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John Gilgan


Phone: 416.860.8007

I have been a client of John Gilgan for over 35 years, and he was always available for excellent legal advice, with the utmost of professionalism, while I grew my business in Canada. (Julie Di Lorenzo, Mirabella Development Corporation; Client for Over 35 Years)

John’s Story

John is highly respected in the field of business law, commercial & construction financing and commercial real estate law, serving prominent entrepreneurs, real estate owners and developers through his broad practice, with distinction. John is known among his clients for taking a reasoned, practical and respectful approach and he is appreciated within our firm for his mentoring skills.

John’s practice is distinguished by the quality and longevity of his client relationships. They have looked to him for many years as a confidante as well as a legal advisor. He is closely integrated in many of their key business transactions.

John serves as primary outside counsel, providing legal advice on the purchase and sale of multi-residential buildings and office, retail and industrial properties; commercial financings, including construction financing for developers; assembling parcels of land for development; and drawing up commercial and industrial leases.

While most of his clients are based in Ontario, John also advises out-of-province and foreign companies that have significant business holdings here. John is seasoned in practicing plain English, presenting agreements and communications in easy to understand language.

John earned his law degree at the University of Western Ontario and his BA from the University of Toronto.

John Gilgan

Professional Overview

Practice Areas

  • Corporate & Commercial
  • Commercial Real Estate & Development
  • Financing

A Personal View

The consummate family man, John enjoys spending his time away from work with his wife, their five children and their families, including their wonderful grandchildren. John enjoys travelling and brings family members along whenever possible.