John C. Wolf

John C. Wolf (Toronto, Ontario)

John C. Wolf

Attorney in Toronto, ON
John's practice focuses on serving the needs of a sophisticated group of major institutional, public and private real property clients and entrepreneurs including owners, commercial property advisory services, in house counsel and their asset managers and property managers.

John's role usually emphasizes problem solving what his client's consider to be difficult, sensitive and complex matters with a view to expeditiously and cost effectively achieving targeted business objectives and advancing business interests. This involves commercial contract review and enforcement particularly with a litigation emphasis.

John's experience has earned him the respect of a coveted group of top tier real estate professionals who consider him a member of their legal team and a trusted and valued first rate business advisor and strategist whom they look to and rely upon to develop creative interest based resolutions that meet their carefully analyzed business objectives.

John's clients have described him as “a brilliant strategist”, “always thinks outside the box to develop strategies other lawyers often would never think of”, “a key strategic advisor on one of Canada's most complex real estate portfolios”, as someone who “oozes integrity, humility and wisdom”, a “core part of our risk and strategic decision making process”, and completely trusted and “invaluable”.

A brief overview of John's experience in commercial, industrial and office lease matters includes: tenancy negotiation, amendment, interpretation and enforcement; monetary default remedies including distraint and collection strategies; non-monetary defaults such as environmental contamination and repair and restoration issues; rights and remedies in Bankruptcy and CCAA restructurings; labour and employment issues, construction liens, provincial offences, and any other matter related to the ownership of real property.

John's practice has taken him to a variety of Courts and Tribunals. He is also admitted to practice law as a solicitor in England and Wales, and is involved with alumnus of the London School of Economics where he earned a Master of Laws.

John has been requested by his partners to be the Chairman of the firm's Conflict Committee and also of the firm's Ethics and Risk Management Committee, as well as serving as a dedicated mentor to a number of partners. He is a past member of the firm's Executive Committee.


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•Panelist, Lease Arbitration Clauses
•Speaker, The Commercial Tenancies Act - What you May Not Know or Remember


•Director, Vice President, Southampton Residents Association
•Director, Toronto Ski Club
•Director, PRANCE (Pegasus Riding Academy Nurturing Challenged Equestrians), 2005 to 2008
•Director, Southampton Residents Association, 2010-present
•Appointed by the Town of Saugeen Shores to the Adhoc Waterfront Committee to prepare a ten year waterfront renewal plan, April 2011 to September 2013
•Attended as an invited committee member of a committee formed pursuant to the requirements of the Police Services Act, to make recommendations in respect of the development of a 3 Year Business Plan (2011-2013) for the town of Saugeen Shores Police Service, October 27 and 30, 2010
•Up until August 2007, John was the Secretary, Director and a member of the Executive and Finance Committees of the Asthma Society of Canada (and former Vice President, 2001 to 2005)
•John and his wife Margot have actively supported numerous charities and not for profit groups, including in particular the Centennial Infant Development Centre, the Canadian Cancer Society, the Salvation Army, and the Front Street Association
•John has always been committed to volunteering his time, business experience, and legal background to supporting deserving charities and individuals in need of and deserving pro bono help

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Peer Rating 4.4 of 5

Areas of Law

Areas of Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Commercial Leasing

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Experience & Credentials

Firm Details
Admission Details
Admitted in 1989, Ontario
1991, Solicitor, England and Wales
Law School Attended
Queen's Law School
Class of 1987

London School of Economics
Class of 1991
International Business Transactions
University Attended
Queen's University
Class of 1985

University of Toronto School of Continuing Legal Studies
Class of 1993
Birth Information
Born in 1962
Associations & Memberships


•Law Society of Upper Canada
•Law Society of England and Wales
•Ontario Bar Association
•Toronto Lawyers Association
•International Council of Shopping Centres
•Chair, Blaney McMurtry LLP Conflicts Committee

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Contact Information

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Firm Address
Blaney McMurtry LLP
2 Queen Street East, Suite 1500,
Toronto, ON M5C 3G5
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John C. Wolf
Blaney McMurtry LLP
2 Queen Street East, Suite 1500,
Toronto, ON M5C 3G5

Blaney McMurtry LLP (Toronto, Ontario)