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Leonard D. Rodness*

Tel: 416 777 5409 Fax: 1 888 587 9139
*Legal services provided through Leonard Rodness Professional Corporation

Len is the Chair of our Commercial Real Estate Group. His commercial real estate practice spans a broad spectrum of real estate matters from development to secured lending to leasing to cost-sharing. Len’s clients benefit from his wide ranging depth of knowledge and experience: he knows how the other side thinks, and the best way to act or react.

His experience in coordinating a legal team, smoothly conducting all due diligence matters, including title and off-title searches, lease reviews, zoning, development potential reviews and environmental and other property-related concerns, gives his clients the confidence necessary to make business decisions based on his advice.

Len represents some of Canada’s most prominent developers and owners of regional shopping centres, as well as developers and owners of commercial, industrial and residential properties, and for borrowers and institutional and private lenders in secured lending transactions. Len also acts for both landlords and tenants in commercial and residential leasing matters.

Len has developed a particular expertise in dealing with the issues arising from multiple ownership of a property, including severances of properties, reciprocal operating agreements, cross-easements, restrictive covenants and cost-sharing matters.

Working extensively with other members of the Commercial Real Estate Group, Len has also developed special expertise in drafting and reviewing cost-sharing agreements relating to the development of residential subdivisions and commercial developments. These cost-sharing agreements allocate among several developers the costs of providing lands to municipalities for community purposes (such as for parks) and of installation of services such as sanitary and storm sewers to the benefit of all.

Awards & Recognition

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Memberships

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Education

  • LL.B., Osgoode Hall Law School, 1986

Credentials

  • Called to the Ontario Bar, 1988

Publications & Presentations

Presentation

Reviewing Parcel Registers

Ontario Bar Association, Construction Law Section
Nov 18, 2015
Presentation

Preparing for the Interview

Ontario Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division
May 13, 2015
Presentation

Co-Tenancy Clauses in Leases

Breakfast Roundtable, ICSC Canadian Shopping Centre Law Conference
Feb 2, 2012
Presentation

Rooftop and Other Telecom Lease Issues

Breakfast Roundtable Co-Leader, ICSC Canadian Shopping Centre Law Conference
Feb 1, 2010

News & Media

Firm News

Torkin Manes lawyers featured in The Best Lawyers in Canada© 2019

The Best Lawyers in Canada We are pleased to announce that 22 of our partners have recently been recognized as leaders.
Aug 21, 2018

Torkin Manes lawyers featured in The Best Lawyers in Canada© 2017

We are pleased to announce that 18 of our partners have recently been recognized as leaders in their respective fields in the latest edition of The Be...
Aug 22, 2016

Torkin Manes lawyers featured in The Best Lawyers in Canada 2016

We are pleased to announce the selection of the following Torkin Manes lawyers as leaders in their respective fields, as published in the latest editi...
Aug 24, 2015

Magna Carta tour begins; Len Rodness speaks about bringing the 800-year-old document to Canada

On Friday, June 12, the Magna Carta will officially debut at the Canadian Museum of History in Gatineau, Quebec. This is the result of ...
Jun 11, 2015