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Matthew J. Wilson


85 Dufferin Ave., PO Box 2335
London, ON  N6A 4G4 Canada
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Fax: 519-932-3357
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Professional history

  • Head of Associates, Lerners LLP, London office (2014-present)
  • Trade-mark Agent, Lerners LLP (2013-present)
  • Associate Lawyer, Lerners LLP (2011-present)
  • Articling Student, Lerners LLP (2010-2011)
  • Student Supervisor, Community Legal Services (2008-2010)
  • Associate Caseworker, Community Legal Services (2007-2008)

Areas of Focus

Residential Real Estate

  • Residential Real Estate – Experience acting for buyers, sellers, lenders and borrowers on all types of matters related to residential real estate
  • Mortgages / Refinancing – Acted for both borrowers and lenders on institutional and private mortgage matters
  • Condominium Owners – Experience acting for condominium owners in disputes related to a variety of condominium matters

Commercial Real Estate

  • Corporate Real Estate – Expertise in attending to corporate real estate purchases, sales and financings
  • Corporate Finance – Acted for both borrowers and lenders on a range of corporate finance matters of varying sizes and industries
  • Farm Properties - Acted for owners of farm properties on various business and real estate matters


  • Residential Leasing / Residential Tenancies – Acted for both landlords and tenants on a range of residential tenancy matters, including preparation of leases and landlord and tenant negotiations
  • Commercial Leasing – Experience acting for Landlords and Tenants on a wide range of commercial properties

Land Development

  • Acquisition of Development Lands – Experience acting for both buyers and sellers of lands for future development
  • Condominium Development – Acted for developers in the development of standard, vacant land, phased, amalgamated and converted condominium projects
  • Subdivision Development – Experience assisting developments with subdivision development projects
  • Development Financing – Acted in relation to development financings
  • Builder Sales – Experience acting for builders on the sales of new homes to purchasers
  • Land Use Planning – Experience with various land use planning processes, including applications for consent to sever, minor variances, site plan approval, plans of subdivision, plans of condominium, rezoning and amendments to the official plan

Condominium Corporations

  • Condominium Corporations – Expertise in all matters of condominium governance, including matters involving unit owners, property management, powers of sale, liens, and preparing by-laws, rules and amendments to the declaration

Municipal Law

  • Municipal Law – Acted both for and against municipalities on a variety of legal matters

Environmental Law

  • Environmental Compliance – Advised clients on the potential impacts and risks associated with environmental matters as they relate to real property

Tax Law

  • Real Estate Taxes – Advised clients on matters related to real property and land transfer tax, income tax and HST

Client testimonials

  • “Thank you so so much for sending us Matthew, he was fantastic.  He answered every question, he knew “farming (which really blew Brad’s mind, and was very fun),” and we both felt one more weight lifting from us.  Thank you for that.  Thank you for everything.”
    V. Cober, Wellesley ON
  • “I have had the pleasure to not only use myself but recommend Matt’s services to clients of mine and the feedback has always been positive.  One can expect a very through, attention to detail and knowledgeable individual who makes the legal services process stress free.”
    Arnie Lindquist, Century 21-First Canadian Corp. Brokerage

Selected presentations/publications

  • Author, “Time to Change Tarion and the Ontario New Home Warranties Plan Act?”, Condominium Manager, Association of Condominium Managers of Ontario, Spring 2016 (read article)
  • Chair, Fifth Annual Real Estate Update, Middlesex Law Association, 2014
  • Identifying and Overcoming Challenges for New Lawyers, The Life Cycle of a Law Practice, Ontario Bar Association Institute 2014
  • Co-chair, Fourth Annual Real Estate Update, Middlesex Law Association, 2013


  • Recipient, 2013 20 Under 40 Award, Business London Magazine



  • Canadian Condominium Institute
  • London Property Management Association
  • Member-at-Large of the South West Executive for the Ontario Bar Association Young Lawyers’ Division 
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Ontario Bar Association
  • Osgoode Society
  • Middlesex Law Association
  • Phi Delta Phi (International Legal Society)

Community Boards

  • Member, Governance Committee, London Health Sciences Centre (2014-present)
  • Governor, University of Western Ontario Board of Governors (2010-present)
  • Senator, University of Western Ontario Senate (2003–2007; 2010–present)
  • Director, Red Shoe Society (2013-2015)
  • Director, Canadian Club of London (2011-2015)
  • Past President, Musical Theatre Productions (2011-present); President (2008-2011)
  • Chair, City of London Community Safety and Crime Prevention Advisory Committee (2008-2012)

Community Organizations

  • Pillar Nonprofit Network
  • Emerging Leaders
  • Director, London Club (2014-present)

Complementary areas of practice


  • Admitted to Ontario Bar (2011)
  • Bachelor of Laws, University of Western Ontario (2010)
  • Bachelor of Arts, Honours, King’s University College (2007)

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