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Natalie is a leader in the field of Canadian 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 is fully conversant with all types of commercial property lease transactions, across all income-producing sectors in all Canadian markets. She also negotiates and finalizes shared facilities, property management and other agreements related to commercial properties. Natalie is frequently called upon for lease interpretations and opinions, as well as strategic guidance on landlord-tenant disputes.  Her practice is balanced between representing the developer/owner’s interests and those of the user/tenant, wherever they may lie along the institutional - entrepreneurial spectrum. Natalie’s approach to problem-solving is both sophisticated and pragmatic.

As an active participant in the Canadian commercial real estate industry, Natalie has chaired conferences, moderated and spoken on panels and volunteered for NAIOP (Toronto), ICSC (Canadian Division), REALPac and Informa. She has written for many publications and has participated as faculty and led workshops at numerous legal symposia hosted by The Law Society of Upper Canada, Georgetown University Law Center's Advanced Commercial Leasing Institute, The Canadian Bar Association (Ontario), ICSC (Canada and USA) and other seminar providers.

Natalie received a B.Sc. (Mathematics) from Laurentian University in 1980 and her LL.B. from Dalhousie University in 1983. She was called to the Ontario bar in 1985.

 

Recognition & Awards

  • Listed in The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2020 edition.
  • Named in Lexpert’s Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada every year since it was first published

Insights

BEST LAWYERS 2017

Aug 29, 2016 | Blawg

We’re delighted to announce that the following 7 lawyers from Daoust Vukovich LLP were included in the 11th Edition of The Best Lawyers in Ca...

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...

Reasonability, Good Faith and Discretion in Commercial Leasing: A Contrast Between Canada and the United States

Jun 04, 2012 | Article

Written by Natalie Vukovich (ISCS Shopping Centre Legal Update -  Vol. 32, Issue 2) In both Canada and the United States, there is a legal doc...

"Not Have Been In Default" and Prerequisites Relating to Default in Renewal Provisions

Feb 15, 2012 | Article

Written by Natalie Vukovich (The Six-Minute Commercial Leasing Lawyer 2012) Renewal rights in commercial leases are often limited by a provision s...

Leasehold Covenants - Do Leasehold Covenants Run With The Land?

May 20, 2010 | Article

Written by Natalie Vukovich Shopping Centre Legal Update, Vol. 30, Issue 1 Many landlords and tenants believe that upon a sale of a property, the t...

Operating Costs Update

Feb 03, 2010 | Article

Written by Natalie Vukovich The Law Society of Upper Canada - Six-Minute Commercial Leasing Lawyer Are capital expenditures properly recoverable as...

Leasehold Covenants

Dec 08, 2009 | Article

Written by Natalie Vukovich (Ontario Bar Association - Covenants Concerning the Use of the Land) As noted by all previous speakers at this seminar,...

Operating Costs

Mar 03, 2009 | Article

Written by Natalie Vukovich (Shopping Centre Legal Update, Vol. 29, Issue 1) In this article, I have set out to answer the following questions freq...

How to Structure and Draft Self-Insurance Provisions

Feb 11, 2009 | Article

Written by Natalie Vukovich (LSUC- Six-Minute Commercial Leasing Lawyer) A typical commercial net lease requires the tenant to maintain (1) propert...

Relocation

Oct 22, 2008 | Article

Written by Natalie Vukovich (ICSC 2008 U.S. Shopping Centre Conference, Hollywood, Florida) In Canada, relocation rights were introduced into comm...

The Law of Surrenders of Leases

May 13, 2008 | Article

Written by Natalie Vukovich (Shopping Centre Legal Update, Vol. 28, Issue 1) A surrender of a lease is the yielding or delivery up of a real proper...

Exclusives- Drafting Clarity Amongst The Chaos

Mar 01, 2007 | Article

Written by Natalie Vukvoich ICSC Canadian Law Conference Exclusives vs. Restrictive Definition of an 'exclusive'- the right to be the only one in ...

Covenants The Run With The Land- Does The Option To Renew Run With The Land?

Feb 21, 2007 | Article

Written by Natalie Vukovich (The Six-Minute Commercial Leasing Lawyer 2007) In a lease, landlords and tenants make various covenants in each other'...

PPSA- Distress and Landlord Waivers

Nov 06, 2006 | Article

Written by Natalie Vukovich (LSUC Conference- PPSA for Real Estate Lawyers) Most commercial businesses, including those that are operated from leas...

Limiting Tenant Rights

May 20, 2006 | Article

Written by Natalie Vukovich and Jamie Paquin (Shopping Centre Legal Update) Tenant rights in commercial leases are often limited by a provision tha...

Not Every Transfer Triggers a Tenant's Right of First Refusal to Purchase

Apr 07, 2005 | Article

Written by Natalie Vukovich (Shopping Centre Legal Update, Vol. 25, Issue 1) A right of first refusal ("ROFR") is an important inducement and a va...

Advanced Sub-Leasing: A Consideration of When Flow- Through Provisions In Subleases Are Not Quite Appropriate

Feb 16, 2005 | Article

Written by Natalie Vukovich LSUC- Six- Minute Commercial Leasing Lawyer 2005 Often a sublease assumes that except for the rent, term and descriptio...

Negotiating a "Net Net" Lease from the Tenant's Perspective

Apr 21, 2004 | Article

Written by Natalie Vukovich (LSUC, Continuing Legal Education-The Real Estate Law Summit 2004) The following is a sample checklist of items to be c...

Secondary Covenants Security Tenants' Performance of Lease Obligations in Canada

Apr 13, 2004 | Article

Written by Natalie Vukovich (Shopping Centre Legal Update, Vol. 24, Issue 1) Last year, in the Spring issue of Legal Update, I wrote an articl...

Keeping Your Merchandise Mix Under Control

Feb 03, 2003 | Article

Written by Natalie Vukovich Shopping Centre Newsletter, Vol. 23, No. 2 One of the most troublesome clauses in a retail lease is the use clause. Lan...

No Man's Land - Interim Receiverships of Insolvent Retailers

May 01, 2002 | Article

Written by Natalie Vukovich (Shopping Centre Newsletter, Vol. 22, No. 5) A bankruptcy tenant is one who has either made a voluntary assignment into...

Negotiating the Commercial Lease - Letter of Intent/Offers to Lease/Proposals

Sep 13, 2001 | Article

Written by Natalie Vukovich Osgoode Hall Law School of York University - Professional Development Programme Toronto, Ontario After 15 years of hang...

"Electronic Commerce Act, 2000"

Nov 23, 2000 | Article

Written by Natalie Vukovich and Joseph Grignano (Lexpert Seminar - Fundamentals of Commercial Leasing & The Annual Commercial Leasing Institute...

Surrendering and Terminating Subleases: How to Avoid the Potholes

Sep 22, 2000 | Article

Written by Natalie Vukovich L​SUC - Return of the Six-Minute Commercial Leasing Lawyer 2000) At common law, privity of estate was destroyed upon me...

"Hot Points" - Insurance Clauses Found in a Commercial Lease

Feb 01, 2000 | Article

Written by Natalie Vukovich (ICSC 2000) There are many quirky phrases found in a typical commercial lease that often confound the reader. Some of t...

Help - My Tenant Notified Me That It Is Granting a Security Interest - What Do I Do?

Mar 26, 1999 | Article

Written by Natalie Vukovich (ICSC- Canadian Law Conference 1999) This paper is intended to assist in understanding the implications to a landlord o...

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Memberships


  • International Council of Shopping Centers
  • NAIOP (Toronto Chapter)

Education


  • Laurentian University, (Mathematics) B.SC., 1980
  • Dalhousie University, LL.B, 1983
  • Called to the Bar in Ontario in 1985

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