Mark R. Giavedoni Partner Certified Specialist (Real Estate Law)


Year of Call: 2005 - Ontario


Primary office:  Hamilton




Mark R. Giavedoni

Mark Giavedoni is a partner in Gowling WLG's Hamilton office.

Mark prides himself on being a responsive and dedicated strategic adviser on all aspects of real property transitions: title repairs, financing, project structure and development, dispute prevention and resolution. As a Certified Specialist in Real Estate Law by the Law Society of Ontario, Mark has the expertise to identify your issues but also the personal touch to bring the right solution to advance your project, transaction or file.

He is frequently consulted by municipalities, universities, school boards, utilities and other lawyers to advise on complex matters. His experience enables him to advise and represent clients on condominium structures and developments; commercial leases; financings and secured lending; purchase and sale transactions; land use planning and assembly; construction contracts and facilities management. From multi-million-dollar infrastructure and private/public partnerships to land conveyancing and transactional due diligence, Mark is equipped to be your single-source real property adviser.
 

Career & Recognition

Filter timeline:
  • 2013

    • Career
       2013
      ESB Lawyers LLP (2013–2018)
  • 2005

    • Qualifications (Year of Call/Admission, etc.)
       2005
      Year of Call, Ontario
  • 2004

    • Education
       2004
      University of Windsor Faculty of Law, LLB
    • Career
       2004
      Evans, Philp LLP (2004–2013)
  • 2001

    • Education
       2001
      McMaster University, BA (Hons.), English and history
    • Community
       
      BNI Golden Horseshoe (Past President, Networking Powers)

Memberships

  • Law Society of Ontario
  • Hamilton Law Association (current Vice-President; chair of Real Estate Subcommittee since 2013; trustee since 2012)
  • Hamilton Lawyers’ Club
  • Canadian Bar Association/Ontario Bar Association
  • Canadian Association of University Solicitors
  • Ontario Expropriation Association
  • Canadian Condominium Institute, Greater Golden Horseshoe

Presentations

  • MODERATOR and PLANNER, "Emerging Issues in Real Estate Seminar," The Hamilton Law Association — November 2013–2018   
  • PANEL MODERATOR, Remedies During a Failing Transaction. "Emerging Issues in Real Estate Seminar," Hamilton Law Association — November 2018
  • INSTRUCTOR and PRESENTER, Corporate records and disclosure; INSTRUCTOR and PRESENTER, Changes to Common Elements; INSTRUCTOR and PRESENTER, Condominium Liens, Level 200 Directors’ Course, Canadian Condominium Institute, Greater Golden Horseshoe — October 2017 & 2018
  • "The Real Estate Lawyers’ Last Stand: Vendor & Purchaser Applications" (Seminar and Paper), Ontario Bar Association, Real Estate Section (Troubleshooting Problem Closings) — May 2018 & November 2009
  • "HST and Land Transfer Tax Issues for the Not-For-Profit and Charity Client" (Seminar and Paper), Ontario Bar Association, Charities and Not-For-Profit Section (Real Estate Issues for the Charity Lawyer) — April 2018
  • "Changes to the Construction Lien Act" (Roundtable Seminar), The Hamilton Law Association, CPD Committee — March 2018
  • "Licence vs. Lease" (Seminar and Paper), Emerging Issues in Real Estate Seminar, The Hamilton Law Association — November 2015
  • "Joint Ventures and Partnerships," (Seminar), Waterloo Law Association — March 2015
  •  "Post-Closing Issues You Would Rather Forget About (But Should Not)" (Seminar and Paper), Emerging Issues in Real Estate Seminar, The Hamilton Law Association — November 2014
  • "Insurance Clauses in Commercial Leases" (Seminar and Paper), Corporate/Commercial Seminar, The Hamilton Law Association — October 2014
  •  "Drafting and Responding to Requisitions of Agreements on Title" (Seminar and Paper),  Emerging Issues in Real Estate Seminar, The Hamilton Law Association — November 2012
  • "Buyers Beware: Navigating Agreements for Specialty Sales by Municipalities, Lenders and Receivers" (Seminar and Paper),  Emerging Issues in Real Estate Seminar, The Hamilton Law Association — November 2010

Articles

  • "Dispute Resolution in the Face of Condominium Changes," Condominium News, Canadian Condominium Institute, Greater Golden Horseshoe Chapter — November 2018
  • "Real Estate Update," HLA Journal, The Hamilton Law Association — August 2018
  • "Top 10 Issues in Real Estate," HLA Journal, The Hamilton Law Association — February 2018
  • "Heritage Designations Under the Ontario Heritage Act," HLA Journal, The Hamilton Law Association — May 2014
  • "Zoning Pitfalls in Real Estate Transactions," HLA Journal, The Hamilton Law Association — February 2013
  • Advising and creation of a leasehold condominium corporation for a public hospital and university, one of a handful in Ontario
  • Advice and strategic partnership for post-secondary residential projects, including structure and implementation for alternative procurement and financing
  • Drafting of education development charge bylaws and related advice and representation in relation to appeals and interpretation thereof
  • Expropriation of school sites
  • Representation of $28,000,000 initial investment in Ontario agricultural enterprise from extra-provincial partnership and placement of related security
  • $50,000,000 leasehold mortgage and related security over leasehold interests on brownfield site