100 King St W, Suite 3400, 1 First Canadian Pl, PO Box 130, Toronto, ON
Year called to bar: 1977 (ON)
Practises commercial real estate, financing, P3, and gaming law. Involved with development and financing of many landmark projects, including Toronto Eaton Centre, TD Centre, Brookfield Place, First Canadian Place, Scotia Plaza, Royal York Hotel, Trump Tower, Royal Bank Plaza, Bay-Adelaide Centre, Fifth Avenue Place, Bankers Hall, Telus Gardens, Casino Rama, Niagara Fallsview Casino, and the Rail Deck Park Development. Involved in a number of innovative transactions, including first guarantee by a Canadian pension fund of a debt issue, first public issue by a real estate co-tenancy, first public issue of participating mortgage bonds, cross-border securitization of property and mortgage pools, and creation of REITs and private and public real estate investment funds. Recognized by, amongst others, Euromoney, Woodward/White's The Best Lawyers in Canada, and the National Post Best Lawyers in Canada as a leading real estate and project finance lawyer. Recognized in International Who’s Who of Real Estate Lawyers, Chambers Global: The World's Leading Lawyers, and Lexpert®/ALM 500 Directory. Awarded Martindale-Hubbell’s AV rating, signifying the highest level of professional excellence. Author of several published articles and has lectured extensively on real estate/project finance.