Lawyer Profiles

Negar Alborzi

Associate

Negar Alborzi practices in the firm’s commercial real estate and land development departments. Negar’s practice focuses on a variety of real estate matters, including financing, land acquisitions and dispositions and commercial leasing.

Negar is also involved in cost sharing agreements and related arrangements for landowners and developers, dealing with how costs are shared with respect to land development, the installation of municipal infrastructure and the construction of community services.

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Education

J.D., 2011 – University of Ottawa
B.A. (Hons), 2007 (High Distinction) – York University

Year of Call

Ontario, 2013

Richard A. Applebaum

Associate

Richard's practice involves a broad variety of real estate related matters with particular emphasis on real estate development, including condominium development, mixed-use developments, financings on behalf of borrowers, real estate joint ventures, subdivisions and lot sales, land acquisitions and commercial leasing.

Richard services condominium developers of all sizes and for all types of condominium projects including loft conversions, office building conversions, new low-rise projects and new hi-rise projects. He also represents one of Ontario's largest private and independent land developers relating to all aspects of its land development activities, including land acquisition, assisting in municipal approvals, financing, land servicing, lot sales and commercial block sales.

Richard represents borrowers of various sizes in a broad range of real estate financings including strip and enclosed shopping centres, land acquisitions, refinancings and office building projects. He also acts for both landlords and tenants in commercial leasing transactions, with emphasis on representation of landlords. His leasing experience includes commercial shopping centres, industrial projects, office buildings, restaurants and food supermarkets.

Noted by Lexpert as being Repeatedly Recommended for property financing and development work, Richard has also been selected by legal peers as one of The Best Lawyers in Canada 2012 (Real Estate Law) and has been recognized with the Martindale-Hubbell BV® Distinguished™ 4.4 out of 5 Peer Review Rating.

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Education

LL.B., 1971 – Osgoode Hall Law School
B.A., 1968 – University of Toronto

Year of Call

Ontario, 1973

Andrew Besik

Associate

Andrew Besik practices in the areas of commercial real estate and financial services practice areas. Andrew completed his articles with Brattys LLP after graduating from Osgoode Hall Law School and joined the firm upon his call to the Ontario Bar. Andrew’s practice involves a variety of real estate related matters, with a focus on commercial real estate acquisitions, dispositions and financing.

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Education

J.D., 2016 – Osgoode Hall Law School

B.A. (Hons), 2012 (High Distinction) – University of Toronto

Year of Call

Ontario, 2017

Daniel P. Botelho

Partner

Daniel practices in the areas of land development and commercial real estate, and, in particular, his practice is focused on condominium and freehold developments, acquisitions and dispositions, financing and commercial leasing.

Daniel acts for a variety of developers and builders and has acted on numerous prominent condominium developments both in the core of the City of Toronto and in the Greater Toronto Area. In addition to real estate development work, Daniel has handled various portfolio transactions of retail, commercial and industrial properties. As a member of the financial services group, Daniel also acts on behalf financial institutions and borrowers on various types of loan transactions. Daniel also provides commercial leasing services to landlords and tenants in large, medium and small scale developments.

In 2011, Daniel completed his Master’s Degree in Law, specializing in Real Property Law. Daniel’s education, expertise and specialization allow him to offer his clients the highest level of service in both traditional developments, as well as in emerging areas of the development industry.

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Education

LL.M. in Real Property Law, 2011 – Osgoode Hall Law School
LL.B., 1999 – Osgoode Hall Law School
B.A., 1996 – York University

Year of Call

Ontario, 2001

Rudolph P. Bratty

Partner

Rudolph P. Bratty, Q.C. is one of the firm's founding partners whose practice includes all facets of real estate law, and various corporate and commercial transactions.

Rudy has been active in numerous charitable and not-for-profit endeavours, serves as a director for many high profile Canadian corporations, and is a highly regarded member of the Canadian business community. He was also appointed Queen's Counsel in 1970.

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Education

J.D., 1957 – Osgoode Hall Law School

Year of Call

Ontario, 1957

Renato Chiaradia

Partner

Renato Chiaradia is a member of the firm’s corporate and commercial department. Renato provides sophisticated corporate and business law advice to a broad base of clients, including entrepreneurs, private owner managed companies and various financial institutions.

Renato’s practice involves a variety of business transactions including, acquisitions, divestitures and restructuring of businesses, commercial leasing arrangements, financing transactions, contract and business enterprise matters. In addition to the above noted matters, Renato also provides individual and business clients with legal counsel regarding all aspects of their businesses, including shareholder and partner relationships, succession and tax oriented planning and transactions and negotiating and drafting shareholder, partnership, joint venture and numerous other commercial agreements.

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Education

LL.M. in Business Law, 1999 – Osgoode Hall Law School
LL.B., 1996 – Osgoode Hall Law School
Honours B.A., 1993 – York University

Year of Call

Ontario, 1998

Negar Alborzi

Associate

Negar Alborzi practices in the firm’s commercial real estate and land development departments. Negar’s practice focuses on a variety of real estate matters, including financing, land acquisitions and dispositions and commercial leasing.

Negar is also involved in cost sharing agreements and related arrangements for landowners and developers, dealing with how costs are shared with respect to land development, the installation of municipal infrastructure and the construction of community services.

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Education

J.D., 2011 – University of Ottawa
B.A. (Hons), 2007 (High Distinction) – York University

Year of Call

Ontario, 2013

Richard A. Applebaum

Associate

Richard's practice involves a broad variety of real estate related matters with particular emphasis on real estate development, including condominium development, mixed-use developments, financings on behalf of borrowers, real estate joint ventures, subdivisions and lot sales, land acquisitions and commercial leasing.

Richard services condominium developers of all sizes and for all types of condominium projects including loft conversions, office building conversions, new low-rise projects and new hi-rise projects. He also represents one of Ontario's largest private and independent land developers relating to all aspects of its land development activities, including land acquisition, assisting in municipal approvals, financing, land servicing, lot sales and commercial block sales.

Richard represents borrowers of various sizes in a broad range of real estate financings including strip and enclosed shopping centres, land acquisitions, refinancings and office building projects. He also acts for both landlords and tenants in commercial leasing transactions, with emphasis on representation of landlords. His leasing experience includes commercial shopping centres, industrial projects, office buildings, restaurants and food supermarkets.

Noted by Lexpert as being Repeatedly Recommended for property financing and development work, Richard has also been selected by legal peers as one of The Best Lawyers in Canada 2012 (Real Estate Law) and has been recognized with the Martindale-Hubbell BV® Distinguished™ 4.4 out of 5 Peer Review Rating.

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Education

LL.B., 1971 – Osgoode Hall Law School
B.A., 1968 – University of Toronto

Year of Call

Ontario, 1973

Andrew Besik

Associate

Andrew Besik practices in the areas of commercial real estate and financial services practice areas. Andrew completed his articles with Brattys LLP after graduating from Osgoode Hall Law School and joined the firm upon his call to the Ontario Bar. Andrew’s practice involves a variety of real estate related matters, with a focus on commercial real estate acquisitions, dispositions and financing.

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Practice Areas

Education

J.D., 2016 – Osgoode Hall Law School

B.A. (Hons), 2012 (High Distinction) – University of Toronto

Year of Call

Ontario, 2017

Daniel P. Botelho

Partner

Daniel practices in the areas of land development and commercial real estate, and, in particular, his practice is focused on condominium and freehold developments, acquisitions and dispositions, financing and commercial leasing.

Daniel acts for a variety of developers and builders and has acted on numerous prominent condominium developments both in the core of the City of Toronto and in the Greater Toronto Area. In addition to real estate development work, Daniel has handled various portfolio transactions of retail, commercial and industrial properties. As a member of the financial services group, Daniel also acts on behalf financial institutions and borrowers on various types of loan transactions. Daniel also provides commercial leasing services to landlords and tenants in large, medium and small scale developments.

In 2011, Daniel completed his Master’s Degree in Law, specializing in Real Property Law. Daniel’s education, expertise and specialization allow him to offer his clients the highest level of service in both traditional developments, as well as in emerging areas of the development industry.

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Education

LL.M. in Real Property Law, 2011 – Osgoode Hall Law School
LL.B., 1999 – Osgoode Hall Law School
B.A., 1996 – York University

Year of Call

Ontario, 2001

Rudolph P. Bratty

Partner

Rudolph P. Bratty, Q.C. is one of the firm's founding partners whose practice includes all facets of real estate law, and various corporate and commercial transactions.

Rudy has been active in numerous charitable and not-for-profit endeavours, serves as a director for many high profile Canadian corporations, and is a highly regarded member of the Canadian business community. He was also appointed Queen's Counsel in 1970.

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Education

J.D., 1957 – Osgoode Hall Law School

Year of Call

Ontario, 1957

Renato Chiaradia

Partner

Renato Chiaradia is a member of the firm’s corporate and commercial department. Renato provides sophisticated corporate and business law advice to a broad base of clients, including entrepreneurs, private owner managed companies and various financial institutions.

Renato’s practice involves a variety of business transactions including, acquisitions, divestitures and restructuring of businesses, commercial leasing arrangements, financing transactions, contract and business enterprise matters. In addition to the above noted matters, Renato also provides individual and business clients with legal counsel regarding all aspects of their businesses, including shareholder and partner relationships, succession and tax oriented planning and transactions and negotiating and drafting shareholder, partnership, joint venture and numerous other commercial agreements.

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Practice Areas

Education

LL.M. in Business Law, 1999 – Osgoode Hall Law School
LL.B., 1996 – Osgoode Hall Law School
Honours B.A., 1993 – York University

Year of Call

Ontario, 1998

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Michael N. Durisin

Partner

Michael practices in the firm’s real estate and financial services practice areas.

Michael’s clients include financial institutions, builders and major developers engaged in land development, land acquisitions and dispositions, land assemblies and cost sharing arrangements between developers and municipalities.

Michael’s practice has evolved over the years and is concentrated in all facets of the constantly evolving area of land development.

Michael was the Gold Medalist in his year in the Bar Admission Course of the Law Society of Upper Canada.

Michael is also chair of the Toronto Montessori Schools and was part of the team that constructed a new IB college for the School.

Michael has also been a significant donor to the Villa Charities, Osgoode Hall Law School and other worthy charitable causes.

Michael was selected as one of The Best Lawyers in Canada 2012 (Real Estate Law).

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Education

J.D., 1971 – Osgoode Hall Law School
B.A., 1968 – University of Toronto

Year of Call

Ontario, 1973

Brian B. Finer

Partner

Brian B. Finer practices in the firm's real estate and land development department.

Brian advises land developers, homebuilders and financial institutions on subdivision and condominium development, on the acquisition and sale of building lots, condominium units and commercial and industrial properties. 

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Education

J.D., 1974 – University of Toronto

Year of Call

Ontario, 1976

Melissa Jean-Gilles

Associate

Melissa Jean-Gilles practices in the areas of commercial real estate and land development.  Melissa’s practice encompasses a range of real property matters, with a focus on condominium development, land acquisition/disposition and financing.

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Education

J.D., 2009 – Osgoode Hall Law School
Honours B.A., 2006 – York University

Year of Call

Ontario, 2010

Harriet Lau

Associate

Harriet Lau practices in the areas of commercial real estate and land development. Harriet completed her articles with Brattys LLP after graduating from Osgoode Hall Law School and joined the firm upon her call to the Ontario Bar. Harriet’s practice involves a variety of real estate related matters, with a focus on condominium development, financing and commercial real estate acquisitions/dispositions.

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(905) 760-2600 x 353
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Education

J.D., 2015 – Osgoode Hall Law School
B.Sc. (Hons), 2012 (High Distinction) – University of Toronto

Year of Call

Ontario, 2016

Stephen J. Marano

Partner

Stephen J. Marano heads up the firm's corporate and commercial department with a focus on asset and share acquisitions, mergers, shareholder agreements and corporate financing.

He has also handled estate freezes, corporate reorganizations, varied commercial transactions and tax implementation.

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Practice Areas

Education

LL.B., 1974 – McGill University
B.A. – Loyola College, University of Montreal

Year of Call

Ontario, 1976

Paul Merrick

Partner

Paul Merrick practices in the firm's real estate department. Paul specializes in land acquisitions/dispositions, financing, mortgage remedies, and the redevelopment, purchase and sale of new and resale residential, commercial and industrial properties.

Paul's practice also involves the drafting of wills and estate planning and administration.

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Education

LL.B., 1966 – Osgoode Hall Law School
B.A., 1963 – Laurier University

Year of Call

Ontario, 1968

Michael N. Durisin

Partner

Michael practices in the firm’s real estate and financial services practice areas.

Michael’s clients include financial institutions, builders and major developers engaged in land development, land acquisitions and dispositions, land assemblies and cost sharing arrangements between developers and municipalities.

Michael’s practice has evolved over the years and is concentrated in all facets of the constantly evolving area of land development.

Michael was the Gold Medalist in his year in the Bar Admission Course of the Law Society of Upper Canada.

Michael is also chair of the Toronto Montessori Schools and was part of the team that constructed a new IB college for the School.

Michael has also been a significant donor to the Villa Charities, Osgoode Hall Law School and other worthy charitable causes.

Michael was selected as one of The Best Lawyers in Canada 2012 (Real Estate Law).

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Practice Areas

Education

J.D., 1971 – Osgoode Hall Law School
B.A., 1968 – University of Toronto

Year of Call

Ontario, 1973

Brian B. Finer

Partner

Brian B. Finer practices in the firm's real estate and land development department.

Brian advises land developers, homebuilders and financial institutions on subdivision and condominium development, on the acquisition and sale of building lots, condominium units and commercial and industrial properties. 

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Education

J.D., 1974 – University of Toronto

Year of Call

Ontario, 1976

Melissa Jean-Gilles

Associate

Melissa Jean-Gilles practices in the areas of commercial real estate and land development.  Melissa’s practice encompasses a range of real property matters, with a focus on condominium development, land acquisition/disposition and financing.

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Education

J.D., 2009 – Osgoode Hall Law School
Honours B.A., 2006 – York University

Year of Call

Ontario, 2010

Harriet Lau

Associate

Harriet Lau practices in the areas of commercial real estate and land development. Harriet completed her articles with Brattys LLP after graduating from Osgoode Hall Law School and joined the firm upon her call to the Ontario Bar. Harriet’s practice involves a variety of real estate related matters, with a focus on condominium development, financing and commercial real estate acquisitions/dispositions.

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(905) 760-2600 x 353
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Education

J.D., 2015 – Osgoode Hall Law School
B.Sc. (Hons), 2012 (High Distinction) – University of Toronto

Year of Call

Ontario, 2016

Stephen J. Marano

Partner

Stephen J. Marano heads up the firm's corporate and commercial department with a focus on asset and share acquisitions, mergers, shareholder agreements and corporate financing.

He has also handled estate freezes, corporate reorganizations, varied commercial transactions and tax implementation.

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Practice Areas

Education

LL.B., 1974 – McGill University
B.A. – Loyola College, University of Montreal

Year of Call

Ontario, 1976

Paul Merrick

Partner

Paul Merrick practices in the firm's real estate department. Paul specializes in land acquisitions/dispositions, financing, mortgage remedies, and the redevelopment, purchase and sale of new and resale residential, commercial and industrial properties.

Paul's practice also involves the drafting of wills and estate planning and administration.

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Education

LL.B., 1966 – Osgoode Hall Law School
B.A., 1963 – Laurier University

Year of Call

Ontario, 1968

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Helen A. Mihailidi

Partner

Helen A. Mihailidi practices in the firm's real estate department, focusing on land development and all types of land acquisitions and dispositions, including the related transaction and ownership structuring and financing, as well as commercial leasing.

Helen also specializes in the preparation and administration of landowners’ and developers’ cost sharing agreements dealing with the coordination of development of lands and installation of infrastructure and the sharing of costs related thereto, as well as related issues.   As part of her practice, Helen has been involved in the formation and administration of numerous cost sharing groups in the Greater Toronto Area and beyond.  Helen’s practice also involves dealing with various governmental and other authorities in respect of the negotiation, finalization and implementation of cost sharing arrangements, development charge issues, front-end financing arrangements for the installation of large-scale municipal infrastructure and other development initiatives, as well as all other related development matters.

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Education

LL.B., 1993 -  Osgoode Hall Law School

Year of Call

Ontario, 1995

Anthony Romanelli

Partner

Anthony Romanelli is a partner in the real estate and financial services departments of Brattys LLP and represents developers, builders, commercial landlords and financial institutions.

One of Anthony's main practice areas is condominium development and he has helped launch and register numerous landmark condominium projects across the GTA.

Anthony regularly presents papers on a range of real estate and development topics at the Law Society of Upper Canada and chairs Roundtable Discussions at the annual International Council of Shopping Centers Law Conference. He has also been a presenter at seminars hosted by the Building Industry and Land Development Association.

Anthony is a contributing author of Canada Law Books' 'Shopping Centre Leases, 2nd edition' and Carswell's 'Repair and Storage Liens Act: A Practical Guide'.

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Education

LL.B., 2002 – University of Ottawa
Honours B.A., 1998 – York University

Year of Call

Ontario, 2003

Larry R. Trifon

Partner

Larry R. Trifon is a partner in the real estate and financial services departments of Brattys LLP.

Larry’s practice involves a variety of real estate and land development related matters, with particular emphasis on condominium and subdivision development, builders’ sales, land acquisitions and dispositions, surety work in respect of condominium developments, and construction and development financing. Larry has been extensively involved in the sales, registration and closings of numerous condominium projects in the GTA.

Additionally, Larry’s practice includes the preparation and administration of landowners’ and developers’ cost sharing agreements relating to the sharing of community use land obligations and community infrastructure costs in connection with the development of communities in the GTA and other areas of Ontario.

Larry’s clients include some of the largest real estate developers and builders in Ontario and financial institutions involved in all aspects of commercial real estate lending.

Larry joined Brattys LLP shortly after his call to the Ontario Bar and after completing summer and articling terms at a large firm in downtown Toronto. Along with receiving awards during his studies at Osgoode Hall Law School, Larry was recognized by the Dean of Osgoode Hall Law School for placing within the top 6% of his graduating class, and was presented the Law Society’s Award for Academic Excellence. Prior to that, Larry graduated with high distinction from the University of Toronto’s Bachelor of Commerce program.

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Education

J.D., 2001 – Osgoode Hall Law School
B. Comm., 1997 (High Distinction) – University of Toronto

Year of Call

Ontario, 2002

Nickolas Vlitas

Partner

Nickolas Vlitas is a partner in the corporate and commercial department of Brattys LLP.  Nickolas completed his articles with Brattys LLP after graduating from Osgoode Hall Law School and joined the firm upon his call to the Ontario Bar. Prior to that, he received his Specialized Honours Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from York University. 

Nickolas’s practice is focused on general corporate and commercial matters, corporate finance, mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, corporate reorganizations, and the implementation of tax driven transactions, as well as the negotiation and drafting of shareholder, partnership and numerous other commercial agreements. 

Nickolas has also developed specific experience in transactions involving co-ownerships, with particular emphasis in joint ventures and other strategic alliances.

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Education

LL.M., Business Law, 2013 – Osgoode Hall Law School
LL.B., 2002 – Osgoode Hall Law School
Specialized Honours B.A., 1999  - York University

Year of Call

Ontario, 2003

Michael C. Volpatti

Partner

Michael’s practice includes all aspect of commercial real estate acquisitions, dispositions, financing, leasing, syndication with a strong focus on condominium development and commercial real estate lending.

Michael has advised both entrepreneurial clients as well as institutions on all aspect of commercial real estate and has participated in advising purchasers, vendors and lenders in multi-hundred million dollar transactions, including syndicated loan transactions.

Michael is involved in the Greater Toronto Area’s BILD association as well as contributing from time to time as lecturer for various continuing legal education programs relating to many aspects of commercial real estate.

Michael sits on the board of directors for a local long term care facility and is a member of the Canadian Bar Association.

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Education

LL.M. in Real Property Law, 2003 – Osgoode Hall Law School
LL.B., 1991 - University of Toronto Faculty of law
Masters in Civil Engineering, 1989 - University of Toronto
B.Sc. (Eng.), 1988 - University of Toronto

Year of Call

Ontario, 1994

Herbert L. Wisebrod

Partner

Herbert L. Wisebrod, Q.C. practices in the firm's real estate and land development department. Herbert acts for many of the largest financial institutions, developers and homebuilders in all facets of real estate law.

Herb's practice ranges from initial land acquisition and financing to land development, commercial leasing and sales of commercial, industrial and residential properties. He was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 1981 and recently received a certificate in Alternative Dispute Resolution from York University. He is also a qualified mediator.

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Education

LL.M. in Business Law, 1978 – Osgoode Hall Law School
J.D., 1966 – Osgoode Hall Law School

Year of Call

Ontario, 1968

Helen A. Mihailidi

Partner

Helen A. Mihailidi practices in the firm's real estate department, focusing on land development and all types of land acquisitions and dispositions, including the related transaction and ownership structuring and financing, as well as commercial leasing.

Helen also specializes in the preparation and administration of landowners’ and developers’ cost sharing agreements dealing with the coordination of development of lands and installation of infrastructure and the sharing of costs related thereto, as well as related issues.   As part of her practice, Helen has been involved in the formation and administration of numerous cost sharing groups in the Greater Toronto Area and beyond.  Helen’s practice also involves dealing with various governmental and other authorities in respect of the negotiation, finalization and implementation of cost sharing arrangements, development charge issues, front-end financing arrangements for the installation of large-scale municipal infrastructure and other development initiatives, as well as all other related development matters.

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Education

LL.B., 1993 -  Osgoode Hall Law School

Year of Call

Ontario, 1995

Anthony Romanelli

Partner

Anthony Romanelli is a partner in the real estate and financial services departments of Brattys LLP and represents developers, builders, commercial landlords and financial institutions.

One of Anthony's main practice areas is condominium development and he has helped launch and register numerous landmark condominium projects across the GTA.

Anthony regularly presents papers on a range of real estate and development topics at the Law Society of Upper Canada and chairs Roundtable Discussions at the annual International Council of Shopping Centers Law Conference. He has also been a presenter at seminars hosted by the Building Industry and Land Development Association.

Anthony is a contributing author of Canada Law Books' 'Shopping Centre Leases, 2nd edition' and Carswell's 'Repair and Storage Liens Act: A Practical Guide'.

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Education

LL.B., 2002 – University of Ottawa
Honours B.A., 1998 – York University

Year of Call

Ontario, 2003

Larry R. Trifon

Partner

Larry R. Trifon is a partner in the real estate and financial services departments of Brattys LLP.

Larry’s practice involves a variety of real estate and land development related matters, with particular emphasis on condominium and subdivision development, builders’ sales, land acquisitions and dispositions, surety work in respect of condominium developments, and construction and development financing. Larry has been extensively involved in the sales, registration and closings of numerous condominium projects in the GTA.

Additionally, Larry’s practice includes the preparation and administration of landowners’ and developers’ cost sharing agreements relating to the sharing of community use land obligations and community infrastructure costs in connection with the development of communities in the GTA and other areas of Ontario.

Larry’s clients include some of the largest real estate developers and builders in Ontario and financial institutions involved in all aspects of commercial real estate lending.

Larry joined Brattys LLP shortly after his call to the Ontario Bar and after completing summer and articling terms at a large firm in downtown Toronto. Along with receiving awards during his studies at Osgoode Hall Law School, Larry was recognized by the Dean of Osgoode Hall Law School for placing within the top 6% of his graduating class, and was presented the Law Society’s Award for Academic Excellence. Prior to that, Larry graduated with high distinction from the University of Toronto’s Bachelor of Commerce program.

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Education

J.D., 2001 – Osgoode Hall Law School
B. Comm., 1997 (High Distinction) – University of Toronto

Year of Call

Ontario, 2002

Nickolas Vlitas

Partner

Nickolas Vlitas is a partner in the corporate and commercial department of Brattys LLP.  Nickolas completed his articles with Brattys LLP after graduating from Osgoode Hall Law School and joined the firm upon his call to the Ontario Bar. Prior to that, he received his Specialized Honours Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from York University. 

Nickolas’s practice is focused on general corporate and commercial matters, corporate finance, mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, corporate reorganizations, and the implementation of tax driven transactions, as well as the negotiation and drafting of shareholder, partnership and numerous other commercial agreements. 

Nickolas has also developed specific experience in transactions involving co-ownerships, with particular emphasis in joint ventures and other strategic alliances.

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Practice Areas

Education

LL.M., Business Law, 2013 – Osgoode Hall Law School
LL.B., 2002 – Osgoode Hall Law School
Specialized Honours B.A., 1999  - York University

Year of Call

Ontario, 2003

Michael C. Volpatti

Partner

Michael’s practice includes all aspect of commercial real estate acquisitions, dispositions, financing, leasing, syndication with a strong focus on condominium development and commercial real estate lending.

Michael has advised both entrepreneurial clients as well as institutions on all aspect of commercial real estate and has participated in advising purchasers, vendors and lenders in multi-hundred million dollar transactions, including syndicated loan transactions.

Michael is involved in the Greater Toronto Area’s BILD association as well as contributing from time to time as lecturer for various continuing legal education programs relating to many aspects of commercial real estate.

Michael sits on the board of directors for a local long term care facility and is a member of the Canadian Bar Association.

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Practice Areas

Education

LL.M. in Real Property Law, 2003 – Osgoode Hall Law School
LL.B., 1991 - University of Toronto Faculty of law
Masters in Civil Engineering, 1989 - University of Toronto
B.Sc. (Eng.), 1988 - University of Toronto

Year of Call

Ontario, 1994

Herbert L. Wisebrod

Partner

Herbert L. Wisebrod, Q.C. practices in the firm's real estate and land development department. Herbert acts for many of the largest financial institutions, developers and homebuilders in all facets of real estate law.

Herb's practice ranges from initial land acquisition and financing to land development, commercial leasing and sales of commercial, industrial and residential properties. He was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 1981 and recently received a certificate in Alternative Dispute Resolution from York University. He is also a qualified mediator.

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Practice Areas

Education

LL.M. in Business Law, 1978 – Osgoode Hall Law School
J.D., 1966 – Osgoode Hall Law School

Year of Call

Ontario, 1968

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