Edmund C. D. Smith: Lawyer with Aird & Berlis LLP

Edmund C. D. Smith

Toronto,  ON  Canada

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  • Real Estate
  • Infrastructure
University University of Toronto, B.A., Hons., Modern History, Economics/Political Science, 1969
Law SchoolUniversity of Toronto, LL.B., 1972
Admitted1974, Ontario

Edmund (Ted) Smith joined in 1974. He became a partner in 1976 and was a member of the Management Committee from 1983 to 2000. Ted is a member of the Real Estate Group and Infrastructure Team, and former co-chair of the firm.


Ted practises in the area of real estate law, including land development; subdivision development; condominium development financing and sales, both residential and commercial; commercial leasing and lease enforcement; real estate joint venture structuring; real estate syndication; hotel and resort development and syndication; nursing home development and syndication; non-resident acquisition of commercial real estate; development and financing of freezer warehouses; construction contract negotiation and dispute resolution; land assemblies; density transfers; sale leaseback transactions; real estate financing, including term loans and construction financing; enforcement of security against real estate assets; and real estate restructuring and workouts. He has been a senior advisor to a publicly-traded income trust owning significant real estate assets.

Special Designations

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in Canada in the field of Real Estate Law (2009-2012)

List of Selected Publications

Selected Publications: Andrea Skinner

Priority Issues for Residual Value Guarantors, National Creditor Debtor Review, June 2010 and Aird & Berlis LLP Collateral Matters Newsletter, March 2010.


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Edmund C. D. Smith

181 Bay Street, Suite 1800
TorontoON M5J 2T9

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