Mark Giavedoni’s practice focuses on a broad range of real estate matters including the financing, acquisition, holding, leasing and divesting of real estate in Ontario and tailors his advice and representation to suit the specific needs, values and requirements of his clients. Mark is designated as a Certified Specialist (Real Estate Law) by the Law Society of Ontario.
Mark also advises on land development and planning legal issues (land assemblies, title applications, site plans, plans of subdivision, regulatory and statutory compliance) and related environmental, education and municipal law matters (regulatory compliance, property acquisition and sale, by-laws, licensing, zoning, appeals and applications), including appearances before various municipal and provincial planning bodies, committees and boards.
Other representative legal matters on which he advises includes: commercial, industrial, recreational and residential real estate transactions; land use development; commercial and residential tenancies; life leases; realty tax assessments; construction; development and subdivision agreements; severances, minor variance applications and planning appeals; condominium corporation implementation structure and governance; mortgage-backed secured lending and financing transactions; trade-mark applications and prosecution; and education law (which includes governance, education development changes, facilities management, capital planning and taxation).
Mark received his B.A. (Hons.) from McMaster University and his LL.B. from the University of Windsor’s Faculty of Law in 2004, and was called to the Ontario bar in 2005. He joined ESB Lawyers LLP in 2013 after having articled and practised at another well respected Hamilton-based firm.
Mark is a member of the Hamilton Law Association, the Hamilton Lawyers’ Club, the Canadian Association of University Solicitors, the Ontario Expropriation Association and the Canadian Condominium Institute (Golden Horseshoe Chapter). He is Vice-President of the Hamilton Law Association and Chair of the HLA’s Real Estate Subcommittee. He has published a number of articles and frequently speaks on matters relating to real estate law.
What uncommon value delivered by a culture of service means to me:
Uncommon value means consistently being attentive and responsive to clients’ needs, questions and concerns, whether about timing, budget or appropriate next steps. It means always being approachable and accessible as and when needed with the view to reducing client stress. It means keeping dialogue, communication and updates every step of the way—together