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Danny C. Grandilli






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Queen's University


Ontario, 1989


Danny Grandilli is a partner in the firm’s Toronto office. His practice focuses on all aspects of commercial real estate and real estate private equity. He has particular experience in every major Canadian market with acquisitions and dispositions, development, the structuring of real estate acquisitions and development projects (including co-ownerships and limited partnerships) and real estate private equity offerings.

Mr. Grandilli has concentrated a significant portion of his practice in serving the pension fund community and has been engaged by several pension funds, large and small, and pension fund asset managers in acquisitions, dispositions, joint-venture arrangements and asset management advice.

In recent years, Mr. Grandilli has developed a significant and leading practice in the marketing, promotion and structuring of real estate private equity funds, including open and closed-end funds, discretionary and non-discretionary funds and funds involving all real estate asset classes.

He appears in the current edition of Chambers Canada in the area of real estate law. He also appears in the most recent edition of The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, a guide to the leading law firms and practitioners in Canada, as a leading lawyer in the area of property development. He is listed as a leading lawyer in real estate in the most recent edition of Who's Who Legal: Canada. He is listed as a pre-eminent practitioner in Euromoney Legal Media Group’s 2004 Guide to the World’s Leading Real Estate Lawyers. Mr. Grandilli is also listed as one of The Best Lawyers in Canada in the field of Real Estate Law.

Mr. Grandilli is the co-author of Real Estate Practice in Ontario, now in its eighth edition, an authoritative text on real estate practice in Ontario.

Mr. Grandilli received his BA from the University of Toronto (St. Michael’s College) in 1984 and his LLB from Queen’s University in Kingston in 1987. He was called to the Ontario bar in 1989.


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