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Daniel Kofman

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Recent transactions representative of Daniel's practice include:

  • Acting for a major Canadian pension fund manager on its acquisition of the Downsview Airport property in Toronto, totalling approximately 370 acres, from Bombardier Inc.

  • Renewable Energy Trust, as Canadian counsel, in connection with the sale of its North American solar portfolio to Axium Infrastructure consisting of 84 MW comprised of eight solar generating projects (three in Ontario, two in California and three in Georgia)

  • Oxford Properties Group in relation to the sale of a 50% interest in a 4.2 million square foot portfolio of high-quality office properties in downtown Toronto and Calgary to Canada Pension Plan Investment Board for C$1.175-billion

  • Various banks, financial institutions and borrowers on mortgage financing transactions

  • TD Securities, Bank of Montreal and CIBC in regards to financing a C$430-million acquisition of 14 commercial properties in Atlantic Canada by Slate Office REIT, its affiliates and an institutional real estate investor, from Fortis Properties Corporation

  • BluEarth Renewables Inc. in relation to the acquisition, construction financing, operation and maintenance of various solar and wind power projects

  • Clients of Bentall Kennedy on their acquisition and disposition of various retail/shopping centres, office buildings and industrial properties located in Ontario and across Canada

  • Capstone Infrastructure Corporation and certain of its subsidiaries on credit arrangements, in respect of C$83-million credit facilities provided to Cardinal Power of Canada, L.P. to refinance its 156 MW natural-gas cogeneration facility

  • Renewable Energy Trust in connection with its acquisition of the equity interests in 10 MW solar generating projects in Ontario from Canadian Solar

  • Ontario Pension Board on the C$300-million purchase of an undivided 50% interest in the RBC Centre, a 41-storey class AAA office tower in downtown Toronto, Ontario

  • Mitsui & Co. Ltd. in the completion of its equity investment in the 680 MW Canadian renewable energy portfolio of GDF Suez.

  • WestLB AG, senior secured creditor, and Alvarez & Marsal, as court-appointed receiver, in the insolvency and subsequent sale of The Rosseau, a luxury condominium hotel, conference centre and spa, and Canada's first JW Marriott Resort and Spa

  • The Government of Canada on the sale and leaseback of seven federal office properties located across Canada comprising approximately 3.4 million square feet of prime office space

  • Various local, regional, national and international landlords and tenants on the leasing of industrial, office and retail properties

Awards & Recognition

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

  • Chambers Canada: Canada's Leading Lawyers for Business 2023 (Real Estate)

  • The Best Lawyers in Canada 2023 (Real Estate)

  • The Legal 500 Canada – 2021–2023 (Real Estate)

  • The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2021 (Real Estate)

Professional Activities

Daniel is Chair, Land Trusts Committee of the American Bar Association, Real Property & Trusts Section 2022/2023.

Daniel is a member of the Law Society of Ontario, the Canadian Bar Association and the Urban Land Institute.

Professional Appearances
  • Speaker: Managing the Legal Aspects of Real Estate Lending
    Realpac – Real Estate Lending Course, Webinar, October 25, 2022.
  • Co-chair: Commercial Real Estate Transactions 2021
    Law Society of Ontario, Webinar, September 21, 2021.
Admitted to the Ontario Bar – 2005
LLB, Osgoode Hall Law School – 2004
BA, University of Western Ontario – 2001
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