John C. Wolf

Attorney in Toronto, ON
John Wolf is a leading member Blaney McMurtry's Tenancies subgroup, and a former member of the firm's Executive Committee. John is the Chairman of the firm's conflict committee. John's practice focuses on real property related disputes, especially in a landlord and tenant context, and particularly with a litigation emphasis. John's practice continues to include general commercial litigation which reflects his general civil litigation historical practice. John is a trusted business advisor and strategist to his clients.

John acts for a variety of sophisticated private and public corporations and entrepreneurs and has considerable expertise in:

•Commercial, industrial and office, landlord and tenant matters, especially with respect to: lease interpretation; lease default remedies including distaint and collection strategies; non-monetary defaults such as environmental contamination repair and restoration issues; and also advises in respect of rights and remedies in Bankruptcy and CCAA restructurings;
•Commercial contract interpretation and enforcement;
•Participation in settlement meetings, and mediations with a focus on creative interest based dispute resolution that meets the carefully analyzed business objectives of his clients.

John also works closely with a team of partners, associates, and law clerks to provide services to clients in the following areas:

•Lease, Sublease, and Assignment preparation;
•Negotiating and documenting lease amendments;
•Lease reviews in respect of due diligence, and the acquisition/financing of properties;
•Buying and selling commercial, industrial, and office properties;
•Employment and Labour law issues;
•Environmental law issues;
•Provincial offences issues;
•Construction liens;
•Insurance coverage and claims; and
•Intellectual property issues.

John's practice has taken him to a variety of Courts and Tribunals including the Ontario Court of Appeal and opposing leave to appeal at the Supreme Court of Canada. He is also admitted to practice law as a solicitor in England and Wales, and is involved with alumnus of the University of London and especially the London School of Economics.

Related News & Seminars
Blaneys Partners Speaking at 2013 ICSC Canadian Law Conference

Blaney McMurtry will be well represented at the 2013 Canadian Law Conference of the International Council of Shopping Centres (ICSC), with several Partners participating in Roundtable sessions throughout the conference. This year's conference is taking place February 21-22, 2013, at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel in Toronto.

Blaney McMurtry represented at the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) 2011 Canadian Law Conference

Blaney McMurtry was well represented at the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) 2011 Canadian Law Conference being held in Toronto February 24-25, 2011, as several of the firm's partners lead roundtable discussions. John Wolf and Ivan Lavrence were co-leaders of the Thursday morning breakfast roundtable, The Commercial Tenancies Act - What you May Not Know or Remember. Christopher Kropka and Jeffrey Warren discussed BOMA 2010 - the New BOMA Standard.

Related Publications
•Acting For A Landlord Identifying Signs of a Pending Tenant Default, And Implementing Strategies to Minimize Financial Loss and/or Achieve Other Business Objectives

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Areas of Law

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Landlord and Tenant Relations


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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

•Member, Law Society of Upper Canada
•Member, Law Society of England and Wales
•Member, Canadian Bar Association (Ontario) -
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Blaney McMurtry LLP (Toronto, Ontario)

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