Adriel N. Clayton    B.A. (Hons), J.D.

Adriel N. Clayton
Orangeville Office
Tel: (519) 942-0001 x232
Fax: (519) 942-0300
Toll Free: (877) 942-0001
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Toronto (416) 594-1616

Adriel Clayton was called to the Ontario Bar in 2014 and rejoins the firm to manage Carters’ knowledge management and research division, as well as to practice in commercial leasing and real estate.  As the lead of research and knowledge management, Adriel is responsible for overseeing the  firm's  publications, and finding solutions for complex and challenging legal issues for clients by providing multi-disciplinary legal research and analysis. Adriel’s real estate practice focuses on commercial leasing and real estate transactions.

Adriel graduated from the University of Windsor Faculty of Law in 2013 with a JD. He also holds a BA (Hons) in “Ethics, Society and Law”, Religion, and Political Science from the University of Toronto.  He articled with Carters from 2013 to 2014.

Since his articles, Adriel has practiced in real estate, corporate/commercial and charity law in the GTA, where he focused on commercial leasing and represented both banks and borrowers in commercial refinancing transactions. Adriel has also provided in-house legal advice at a commercial real estate investment company. Most recently, Adriel worked for the City of Toronto negotiating commercial leases for the City as both landlord and tenant, and worked extensively in drafting and interpreting leases and enforcing lease compliance. In addition to this work, Adriel has continued to stay at the forefront of developments in charity and not-for-profit law by providing in-depth research, writing and editorial assistance on the Corporate and Practice Manual for Charitable and Not-for-Profit Corporations.


Research and Knowledge Management, Real Estate.


B.A. (Hons), University of Toronto

J.D., University of Windsor,Faculty of Law, 2013


Ontario Bar, 2014

Purchasing Real Estate in the Pre-Incorporation Stage
By Luis R. Chacin and Adriel Clayton, Business Law Bulletin No. 2, June 12, 2019.
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SCC Upholds Denial of Accreditation of Trinity Western Due To Mandatory Covenant
By Terrance S. Carter, Jennifer M. Leddy and Adriel N. Clayton. Church Law Bulletin No. 55, June 28, 2018.
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BC Court Holds Land Transfer to be Gift Rather Than Trust
By Adriel N. Clayton, in the June 2018 Charity & NFP Law Update
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Guidance on Economic Sanctions Aims to Help Charities with Due Diligence
written by Adriel N. Clayton was published in The Lawyer's Daily on January 4, 2018.
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Law Commission of England and Wales Provides Recommendations for Charity Law Reform
By Adriel N. Clayton, in the September 2017 Charity & NFP Law Update
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