Real Estate Subcommittee 

Mark Giavedoni, Chair

Real Estate Subcommittee 









 Paul Lawson, Vice-Chair

Real Estate Subcommittee 

Real Estate Subcommittee Mandate

The Hamilton Law Association's Real Estate Subcommittee exists to advise on matters pertaining to Real Estate that are relevant to The Hamilton Law Association Board or Committees, and Hamilton area Real Estate lawyers.  Those interested in joining the committee are invited to contact the Chair.

Committee Members

Looking for an opinion or guidance on a real estate matter?  The following members of The Hamilton Law Association Real Estate Subcommittee are available by phone.

Li ChengLi Cheng Professional Corporation 289-639-8080
Maria DurdanSimpsonWigle Law LLP 905-528-8411
David A. ElliotAgro Zaffiro LLP 905-527-6877 
Mark R. Giavedoni, (Chair) Gowling WLG 905-523-5666 
Samantha GrilliHarbour Legal  905-526-4250
Brian HurrenInch Hammond Professional Corporation 905-525-4481
Paul Lawson, (Vice-Chair), City of Hamilton  905-546-2424 x 4715
Thomas LazierRoss & McBride LLP 905-526-9800 
W Patric MackesyMackesy Smye LLP 905-525-2341 
Gregory MalliaRegency Law Group 905-383-0500
John P. MillarMillar, Alexander 905-528-1186 
Bilal MirzaSimpsonWigle LAW LLP 905-528-8411
Catherine RobertsRoberts Law 905-627-3500 x 1
Bruno UggentiCampbell Mihailovich Uggenti LLP 905-318-7717
To speak to an HLA staff person regarding the Real Estate Subcommittee, please contact: Wendy SpearingManager of Finance tel: 905-522-1563, email:

Resources and Practice Aids

Best Practices

Standardized Real Estate Documents

At the 2017 May Plenary of the Federation of Ontario Law Associations, the below standardized real estate closing documents were endorsed by all 46 County Law Associations in the Province of Ontario, including The Hamilton Law Association. We encourage the use of these documents on residential real estate transactions created pursuant to an OREA standard form of contract. The rationale document supporting the use of these documents can be found at and the use of standardized documents for these transactions has been strongly encouraged by LawPRO and the current Director of Titles.

Non-Resident Speculation Tax

Real Estate Journal Articles