Karsten Lee

Partner*

Toronto
416.947.5062

Karsten Lee

* Partner through a professional corporation

Karsten Lee practises in the area of commercial leasing, representing developers, landlords and tenants.

He advises and assists national, individual and entrepreneurial clients with respect to all leasing-related matters. Karsten has extensive experience with drafting and negotiating commercial leases and all ancillary documentation, as well as providing advice on a broad range of leasing-related issues relating to redevelopments, real estate acquisitions and dispositions, defaults and termination. He acts on behalf of landlords, tenants, developers, property managers, lenders, franchisors and franchisees. Karsten also has extensive experience with leasing-related due diligence matters.

Acted for Honeywell (NYSE:HON) in the acquisition by plan of arrangement of COM DEV International Ltd. (TSX:CDV), a leading satellite and space components provider of switches and multiplexers. February 2016.

Recognized by Best Lawyers in Canada 2018 as a leading lawyer in Commercial Leasing Law

Called to the Bar
  • Ontario (2007)
Education
  • LL.B., Queen's University, 2006
  • B.Comm., University of Toronto, 2001
Affiliations
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Ontario Bar Association
  • International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC)

Speaking Engagements

Moderator, “Back to Basics: The Leasing 101 Workshop You Didn’t Think You Needed but Were Glad You Attended”, Canadian Shopping Centre Law Conference, Toronto, March 27-28, 2019
Speaker, "Five Years On: The Effect of Bhasin and the Duty of Good Faith in Commercial Leasing", Six-Minute Commercial Leasing Lawyer 2019, Law Society of Ontario, Toronto, February 25, 2019
Moderator, "We Built This City – A Construction Primer for Leasing Professionals", ICSC Canadian Shopping Centre Law Conference, Toronto, ON, April 2016
Speaker, 2016 Real Estate Strategy & Leasing Conference, Toronto, ON, October 6, 2016
Speaker, "A House Divided: Issues with Leasing in a Multi-Use Development or Condominium", ICSC Canadian Law Conference, Toronto, April 21-22, 2016
Speaker, Legal and Regulatory Issues Affecting Building Owners & Property Managers," Springfest, April 7, 2016
Co-presenter, Legal and Regulatory Issues for Property Managers and Owners, Property Management Exposition & Conference, Toronto, November 28, 2012

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Papers

Co-presenter, Legal and Regulatory Issues for Property Managers and Owners, Property Management Exposition & Conference, Toronto, November 28, 2012