Joel Berkovitz

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Address: 700-250 University Ave. Toronto, Ontario M5H 3E5
Lawyer Firm: Shibley Righton LLP
Phone: 416-214-5264
Fax: 416-214-5464

First Year of Call
2014 (Ontario)

Areas of Practice
Business Law, Real Estate

Joel Berkovitz is a partner in Shibley Righton’s Condominium Law and Business Law groups. He articled with the firm and was called to the Bar in 2014.

Joel’s condominium law practice includes all aspects of condominium law, with a focus on drafting and negotiating contracts for condominium corporations, advising Boards, corporate governance, borrowing, and compliance matters. Joel is a former condominium director, and this experience informs the practical advice which Joel provides to his clients. Joel is also a member of the Canadian Condominium Institute (CCI) and the Association of Condo Managers of Ontario (ACMO) and is a member of the CCI (Toronto) Education Committee which develops educational materials for condominium directors. In this role Joel helped develop the mandatory training which is now required of all condominium directors in Ontario.

In Joel’s business law practice, he acts for a variety of for-profit and not-for-profit organizations in a broad range of economic sectors including manufacturing, retail and wholesale sales, banking and lending, entertainment, mining and resource exploitation, printing, market research, and architecture. Joel’s practice includes contracting, mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructuring, lending and securitization, and intellectual property law. Joel attended Multilaw’s Academy in Dublin Ireland in 2017 which focused on international business transactions, and is a member of Multilaw’s Corporate Commercial Group on the Mergers and Acquisitions Team.

Prior to joining the firm, Joel obtained his J.D. from the University of Windsor in 2013. During law school, Joel received the Harold G. Fox Bursary (awarded to the top two students in his first year law class). Before law school, Joel worked for the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation developing social responsibility policy, and conducted problem gambling research for a non-profit group. Joel graduated from McGill University in 2007 with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and History.

Outside of work, Joel enjoys travelling, skiing, playing baseball and golf.

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