199 Bay St, Suite 4000, Commerce Court West, Toronto, ON
Year called to bar: 1999
John is a partner with a practice focused on acquisitions and dispositions, joint ventures, financing, development, condominium, and leasing transactions involving major Canadian commercial real properties, including many of the country's most prominent retail, office, and industrial developments. He is particularly experienced in helping US and European clients and lawyers understand the legal and practical differences in conducting real estate transactions in Canada.
The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Manulife Financial Corporation, acquired the holding company of The Standard Life Assurance Company of Canada and Standard Life Investments Inc. from Standard Life plc in consideration for a payment of CAD$4 billion in cash.