Partner in Torkin Manes’ Real Estate Group. Specializes in commercial leasing and the sale, acquisition and financing of commercial property. Acts for leading developers, retailers, landlords and tenants in retail, office and industrial properties, including leasing of build-to-suit office and industrial properties, shopping centre leasing and acting on sale and lease-back transactions. Former corporate counsel in charge of real estate legal department for Tim Hortons. Frequent lecturer and author on commercial leasing law for the Law Society of Ontario, CBA, ICSC and Federated Press. Actively involved with the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC); Co-Chair, ICSC Canadian Law Conference (2011–2013); member, ICSC Conference Executive Committee (2014–2017); past speaker, ICSC’s American Law Conference. Past team recipient of Rex Award for Office Lease of the Year. Co-Editor of Landlord’s Rights and Remedies in a Commercial Lease, A Practical Guide (2nd ed.), contributing author to Shopping Centre Leases (2nd ed.) and past consultant to Canada Law Book’s consolidations of Ontario Landlord and Tenant legislation. In addition to The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory, Ken is also recommended in The Best Lawyers in Canada 2021 in Commercial Leasing Law and Real Estate Law.
On August 9, 2019, LGC Standards Canada Limited (“LGC”), a subsidiary of LGC Limited and a portfolio company of KKR & Co. Inc., acquired a majority stake in Toronto Research Chemicals Inc. (“TRC”) and Synfine Research Limited. Financial terms of the investment were not publicly disclosed.