Hayden Solomons

Partner* Admitted to the Ontario Bar: 1997
*Practising as a professional corporation

Aird & Berlis is profoundly saddened by the passing of Hayden Solomons on August 2, 2020. 

Hayden's genuine interest in real estate and his extraordinary commitment to getting the deal done for his clients in spite of obstacles and time constraints have earned him a reputation as a true leader in the real estate legal industry. He is highly regarded for his sound judgement and practical business strategies, and for his legal knowledge and passion for being the driving force that brings his clients' deals across the finish line. Hayden's excitement and intensity for transactional work is balanced by his friendly and down-to-earth approach.

Hayden is a leading member of the Real Estate Group with over 25 years of real property law experience. His practice encompasses all aspects of real property transactions, including the acquisition, divestiture, development, leasing and financing of all classes of real estate, such as commercial office complexes, retail shopping centres, residential apartment buildings, mixed-use condominiums, hotels, retirement homes and long-term residences, as well as secured lending. He has extensive experience in joint venture structuring, portfolio acquisitions, dispositions, financings and restructurings (both for lending syndicates and corporate borrowers), and also practices corporate commercial law, with an emphasis on the acquisition or privatization of public real estate enterprises and capital markets transactions. He has advised on a wide range of transactions for both private and public companies, funds and REITs.

Hayden began his career at Aird & Berlis in 1994 as a summer student.

Awards & Recognition

  • Recommended by Chambers Canada: Canada's Leading Lawyers for Business as a top practitioner in Real Estate (Nationwide – Canada and Ontario)
  • Recommended in The Legal 500 Canada for his expertise in the practice area of Real Estate
  • Recognized in The Best Lawyers in Canada in the field of Real Estate Law
  • Recognized in The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory as a leading lawyer in the area of Property Development
  • Selected for inclusion in Who’s Who Legal: Real Estate and Who's Who Legal: Canada
  • Appears in Legal Media Group's Real Estate Expert Guide

Professional Involvement

Professional Activities

  • Hayden has presented at a number of seminars for the private industry, along with Canadian Bar Association and International Council of Shopping Centers, covering such topics as joint venture structuring, drafting commercial leases, landlord enforcement rights and other real estate-related issues.


  • International Council of Shopping Centers
  • National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (Toronto NAIOP)


  • LLB, University of Windsor, 1995
  • MBA, Finance, University of Windsor, 1992
  • B.Com., Finance, University of Windsor, 1991
  • BA, Economics, University of Toronto, 1989