• LLM, 1986
    Osgoode Hall Law School at York University
  • LLB, 1977
    University of Toronto
  • BSc, 1974
    University of Toronto

Year of Call/Admission

  • Ontario, 1979

Languages Spoken

  • English

Craig R. Carter, LSM

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Craig Carter is engaged in a commercial real estate practice including: commercial purchases and sales, easement issues, mortgage law, real estate insolvency, powers of sale and opinions on solicitor's practice. He has acted as counsel in real estate litigation and has been accepted by the Courts of Ontario as an expert on real estate issues and the standards of practice in real estate matters.

Craig is involved in extensive continuing legal education for the legal profession. He has chaired many programs for the OBA and Law Society, given papers for the Law Society, OBA, Canadian Institute, Insight and Federated Press. Craig is the co-editor of Butterworths book Agreements of Purchase and Sale and the author of CCH Real Estate Guide Chapter on Land Transfer Tax and author of 5 chapters for Falconbridge on Mortgages.

Craig is an adjunct Professor of Real Estate Transactions Queen's Law School and Osgoode Hall Law School. He is a past lecturer LLM in Real Estate and LLM in Banking and Insolvency at Osgoode Hall Law School, past lecturer, Bar Admission Course Real Estate and Landlord and Tenant for Law Society, past Associate Head, Bar Admission Course - Real Estate and Landlord and Tenant, and past instructor, Business Law at Ryerson.

Craig joined the firm as an associate in 1985 and became a partner in 1987.

Honours and Awards

  • Ontario Bar Association (OBA)'s Distinguished Service Award
  • Recipient of The Law Society Medal, 2015
  • Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2013-2017 for Property Development
  • Best Lawyers in Canada 2011-2018 for Real Estate Law
  • Recipient of 2001 Award for Excellence in Real Estate - Ontario Bar Association
  • "Consistently Recommended" for Property Development by Lexpert
  • Martindale-Hubbell "AV" rating
  • Certified as a specialist in Real Estate Law by the Law Society of Upper Canada
  • Decade of Distinction award, Big Brothers of Metropolitan Toronto

Community Involvement

  • Coach AA Baseball Toronto 1999-2007
  • Past Board Member Big Brothers of Metropolitan Toronto


  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Member, Ontario Bar Association
  • Member, Law Society Real Estate Specialization Committee
  • Past chair, OBA Continuing Legal Education Committee, OBA Real Property Section and CBA National Real Property Section
  • Past member, OBA Executive