Lanning J. Abramson

Lanning J. Abramson
Telephone: 416 869 5729
Fax: 416 646 5500

Suite 2100, Scotia Plaza
40 King Street West
Toronto, ON M5H 3C2

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A partner in the Real Estate Group, Lanning (Lanny) Abramson* plays an active role in the purchase, sale and mortgaging of commercial and development real estate in Ontario and has been counsel to various members of the financial services industry in both the finalization of new mortgage transactions and the realization and recovery of special loans in commercial and residential situations. He has been retained by various banking, trust and mortgage companies to provide counsel in the start up, acquisition and divestiture of financial institutions.

Lanny has acted on behalf of:

  • Scotia Mortgage Corporation in providing financing for Uptown Rosemont's acquisition of "Jefferson at 11 St. Joseph" from JPI Canada
  • Scotia Mortgage Corporation in providing financing for the purchase of 'The Jefferson Theatre District' condominium building in downtown Toronto
  • Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., Canadian Branch, engaged Lanning to assist in set up of its commercial mortgage lending program and its subsequent first commercial mortgage loan in Canada to RT Twenty-Sixth Pension Properties Limited
  • Timbercreek Asset Management Inc. in providing financing to Northumberland Shopping Centre Inc. on the security of the Northumberland Mall
  • Montrose Mortgage Corporation in providing financing to Purple Knights Development Inc. with respect to a commercial building in Oakville
  • Scotia Mortgage Corporation in providing financing to Akelius Canada Inc. on a Swedish Corporation’s first purchase in Canada
  • MCAP Financial Corp. in a $75 million first mortgage loan refinancing by Morguard Real Estate Investment Trust

*denotes Professional Corporation


Osgoode Hall Law School, LL.B, 1975

Recent Work

Call to the bar

Ontario, 1977


  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Ontario Bar Association


  • The Legal 500 Canada (Real Estate)
  • Martindale-Hubbell, Distinguished™ rating


Real Estate & Development