181 Bay St, Suite 1800, Brookfield Pl, Toronto, ON
Year called to bar: 1985
Partner and member of the Aird & Berlis Tax Group. She is Chair of the Canadian Tax Foundation and Past Chair of the Executive Committee. Barbara's practice is focused on income tax with an emphasis on corporate and partnership taxation, particularly in an international and cross-border context. She has extensive experience in structuring cross-border mergers, acquisitions, and reorganizations. Barbara's practice includes advising on structures for real estate investments and divestitures, derivative transactions, REITs, and syndications. She also has experience dealing with the resolution of tax disputes. Barbara is also a member of council of the International Fiscal Association (Canadian Branch) as well as a member of the International Bar Association and the American Bar Association. Barbara is recognized by Chambers & Partners, The Legal 500, Who's Who Legal,Expert Guides, Best Lawyers, Martindale-Hubbell, and Lexpert®. She is a frequent speaker and presenter. Called to the Ontario Bar (1985).
Allied Properties Real Estate Investment Trust (TSX:AP.UN) has closed its previously announced offering of $300 million aggregate principal amount of series D senior unsecured debentures (the “Debentures”).
On March 7, 2019, Allied Properties Real Estate Investment Trust (“Allied Properties REIT”) completed a public offering of 4,968,000 units (inclusive of 648,000 units issued pursuant to the exercise in full of the underwriters’ over-allotment option) at a price of $46.30 per unit for gross proceeds of just over $230 million. The units were offered on a bought deal basis by a syndicate of underwriters led by Scotiabank, RBC Capital Markets and Goldman Sachs Canada Inc.
On July 26, 2017, it was announced that Canadian private equity firm Champlain Financial Corp. (Champlain) had acquired Riverside Lobster International, Inc. (Riverside), a leading branded seafood processor and wholesale distributor from Nova Scotia, supplying the finest quality lobster and scallops to customers in the United States and Canada, and 20 other countries in Europe, the Middle East and Asia.