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Jonathan Freeman

Jonathan Freeman

jfreeman@casselsbrock.com
Telephone: 416 860 2927
Fax: 416 640 3016

Toronto
Suite 2100, Scotia Plaza
40 King Street West
Toronto, ON M5H 3C2
Canada

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“A truly excellent lawyer recognised for his pragmatic approach and business savvy.”
 – 
Client Testimonial, Chambers Canada

Jonathan Freeman is a partner in the firm's Real Estate and Development Group. His practice focuses on all aspects of commercial real estate law, including public and private infrastructure projects.

Jonathan represents traditional bank and non-bank lenders in complex real estate financing transactions, including those relating to term, acquisition, mezzanine and construction loan facilities, and he has extensive experience with commercial mortgage-backed securities and other types of securitized debt. He has financed all real estate asset classes, including many of Canada’s largest seniors housing projects, hotels, office buildings, shopping centres and multi-family residential apartment complexes.

Jonathan routinely advises issuers and underwriters in capital market offerings, as well as some of Canada’s largest REITs, private equity funds, developers and real estate investment companies on mergers and acquisitions, joint venture structuring, asset management and insolvency related matters.

Recently, Jonathan was named a 'Rising Star' in the inaugural edition of the Euromoney LMG Rising Stars 2015 Guide. He was selected for this publication by in-house counsel and his peers for his expertise in real estate law. He received a Lexpert "Rising Star" award, honouring Canada's leading lawyers under 40, in 2017.

CLIENT COMMENTARY

  • “A truly excellent lawyer recognised for his pragmatic approach and business savvy.” – Chambers Canada (Real Estate)

Education

Dalhousie University, LL.B., 2004

McGill University, B.A., 2001

Recent Work

Call to the bar

Ontario, 2005

Associations

  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Ontario Bar Association

Achievements

  • Chambers Canada (Real Estate)
  • Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory (Property Development) (2018)
  • Lexpert's Rising Stars: Leading Lawyers Under 40 (2017)
  • Named a 'Rising Star' in the inaugural edition of the Euromoney LMG Rising Stars 2015 Guide

Pro Bono/Community Involvement

  • Former Board of Directors, Orchestra Toronto

Expertise

Hospitality & Tourism
Land Development
Real Estate & Development
Real Estate Investment Trusts