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Shabnam Riazi


After summering at the firm in 2017 and 2018, Shabnam is currently completing her articles at Levy Zavet PC, with a focus on Real Estate and Corporate Law. Shabnam recently graduated law school from the University of New Brunswick where she maintained a three year position on the Articling and Placement Committee, connecting students with law firms to aid in the development of networking skills, as well as securing summer and articling positions. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Sociology with a minor in Philosophy from the University of Guelph, where she graduated in 2013. Between her undergraduate studies and law school, Shabnam developed a background in real estate by working in administration and marketing at full service real estate brokerages in Toronto, which ultimately fueled her interest in residential real estate law. Throughout her years at the firm, her expertise have expanded into commercial real estate, private mortgages and corporate matters, as well as working with the firm’s marketing team. 

Areas of Expertise

  • Residential Real Estate – due diligence and closings for purchase and sale transactions
  • Pre-Construction – occupancy and final closings
  • Commercial Real Estate – acquisition and disposition of commercial properties involving individual and corporate clients
  • Mortgages – lending and financing transactions involving private and institutional lenders and borrowers
  • Tax Planning – rollovers and family trusts
  • Contracts – negotiating, drafting and reviewing a variety of contracts involving real estate, corporate and employment matters
  • Corporate – federal and provincial incorporations, minute book organization, articles of amendment, amalgamations, business name registrations, CPSO registrations, corporate transactions and contracts
  • Marketing – editing blog posts and working with the marketing team on social media content


  • JD, Juris Doctor, University of New Brunswick, 2019
  • BA Hon, Bachelor of Arts, University of Guelph, 2013

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