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145 King Street West, Suite 2200 | Toronto, Ontario | M5H 4G2 | 416 362 3711

Michael S. Horowitz


p: (416) 369-4121
f: (416) 864-9223

Client Services

Core Specialties

  • Retail Leases
  • Industrial Leases
  • Office Leases
  • Restaurant Leases
  • Leasing Due Diligence
  • Leasing Disputes
  • Lease Defaults and Termination
  • Franchise Agreements
  • Commercial Real Estate
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Michael is a Partner in the Commercial Leasing Group and is Co-Chair of the department. His practice focuses primarily on commercial leasing transactions, including drafting and negotiating retail, office, and industrial leases, and ancillary documentation. Michael acts for both landlords and tenants of all sizes, including national landlords and international retailers with locations across Canada and the United States. Michael also represents individuals and corporations on real estate transactions, franchising, and various other commercial matters. Clients appreciate Michael’s responsiveness and ability to understand their goals.

Michael is an active member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) and has co-chaired the national Canadian Law Conference. He is a frequent presenter, panelist, and moderator of sessions about the state of commercial leasing in Canada. He is named as one of Canada's repeatedly recommended property leasing lawyers by the Canadian Lexpert Directory and listed in Best Lawyers in Canada as 2023 Lawyer of the Year in Commercial Leasing Law. 

Industry Expertise

Professional Affiliations

  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Law Society of Ontario
  • International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC)

Boards and Memberships

  • Co-chair for the 2008 and 2009 ICSC Canadian Law Conferences
  • Former Planning Committee member for the annual ICSC Canadian Law Conference

Recent Publications

Michael S. Horowitz


T: (416) 369-4121
F: (416) 864-9223
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  • Admitted to the Ontario Bar in 1991
  • Western University – LLB, 1989
  • York University– Bachelor of Arts, 1986

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Assistant Information

Valerie Ticknor
p: (416) 369-4301 x1262

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