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Real Estate | Canada

Alberta

Corporate matters related to real estate include M&A of large real estate holding companies, complex fund and REIT transactions, private equity and public securities. These real estate lawyers are distinct from pure corporate lawyers in that they typically come from a real estate background, have an understanding of the underlying asset. Real estate finance matters are also included. Lawyers do not need to act exclusively for lenders but should have a healthy lender client base which gives them the volume of work in this field. Some of these lawyers will also handle aspects of complex debt capital markets – such as securitisation – but the decision to include them in a real estate table will be based on their understanding of the underlying asset. The structuring and transactional advice provided to real estate investment trusts impacts on our real estate tables.

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Band 1
  1. Bennett Jones LLP
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    Bennett Jones LLP
    Real Estate
    2024 | Band 1 | 9 Years Ranked
    Bennett Jones is a Calgary-based powerhouse providing comprehensive real estate advice to a nationwide client base of high-profile REITs, developers and portfolio managers. The firm's commercial real estate group frequently advises on major acquisitions, dispositions and leasings, as well as financings and partnership agreements. It demonstrates notable expertise in large regional developments, including office, retail and residential projects. The team is also well equipped to handle land use and zoning matters, including the obtaining of development permits and municipal approvals, as well as related appeals.
  2. Stikeman Elliott LLP
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    Stikeman Elliott LLP
    Real Estate
    2024 | Band 1 | 9 Years Ranked
    Stikeman Elliott operates a leading practice valued for its longstanding 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.
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Band 2
  1. Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
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    Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
    Real Estate
    2024 | Band 2 | 9 Years Ranked
    Blake, Cassels & Graydon is a highly regarded law firm that wins recognition for its representation of clients in the full spectrum of commercial real estate matters in Alberta. The group acts for a significant portfolio of institutional clients and pension funds on redevelopments, dispositions, refinancings and purchases. It is also sought out for its leasing expertise and is well equipped to advise on ownership structures, including joint ventures and partnerships. In addition to traditional real estate matters, the firm also advises on the real estate aspects of energy and infrastructure projects.
  2. McCarthy Tétrault LLP
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    McCarthy Tétrault LLP
    Real Estate
    2024 | Band 2 | 9 Years Ranked
    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 of 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, retail and residential, demonstrating further expertise in real estate funds. The firm also handles related litigation and M&A deals involving multiple provinces.
  3. Norton Rose Fulbright
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    Norton Rose Fulbright
    Real Estate
    2024 | Band 2 | 9 Years Ranked
    Norton Rose Fulbright has a distinguished Calgary practice that features notable experience representing regional and national clients in a range of real estate transactions. The firm is recognised for its knowledge of acquisitions, leasing and financing matters, with additional experience of development, joint venture and co-ownership agreements. It is frequently sought out to advise on all aspects of development projects, including land acquisition, construction contracts and planning approvals. The team is equally well positioned to handle the real estate components of significant infrastructure projects and offers further expertise in real estate insolvency.
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Band 3
  1. Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
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    Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
    Real Estate
    2024 | Band 3 | 1 Years Ranked
    Borden Ladner Gervais offers diverse strengths in commercial real estate matters, with a proven track record in office, retail and industrial developments, transactional work, real estate finance and leasing. The team acts on behalf of a broad spectrum of developers, landlords and lenders, housing particular expertise in advising clients on transactions and developments in the hotels and hospitality sector.
  2. Dentons Canada LLP
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    Dentons Canada LLP
    Real Estate
    2024 | Band 3 | 4 Years Ranked
    Dentons has a longstanding reputation for high-level advice on land use planning and development. The firm's expertise includes land use redesignation, subdivisions, development permit applications and expropriation. Its Calgary and Edmonton-based real estate lawyers represent local and national developers in their Alberta-based projects, including retail, industrial, healthcare and infrastructure developments. The group is well placed to advise clients on hearings before the province's various boards and commissions.
  3. Lawson Lundell LLP
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    Lawson Lundell LLP
    Real Estate
    2024 | Band 3 | 1 Years Ranked
    Lawson Lundell enjoys a robust reputation for its commercial and residential real estate capabilities, which include a strong pedigree in mid-market transactional activity, advising on leases, development projects and land use matters. The firm also offers complementary strengths in real estate litigation, environmental law and indigenous law.
  4. Miller Thomson LLP
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    Miller Thomson LLP
    Real Estate
    2024 | Band 3 | 2 Years Ranked
    Miller Thomson offers wide-ranging skills in mid-market real estate work from its offices in Calgary and Edmonton. Its team is frequently called upon to advise on leasing matters, real estate finance work, development projects and real estate M&A in the industrial, office and retail sectors.
  5. Witten LLP
    Real Estate
    2024 | Band 3