Advocating for diversity in-house

As the director, legal counsel for Choice Properties REIT in Toronto, 33-year-old commercial real estate lawyer Jennifer Asnani juggles her in-house role with her duties as the president of the South Asian Bar Association of Toronto — all while striving to promote diversity and mentorship opportunities in the legal profession.



  • Partnerships key for in-house success

    Partnerships key for in-house success

    While alternative fee arrangements and seeking out external law firms with a diverse roster of lawyers were not top of mind for most in-house counsel who participated in Canadian Lawyer’s 2018 Corporate Counsel Survey, the billable-hour model and developing external counsel relationships were.
  • Protecting condo buyers

    Protecting condo buyers

    A series of condo cancellations and failures across the country have pre-construction investors crying foul.