Harris, Sheaffer LLP Practice Areas

Condominium Development

Harris, Sheaffer has a particular expertise in the area of condominium development law. We are widely recognized as leaders in this field and have been involved in the registration of over 500 condominium projects, including high-rise, townhome, industrial office, commercial, resort, hotel, fractional and mixed use projects.


Subdivision Development

Harris, Sheaffer acts on behalf of leading developers and builders of subdivisions in Ontario. We provide transactional services and advice during every phase of a project, assisting our clients land acquisition and financing all the way through to the registration of the subdivision and sale of individual homes.


Commercial Real Estate

Harris, Sheaffer features a broad commercial real estate practice, with expertise in land acquisition, registration of plans of subdivision, new builder sales, greenfields and brownfields development. We regularly advise private equity funds and investment trusts which invest in real estate.


Joint Ventures

The lawyers of Harris, Sheaffer regularly advise developers and investors on joint ventures, delivering tax efficient and flexible solutions.


Commercial Leasing

Harris, Sheaffer LLP acts for both landlords and tenants on commercial leasing matters. Our landlord clients include real estate investment trusts, private equity funds and entrepreneurs. Our tenant clients include multinational corporations, national and local retailers and industrial and office users.


Financial Services

The partners of Harris, Sheaffer LLP have been advisors for over 25 years to Schedule I financial institutions. In addition, we frequently act for institutional and private lenders of higher risk loans to the real estate sector. Coupling our expertise in development and leasing with our loan expertise we provide specialized counsel to lenders involved in the real estate market.


Corporate/Commercial/Personal Law

Our corporate and tax lawyers provide strategic transactional advice. We also provide a wide range of services to our business clients, focusing primarily on professionals and owner managed businesses. For individual clients we provide comprehensive advice concerning tax and estate planning.