Sonja K. Homenuck > Dentons > Toronto, Canada > Lawyer Profile

Dentons
77 KING STREET WEST
SUITE 400
TORONTO, ONTARIO M5K 0A1
Canada

Work Department

Real Estate

Position

Sonja is a partner at Dentons and serves as national leader of the Firm’s Real Estate group.

Career

Based in Toronto, Sonja possesses strong, established local and regional knowledge on a wide range of real estate ventures and projects, and focuses on all aspects of commercial acquisitions and dispositions, financing and commercial leasing.

Sonja has experience acting on all kinds of acquisitions, dispositions and financing of commercial real estate, including some of the largest and most complex transactions in Canada. Her practicality and responsiveness make her a first choice for discerning clients.

Sonja acts for both landlords and tenants in respect of all types of leasing scenarios, including office, industrial and retail leasing, design-build leasing and design-build-finance leasing, leasebacks and ground leasing. Her extensive experience includes special uses such as libraries, community centres, hospital facilities, gymnasiums and fitness facilities, school uses, movie and production studios, entertainment venues, banquet halls, manufacturing facilities, mining uses and other special uses. Sonja’s clients include developers, government entities, pension funds and private companies. She is highly sought-after for large-scale and novel leasing arrangements, and is a frequent writer and speaker on commercial leasing topics.

In addition, Sonja has a deep and sound understanding of developing joint-venture structures for real estate acquisitions, as well as preparing and negotiating all forms of agreements relating to real estate. She takes a strategic approach to commercial real estate acquisitions and dispositions, and often acquires land for development purposes.

Sonja’s vast experience in all of these areas has earned her a place of prominence as one of the country’s most distinguished lawyers in the field. She is consistently praised for her problem solving and unwavering commitment to her national and global clients, with the industry hailing Sonja as among Canada’s leading lawyers in Commercial Leasing Law (Best Lawyers in Canada, 2018-2019), Real Estate (The Legal 500 Canada, 2019) and Property Leasing (The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, 2018-2019).

Languages

English

Memberships

  • Member, Ontario Bar Association
  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Member, International Bar Association
  • Member, Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW)
  • Member, International Council of Shopping Centers
  • Member, NAIOP
  • Director, Silverhill Institute of Environmental Research and Conservation

Education

University of Victoria, 1998, LLB

University of Victoria, B.A. (with Distinction) 1995

Lawyer Rankings

Canada > Real estate

Dentons‘ ‘efficient and experienced‘ real estate group advises investors, property owners and developers on commercial leasing; project finance, construction and development; and single-asset and portfolio investment deals. Its offices across Alberta, Ontario, Quebec and British Columbia make up a strong domestic presence, while the firm’s expansive international network allows for seamless advice in multi-jurisdictional mandates. Sonja Homenuck in Toronto leads the national practice group. Also recommended are Arnon Dachner and Sheldon Disenhouse in Vancouver and Toronto, respectively.