Catherine is a partner in BLG's Commercial Real Estate Group, national leader of the Real Estate Leasing Group and Toronto leader of the Real Estate Lending Group. Catherine practices in the area of commercial real estate law and secured transactions. She has extensive experience in acquisitions and dispositions, including sale/lease back transactions, contaminated and brownfield sites and portfolio acquisitions; structuring legal arrangements such as limited partnerships, joint ventures and co-ownerships; financing involving real estate including construction lending; and ground leases, leases and subleases. Catherine is a member of the Canadian Bar Association, the American Bar Association and a Fellow of the American College of Mortgage Attorneys. Catherine was called to the Ontario Bar in 1985. Catherine was recognized for real estate in the 2014, 2015 and 2016 editions of Who’s Who Legal: Canada; is part of the Championship Team, Women’s Leadership Initiative of the Urban Land Institute, Toronto; Chair of the Toronto CREW Scholarship Committee (2010 to 2015) and frequent speaker at industry and legal events including RealLeasing, ICSC law conference, ACMA, Canadian Institute, CREW Network, Health Achieve, Canadian Bar Association and the Law Society of Upper Canada.
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