Jeffrey Merrick
Partner | Vancouver
Vancouver: 604-631-3386

Jeff is the Chair of the Blakes Infrastructure Group and the head of the Vancouver Real Estate Group. He has substantial expertise in developing, buying, selling, leasing and financing major commercial real estate and infrastructure projects.

Jeff has particular expertise in P3s and AFPs, including all aspects of major design, build, finance and operate projects working with private partners and governments to deliver infrastructure assets using private financing. His clients include private equity funds, major Canadian pension funds and their advisers, as well as other private investors and significant developers and users of real estate and infrastructure projects.

Jeff provides legal services through Jeffrey Merrick Law Corporation.


Jeff's recent experience extends to major transportation projects such as the Sea to Sky Highway and Port Mann Bridge/Highway 1 improvement project in British Columbia, energy projects, including the John Hart Rehabilitation Project and LNG Canada's LNG project in Kitimat, B.C., as well as major hospital and other social infrastructure projects in Ontario, Alberta, Saskatchewan North West Territories and British Columbia.


Jeff is recognized as a leading lawyer in the following publications:

  • Chambers Canada: Canada's Leading Lawyer for Business 2009-2017 (Real Estate and PPP & Infrastructure)

  • The Legal 500 Canada 2017 (Leading Lawyer - Infrastructure & Projects)

  • Legal Media Group's Guide to the World's Leading Construction and Real Estate Lawyers 2017 (Real Estate)

  • The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2017 (Infrastructure Law and Property Development)

  • The Best Lawyers in Canada 2010-2017 (Real Estate Law, Project Finance Law, Gaming Law, Construction Law, Public Procurement Law)

  • Chambers Global Canada: 2016 (Real Estate and PPP & Infrastructure)

  • The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2016 (Property Development)

  • Who's Who Legal: Canada 2014 (Procurement/Real Estate)

  • Who's Who Legal 2011-2013 (Public Procurement)

He was also named The Best Lawyers' 2012 Vancouver Real Estate Law Lawyer of the Year.