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Leonard E. Baranek *


p: (416) 369-4160
f: (416) 864-9223

* Partner through Professional Corporation

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Core Specialties

  • Commercial and Residential Real Estate
  • Condominium Development
  • Mortgage Remedies
  • Real Estate Financings
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Leonard is a Partner in our Real Estate Group. His practice focuses on advising some of Canada’s largest developers in project development, financings, acquisitions, and dispositions. He has represented land developers, builders, lenders, landlords, and tenants in commercial, industrial, and mixed-use projects.

He works with legal departments and portfolio/asset managers of REITs as well as public and private companies. He has provided advice on, and negotiated joint ventures throughout Canada. Leonard regularly goes to clients with creative solutions to complex problems.

Leonard frequently works with other members of the firm on merger and acquisition transactions, secured lending transactions, reorganization of real estate portfolios, and litigation advice as it pertains to real estate.

Leonard has been an instructor for the Bar Admissions Course and has lectured for the Canadian Bar Association (Ontario) and the Law Society of ​Ontario​.

Clients appreciate Leonard's sense of humour and his ability to defuse tense situations. He is a deal maker that understands what it takes to complete a transaction. Real estate is a relationship business and requires someone that is pragmatic and can understand the business implications of a transaction.

Leonard is a sports fan and although he has less time to participate than he would like he still enjoys following his favourite teams. An avid cyclist, he has participated in the Ride for Heart and the Ride to Conquer Cancer on numerous occasions.

Industry Expertise

Professional Affiliations

  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Executive Member of the Real Estate Section of the Canadian Bar Association
  • Law Society of Ontario
  • Ontario Real Estate Lawyers Association

Leonard E. Baranek *


T: (416) 369-4160
F: (416) 864-9223
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* Partner through Professional Corporation


  • Admitted to the Ontario Bar in 1990
  • University of Ottawa – LLB, 1988
  • York University – Bachelor of Arts (Economics), 1985

Joined Minden Gross


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Debra Noble
p: (416) 369-4301 x1222

Magda Drozdowski
p: (416) 369-4301 x1305


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