Ira Barkin


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Ira Barkin is a partner and co-heads the 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.

Ira is recognized as a leading lawyer by Best Lawyers in Canada for real estate and commercial leasing law, The Legal 500 Canada for real estate and construction, The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory for property development and project finance, and featured in the Lexpert Special Edition: Energy and in the Lexpert Special Edition: Infrastructure.

Featured Work

Ira's representative work includes acting for:
Seniors Housing

  • 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


Professional Involvement

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 Crohn's and Colitis Canada.

Professional Affiliations

  • Law Society of Ontario
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Ontario Bar Association