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Stikeman Elliott LLP

REITs

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What the team is known for

Stikeman Elliott is noted for its representation of individuals and syndicates of underwriters in capital markets transactions. The firm also provides support to REITs on M&A, securities and governance issues, often in connection with multi-jurisdictional matters. Its REITs lawyers are highlighted for their regulatory expertise, including advising on public disclosure matters. The group is bolstered by a robust tax practice, regularly advises on innovative REIT structures and demonstrates significant experience in public Canadian REIT offerings. It is active across the retail, industrial and multi-residential asset classes.

Strengths

One market commentator described the team as "highly knowledgeable and very responsive," adding that the lawyers offer "great service."

Work highlights

A Stikeman Elliott team led by Toronto-based Colin Burn advised Scotia Capital in connection with a CAD600 million bond offering by Allied Properties Real Estate Investment Trust.

Notable practitioners

David Weinberger is a Toronto-based lawyer who advises on a variety of public offerings, private placements and high-value acquisitions. His client base includes leading domestic and international REITs as well as underwriters.

Toronto-based Jeff Hershenfield wins increasing praise for his strong capabilities in the Canadian REITs space.
"He is beyond knowledgeable about all corporate matters; he is a true resource we rely on heavily."

Jeffrey Singer has an active practice representing both REITs and underwriters in capital markets transactions. He currently serves as the firm's Toronto managing partner.
"He has a lot of experience, a good broad view of the market and deep understanding of the sector. He is very responsive."

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Overview

Stikeman Elliott is a key legal player in the active Canadian REIT sector. We helped forge the REIT structure and continue to be a market leader in its ongoing evolution, providing clients with innovative domestic and cross-border structures, and financial instruments to achieve their business objectives. Stikeman Elliott’s unparalleled and experienced team understands the structure, sensitivities and unique aspects of clients in this sector.

The firm’s lawyers leverage a multidisciplinary approach to each REIT mandate, one that draws on expertise from our national real estate practice as well as our leading capital markets and M&A and cutting edge tax practices. Clients benefit from in-depth understanding of tax and public disclosure concerns unique to REITs that support their growth objectives in both prosperous and challenging environments. We provide advice on domestic and cross-border equity and debt financings and related securities, governance and capital markets issues and have acted as counsel on many of the highest profile REIT M&A deals in Canada. Stikeman Elliott’s global experience, including strong relationships with expert domestic counsel in various jurisdictions, makes our REIT practice a first choice for cross-border transactions. What’s more, the national scope of our practice ensures that client issues are expertly dealt with, no matter where in Canada they may arise. www.stikeman.com

REITs

Stikeman Elliott LLP

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Location

5300 Commerce Court West

199 Bay Street

Toronto

Ontario

Canada

ON M5L 1B9

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Nationwide - Canada

REITs


David Weinberger
Band 2
Jeff Hershenfield
Up and Coming
Jeffrey Singer
Eminent Practitioners