Richard’s notable capabilities in corporate and commercial law are well established. He holds a Business degree with a major in accounting, and has completed the Canadian Securities course as well as the CICA in-depth Income Tax course.

Richard’s knowledge in Commercial Real Estate comprises; shopping centre purchase and sales; land assemblies, purchase and sale transactions for retail and industrial lands; free standing and shopping centre anchor tenant leasing; commercial retail tenant leasing; office building leasing; shopping centre integration; municipal development agreements; easements; restrictive covenants; non-disturbance agreements; and lease surrenders and cancellations.

Richard works for clients on a range of corporate law matters that include: incorporation; amalgamation; winding-up; reorganization; restructuring; stock option agreements; shareholder agreements; shareholder disputes; non-competition agreements; confidentiality agreements; and preparing, commenting on and revising a wide variety of miscellaneous corporate agreements.

His commercial law practice areas include: the purchase and sale of entire divisions of companies (assets and shares); banking and finance transactions on borrower’s behalf; international financing transactions on borrower’s behalf; and trust deed financing on borrower’s behalf; employee stock option and share appreciation rights. plans and agreements; and preparing, commenting on and revising a wide variety of miscellaneous commercial agreements.

Richard is listed by Best Lawyers as one of the best lawyers in Canada in the area of commercial real estate and repeatedly recommended by Lexpert in the area of property leasing.

Professional Activities

Richard is a member of the International Counsel of Shopping Centres and participates in legal conferences as a presenter and member of the organizing committee as well as participates in non-legal conferences.