Commercial real estate lawyer Shawn Wolfson has been elected by his partners as the new managing partner of Toronto-based Blaney McMurtry.
Wolfson, whose practice focuses on real estate and commercial leasing, has been involved in some of Ontario’s leading real estate projects, acting for local, national and international developers, lenders, investors, retailers, lessors and lessees, the firm said.
With his election coming on the tail end of the COVID-19 pandemic, Wolfson said in his appointment notice that he looks “forward to future challenges as we continue to build on and benefit from the efficiencies fostered by the pandemic, and embrace new opportunities.”
He takes over the firm’s leadership from Maria Scarfo, who was managing partner for nine years. She said Wolfson’s “intellect, wit and creativity will enable us to continue to flourish and enhance our wonderful workplace.”
Founded almost 70 years ago in the heart of Toronto’s financial district, the 125-plus lawyer firm is one of the largest regional firms in Ontario, Canada’s most populous province. The firm said it is known for its expertise in real estate, business law, litigation and advocacy.