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Christina C. Kobi *


p: (416) 369-4154
f: (416) 864-9223

* Partner through Professional Corporation

Client Services

Core Specialties

  • Coordinating Major Lease-Related Projects
  • Due Diligence Lease Reviews
  • Industrial Leases
  • Lease Termination and Restrictive Covenant Agreements
  • Non-Disturbance Agreements
  • Office Leases
  • Reciprocal Easement Agreements
  • Registration of Title Instruments
  • Retail Leases
  • Telecommunications and Solar Panel
  • Tenancy Dispute Matters
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Christina is a Partner in the Commercial Leasing Group specializing in all aspects of commercial leasing, including retail, office, and industrial, and related practice areas such as development agreements for rooftop solar leases/licenses, telecommunications license agreements, and tenancy matters. Christina is recognized by Best Lawyers in CanadaThe Lexpert®/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada, and The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory as one of Canada's leading lawyers in the area of Property Leasing Law.

Christina has expertise in sophisticated and volume leasing for major developers, and in managing and coordinating major lease-related projects, including due diligence lease reviews on behalf of purchasers and lenders and in sale/leaseback transactions. She acts for national property managers, international retailers, national banks, developers, landlords, tenants, franchisors, and franchisees.

With Christina, clients understand that nothing is missed.  She prides herself on coming up with creative compromises, rather than roadblocks, to ensure deals are completed in a timely fashion.

Christina is passionate about the CREW Network Foundation, the philanthropic arm of CREW Network. It is the only foundation in North America that dedicates its resources solely to advancing women in the commercial real estate industry. After her two-year tenure (2015-2016) as a Champion Director of the CREW Network Foundation she became part of the Foundation's Canadian sub-committee for 2017-2018.

Christina sits on the Commercial Real Estate Advisory Board of Practical Law Canada as it develops a new module focused on Commercial Real Estate. This board includes experts from leading law firms and in-house counsel. Its key function is to help guide editors in ensuring that Practical Law Canada stays at the leading edge of practice and that materials provided by the service are high quality and useful.

Professional Affiliations

  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Law Society of Ontario
  • International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC)
  • CREW Network & CREW Network Foundation
  • Toronto Commercial Real Estate Women (Toronto CREW)
  • The Meritas Women’s Leadership Congress

Recent Publications

Awards and Achievements

  • Selected by her peers for inclusion in the Best Lawyers in Canada for Property Leasing
  • Recognized in The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory as "Consistently Recommended" for Property Leasing
  • Recognized in The Lexpert®/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada as "Most Frequently Recommended" for Property Leasing
  • Selected as a recipient of the 2014 Lexpert Zenith Awards, which celebrate those leaders in law who demonstrate excellence and thought leadership in an area of practice and have set new standards for the profession.

Community and Industry Involvement

  • ICSC Canadian Convention, Planning Committee (2023 (Vice-Chair), 2022, 2019, 2018)
  • Practical Law Canada, Commercial Real Estate Advisory Board (2019)
  • ICSC Canadian Law Conference, Planning Committee (2022, 2019)
  • Canadian Sub-committee, CREW Network Foundation (2017-2018)
  • Champion Director, CREW Network Foundation (2015-2016)
  • Member and Mentor, Toronto Commercial Real Estate Women (Toronto CREW)
  • Board of Directors, Toronto CREW (2011-2013)
  • Co-Chair, ICSC Canadian Shopping Centre Law Conference (2010 and 2011)
  • Co-Chair, Breakfast Roundtables ICSC Canadian Law Conferences (2006 - 2009)

Lectures and Presentations

  • Christina has been a guest lecturer and round table leader at numerous conferences sponsored by the Canadian Bar Association, Osgoode Hall Law School Development Program, Federated Press, and Law Society of Ontario
  • Regular presenter at The Law Society of Ontario's Six-Minute Commercial Leasing Lawyer 


  • Chapter 2 "The Distress Process," co-authored with Sheldon Disenhouse in Distress: A Commercial Landlord's Remedy. 2nd ed. by Harvey M. Haber, Q.C., J.D., LSM, H. and Robert D. Malen, 2021. Carswell.

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Christina C. Kobi *


T: (416) 369-4154
F: (416) 864-9223
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* Partner through Professional Corporation

2023 LEXPERT-ranked Lawyer

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  • Admitted to the Ontario Bar in 1997
  • University of Toronto – LLB, 1995
  • University of Toronto, Trinity College – Hons. Bachelor of Science (Quantitative Methods and Commerce), 1992

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Heather Bemma
p: (416) 369-4301 x1363

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