Allan A. Rakowsky

Senior & Managing Partner

Contact Information

Email: alrak@rprlaw.com
Phone: 416-868-1905
Fax: 416-868-1708

Assistants

Ester Chiera, Law Clerk
Olga Bobko, Legal Assistant

Areas of Specialty

Real Estate Law

  • acquisitions and sales
  • real estate development and subdivisions
  • commercial mortgage lending
  • commercial leasing
  • construction lien law
  • mortgage remedies and restructuring
  • condominium law

Corporate and Commercial Law

  • general corporate incorporation, compliance and counsel
  • acquisition and sale of businesses
  • asset financing and securitization
  • dispute resolution

Minor Areas of Specialty

  • Municipal and Planning Law
  • Mortgage Litigation
  • Estates Law

Overview of Current Practice

  • core practice is a mix of real estate and commercial law
  • real estate expertise includes acquisitions, sales, real estate development, subdivisions, condominiums, commercial leasing, commercial mortgage lending, equity participation financing
  • substantial experience in loan workouts and mortgage remedies, including power of sale and foreclosure
  • corporate commercial work includes asset purchases, share purchases, rollovers and other tax driven transactions, joint ventures, co-ownerships, limited partnerships, shareholder agreements and disputes
  • acts as external real estate counsel for litigation law firms
  • hands-on expertise in litigation relating to my areas of practice (excluding trial work)
  • client base is a mix of institutional and private entrepreneurs

Directorships/Committees

  • Certified General Accountants of Ontario – Public Accounting Licensing Review Committee
  • Reena Foundation – Honorary Legal Counsel
  • Baycrest Foundation – Professional Advisory Group

Representative Clients

  • Schedule A Canadian Chartered Banks
  • institutional and private corporate lenders
  • REITS
  • entrepreneurial land developers
  • private commercial land owners
  • commercial landlords
  • litigation law firms (as external counsel)

Professional Accreditation

  • Admitted to the Law Society of Upper Canada in 1975 (with honours)

Education

1973 University of Western Ontario
Bachelor of Laws (L.L.B,) obtained in 1973
Juris Doctor (JD) in 2009
1970 York University, Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

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