Commercial Lease Dispute Arbitrator – Leasing Disputes and Rent Arbitration

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David Alderson, LL.B., LL.M (Commercial and Corporate) –  Arbitrator for Commercial Lease Disputes

David accepts appointments as a commercial arbitrator, including as commercial lease dispute arbitrator, at reasonable hourly rates and with good availability.   The Ontario Superior Court of Justice has appointed David in commercial arbitration matters. David is a member of the Toronto Commercial Arbitration Society, and has successfully completed the Toronto Commercial Arbitration Society Gold Standard Course in Commercial Arbitration.

Local Experience

David has appeared as a barrister in the Ontario Superior Court of Justice (including the Commercial List), the Divisional Court, the Ontario Court of Appeal, the Federal Court (Canada), Federal Court of Appeal (Canada) and as co-counsel in the Supreme Court of Canada.

Preferred Arbitration Appointments

He has legal experience in arbitration in under different institutional and ad hoc rules, in a wide variety of matters.  David accepts appointment as sole arbitrator and party-appointed arbitrator in a wide variety of commercial leasing disputes, which may include disputes concerning the following:

  • Renewal & Termination
  • Maintenance & Repair
  • Rent Arbitration
  • Lease Defaults
  • Clause Interpretation
  • Breach of Lease
  • Abatement
  • Use and Alterations
  • Damage and Destruction
  • Assignment
  • Environmental Issues
  • Commercial and Industrial
  • Industrial Leasing
  • Long Term Lease Issues
  • Sublease
  • Management Disputes
  • Option Clauses
  • Private Use of Public Space
  • Lease to Own

Lease of Property Type

  • Commercial Leases
  • Shopping Malls, Retail Space, Fractional Leases and Licenced Space
  • Office Buildings and Commercial Centres
  • Industrial Properties
  • Stadiums, Arenas, Sports Grounds and Concert Halls
  • Warehouses and Storage Facilities
  • Manufacturing Facilities
  • Art Galleries and Exhibition Space
  • Agricultural and Greenhouse
  • Restaurants and Food Courts
  • Medical and Dental Office
  • Garage and Parking Lots
  • Wind Farms and Solar Parks
  • Cranes and Heavy Lift Machinery
  • Medical and Dental Equipment
  • Broadcast, Cell Tower and Antenna
  • Outdoor Adverting and Billboards
  • Computers and other Electronic Equipment

Speaking Engagements on Arbitration Subjects

David has spoken to lawyers at Continuing Legal Education events, and given interviews to legal publications on matters concerning arbitration, including:

  • Law Times Cover Story July 20, 2018: “OCA upholds U.S. rabbinical court’s award. Province a leader in international commercial arbitration” concerning Popack v. Lipszyc, 2018 ONCA 635 (Quoted)
  • Law Times Cover Story – Enforce Arbitration Agreements: Ruling, November 21, 2016, Re: Haas v. Gunasekaram,2016 ONCA 744 (Co-Counsel on motion)
  • Panelist at the Law Society of Upper Canada Continuing Professional Development program, The Annotated Partnership Agreement 2015, on the panel entitled “Review of the Differences (Legal and Drafting) Between a Partnership and a Joint Venture – Understanding the Significant Consequences”. This included discussion on the use of arbitration clauses in international joint venture agreements.
  • New Developments in Emergency Arbitration Procedures – Interview Published in Law Times (April 2013)
  • ABA Annual Meeting, Section of Litigation event “Strategic Choices in International Arbitration: the Impact of Forum Selection and Choice-of-Law Decisions” covering competence-competence doctrine, severability (separability) and judicial intervention in determining the jurisdiction of a tribunal; and the enforcement of arbitral awards, including public policy exclusion to enforcement and the effect of local limitation periods in the recognition and enforcement of foreign arbitration awards in UNCITRAL / Model law jurisdictions (August 2011)

Curriculum Vitae

David online Bio pages are here: Arbitrator and Lawyer.

Terms of Appointment available on request.

Contact the Arbitration Intake Coordinator with any inquiries you may have concerning the appointment and availability of David Alderson as arbitrator in shareholder, partnership and property disputes at (416) 979 2020, ext. 223 or by email at info@gilbertsondavis.com


Hourly Rates: Fee rate on application: from $350.00 per hour, plus facilities and applicable taxes.
Languages: English


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About the Author
David Alderson, LL.B, LL.M (Commercial and Corporate), Lawyer and Arbitrator

David Alderson, LL.B, LL.M (Commercial and Corporate), Lawyer and Arbitrator

David has practiced over 35 years as a commercial and business litigator in diverse matters in the courts and in domestic and international arbitration proceedings in Ontario, England & Wales, Bermuda and Dubai. Also admitted in New York. He also accepts appointment as a commercial and marine arbitrator. Bio | Lawyer | Arbitrator | Contact

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