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Best Lawyers in Canada, Ira Barkin - Recognized, Real Estate Law, 2020

Lexpert Magazine, Ira Barkin - Ranked - Canada's Leading Energy Lawyers in the Globe & Mail's ROB Magazine, Energy, 2019

Best Lawyers in Canada, Ira Barkin - Recognized, Real Estate Law, 2019

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Ira Barkin - Consistently Recommended, Property Development, 2019

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Ira Barkin - Repeatedly Recommended, Property Development, 2018

Lexpert Special Edition, Ira Barkin - Ranked - Canada's Leading Energy Lawyers in the Globe & Mail's ROB Magazine, Energy, 2018

Best Lawyers in Canada, Ira Barkin - Recognized, Real Estate Law, 2018

Lexpert Special Edition, Ira Barkin - Ranked - Canada's Leading Energy Lawyers in the Globe & Mail's ROB Magazine, Energy, 2017

Best Lawyers in Canada, Ira Barkin - Recognized, Real Estate Law, 2017

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Ira Barkin - Repeatedly Recommended, Property Development, 2017

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Ira Barkin - Repeatedly Recommended, Property Development, 2016

Best Lawyers in Canada, Ira Barkin - Recognized, Real Estate Law, 2016

Lexpert Special Edition, Ira Barkin - Ranked - Canada's Leading Energy Lawyers in the Globe & Mail’s ROB Magazine, Energy, 2015

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Ira Barkin - Repeatedly Recommended, Property Development, 2015

Best Lawyers in Canada, Ira Barkin - Recognized, Real Estate Law, 2015

Lexpert Special Edition, Ira Barkin - Ranked - Canada's Leading Energy Lawyers in the Globe & Mail’s ROB Magazine, Energy, 2014

Best Lawyers in Canada, Ira Barkin - Recognized, Real Estate Law, 2014

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Ira Barkin - Repeatedly Recommended, Property Development, 2014

Martindale-Hubbell, Ira Barkin - BV Peer Review Rated, Commercial Real Estate, Property Development

Ira Barkin

Partner

ibarkin@goodmans.ca vCard
Bay Adelaide Centre - West Tower
333 Bay Street, Suite 3400
Toronto, ON M5H 2S7

Tel:   416.597.4112
Fax:   416.979.1234

Ira Barkin is a partner and co-heads the Commercial Real Estate Group at Goodmans.

Ira plays a leading role in large acquisition, financing, development, restructuring and securitization transactions. His real estate background includes extensive experience in seniors housing, commercial leasing, clean energy land development and telecommunications financing.

Major public and private companies, pension funds and governmental entities rely upon Ira’s advice in connection with sophisticated real estate joint ventures, mixed-use land development and capital market transactions.

REPRESENTATIVE WORK

Ira’s representative work includes acting for:

Seniors Housing

  • Welltower Inc. in its joint venture with Chartwell Senior Housing REIT
  • Revera Inc. in its joint venture with Axium Infrastructure Inc.

Energy

  • Brookfield in its acquisition of Enwave, Canada’s largest district heating and cooling enterprise
  • Atlantic Power Corporation in its acquisition of Capital Power Income L.P.

Government

  • The Province of Ontario in connection with the restructuring of Stelco Inc. and Algoma Steel Inc.
  • Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation in its financing of projects under its Rental Construction Financing Initiative

Public Companies

  • Mettrum Health Corp. in its sale to Canopy Growth Corporation
  • Cott Corporation in its sale of its soft drink business to Refresco
  • Canadian Tire Corporation in its acquisition of the Forzani Group

RECOGNITION

Ira is recognized as a leading lawyer by Best Lawyers in Canada for real estate, by The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory for property development and in the 2019 Lexpert Special Edition - Canada’s Leading Energy Lawyers.

PROFESSIONAL INVOLVEMENT AND CHARITY WORK

Ira has published articles and has lectured at the Annual Seniors Housing Forum, the Law Society of Ontario and the Ontario Solar Summit and Expo. Ira is also a contributor to The Canadian REIT Handbook, published by the Real Property Association of Canada (REALpac). Ira volunteers his time in the Out of the Cold Program and participates in the annual Gutsy Walk for Crohns and Colitis Canada.

Education Queen's University (LL.B., 1990)
University of Toronto (B.A., 1987)
Professional Affiliations

Law Society of Ontario

Canadian Bar Association

Ontario Bar Association

Year of Call

1992 Ontario