Benjamin Radcliffe

Partner and Commercial Leasing Group Leader

Meet Benjamin, a member of Dickinson Wright’s Toronto office and Commercial Leasing Group Leader. With a penchant for navigating the intricacies of property leasing law, he serves as a trusted advisor to national and international retailers, as well as major landlords and tenants across Canada, guiding them through intricate leasing matters in commercial retail, office, and industrial spaces. Notably, he’s recognized by The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory as one of Canada’s leading lawyers in the area of Property Leasing law.

Benjamin’s transactional practice includes handling complex lease negotiations on behalf of both landlords and tenants. Benjamin also manages a team of lawyers and clerks to operate as an outsourced commercial leasing department for clients with volume needs.

Drawing from a background in psychology and a wealth of experience in dispute resolution, Benjamin adeptly handles intricate lease disputes, offering strategic counsel to his clients. His strength lies in comprehending the intricate needs of businesses, thereby delivering tailored solutions that truly add value. Renowned for his proactive approach, Benjamin remains abreast of evolving leasing legislation and case law, ensuring clients receive timely and relevant guidance. His practice extends to niche sectors, advising recreational cannabis organizations on specific requirements for establishing a retail presence.

Benjamin is a die-hard Toronto sports enthusiast—enduring the rollercoaster ride of the city’s teams (the Raptors’ triumph being a shining exception). He humbly enjoys his role as a recreational softball and tennis player, proudly upholding Toronto’s fine tradition of sports mediocrity.

Education & Credentials

Education

York University, Osgoode Hall Law School

J.D.

York University

Bachelor's Degree

Bar Admission

  • Ontario

Acknowledgements

Recognized in the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory as Repeatedly Recommended in Property Leasing

Professional Involvement

International Council of Shopping Centres

Publications/Presentations

  • 2023 ICSC Law Conference, “Deconstructing the Option to Extend and the Option to Renew Clause in a Commercial Lease”
  • 2022 ICSC Law Conference, “A Cure for Ailing Shopping Centres? Medical Uses in the Retail Setting•            2021 6 Minute Commercial Leasing Lawyer “Rent Deferral/Abatement Agreements: How to Properly Draft Them and What Should They Include?”
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