Alan M. Sless

Senior Counsel

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Alan practises commercial real estate law. He has extensive experience advising purchasers, vendors, landlords, tenants, municipalities and lenders in respect of condominium projects, multi-residential properties, shopping centres, office and industrial complexes in:

  • acquisitions
  • dispositions
  • leasing
  • development
  • joint ventures
  • co-ownerships
  • financing
  • affordable housing loans and grants to not-for-profit proponents
Alan is a member of BLG’s Bank of Nova Scotia National Client Team, Bank of Montreal National Client Team, HSBC Bank Canada National Client Team and Commercial Lending Group.


  • Represented Northview Apartment Real Estate Investment Trust in its $4.9 billion sale to Starlight Group Property Holdings Inc. and KingSett Capital Inc.
  • Structures business relationships in joint ventures, co-ownerships and partnerships in land assemblies, development projects, commercial, industrial and multi-residential properties.
  • Advises purchasers, vendors, lenders, developers, landlords and tenants in all aspects of commercial real estate law.
  • Acts for banks including Bank of Nova Scotia, HSBC Bank, Bank of Montreal, JP Morgan and Bank of America in financings, security reviews, restructuring and realizations, including syndicated loans and multi-jurisdictional loans for real estate based financing.
  • Acts for developers in residential and commercial condominium developments, multi-unit residential buildings, residential subdivision projects and lot sales.
  • Acts for municipalities in affordable housing loans to not-for-profit organizations.
  • Acts on all real estate and lending aspects relating to the mining industry.

Beyond Our Walls

Professional Involvement

  • Member, Ontario Bar Association
  • Member, National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP)

Community Involvement

  • Member, Board of Governors, Beth Tzedec Congregation
  • Board of Directors, Makom

Bar Admission & Education

  • Ontario, 1983
  • LLB, Osgoode Hall Law School, 1981
  • BA, University of Toronto, 1978