Stephen Messinger is a senior partner in the Commercial Leasing Group at Minden Gross LLP, specializing in commercial leasing and development. Clients include many large and sophisticated developers, property and asset managers, retailers, banks, trust companies and pension funds in North America. ICSC Canadian Division Special Initiatives Chairman, Executive Committee Member and Distinguished Service Award recipient, 1998 and 2001. Lectures and writes extensively. Frequently serves as expert witness on commercial leasing matters. Editorial Board member and contributor to Shopping Centre Leases (Volumes I and II) and contributor to Shopping Centre Leases, 2nd Edition. Member of the advisory boards of Georgetown University Law Center Advanced Commercial Leasing Institute, Commercial Lease Law Insider, Shopping Centre Management Insider and Commercial Tenant’s Lease Insider. Named as one of Canada’s Most Frequently Recommended lawyers in Property Leasing by The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory and The Lexpert®/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada and named in Best Lawyers in Canada. Member of the Canadian and American Bar Associations and the LSUC, Real Property Section. Admitted to the Ontario Bar in 1968.