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Brian articled with Daoust Vukovich in 2013 and returned to the firm the following year as an associate lawyer. His practice is focused on commercial leasing and related construction matters. As a solicitor, Brian frequently advises and negotiates on behalf of landlords and tenants in an variety of retail, office, and industrial settings. As a litigator, Brian has appeared before the Superior Court of Justice, the Ontario Court of Justice, and the Landlord-Tenant Board.

Brian received his J.D. from Osgoode Hall Law School, where he was awarded the Jack Friedman Q.C. Prize in Commercial Real Estate. Before law school, Brian obtained a B.Sc. from the University of Alberta (physics, with honours) and a certificate in jazz performance  from Humber College (Toronto).

Outside of the office, Brian is an avid guitar player.


Landlord Renovations and Redevelopments: When, if ever, do they give rise to a breach of the Landlord's covenant for Quiet Enjoyment?

Feb 18, 2016 | Article

Written by Deborah Watkins and Brian Parker (The Six-Minute Commercial Leasing Lawyer 2016) When a landlord renovates or repairs its property it mu...

Security Deposits & Pre-Paid Rent: Treatment Upon Tenant's Bankruptcy In Canada

Jan 20, 2016 | Article

Written by Jamie Paquin and Brian Parker (ICSC U.S. Shopping Center Legal Update, Spring Issue 2016) Canadian landlords often require that tenants ...

Don't Lien on Me! The Construction Lien Act within the context of commercial leasing

Feb 18, 2015 | Article

Written by Gasper Galati and Brian Parker (The Six-Minute Commercial Leasing Lawyer 2015) This paper addresses construction lien issues which arise...

Good Faith Negotiation and Performance of Lease Covenants

Feb 25, 2014 | Article

Written by Wolfgang Kaufmann and Brian Parker (The Commons Institute Commercial Leasing Essentials Live Webcast 2014) "Good faith" is a term that i...

Arbitration and Mediation of Commercial Lease Disputes

Dec 10, 2013 | Article

Written by Wolfgang Kaufmann and Brian Parker (16th Commercial Real Estate Leases 2013) Commercial leases often involve long-term relationships. It...

Attornment and Non-Disturbance Agreements

Sep 10, 2013 | Article

Written by Natalie Vukovich and Brian Parker (LSUC, Commercial Mortgage Transactions 2013) As a commercial leasing lawyer, dealing exclusively with...


Franchising & the Duty of Good Faith – post Bhasin

Oct 29, 2015

Last year, in Bhasin v Hrynew, 2014 SCC 71 (“Bhasin”), the Supreme Court of Canada recognized the duty of good faith in contractua...

Co-Owners & The Right of Partition or Sale

Aug 26, 2015

Co-owners are bound together by their shared ownership of a single piece of real estate. While each owner has a distinct interest in the land, neit...

Mortgage Fraud & Exceptions to Title Insurance

May 26, 2015

An all-to-`common form of mortgage fraud ​entails a fraudster impersonating the owner of a property and purporting to grant a mortgage in favo...

Redeveloping? Don’t touch the Sprinklers!

Mar 24, 2015

Owners who are redeveloping their property may be unaware of their ongoing obligations under Ontario’s Fire Code (O Reg 213/07 under the ...

Brian Parker

P: 416-591-3036

Shannon Trotman
Legal Assistant
P: 416-479-4354


  • Member of the International Council of Shopping Centres (ICSC)
  • Rountable leader - 2016 Canadian Law Conference, ICSC
  • Recipient of Osgoode Hall's Jack Freidman Prize in Commercial Real Estate
  • Board member Small World Music Society
  • Roundtable leader - 2016 Real Estate Strategy & Leasing Conference, Canadian Real Estate Forums.


  • Law degree, Osgoode Hall Law School
  • Faculty of Science (Honours), Physics Major, Mathematics Minor, University of Alberta
  • Called to the Bar in Ontario in ​2014
  • Certificate in jazz performance
  • Certificate in Construction Law, Osgoode Hall Law School

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