Marvin's legal expertise involves all areas of real estate development, including - to the considerable advantage of his clients - chairing major development management meetings as liaison representative for owners and consultants.  He has had the privilege of acting for a number of  major commercial, industrial and residential real estate developers in the City of Toronto and various regions across Ontario.

Approach

Marvin has earned the loyalty of numerous long-term clients thanks to his hands-on approach to his legal responsibilities, his tenacious and extensive negotiation skills, his innate business acumen, and his in-depth knowledge of development matters including the detailed and meticulous drafting and finalization of all required documentation.

Experience
  • Extensive knowledge of real property negotiations and documentation preparation required for land acquisition and sales as well as the implementation of numerous and complex joint venture agreements and other comparable corporate entity arrangements;
  • Well-versed in all aspects of the development and registration of industrial and residential subdivisions including condominium development, commercial properties, leasing, interim construction and permanent financing including securitization agreements; and
  • Experienced in the coordination of municipal issues including planning, servicing, re-zoning, official plan amendments, development charges, requirements for severance, committee of adjustment applications, and environmental and remediation soil issues.
Education

1973  Call to the Bar
1972  LL.B., Osgoode Hall, York University
1968  B.A., University of Toronto

Associations/Memberships
  • Canadian Bar Association;
  • Honourary Solicitor, Jewish National Fund (JNF) Toronto since 2004;
  • Vice-President and Director, Jewish National Fund (JNF) since 2009;
  • Member of Board of Directors, Maple Downs Golf Club, 2010/11;
  • Special Consultant to JNF Toronto Golf Tournament since 2003;
  • Vice-Chair of the Adath Israel Baruch Hoffman Tribute Committee in 2005; 
  • Co-Chaired Adath Israel Charity Event in 2006;
  • Chaired JNF Toronto Golf Tournaments in 2005 and 2009; and
  • Chair, JNF National By-Law Committee in 2010/11.
Also Noteworthy
  • JNF Toronto Volunteer of the Year (2007);
  • Bernard M. Bloomfield Medal (2008); and
  • Patricia Joy Alpert Memorial Leadership Award (2009).
Relevant Transactions
  • Major real estate transaction relating to all municipal, planning development aspects and sales of a combined 238 unit High Rise, Townhouse Freehold/Condominium Project which included Single Residential Lots at 520 Steeles Ave West/7 Brighton Place, Vaughan, and $37M Construction Mortgage funded by trio of construction lenders including The Laurentian Bank of Canada, The Equitable Trust Company & Pacific & Western Bank of Canada;
  • Acting extensively on behalf of Canadian National Railway Company and its various real estate entities in all aspects of the development, including all municipal work and real estate transactions of a 450-acre 4-phase Industrial Subdivision in the Highway 7/Creditstone Road area in the City of Vaughan, commencing 1985 to 2008, and a 30- acre industrial subdivision in the City of Oshawa; 
  • Acted for multi-national $13 billion Japanese/American corporation to purchase over 100 acres in Kitchener, Ontario;  appointed direct negotiator on their behalf for purposes of meeting to acquire land holding, complete purchase and closing of the lands, and negotiating all aspects of the transaction directly with the Vendor and  City officials.  This included accelerated rezoning of lands from agricultural to industrial for a major automotive plant completed by Ministerial Order pursuant to The Planning Act within 30 days of completion of acquisition and closing of land deal;  and
  • Acted for Urbancorp and related entities in the acquisition, development, registration and sale of approximately 1,200 condominiums.

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