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Commercial Leasing

Daoust Vukovich LLP is recognized as a leading Canadian law firm in the field of commercial leasing and property management.

We act for landlords and tenants in preparing and negotiating routine and complex commercial leases and related documentation for retail, office and industrial premises. We provide expert legal advice on lease defaults, risk allocation, insolvency matters and the interpretation of all aspects of leases, including in relation to maintenance and repair obligations and operating cost/realty tax disputes. Developers seek out Daoust Vukovich LLP to assist in the lease-up of large-scale shopping centres and complex mixed-use commercial developments. With so many lawyers and law clerks devoted to the practice of commercial leasing, we have the bench strength to manage and complete large scale due diligence projects requiring the review and summary of commercial leases in connection with the purchase or sale of regional shopping centres, office buildings and all types of commercial properties.

Many of our lawyers and law clerks previously held in-house roles with major landlords and tenants. Commercial space users retain Daoust Vukovich LLP to practically and expeditiously pursue the finalization of their leases and lease​-related documents, assisting to achieve the best results possible within tight deadlines.  The result of deep experience, coupled with the entrepreneurial boutique law firm setting, is a successful combination of first-hand business savvy and strong skill sets.

Understanding our clients' businesses is our priority; we provide expert industry knowledge with a business-minded approach, to effectively and expeditiously achieve our clients' goals.  


  • Commercial Landlord & Tenant Matters
  • Retail Leasing (enclosed centres, strip plazas and free-standing buildings)
  • Office Leasing
  • Industrial Leasing
  • Ground Leases
  • Strata/Commercial Condominium, Leases
  • Lease Interpretation including advising on special rights (exclusives, terminations, area calculations), operating cost/realty tax issues, risk allocations, maintenance and repair obligations.
  • Lease Defaults, Termination and Eviction

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