Martin A. Sear

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  • Called to the Bar of Ontario, 1972
  • LL.B., University of Toronto, 1970
  • B.A., Yale University, 1967
Martin Sear
 Overview

Martin’s clients have described him as a pragmatic, common sense lawyer who does not get bogged down in unnecessary legal subtleties; who is accessible to his clients on a moment’s notice; and who makes their priority, his priority.  This approach has enabled him to create a positive working relationship with opposite counsel, and effect timely and cost efficient completion of his clients’ transactions.  His trust and loyalty to his clients has been reciprocated, as many of them have remained clients for in excess of 20 years.

Martin's practice involves all aspects of commercial and industrial real estate, including acquisitions and dispositions, financing, leasing, joint ventures, construction and land development. He has acted for both domestic and international clients.  His corporate and commercial experience extends to corporate acquisitions and divestitures, corporate financing, negotiating co-ownership and limited partnership agreements with investor funds for the development and financing of large real estate projects.  He has provided legal advice to domestic clients involved in the manufacture and sale of specialized equipment and machinery to foreign entities for use in the mineral extraction business as well as in the aerospace and entertainment businesses. Martin has also provided advice to clients in the automotive, nursing home, publishing and golf course businesses.

 Education
  • LL.B., University of Toronto, 1970
  • B.A., Yale University, 1967
 Practice Areas  Called to the Bar
  • Called to the Bar of Ontario, 1972
 Assistant  Experience
  • Acted for a long standing client on numerous Limited Partnership ventures with pension funds with respect to the acquisition, development, construction, financing and leasing of large industrial projects

  • Acted in the negotiation of an agreement for the sale of a substantial commercial office building portfolio and the sale thereof to a pension fund

  • Acted in the negotiation of a contract for the manufacture and installation of a mineral processing plant in a foreign country and in the subsequent negotiation of the termination of the contract by the buyer due to unforeseen economic and political issues

  • Acted on all aspects of the acquisition of land for the construction and development and financing of a big box retail complex including negotiating leases with international tenants and the sale thereof

  • Acted for a long standing client on numerous land acquisitions and the development, financing and leasing of multiple story office buildings

Recognition

 Memberships

Memberships

  • Law Society of Ontario
  • Ontario Bar Association - Business Law, Real Property, Taxation, and Trusts and Estate Sections
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