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Stikeman Elliott LLP

Real Estate

3 ranked lawyersBand 1AlbertaCanada 2022 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Stikeman Elliott operates a leading practice valued for its long-standing experience of commercial real estate in Calgary. The firm garners widespread recognition for its involvement in major developments and master-planned communities and is highly regarded for its handling of large transactional mandates, including acquisitions, leasings and financings. It capably advises on joint venture and project structuring in the industry, and acts for a number of eminent clients from the financial services, industrial and retail sectors. The firm is well placed to assist clients requiring legal representation beyond the city of Calgary, including in Edmonton and Banff.

Strengths

One client stated that they "value their ability to deal with complex and difficult situations."

Work highlights

A Stikeman team led by practice group leader Michael Dyck advised MonOne Calgary on the financing and development of a major multi-tower mixed-use residential project.

Notable practitioners

Gregory Plater is active across Western Canada, dividing his time between the firm's Calgary and Vancouver offices. Plater's expertise includes assisting with development and transactional matters, in addition to capably advising pension funds on their real estate investments.
"He is a spectacular lawyer. He takes complicated issues and distils them into reasonable, understandable issues so the business folks can understand."

Michael Witt continues to develop his reputation in the Calgary market, with experience acting for developers, lenders, landlords and tenants on the full range of commercial real estate matters.
"His work is excellent, with very few changes needed. I trust his recommendations on the legal and business front."

Michael Dyck is a prominent lawyer in the Calgary market, with corporate real estate expertise spanning residential, commercial and industrial developments. He is particularly highly regarded for his knowledge of ownership structures.
"Michael was effective in moving along the bank's lawyers in order to get the deal completed on a timely basis."

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Overview

Stikeman Elliott’s national Real Estate Group provides sophisticated but practical real estate expertise and legal advice to real estate investors and key industry players on the acquisition, disposition, municipal land use, development, financing and leasing of all classes of real estate. The Group also has complementary and notable expertise in complex domestic and cross-border transactions involving real estate, major infrastructure projects, agricultural lands, mining rights, aboriginal law and loan securitizations. We are proud to be counsel of choice to those who are leading the transformation of Canada’s real estate sector.

By leveraging our experience and market knowledge, as well as the firm’s world renowned securities and taxation specialists, the Group is able to provide advice to all variety of clients, including non-taxable institutional investors, publicly traded REITs, investment funds, private equity firms and foreign investors. We have particular experience in spin-off, sale/leaseback and other innovative transactions designed to unlock the value of real estate holdings. Clients are effectively guided in the formation of their investment vehicles and joint-ventures, always mindful of tax efficiency and business objectives, whether in connection with their real estate in Canada or internationally. www.stikeman.com



Real Estate

Stikeman Elliott LLP

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Location

4300 Bankers Hall West

888-3rd Street SW

Calgary

Alberta

Canada

AB T2P 5C5

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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


Gregory Plater
Band 1
Michael B Witt
Band 3
Michael L. Dyck
Band 2