Practises commercial real estate, financing, P3 and gaming law. Involved with the 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 and Niagara Fallsview Casino. Involved in a number of innovative real estate transactions, including the first guarantee by a Canadian pension fund of a debt issue; the first public issue by a real estate co-tenancy; the first public issue of participating mortgage bonds; cross-border securitization of property and mortgage pools; and the 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.
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