Lorenzo Bonera Associate

Speaks:  English, Italian

Year of Call: 2015 - Ontario

Primary office:  Ottawa

Lorenzo Bonera

Lorenzo Bonera is an associate in Gowling WLG's Ottawa office and practices in the Real Estate and Business Law Group. Lorenzo's practice focuses on negotiating and advising clients on commercial real estate transactions, secured lending and commercial leasing. Lorenzo has acted for both institutional and private lenders in connection with secured real estate and commercial loans. Lorenzo has also gained valuable experience acting for private clients in asset and share transactions.

Lorenzo has strong ties to Italy. Drawing on the knowledge he gained from living in Italy prior to moving to Canada, as well as his Italian law degree, he specializes in working with clients on a variety of cross-border legal issues between Canada and Italy, including asset management and disposition, and international estate administration. Lorenzo also provides legal assistance to Italian nationals and companies seeking to do business in Canada.

Prior to joining Gowling WLG, Lorenzo practiced at an Ottawa boutique law firm focusing on commercial and residential real estate, private lending and corporate law.

Career & Recognition

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  • 2024

    • Community
      Executive Committee Member, National Congress of Italian Canadians (National Chapter)
  • 2022

    • Community
      Board Member, Serendipity Group
  • 2021

    • Community
      Planning Committee Member, Wateridge Village Community Association
  • 2018

    • Community
      Director, National Congress of Italian Canadians (National Chapter)
  • 2015

    • Qualifications (Year of Call/Admission, etc.)
      Year of Call, Ontario
  • 2012

    • Education
      University of Toronto, Master of Laws (LL.M)
    • Rankings & Awards
      Massey College, Junior Fellow
  • 2011

    • Education
      Bocconi University (Milan, Italy), Bachelor of Laws


  • County of Carleton Law Association (CCLA)

Speaking Engagements

  • Speaker, “Dos and Don’ts of Client Identity Verification: The End of the Temporary COVID-19 Emergency Measures and the Requirements Coming into Effect on January 1, 2024”, The Institute of Law Clerks of Ontario – Annual Conference, Ottawa, ON, November 1-2, 2023.