100 King St W, Suite 3400, 1 First Canadian Pl, PO Box 130, Toronto, ON
Year called to bar: 1999 (ON)
Simon is a partner at Bennett Jones and he advises many of Canada's most sophisticated real estate investors on private equity matters, fund formation, joint ventures, income trusts, the purchase and sale of real estate assets and real estate companies, property development, banking and mortgage lending, structured finance and asset securitization, corporate finance, mezzanine and participating debt structures, infrastructure, public–private partnerships, mortgage and loan servicing and enforcement, and real estate issues in bankruptcy and insolvency. He is among a small handful of lawyers in Canada who are called upon regularly to lead and structure the country’s largest and most complex real estate bids and transactions, and has been a key advisor and strategist in developing, trading, financing, and tailoring the ownership and joint venture structures for many of the country's landmark office, commercial, retail, sports and entertainment, infrastructure, and residential projects and portfolios. Simon is called upon regularly to moderate panels for the commercial real estate community, is a prolific writer and speaker on developments in real estate law, and is a frequent lecturer for the Law Society of Ontario for the continuing education of the real estate Bar.