Skip to main content
PLEASE NOTE: For everyone’s safety, Fasken requires anyone on-site at our Canadian offices to provide proof of full vaccination against COVID-19. This applies to lawyers, staff, clients, service providers and other visitors.
Martin Emmons Toronto Lawyer

Martin Emmons *

Partner Fasken
One of the most rewarding and enjoyable aspects of my practice is helping clients fulfill their goals and achieve their development and investment objectives for their real estate. Being a client’s trusted advisor is the ultimate professional compliment.
Jurisdiction Ontario, 1980
Language(s) English
Office(s) Toronto
*practising through a professional corporation

A seasoned and senior partner, Martin (Marty) Emmons has a broad-based real estate practice focused on the acquisition and disposition of commercial real estate, and the development of significant real estate projects. Advising Canadian, U.S. and other non-Canadian parties in the structuring of their real estate investments in Canada, Marty has significant experience with joint ventures, co-ownerships, limited partnerships, long-term ground leases, land exchanges and other similar structures.

Regularly handling large and complex real estate transactions, Marty acts on behalf of several of the largest real estate development firms in Canada, pension funds, pension fund advisors, private real estate developers, public hospitals and a number of significant U.S. based real estate companies and REIT’s.

Marty oversees a team of skilled and talented real estate lawyers providing the full spectrum of real estate services to our clients. Transactions involve all real estate asset classes (office, industrial, retail and mixed-use projects), major portfolio transactions comprising assets across the country, ground lease transactions and sale lease backs.

Other areas of expertise and experience include assistance with the structuring of their investments in real estate in Canada by Canadian and U.S. based real estate investors and the documentation related to all types of joint venture structures.

Marty’s expertise extends to construction law, where he provides clients with advice and assistance with the drafting of construction contracts, primarily for owners. Marty also assists with the drafting of contracts with architects, engineering and other consultants. He has extensive experience acting for public hospitals in Ontario on major construction projects, and has been engaged in a number of significant hospital redevelopment projects.

Marty’s expertise has been recognized by Chambers Global, Best Lawyers in Canada, Chambers Canada and the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory.

  • Recognized in Real Estate Law in Toronto, The Best Lawyers in Canada 2013 to 2022
  • Recognized in Real Estate in Ontario, Chambers Canada 2016 to 2022
  • Recognized as an Acritas Star™ lawyer, Acritas Star Independently Rated Lawyers 2019 to 2021
Date Client


  • JD Osgoode Hall Law School at York University
  • BA Wilfrid Laurier University

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Member, Ontario Bar Association
  • Member, Metropolitan Toronto Lawyers Association
  • Member, NAIOP


    Receive email updates from our team