Gwen Johnson has been a real estate law clerk at Torys since 1975. As a senior real estate law clerk, Gwen has extensive experience in acquisitions, sales and financings of all types of real property, including renewable energy projects, vacant land, industrial properties, office buildings/complexes, shopping centres, golf courses, hydroelectric facilities, and multi-property acquisitions by pension funds and REITs.
A large portion of Gwen’s practice involves providing assistance to the firm’s solicitors in reviewing, analyzing and summarizing title searches and title documents in both the Registry and Land Titles systems, as well as off-title searches; rectifying title deficiencies; preparing applications to bring real property into the Land Titles system; reviewing surveys and corresponding with surveyors on the preparation of surveys and/or reference plans; negotiating title insurance policies for both owners and lenders; compiling records of title documentation; preparing registration documents; drafting reports/opinions; compiling and preparing record books; and managing real property due diligence in other provinces in large portfolio transactions.
Gwen also provides Teraview technical assistance to the group.
Gwen is a member of the Institute of Law Clerks of Ontario (associate).