TORONTO-BASED
BOUTIQUE

LAW FIRM

Serving your business, financing and commercial real estate needs since 1995.

 
 

OUR VISION

Large Firm Experience. Small Firm Rates.

Established in 1995, Meretsky Law Firm is a boutique business law firm focused on providing business owners and corporate clients with practical results-oriented legal and advisory services, in the areas of Acquisitions and Divestitures, Public and Private Financings, General Corporate and Commercial Real Estate.

 

Our key strengths include a wealth of experience helping business owners and corporate clients buy and sell businesses, raise growth capital, and complete complex real estate transactions. Because this firm is specialized, the individual business owner, entrepreneur or corporate representative can count on the type of personal attention and close attorney-client relationships that are often lacking at larger law firms.

WE FOCUS ON RESOLVING BUSINESS PROBLEMS

We pride ourselves on being highly responsive, finding creative client-centered approaches, and providing answers to often complicated problems within compressed timeframes. We understand the importance of making fast-paced, informed and strategic decisions at various phases during the business lifecycle.

 

LARGE FIRM SKILLS

We have a successful track record and a dynamic team with top academic and professional credentials. All of our lawyers have formidable business knowledge and skills and have practiced as partners in large full-service Toronto Bay Street Firms. Clients appreciate the direct access that they have to their legal counsel with the caliber and qualification that they would expect from larger law Firms.

 

FLEXIBLE FEE STRUCTURES

As a boutique law Firm, we have the ability to provide each client with personalized legal service that is tailored to meet their individualized needs and flexible fee structures. Many of the businesses and individuals we serve have been coming to us for years because they appreciate our hands-on approach to legal service.

MANAGING LEGAL FEES

Providing a customized solution to the legal concerns of our clients is the founding principle of our Firm. We always have your best interest in mind. We also understand that effective project management and managing legal costs are of paramount importance.

 

We strive to do so by having a clear upfront understanding of the scope of our engagement and by matching legal counsel to projects based on size, complexity and client needs.

 

As a boutique law firm, we have the ability to provide each client with personalized legal service that is tailored to meet their requirements.

 

When you come in contact with a member of the Meretsky Law Firm team you quickly perceive the freshness of perspective that a result-oriented group of people bring to your matter. What our clients want is a business and legal counsel with the ability to focus on the end-goal on a cost effective basis.  From inception to the completion of your matter that is exactly what you can expect from us.

 

To request a private consultation Contact Us today.

 

PRACTICE AREAS

Our key strengths include a wealth of experience helping business owners and corporate clients buy and sell businesses, raise growth capital, and complete complex real estate transaction. Our services include the following core areas:

  • Acquisitions and Divestitures

  • Public and Private Financings

  • General Corporate

  • Commercial Real Estate

 

We apply our knowledge and skills to provide effective responses and innovative solutions to meet all our clients' needs on a timely manner.

ACQUISITIONS, DIVESTITURES & FINANCINGS

Our business transactional expertise includes:

 

  • Business Acquisitions and Divestitures

  • Share and Asset Transactions

  • Letters of Intent / Memorandum of Understanding

  • Deal Structuring Advisory Work

  • Identification of M&A Advisors and Deal Execution

  • Private Equity Investments, Venture Capital and Angel Financings

  • Public Market Financings

  • Public listings and Reverse Take-Over transactions

GENERAL CORPORATE

We are skilled and experienced in all aspects of corporate and commercial law, including:

 

  • General Business Advisory Services

  • Complex Purchase and Sale & Divestiture Transactions 

  • Shareholder Agreements, Partner-ship Agreements and other entity structures

  • Implementation of Corporate Reorganizations

  • Joint Ventures and Other Strategic Relationships

  • Employee Stock Option Plans and other Compensation Structures

  • Corporate Governance Matters  

  • Commercial Agreements

  • Minute Book Maintenance

COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE

Our commercial real estate expertise includes:

 

  • Commercial Real Estate Acquisitions and Dispositions

  • All aspects of Real Estate Financing, including Development, Construction, Leasehold Financing and Syndicated Loans

  • Commercial Development and Land Assembly

  • Condominium Development and Conversion

  • Commercial Leasing, including Ground Leases and Office, Retail and Shopping Centre leases

  • Financing and Leasing

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LAWYER

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LAWYER

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LAWYER*

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ASSOCIATE

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SENIOR LAW CLERK

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LAW CLERK

* Practicing through Wang Legal Professional Corporation in association with Meretsky Law Firm.

PHILIP H. MERETSKY, K.C.

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Education:            
 


Call to the Bar:    
 

Associations:        

LL.B., Osgoode Hall Law School, 1968 

B.A., University of Western Ontario, 1965

Ontario, 1969

 

Canadian Bar Association 

Ontario Bar Association

With over 50 years of experience, Philip has been involved in a variety of real estate transactions with an emphasis on work for builders, developers and commercial lenders. He has also had a great deal of exposure to commercial transactions, including joint ventures, apartment building acquisitions, land assemblies, acquisitions of existing shopping centers, industrial space or vacant land for development. 

 

Philip has been involved in a number of condominium projects acting for both developers and lenders. He has played an active role in the development of various legislative initiatives in the real estate sector. Philip’s lending experience has been with banks, commercial developers and institutionalized lenders in the area of construction and take-out financing.

 

Philip was a founding partner of Fogler Rubinoff LLP, a full-service law firm based in Toronto.

 

PROFESSIONALS

 

CONTACT
MERETSKY LAW FIRM

OUR ADDRESS

Meretsky Law Firm

Barristers and Solicitors

121 King Street West, Suite 2150 

Toronto, Ontario M5H 3T9

PHONE: (416) 943-0808

FAX: (416) 943-0811

info@meretsky.com

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