100 Queen St, Suite 1300, World Exchange Plaza, Ottawa, ON
Year called to bar: 2000 (ON)
Nicole is a partner in the Commercial Real Estate Group, national leader of BLG Beyond, and national co-leader of BLG’s Beyond Leasing. Prior to joining BLG, Nicole spent 13 years as in-house counsel at Canada’s largest retailer. Nicole has negotiated commercial retail and office leases with most of Canada’s largest landlords. As national co-leader of Beyond Leasing, Nicole applies her specialized experience in the area of commercial leasing including retail, industrial, and office leasing. She acts for both landlords and tenants in preparing and reviewing all forms of lease documentation and advising clients on lease interpretation, remedies, and enforcement issues, with an emphasis on practical business solutions and dispute resolution. She regularly negotiates leases involving REITs, anchor tenants, large industrial developers, municipalities, universities, and hospitals. Nicole has considerable project management experience leading large and complex projects and multi-disciplinary teams. She practises in both official languages.