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Cindy Yi, B.A., J.D.

Cindy is a business lawyer with a focus on Commercial Real Estate and Commercial Banking. Her practice includes all aspects involving the purchase, sale, and financing of commercial, multi-unit residential, industrial property, and real property development, both landlord and tenant commercial leasing, and general corporate and commercial law matters, such as asset and share acquisitions and dispositions. 

She also has experience in the areas of municipal, land use planning and development law, in which she represented and advised both public and private sector clients on numerous planning and municipal matters, including appeals to the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (formerly the Ontario Municipal Board) relating to issues such as official plans, rezoning, severances, subdivisions, minor variances and ward boundary reviews. Cindy has appeared before the LPAT/OMB, the Ontario Court of Justice, Small Claims Court, committees of adjustment, and municipal councils.

Cindy articled with Loopstra Nixon LLP and joined the firm as an associate after her call to the bar. Cindy enjoys distance running, powerlifting, trying out new wineries, and watching the Jays in her spare time.

Representative Client Work

  • Represented an Ontario company in respect of a commercial lending transaction
  • Represented a public Canadian company in the disposition of its assets in Ontario and advised with respect to severance, site plan, and zoning by-law issues
  • Represented an Ontario company in the disposition of its shares in Ontario in a $24-million transaction and advised with respect to commercial leasing and financing matters
  • Represents and advises a chain of Canadian retail stores with respect to commercial leasing matters
  • Advised an Ontario municipality in respect of the acquisition and disposition of land to address floodplain issues

Legal Qualifications, Bar Admissions and Memberships

Barrister and Solicitor, Ontario
Ontario Bar Association
OBA Real Property section executive
Canadian Bar Association
Associate Director, Markham Richmond Hill Vaughan Chinese Business Association Board of Directors
Women’s Law Association of Ontario
Association of Chinese Canadian Entrepreneurs
Toronto Commercial Real Estate Women (Toronto CREW)

Education and Designations

B.A. University of Toronto - Political Science and Ethics, Society and Law
J.D. University of Toronto

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