited. She left
Cadillac Fairview to join a major Toronto law firm and later became a
>>Read more about Deborah Watkins
| Mary Ann Badon joined Daoust Vukovich LLP in 2000 as a legal assistant with
primary responsibilities of assisting lawyers and law clerks in
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| Bitali Fu joined the firm in August, 2003 as a Senior Law Clerk, with
primary responsibilities in commercial leasing. Her most recent position
was as Manager, Legal Services of CREIT Management Limited, where her
responsibilities encompassed negotiation and administration of documents
for office buildings, industrial properties and strip plazas in Ontario
as well as operational support and consulting services to the Ontario
Region team in all aspects of commercial lease matters.
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Lynn Larman joined Daoust Vukovich LLP in 1998 as a law clerk with primary
responsibilities in commercial leasing.
Lynn began her career in the commercial leasing field in 1982. She
has tremendous experience in all areas of commercial leasing, having
worked on behalf of vendors and purchasers in the due diligence
process, negotiated, drafted and administered leases, for both
retail and office.
>>Read more about Lynn Larman
Mimi Lin joined Daoust Vukovich LLP in 1999 as a Law
Clerk with primary responsibilities in commercial leasing. Mimi began
her career in the legal profession in 1989 as a member of the Legal
Department at The Cadillac Fairview Corporation Limited, Canada's
largest commercial real estate developer.
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Portia Pang joined Daoust Vukovich LLP in 2000. Her primary focus is
commercial real estate transactions. Portia graduated from Hong Kong
Polytechnic and completed the law clerk associate level courses at Seneca
College, with Honours in corporate, estates and litigation. In 2004 she
received the LexisNexis Canada Award for Excellence in Estates. Portia is
an Associate Member of the Institute of Law Clerks of Ontario.
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Alice K. Peralta joined Daoust Vukovich LLP in 1998 as a Senior Law Clerk, with
primary responsibilities in commercial leasing. Alice began her career in
the legal profession in 1988. She supported legal counsel to the
Municipality of Metropolitan Toronto in presentations to Metro
Council and the Ontario Municipal Board. In 1989, she joined The
Cadillac Fairview Corporation Limited and was promoted to a Law
Clerk position in 1991.
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Legal Assistant to Deborah Watkins and Alice K. Peralta
Legal Assistant to Dennis Daoust, Jenna Morley and Mary Ann Badon
Legal Assistant to Bitali Fu, Mimi Lin and Lynn Larman
Legal Assistant to Jeanne Banka and Melissa McBain
Legal Assistant to Wolfgang Kaufmann, Gasper Galati and Kenneth Pimentel
Legal Assistant to S. Ron Haber, Candace Cooper and Portia Pang
Legal Assistant to Natalie Vukovich, Francine Baker-Sigal and Jamie Paquin
Accounts Receivable Clerk
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