Daniel Waldman

Of Counsel
Daniel Waldman has a broad commercial litigation practice with an emphasis on real property litigation, including commercial leasing, commercial real estate, construction law, and debt collection. His clients include Canada’s most prominent commercial landlords, international developers, multimillion-dollar real estate investment trusts, and construction companies. Focusing on high-level real property litigation, his main areas of expertise include real property disputes involving the purchase and sale of large commercial property and commercial lease disputes.

Drawing on his considerable experience, Daniel is known for achieving results for his clients without the need for lengthy and expensive litigation. He regularly appears before all levels of court and various administrative tribunals. He has acted as counsel in many mediations, arbitrations, and negotiated settlements, recognizing that the best resolution often involves creative and practical solutions.

His practice extends to construction litigation, construction lien work for developers and individuals, and significant debt collection matters, including commercial rent arrears and mortgage enforcement work. Daniel also has experience with shareholder disputes, securities litigation, and regulatory work, such as disputes involving mergers and acquisitions, plans of arrangements, hostile take-overs, proxy battles, Securities Act applications, broker negligence, and shareholder disputes.

Recognized by Lexology as a legal influencer for his thought leadership in dispute resolution in Canada, Daniel is a frequent contributor to Law Times, Canadian Lawyer Magazine, Precedent Magazine, and The Advocates Journal. He publishes a regular column on RENX.ca, Canada’s largest real estate news exchange, called The Property Law Hub, where he writes about developments in real estate law and litigation. Daniel is a member of the Board of Directors of the Peel Law Association and editor-in-chief of their Peel Briefs.

A volunteer with the Law Society’s Coach and Advisor Network and Member Assistance programs, Daniel offers career support services to Ontario lawyers who struggle with mental health and addiction issues. Furthermore, he serves as Vice Chair on the board of directors of Wellesley Central Residences Inc., an organization that provides safe, affordable housing for the elderly and people living with HIV/AIDS.

Education & Credentials

Education

Carleton University

B.A., Humanities, 2002

University of British Columbia

M.J., 2005

Osgood Hall Law School, York University

J.D., 2009

Bar Admission

  • Ontario2010

Prominent Assignments

• Successfully represented one of the largest commercial landlords in Canada before the Ontario Court of Appeal in a precedent-setting case involving the renewal of a multi-million lease for a large health club company.
• Representing multiple defendants in a precedent-setting summary judgment decision for the successful dismissal of a C$37 million claim pertaining to a series of complex real estate transactions.
• Represented multiple financial institutions in hundreds of complex mortgage enforcement proceedings before the Superior Court of Justice and the Ontario Court of Appeal.

Professional Involvement

• Member, Ontario Bar Association – Civil Litigation and Real Property Law Sections
• Member, Canadian Bar Association
• Member, Advocates Society
• Director, Peel Law Association
• Editor, Peel Briefs, Peel Law Association
• Columnist, Canadian Lawyer Magazine
• Columnist, Precedent Magazine
• Columnist, Real Estate News EXchange (RENX.ca)

Community Involvement

• Vice Chair of Board of Directors of Wellesley Central Residences Inc., an organization that provides safe and affordable housing to the elderly and people living with HIV/AIDS
• Volunteer for CAN (Coach and Advisor Network) Coach, Law Society of Ontario

Publications/Presentations

Daniel frequently publishes articles in the Canadian Lawyer Magazine, Real Estate News EXchange (RENX.ca), and Precedent Magazine. Click on the following links to keep up-to-date with his articles on practical legal career advice, litigation issues, and the latest developments in real estate law:

Canadian Lawyer Magazine

Real Estate News EXchange (RENX.ca)

Precedent Magazine

  • Vendor terminates purchase agreement, must pay $11M in lost profits, Real Estate News EXchange (RENX.ca), May 2022
  • A Step-By-Step Guide to Legal Mentorship, Precedent Magazine, May 2022
  • Why we should not take solicitor-client privilege for granted, Canadian Lawyer Magazine, April 2021
  • The Realities and Finality of the Arbitration Process, Advocates Journal, Fall 2019
  • Speaker, “Justice in Pieces,” Resources for Paralegal and Law Students – March 2020 and March 2021
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