Head of Torys’ REITs Practice. Practice focuses on commercial law, with an emphasis on securities law, commercial real estate, private mergers and acquisitions (domestic and cross-border), and bank financing. Extensive experience in all aspects of securities law for real estate companies and real estate investment trusts (REITs), commercial real estate transactions and joint ventures/partnerships. Particular expertise acting for issuers and underwriting syndicates in public and private equity and debt financings involving real estate companies and REITs (domestic, cross-border and international), including initial public offerings. Clients include Consumers’ Waterheater Income Fund (now EnerCare) and The Consumers’ Waterheater Operating Trust (now EnerCare Solutions Inc.), First Capital Realty and BayBridge Seniors Housing Trust. Ontario Bar, 1996. LLB, 1994, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University. BA, 1991, Carleton University.