Catherine is a partner in BLG's Commercial Real Estate Group and national leader of the Commercial Real Estate Leasing. She 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 of institutional, retail and industrial sites. Catherine is a member of the Canadian Bar Association, the American Bar Association and a Fellow of the American College of Mortgage Attorneys. She 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 for 2015, 2016 and 2017; Chair of the Toronto CREW Scholarship Committee (2010–2015) and frequent speaker at industry and legal events including RealLeasing, ICSC law conference, American College of Mortgage Attorneys, Canadian Institute, CREW Network, Health Achieve, CBA and LSUC.
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