550 Burrard St, Suite 2300, Bentall 5, PO Box 30, Vancouver, BC
Year called to bar: 1980 (BC)
Derek Winnett is a partner in the Vancouver office of Gowling WLG where he is a member of the Business Law Group. His practice focuses on banking and lending transactions, real estate finance and secured transactions. Derek has acted on behalf of numerous lenders and borrowers on a wide variety of real estate financing transactions, including the acquisition, development, construction and refinancing of real estate assets including residential condominium developments, office buildings, hotels, shopping centres, industrial and commercial properties and mixed use residential and commercial projects. Derek regularly acts as lead counsel in syndicated construction loan facilities for various real estate projects in British Columbia and other provinces. Derek’s experience also includes acting for lenders with respect to the provision of corporate term and operating credit facilities. Derek has been recognized in the past several years in The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory and The Best Lawyers in Canada, receiving the Best Lawyers 2021 Banking & Finance "Lawyer of the Year" award in Vancouver. A Fellow of the American College of Mortgage Attorneys, Derek brings the insights and experience of having acted for over 35 years for lenders and borrowers in the Canadian market.