Recognized as one of Canada's leading real estate lawyers. Senior advisor to the country's largest and most sophisticated commercial real estate investors and lead counsel in connection with many of Canada's largest and most complex real estate transactions including one of Lexpert®'s top 10 transactions of 2015. Has authored some of the more creative real estate finance and ownership structures used in Canada. Has extensive experience in all aspects of commercial real estate, financing and private equity. Has acted for government or quasi-government interests on major public projects. Represents clients in the financing or sale of landmark commercial, entertainment, multi-family, hotel, industrial and retail properties and portfolios. Recognized as a leading practitioner by Chambers Global: The World's Leading Lawyers for Business, Best Lawyers in Canada, and Legal Media Group's Guide to the World's Leading Real Estate Lawyers. https://ca.linkedin.com/in/crawfordsimon.