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For decades, real estate industry participants have relied on McCarthy Tétrault to maximize value and minimize risk for all types of projects. We are rated the top real estate law firm in Canada by leading national and international legal directories. Many of our lawyers are ranked among the best of the best.

With one of the largest real estate practices in the country and offices in all major Canadian business centres, McCarthy Tétrault's Real Property & Planning Group has the resources and experience to help you capitalize on opportunities whenever and wherever they may arise, and to coordinate national and international transactions efficiently. We act for a wide spectrum of clients, including public and private companies, REITs, private equity firms, governments, financial institutions and sovereign wealth funds.

We have expertise in every relevant practice area:

  • Acquisitions & Dispositions — buying and selling fee simple or partnership/joint venture interests in office, retail, industrial, hotel, multi-family residential and mixed-use properties, often on a portfolio basis;
  • Infrastructure — putting together government-related infrastructure initiatives and public/private partnerships;
  • Leasing — acting for landlords, tenants and leasehold lenders;
  • Financing — representing borrowers and major national and international lenders in connection with real estate financing transactions;
  • Development — assisting developers with large, complex projects in the private and public/private sectors, including residential, commercial, hotel and mixed-use developments, resorts, planned communities, sports stadiums and arenas, schools and universities, hospitals, seniors' housing and care facilities, electrical generation facilities and infrastructure projects;
  • Hospitality — acting for many of the best-known national and international hotel owners and managers; and
  • Municipal — advising on local government requirements in conjunction with zoning, subdivision, development and building permits, and other municipal and planning issues, as well as property assessment matters and expropriation.

Our clients value our exceptional team strength, experience, proactive and practical approach, creativity, negotiating skills and responsiveness. As part of a full-service firm, we have ready access to equally qualified colleagues in other related areas, such as tax, environmental, litigation, Aboriginal law, labour and employment, financial services and securities.

Make McCarthy Tétrault your choice for real estate counsel.

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Danielle Drolet
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D. James Papadimitriou
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Danielle Drolet
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John C. Currie
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