John Naccarato's practice focuses primarily on the construction and commercial real estate areas. He brings his 35 years of experience in commercial real estate and construction law, including commercial leasing, acquisitions, dispositions, development, project financing, municipal planning and zoning matters, mortgage financing, ground lease and construction financing, mortgage realization and enforcement, and construction lien matters to property owners, managers, landlords, tenants, contractors, government agencies and lenders. He has been involved in many public–private partnership and alternative financing projects for proponents, owners, contractors and lenders pertaining to hospitals, recreation centres, light rail and other AFP/P3 projects over the past 18 years. He has also been involved in many merger & acquisition, asset-based lending, corporate and commercial, banking, development and project finance transactions over the course of his career.
On June 30, 2017, Stelco Inc. (Stelco), formerly U.S. Steel Canada Inc., emerged from Companies’ Creditors Arrangements Act (CCAA) proceedings through the implementation of a CCAA plan. This involved the compromise of more than $2 billion of debt and the restructuring of approximately $2 billion of pension and benefit obligations.