Practices commercial real estate (emphasis on project finance), financing (emphasis on lending and secured transactions), infrastructure (P3) and gaming law. Involved with the development and/or financing of many of the largest and most complicated real estate projects in Canada including Toronto Eaton Centre, TD Centre, Brookfield Place, First Canadian Place, Royal Bank Plaza, Bay-Adelaide Centre, Fifth Avenue Place, Bankers Hall, Exchange Tower, Telus Gardens, Casino Rama and Niagara Fallsview Casino Resort. Involved in many innovative real estate transactions, including the first guarantee by a Canadian pension fund of a debt issue; the first public issue by a real estate co-tenancy; the first public issue of participating mortgage bonds; cross-border securitization of property and mortgage pools; and the creation of REITs and private and public real estate investment funds. Recognized by, amongst others, Lexpert®, Chambers & Partners, The Legal 500, Who’s Who Legal and Euromoney, as a leading lawyer in real estate, project finance and infrastructure (P3). Awarded Martindale-Hubbell's highest accolade (AV rating) signifying the height of professional excellence. Author of several published articles and has lectured extensively regarding real estate and project finance.
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