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Faruk Gafic

Partner Admitted to the Ontario Bar: 2008

Faruk has significant experience in advising clients in commercial real estate matters. Focusing on commercial leasing, he is known to his clients for being extremely responsive, dedicated and able to meet particularly tight deadlines. In addition to his technical expertise, he provides peace of mind to his clients by anticipating and resolving potential issues before they arise.

Faruk is a member of the firm’s Real Estate and Commercial Leasing Groups. He regularly advises major landlords and tenants in office, industrial and retail contexts. Faruk is experienced in drafting and negotiating commercial leases and related leasing documentation, including offers to lease, complex lease amending agreements with respect to combinations of extensions, expansions, relocations, partial surrenders, termination arrangements and various licence agreements. He provides creative solutions to clients and offers them practical advice and clarity.

Other Languages

  • Bosnian
  • Serbian
  • Croatian

Awards & Recognition

  • Recognized in The Best Lawyers in Canada in Commercial Leasing Law
  • Recognized in The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory as a leading lawyer in Property Leasing

Professional Involvement


  • International Council of Shopping Centers
  • Canadian/Ontario Bar Association

Selected Speaking Engagements

“Landlord is Insisting on including a Demolition Clause in my Lease: How can we compromise?,” The Six-Minute Commercial Leasing Lawyer 2020, The Law Society of Ontario, February 13, 2020.

"Negotiating Transfer Provisions," ICSC Canadian Shopping Centre Law Conference, March 27, 2019.

“Issues Related to Terraces and Patios,” The Six-Minute Commercial Leasing Lawyer 2019, The Law Society of Ontario, February 25, 2019.



  • LLB, University of Western Ontario, 2006
  • B.Sc. (Psychology), York University, 2003