Norman B. Lieff

Senior Partner
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP

Norman B. Lieff

Norman B. Lieff



Norman Lieff practises all aspects of corporate, commercial and real estate law, including major financings, securitization, acquisitions and sales, liens and mortgages, franchising, personal property security work, opinions to financial institutions, general commercial contracts and leases.

Professional experience

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LL.B., University of Ottawa, 1979

  • Ontario 1981

Clients for whom Mr. Lieff has acted recently include:

  • RONA inc., in its acquisition of the Piercey’s chain of hardware stores and in its acquisition, by way of amalgamation, of all of the issued and outstanding shares of TruServ Canada Inc.

  • Best Lawyers in Canada: Real Estate Law, 2022-2024
  • Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, 2011-2023: recommended in Banking & Financial Institutions; 2013-2023: recommended in Property Leasing

Mr. Lieff has been a guest lecturer of the following organizations:

  • Annual Institute Program, Ontario Bar Admission Course
  • Resource Education Advocacy Centre for the Handicapped (REACH)
  • Royal LePage Real Estate Services Ltd.


  • Law Society of Upper Canada
  • Ontario Bar Association
  • Advisory Communications Systems, Inc. (legal plan administrator)
    • Member, advisory board
  • Canada-Israel Securities Ltd. (Ottawa)  
    • Executive member of the board
  • Snowsuit Fund
    • Executive member of the board