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John Zinati, B.A., L.L.B


John Zinati, B.A., L.L.B., is an esteemed real estate lawyer and the owner and partner of Zinati Kay Barristers & Solicitors. With a singular focus on real estate matters, John has established himself as a veteran in his field, offering invaluable expertise and guidance to his clients as well as guidance and commentary to Canada’s leading newspapers and news organizations.


Since the inception of his practice in 1996, John’s firm has become a cornerstone of the Toronto real estate landscape. His team boasts well over 50 years of collective experience and takes charge from the initial stages until the final closing. Whether clients are buying, selling, or borrowing, the firm diligently handles all aspects of the transaction, including title searches and liaising with lenders and insurers. Their reputation as a trusted and reliable partner in the industry is further solidified by their approval from all major lenders and title insurers, as well as their seamless integration of electronic registration and mortgage delivery systems. Notably, John Zinati ‘s track record speaks for itself. With over 25 years of experience, he has successfully closed more than 25,000 real estate transactions without a single title claim.


John holds a BA from the University of Toronto and a Bachelor of Laws from Osgoode Hall Law School. He was appointed to the Advisory Council of First Canadian Title, one of Canada's leading title insurers, and was awarded Title Insurance Certificates of Excellence for five consecutive years, from 2018 to 2022. His exceptional reputation and commitment to excellence have consistently earned him recognition as one of the Top Three Real Estate Lawyers in Toronto, a distinction he has achieved in 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, and 2023.



John Zinati, B.A., L.L.B
Owner/Partner: Zinati Kay Barristers & Solicitors

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