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McCarthy Tétrault LLP

Real Estate

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What the team is known for

McCarthy Tétrault advises significant national and international clients on high-value real estate transactions. The real property and planning department in Calgary is well regarded for its track record advising on acquisitions, dispositions and leasing matters, with further capabilities in real estate financing and development. It acts on mandates across industry sectors, including industrial, senior living and residential, and demonstrates further expertise in real estate funds. The firm also handles related litigation and M&A deals involving multiple provinces.

Strengths

A client commented: "The service and quality delivered by McCarthys across the country is without equal, in my mind. They truly go the extra mile for us."

Work highlights

A team led by Olivia Colic and Tina Peters in Alberta assisted LaSalle Investment Management with the CAD230 million acquisition of an office and retail complex in downtown Edmonton.

Notable practitioners

Mark Christensen is the head of the Alberta real estate group at the firm and continues to grow his reputation in the market. He is routinely engaged on transactions in the sector.
"He is very good at communicating complex concepts, ideas and solutions with a strong sense of the business side of deals."

Olivia Colic impresses with her technical skills which contribute to her practice advising on real estate developments, transactions and leasing mandates. She is the firm's regional managing partner for Alberta, and has long-standing experience advising a range of stakeholders involved in real estate developments in the province.

Stephen Livergant is a pre-eminent figure in the real estate market in Alberta and acts for the full range of stakeholders on transactions as well as assisting with various ownership structures. He is often engaged by landmark names in the industry.
"For me, it's their responsiveness and timeliness in returning documents, and Stephen has always excelled at that and thinking very quickly. He understands our business and risk tolerance."

Tina Peters is an up-and-coming real estate lawyer in Calgary who garners appreciation from commentators for her style and approach to acquisitions, dispositions and financings. She also possesses knowledge of leasing matters.

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Overview

As Canada's largest commercial real estate practice, we close more deals than any other firm
We love a challenge and we excel at advising you on all of your real estate matters, whether acquiring an entire portfolio of properties, selling a single property, forming a real estate investment fund, supporting the development of a large project, negotiating a complex lease agreement, or refinancing a loan.

Consistently ranked as the country’s #1 real estate law practice, our Real Property & Planning Group helps you jump on opportunities and conquer obstacles as they arise. Our lawyers’ breadth of knowledge of the Canadian commercial real estate market is unsurpassed, enabling us to advise you on the complete spectrum of commercial real estate transactions, including acquisitions and dispositions, leasing, financing, development and municipal properties across Canada.

Working to be your trusted real estate partner
As your advisor, we use innovative and collaborative strategies to reach practical and timely solutions. With offices across Canada, we can ensure that you quickly and efficiently capitalize on opportunities whenever and wherever they arise, whether locally, nationally or internationally.

Real Estate

McCarthy Tétrault LLP

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Location

Suite 4000

421 7th Avenue SW

Calgary

Alberta

Canada

T2P 4K9

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Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

Alberta

Real Estate


Mark Christensen
Band 3
Olivia Colic
Band 2
Stephen Livergant
Band 1
Tina Peters
Up and Coming