Lawrence D. Adelberg

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Lawrence advises a wide variety of business clients, ranging from owner-operated businesses to large corporations. Lawrence acts for clients in all aspects of the business life cycle, including general corporate and commercial matters, reorganizations, mergers and acquisitions and business succession planning.

Over the years Lawrence has acted for both lenders and borrowers on numerous secured financing transactions, including substantial multi-lender transactions.

Lawrence also advises clients with respect to residential and commercial real estate and leasing matters. He was interviewed and quoted on the topic of estate freezes in an article in Morningstar entitled “How Retiring Business Owners Can Zap the Taxman” and has spoken on various topics at the North York Chartered Accountants Association, the Etobicoke Chartered Accountants Association and the Canadian Bar Association Annual Institute.

Lawrence coaches his two sons in a local rec hockey league, plays hockey himself and skis and cycles when he can find the time.

Education & Memberships


Called to the Ontario Bar, 1987
University of Western, LL.B., 1985
Western University, B.A., 1982

History and Political Science


Law Society of Ontario
Ontario Bar Association
Canadian Bar Association

Professional & Community Involvement

Volunteer Coach - Avenue Road Hockey Association

Speaking Engagements & Publications

Purchase-Money Security Interests and the Repair and Storage Liens Act

Speaker, OBA’s Secured Transaction Essentials for Business Lawyers, May 2018