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Shawn Wolfson is a dealmaker’s real estate lawyer. Clients who want to move projects forward count on his ability to see past tactics and get deals done. Shawn’s practical, results-oriented approach has earned him the appreciation of clients and the admiration of colleagues.

Broad experience leads to creative solutions

Shawn has been involved in some of Ontario’s leading real estate projects, acting for local, national and international developers, investors, lenders, retailers, lessors and lessees. He has a wealth of experience drafting and negotiating complex purchase agreements, development-related agreements and easements, loan agreements and commercial leases. Working on behalf of diverse real estate participants has given Shawn the ability to see transactions from all sides and generate creative, flexible solutions.

In addition to his transactional work, Shawn often consults on the real estate aspects of litigation and on complex title and conveyancing issues and construction lien matters.

Focus on your business

With a background in business, accounting and finance, Shawn is deeply committed to understanding each client’s individual concerns and goals. He structures deals that complement business models and achieve objectives. Shawn works closely with clients, keeping lines of communication open to ensure that any small problems are resolved before they can become big problems.


  • 2 Queen Street East, Suite 1500
    Toronto, ON M5C 3G5


  • McGill University, LL.B., graduated 2000
  • McGill University, MBA, graduated 2000
  • McGill University, B.Com., graduated 1996

Bar Admissions

  • Ontario, 2002
  • Ontario, 2002


  • International Council of Shopping Centres (ICSC) - Member
  • Law Society of Ontario - Member
  • Ontario Bar Association - Member

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in Canada 2023 for work in:

  • Real Estate Law


  • Recognized in Best Lawyers® in Canada 2020 for Real Estate Law

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