Bay Adelaide Centre - West Tower
333 Bay Street, Suite 3400
Toronto, ON M5H 2S7
Juli Morrow has been a partner at Goodmans since 1985. Her practice initially centered on a broad range of commercial matters and now focuses on commercial real estate transactions including financings, acquisitions, dispositions, management agreements, development agreements, joint ventures and partnerships. A large part of her practice involves financing and refinancing of real estate assets, including mortgage transactions, sale/leaseback transactions, private placements and public offerings. She acted on a number of credit lease transactions in connection with commercial mortgage-backed securities. She has also acted for issuers and underwriters in connection with the initial public offerings of several REITs.
Juli has acted for Oxford Properties Group in acquiring office buildings, retail properties, bridge financings and permanent financings. She has also acted for Merrill Lynch in a number of credit tenant-based public financings using bankruptcy remote structures and acted in connection with private placements of unsecured debentures issued by Ontrea Inc. and guaranteed by Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan Board and private placements of unsecured debentures issued by OMERS Realty Corporation and guaranteed by Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System. Juli has been involved in many development projects, including, currently, the development of the new Royal Bank headquarters in Toronto.
Juli also acts for Brookfield Asset Management Inc. and other clients in connection with a number of real-estate based funds which they sponsor, as well as for CPP Investment Board and other clients in connection with a number of real-estate based funds in which they have invested. In particular, she has acted on a number of transactions focused on real estate in Brazil and thus has acquired a familiarity with Brazil law and with a number of Brazilian law firms.
Juli has acted on a number of sale-leaseback transactions, including on behalf of H&R REIT, Canadian Tire, BMO and RBC in connection with the sale and leaseback of seven properties across Canada owned by Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC). This includes acting for H&R REIT in connection with the construction financing of The Bow project, which is a sale leaseback by EnCana Corporation of a site in Calgary for its new headquarters.
Juli has been recognized as a leading practitioner of real estate law by Chambers Global, Euromoney’s Guide to the World’s Leading Real Estate Lawyers (one of the top 12 in the world) and The Best of the Best 2003, 2005, 2007 and 2009 (real estate), Law Business Research’s The International Who’s Who of Real Estate Lawyers and The Best Lawyers in Canada (real estate and project finance). The International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers has recognized Juli as one of “most highly regarded individuals” in the world. She is also recommended by Lexpert/American Lawyer Media’s Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada as one of the leading practitioners in property development and by The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory in the areas of property financing and development work. She was named one of the top 25 women lawyers in Canada by Lexpert.
|Education|| University of Toronto (LL.M., 1979)
McGill University (LL.B., 1976)
McGill University (B.C.L, 1975)
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