333 Bay St, Suite 3400, Bay Adelaide Ctr, W Twr, Toronto, ON
Year called to bar: 1990 (ON)
Partner and was until recently a co-section head of the Real Estate Group for more than 15 years. Practices commercial real estate, property development, leasing, construction contracts financings (including structured financings), student housing, seniors housing and sale lease back transactions. Acts for owners, developers, joint ventures, partnerships, REITs, and pension funds in the acquisition, development, financing, and disposition of real estate matters. Also has expertise in the acquisition, divestiture, and financing of real estate portfolios. Construction law expertise includes acting for owners on design-build, fixed price, GMP, and construction management contracts. Also acts for landlords and tenants on leasing matters, including single tenant building leases, build-to-suit leases, ground leases, office leases, and retail leases. Recognized as a leading lawyer by The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory (property leasing and property development), Best Lawyers in Canada (banking and finance law and real estate law), Chambers Canada (real estate: Ontario), The Legal 500 Canada (real estate), Who's Who Legal: Real Estate and Euromoney’s Guide to the World’s Leading Real Estate Lawyers. Featured in the Lexpert Special Edition: Infrastructure.
The Kilmer Group jointly with Bell Canada acquired the Toronto Argonauts Football Club of the Canadian Football League (CFL) from sports entrepreneur David Braley. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
Canadian Pacific and Dream Unlimited Corp. completed the formation of a joint venture, called Dream Van Horne Properties (DREAM VHP), which was created to generate long-term shareholder value from CP’s surplus real estate.