Andrew Wiseman is a partner in the Real Estate Group at Goodmans, and was until recently a co-section head of the group for more than 15 years. He focuses on commercial real estate, property development law, leasing, construction contracts financings (including structured financings), student housing, seniors housing and sale lease back transactions. Andrew joined Goodmans in 1990 and became a partner in 1996.
Andrew is recognized as a leading lawyer by The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory in the areas of property leasing and property development, Best Lawyers in Canada in the areas of banking and finance law and real estate law, Chambers Canada in the area of real estate: Ontario, The Legal 500 Canada in the area of real estate, Who's Who Legal: Real Estate and Euromoney’s Guide to the World’s Leading Real Estate Lawyers. In 2022, Andrew was featured in the Lexpert Special Edition: Infrastructure.
Acquisitions and Dispositions
Andrew's representative work includes acting for:
Commercial Real Estate
Andrew has extensive experience in commercial real estate, acting primarily for owners, developers, joint ventures, partnerships, real estate investment trusts and pension funds in connection with the acquisition, development, financing and disposition of real estate matters. He also has expertise in connection with the acquisition, divestiture and financing of real estate portfolios.
Real Estate Finance
Andrew has extensive experience in complex real estate financing transactions, acting for borrowers, lenders, underwriters and issuers. He has been co-lead counsel in various structured financing transactions, including commercial mortgage-back securities transactions. Andrew also has substantial expertise in leasehold financing transactions.
Andrew has acted for owners on a number of design-build, fixed price, guaranteed maximum price and construction management contracts.
Andrew acts for landlords and tenants on various leasing matters, including, single tenant building leases, build-to-suit leases, ground leases, office leases and retail leases.
Awards & Recognition
Lexpert Special Edition: Infrastructure Canada's Leading Infrastructure Lawyers 2023
The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory Recognized, Property Development, Property Leasing 2023
Chambers Canada Band 2, Real Estate Ontario 2023
The Legal 500 Canada Leading Individual, Real Estate 2023
Best Lawyers in Canada Recognized: Banking and Finance Law, Real Estate Law 2023
Who's Who Legal Recommended National Leader, Real Estate 2022
- University of Toronto, J.D., 1988
- Queen's University, B.A., 1985
- Canadian Bar Association
- Law Society of Ontario
- Ontario Bar Association
Call to Bar
- 1990 Ontario
News & Events
Construction and Infrastructure
Goodmans Recognized in the Lexpert Special Edition: Infrastructure 2023We are delighted to announce that the Lexpert Special Edition: Infrastructure 2023 has once again recognized Goodmans LLP lawyers among Canada's experts in the infrastructure…
Banking and Financial Services
The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2023 Continues to Recognize GoodmansWe are proud to announce we have once again been recognized in The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2023.85 Goodmans lawyers have been recognized as top-tier in their fields and leaders across…
Banking and Financial Services
The Legal 500 Canada Continues to Recognize Goodmans with Top Tier RankingsWe are pleased to announce Goodmans LLP has once again received top tier recognition from The Legal 500 Canada in their 2023 Guide released today. Recognition from The Legal 500 is based on…