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David van Leenen, Managing Partner & Lead Partner for Real Estate and Estates service groups

Edmonton lawyer, barrister and solicitor David van Leenen of Sharek Logan & van Leenen LLP, legal services for commercial and residential condominiums, family home builders and developers, commercial leasing and lending and probate.David has offered legal advice for the real estate industry and construction industry throughout his adult life, and continues to enjoy meeting the legal needs of clients involved in real estate.

Legal services for commercial and residential condominiums

  • negotiating the initial land acquisition
  • assisting with mezzanine financing via private lenders and bond / mortgage unit offers
  • construction financing with chartered banks and other lenders
  • preparing purchase agreement and disclosure document packages
  • assisting with matters related to condominium plan registration
  • dealing with all matters related to closing thousands of individual unit sales
  • acting for Boards in all matters relating to condominium life, including review and revision of enforcement of bylaws

Legal services for single family home builders and developers

  • financing for bulk lot purchases
  • setting up Home Owners Associations
  • draw / construction mortgages
  • preparation of the contract for sales to individual purchasers
  • dealing with holdback issues and closing the sale to ultimate purchasers

Other legal services

  • representing both buyers and sellers in multi-million dollar commercial transactions for a wide variety of properties
  • acting on behalf of a Tier 1 Canadian bank for its commercial lending transactions
  • acting for municipalities and developers in matters related to development agreements, subdivision land dedication issues, and reviewing and drafting agreements for registration on title
  • incorporation, asset and share purchase and sale agreements, lease review, dealing with all manner of contracts in respect of the operation of a business generally, and probate work

Education & Personal Interests

David was born in Holland, but raised in Edmonton.  He attended the University of Alberta, where he obtained his Bachelor of Arts in 1995 and his Bachelor of Laws in 1998.  His personal interests include regular trips to Holland.  

Legal Services

  • Condominium Development - Commercial and Residential
  • Commercial Real Estate - Purchase, Sale and Financing
  • Commercial Lending
  • Commercial Leasing
  • Municipal - all matters related to Land Development
  • Municipal - Bylaw drafting, review, and enforcement
  • Corporate - Contract review and drafting; employment related issues; share transactions
  • Probate and Represented Adult Applications

Memberships & Associations

  • Law Society of Alberta
  • Canadian Bar Association: Member, Real Estate Sections
  • Certifying Acceptance Agent for the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
  • Volunteer Instructor at Metro Continuing Education: teaching a course about mortgages and a course on tips prior to building a home or condo
  • Allen Gray Continuing Care Centre: Board Member, Property Committee Chair, Policy Committee Member
  • Canadian Condominium Institute: Member, Northern Alberta Chapter
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