Practice Areas

At Paladino law, we are more than just legal practitioners, we are your dedicated partners, ready to assist you in navigating the complexities of legal matters. With decades of experience across a variety of practice areas, from real estate to family law, our commitment is unwavering. We are dedicated to provide personalized, insightful and effective counsel tailored to your specific needs.

Please see our practice areas below to see how we can best serve you.

Real Estate

  • Residential and Commercial Transactions
  • Refinancing and Private Mortgages
  • Fast and Effective Closings
  • Compre­hensive Client Consultations

Residential Real Estate Services

Whether you are purchasing, selling or refinancing a home or investment property, John has over 35 years of comprehensive real estate experience.

Our services include:

  • Residential purchases, sales and refinances
  • Experience with banks and mortgage companies
  • Expertise in private mortgages, representing both lenders and borrowers across first, second and third mortgages

John's reputation in the industry is evidence from the numerous referrals he receives from banks, trust companies, mortgage brokers and real estate agents. Together with his experienced real estate team, John provides fast and effective closings to clients on all real estate transactions. With decades of real estate experience, our law office is capable of handling complex real estate transactions with a keen attention to detail and communication every step of the way.

We prioritize customer service and pride ourselves in ensuring that all clients understand the legal process that occurs throughout the closing process. John meets with all of his clients to thoroughly explain the real estate paperwork, ensuring his clients are knowledgeable and confident during this significant transaction.

His dedication to his clients, years of experience and knowledge of the law are at the core of his real estate practice.

Commercial/Industrial Real Estate Services

Our team can assist in navigating the complexities of commercial and industrial property transactions, including:

  • Purchases, sales and refinances, specific to commercial and industrial properties
  • Drafting, negotiating and reviewing leases and assignments of leases, when applicable

With John and his dedicated real estate team, your goal of a smooth and successful transaction, becomes our goal.

Wills, Powers of Attorney, Estates

  • Compre­hensive Estate Planning
  • Drafting Wills and Powers of Attorney
  • Executor Guidance and Probate Process
  • Select Estate Litigation

Throughout his 35 years of practice, John provides honest, trustworthy and effective legal advice when drafting Wills and Powers of Attorney and assisting with Estate Planning. His focus is on ensuring his clients' best interests and wishes are met.

Our practice also includes:

  • Assisting with estate administration (formerly known as “probate”), providing perceptive advice to executors/estate administrators on their estate responsibilities
  • Significant experience in handling Applications for Estate Trustee, both with and without a Will, ensuring a seamless process
  • Proficiency in select estate litigation matters

Clients consistently rely on John and his team to provide sound and trustworthy estate planning legal counsel.

Corporate & Business

  • Incorpor­ations and Structuring
  • Shareholders and Partnership Agreements
  • Asset Purchases and Sales
  • Share Purchases and Sales
  • Collaboration with Financial Advisors

John has assisted many clients with their various corporate matters. From incorporation, to structuring, sales and purchases, John provides insightful legal counsel. He has vast experience working with accountants, tax lawyers and financial advisors thoroughly, to ensure the best and most effective structure is implemented to meet his clients' needs.

Commercial & Industrial Leasing

  • Lease Negotiations and Drafting
  • Breach of Lease and Lease Enforcement
  • Represent­ation of Landlords and Tenants

Over his 35 years of practice, John has acted and continues to act for many Landlords and Tenants. John is a skilled, fair and smart negotiator, having dealt with complex leasing matters, involving international corporations, local privately held investment companies, leases to banks, retail chains or businesses.

John's experience and approach is principled on assisting clients in a cost-effective and advantageous manner for all property leasing endeavours, including select residential landlord and tenant matters.

Family Law

  • Marriage Contracts
  • Select Divorces and Divorce Applications
  • Cohabitation Agreements
  • Separation Agreements

John is a skilled and thorough negotiator. He fosters open communication with his clients and he strives to reach tailored resolutions in order to meet the needs of each client. He has extensive experience drafting Marriage Contracts, Cohabitation Agreements and Separation Agreements.

We also represent clients in select family law litigation and we offer our clients well prepared and effective counsel in Court proceedings, when required.

John has appeared in the Superior Court of Justice, Family Court, the Divisional Court and the Court of Appeal.


  • General Litigation Matters
  • Business and Real Estate Disputes
  • Construction Liens
  • Settlement Negotiations

John acts for clients on select civil litigation matters including: business and real estate related litigation, construction liens and selective other matters. His thorough negotiation and drafting skills are critical when it comes to the successful resolution and settlement of disputes.

He has appeared in Small Claims Court, the Superior Court of Justice, the Divisional Court and the Court of Appeal.

John is a zealous advocate for his clients and remains focused on achieving results in the best interests of his clients.