Partner in the Real Estate Group. Practice focuses on secured transactions, construction financing, asset purchases and sales, land development and joint ventures. Significant transactional experience includes acting for: Citibank and Brookfield on cross-border purchase financing for Westmont hotel portfolio; Menkes on commercial and residential credit facilities for Harbour Plaza; Simon Properties on the purchase of Canadian outlet centres; Osmington on Union Station Project and on joint venture development at McCaul Street; Macquarie on CMBS table funding arrangements with IMC; Minto on sale of Yorkville/Cumberand site to Kingsett; and TD Bank re sale of Yonge/Eglinton site to RioCan REIT. Recognized as a leading real estate lawyer by Chambers, The Best Lawyers in Canada, Who’s Who Legal: Canada, Legal Media Group’s Guide to the World’s Leading Real Estate Lawyers and The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory in the areas of Property Development and Project Finance. Member of the Canadian Bar Association, The Law Society of Upper Canada and the Canadian Condominium Institute. He obtained his LLB from Osgoode Hall Law School in 1984 and was admitted to the Ontario Bar in 1986.