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Ottavio Colosimo

London Office 80 Dufferin Ave.
85 Dufferin Ave.
88 Dufferin Ave.

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Meet Ottavio Colosimo

Commercial Real Estate Lawyer

"What I do can be described as building a bridge that is sufficient to allow my client to move from where they are to where it is they need to be."

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Professional Highlights

  • Partner, Lerners LLP (1999 to present)
  • Partner, Siskind Cromarty Ivey & Dowler (1979-1999)
  • Associate, Siskind Cromarty Ivey & Dowler (1977-1979)
  • Articling Student, Siskind Cromarty Ivey & Dowler (1974-1975)
  • High School Teacher (1970-1971)

  • Mr. Colosimo has a broad real estate and commercial law practice.
  • Ottavio provides counsel in the files of expropriation and municipal property law, farm property acquisitions and sales and Land Titles Applications.
  • Over the years, Ottavio has also provided legal advice to a diverse base of clients which include privately held corporations, municipalities (expropriations and land acquisitions), First Nations’ Bands, lending institutions and private individuals which have included non-resident entities.
  • In recent years and with the evolution of the Green Energy Act, Ottavio has been involved in a number of renewable energy projects which include options to lease, leases, solar energy co-operatives, the microFIT program and has drafted offering statements under the Ontario Co-operative Corporations Act.

  • Speaker and guest panelist on a number of real estate related topics
  • Speaker Real Estate: Institute 2005
  • Senior Instructor, Real Estate Law, Bar Admissions Course (1984-2006)
  • Tutor for the Real Estate entrance exams with the Law Society of Ontario - present

  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Middlesex Law Association
  • Law Society of Ontario
  • Board Member, St. Clair Region Conservation Foundation
  • Past Member, Property & Facilities Committee, London Health Sciences Centre
  • Past President/Member, Board of Directors, London YMCA/YWCA
  • Past Member, Board of Directors, Orchestra London & Hardy Geddes House Volunteer

  • Admitted to Ontario Bar (1976)
  • Bachelor of Laws, The University of Western Ontario (1974)
  • Teaching Diploma, Althouse College (1970)
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours), The University of Western Ontario (1969)

  • Ottavio has participated in a variety of sport activities including University football and wrestling. Ottavio has also participated in pick-up hockey and is a regular gym goer and occasional hiker, having hiked Pukaskwa National Park on the north shore of Lake Superior and the Grand Canyon.

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