Alec Clute has extensive experience in all aspects of commercial real estate involving business, government and not-for-profit clients.

Alec specializes in all aspects of commercial real estate, including acquisitions, dispositions and financings, specialized land agreements, land development and conservation.

He has acted for business corporations, municipalities, not-for-profit and charitable organizations, individuals and estates.

He also advises charities and not-for-profits on land and related areas.

Alec has written and presented the following papers for the Law Society of Upper Canada’s Department of Education:

  • “An Overview of Surveys”
  • “Commercial Real Estate Financings”
  • “Easements – Drafting and Statutory Issues”
  • “Commercial Leasing: Back to Basics (and Beyond) Priority Issues for Landlords, Mortgagees and Tenants”

Alec has:

acted for a variety of landbased financings, for both borrowers and lenders;

acted on the sale of a hospital site to a major public hospital;

acted for a major business corporation and a major charitable organization in their head office relocations;

acted for a municipality in its acquisition of a port facility from a federal government agency and its acquisition of railway corridors;

assisted in a complex quarry expansion and creek diversion project involving the private sector and several public and governmental bodies;

advised a municipality in connection with the sale of a major hotel on municipally-owned lands;

advised an estate in transferring a historic mansion and its lands to a land trust and negotiating a protective agreement with the Ontario Heritage Foundation.

Honorary Solicitor of The St. Andrew’s Society of Toronto

Called to the Bar
  • Ontario (1985)

  • LL.B., University of Toronto, 1983
  • B.A., University of Toronto, 1980
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Toronto Lawyer Association

Corporate Directorship

The St. Andrew’s Society of Toronto