Mr. Costin is a partner in our Real Property & Planning Group in Toronto. His practice covers a full range of transactions, including leasing, acquisitions, development and financing.
Mr. Costin acts for both large and small developers, as well as Costco Canada and several large financial institutions. His practice also includes insolvency and realization work related to real property.
Mr. Costin has spoken at sessions of the International Council of Shopping Centres and has participated in seminars for the Law Society of Upper Canada, The Canadian Bar Association, Insight, Federated Press and The Institute for International Research dealing with commercial leasing, conveyancing and receivership. He is a member of the Board of Regents of the American College of Mortgage Attorneys. He is a contributor to the Second Edition of Shopping Centre Leases (2008). He is also a member of the Advisory Board of the Georgetown Law School Advanced Commercial Leasing Institute.
Mr. Costin appears in all editions of Lexpert/The American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada, in the area of property development. He also appears in the current edition of The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, a guide to the leading law firms and practitioners in Canada, as a leading lawyer in the areas of project finance, property development and property leasing. He is listed as a leading lawyer in real estate in Who's Who Legal: Canada, and is listed as a leading real estate lawyer in The Legal 500 - Canada. Mr. Costin is recognized in Chambers Canada as a leading lawyer in the area of real estate law. Mr.Costin is also listed in the current edition of Best Lawyers in Canada, in the field of Real Estate Law. He was named the Best Lawyers’ 2011 Toronto Real Estate Lawyer of the Year and 2016 Toronto Commercial Leasing Lawyer of the Year.