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Barry D. Lipson, QC

Tel: 416 777 5438 Fax: 1 888 587 5768


Barry is a partner in our Real Estate Group, practising in the area of property acquisition, development and financing. He is noted for his particular expertise in advising on the structure of real estate acquisition and development and negotiating and resolving disputes with respect to commercial land development, joint venture and cost-sharing agreements.

Barry is a frequent contributor to legal publications and has spoken and written extensively on land use and development topics. His book, The Art of the Real Estate Deal, originally published in 1997, is in its second edition and he is currently working on the third edition. This and his other book, The Art of the Corporate Deal, have been enthusiastically received by both the profession and the industry as practical guides to valuation, negotiation and acquisition. Both books are still current and in demand.


  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Ontario Bar Association

Community Involvement

  • President of Toronto’s Primrose Club
  • Head of Israel Bonds, Trustee Division
  • Past National President of the Canadian Associates of Ben Gurion University

Publications & Presentations

Book Jan 1, 2006

The Art of the Real Estate Deal

Thomson (2nd Edition)
Sep 1, 2003

Key Business Agreements

The Canadian Institute (Chairman)
Book Nov 1, 2001

Tax Issues for Real Estate Lawyers

Chairman, Department of Education, The Law Society of Upper Canada
Book Nov 1, 2001

Choosing the Right Acquisition Vehicle

The Law Society of Upper Canada


  • LL.M., Osgoode Hall Law School, York University, 1991-1994
  • LL.B., University of Toronto Law School, 1960 
  • University of Toronto (Honours Sociology)


  • Appointed Queen’s Counsel, 1980
  • Called to the Ontario Bar, 1962