Ira S. Barkin

Goodmans LLP

333 Bay St, Suite 3400, Bay Adelaide Ctr, W Twr
Toronto, ON M5H 2S7
Phone: (416) 597-4112
Fax: (416) 979-1234

Partner and co-head of Goodmans’ Real Estate Group. Plays a leading role in large acquisition, financing, development, restructuring and securitization transactions. Has extensive experience in seniors housing and hotel law, commercial leasing, green energy land development and telecommunications financing. Significant transactional experience includes Revera Inc. and Welltower Inc.’s US$1.35 billion joint venture in a shared ownership of 47 Canadian retirement residences; Atlantic Power’s US$810 million senior secured credit facilities; Brookfield’s $480 million acquisition of Enwave Energy Corporation; and Canadian Tire Corporation, Limited in its $771 million acquisition of the Forzani Group. Has significant real estate experience in acquiring, developing and financing solar energy projects. Recognized as a leading lawyer in real estate by The Best Lawyers in Canada, in Property Development by The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory and in Energy by the Lexpert®/ROB Special Edition: Canada’s Leading Energy Lawyers in the Globe & Mail’s ROB Magazine. Has published a number of articles and has been a lecturer at the Annual Seniors Housing Forum, LSUC and the Ontario Solar Summit and Expo. Contributor to The Canadian REIT Handbook, published by REALpac. Ontario Bar (1992).

Year Called to the Bar:1992 (ON)
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