Morton G. Gross QC

Senior Counsel

Executive Summary

Morty Gross is a senior counsel at our Toronto office. Morty has chaired numerous firm committees and currently chairs the National Public-Private Infrastructure Projects Group. He also chairs the National Real Estate Professional Group. Morty practises commercial law, including proposal calls, public-private partnerships, acquisitions and dispositions, restructurings, leasing, joint ventures and financings, and other commercial and commercial real estate matters.

Prior to joining BLG, Morty practised at his own firm where he specialized in real estate law.

Representative Work

  • Represents developers involved in constructing condominium projects involving residential/commercial space.
  • Acts for both public and private entities in public-private partnerships in matters that have included structuring the financing of a water pipeline, creation of a toll highway and the privatization and creation of sewage and water facilities.
  • Acts for purchasers and vendors in the acquisitions and dispositions of major shopping centres and office buildings.
  • Advises on matters involving proposal calls involving the resolution of environmental law solutions, long-term lease arrangements, mix-use developments and reciprocal agreements involving the acquisition of office/retail buildings and hotels, finance arrangements, and other similar arrangements.
  • Acted for a major pension fund in the acquisition of all outstanding shares of a prominent real estate corporation.
  • Works closely with litigation and corporate practice groups in connection with settlements and corporate structurings.

Rankings & Recognitions

  • Recognized in the 2016 edition of Chambers Canada – Canada's Leading Lawyers for Business (Real Estate: Nationwide (Senior Statesman) and Real Estate: Ontario (Senior Statesman)).
  • Recognized as a leading lawyer in the 2016, 2015 and 2014 editions of The Legal 500 Canada. (Real Estate).
  • Recognized in the 2015 edition of The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory (Property Development, Property Leasing). Also recognized in 2014 (and since 2012) for Property Development.
  • Recognized as a leading infrastructure lawyer in the 2015 and 2013 editions of the Lexpert® Special Edition on Infrastructure.
  • Selected by peers for inclusion in the 2016 edition (and since 2006) of The Best Lawyers in Canada® (Real Estate Law).
  • Recognized in the 2016, 2015, 2014 and 2013 editions of Chambers Global – The World's Leading Lawyers for Business (Real Estate).
  • Recognized in the 2015, 2014 and 2013 editions of Who's Who Legal: Canada (Real Estate) and the 2012 edition of The Lexpert®/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada (Property Development).
  • Recognized in the Euromoney Legal Group's Guide to the World's Leading Real Estate Lawyers and in the International Who's Who of Real Estate Lawyers.
  • Martindale-Hubbell® AV® Preeminent™ 5 out of 5 Peer Review Rated.