Partner and the Practice
Group Leader of the firm’s Real Property & Planning Group in Toronto. Practice focuses on real estate-related transactions, with extensive experience in structured finance, mortgage bond finance, mortgage loan insurance and securitizations. Real estate practice includes secured lending, CMHC-insured lending, construction lending, commercial leasing and the purchasing, selling, financing and developing of hotels, shopping centres, residential apartment buildings, condominiums and renewable energy projects. Has considerable experience in mortgage loan remedies, including powers of sale, foreclosures and judicial sales. Regularly advises clients on the regulatory aspects of both mortgage brokerage and real estate brokerage activities, and advises banks and other financial institutions on matters relating to CMHC insurance. Institutional lending clients have asked him to review and update their standard security documentation, including residential mortgage documents revised for compliance with CMHC requirements for collateral mortgages. LLB, Queen’s University, 1982. Admitted to the Ontario Bar in 1984.