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

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

Called to the Ontario Bar in 2014, Adriel Clayton manages Carters’ knowledge management and research division, and practices 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

Ontario COVID-19 Vaccination Policies: Important Legal Issues for Employers
By Barry W. Kwasniewski, Adriel N. Clayton and Martin U. Wissmath. Charity & NFP Law Bulletin No. 503, September 29, 2021.
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Significant Amendments Proposed to the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy ("CEWS")
By Luis R. Chacin, Adriel Clayton and Barry W. Kwasniewski, Business Law Bulletin No. 6, July 30, 2020.
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COVID-19 Rent Relief for Commercial Landlords and Tenants
By Adriel N. Clayton and Luis R. Chacin, Business Law Bulletin No. 4, June 12, 2020.
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Ontario Court of Appeal Overturns Finding of Charitable Purpose Trust
By Jennifer M. Leddy, Terrance S. Carter and Adriel N. Clayton, Charity & NFP Law Bulletin No. 473, May 28, 2020.
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COVID-19 and the Performance of Contracts
By Luis R. Chacin and Adriel N. Clayton, Charity & NFP Law Bulletin No. 467, March 24, 2020.
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