Lawyer Profile Detail
University of Toronto
Paul Galbraith is a partner in our Real Property and Planning Group in Toronto.
Paul’s reputation for superior service and technical expertise produces exceptionally high client satisfaction ratings. His quick, accurate responses to client questions, approachability, and willingness to go the extra mile for his clients truly set him apart.
A widely-acknowledged expert on syndicated lending, Paul has spoken frequently on the topic and has an unparalleled level of experience in the field. He has acted as lead counsel for the lending groups on high-profile deals such as Aura, ICE, Four Seasons, Shangri-La, Hullmark Centre, 300 Front Street, Gibson Square, Madison, Karma, Alto/Parkside, Studio, Heron’s Hill and Cinema Tower.
In addition to syndicated lending work, Paul’s practice includes mid and large scale bilateral secured lending transactions, acquisitions and divestitures, commercial and industrial development projects, stock/share purchase transactions, and commercial leasing. Recently, he has acted on the following:
- $2-billion acquisition of a 23 property office tower portfolio;
- $650-million wind/solar energy financing secured by multiple Ontario projects;
- $600-million first mortgage bond financing secured by West Edmonton Mall;
- $500-million and $350-million CMBS securitizations;
- $330-million stock purchase sale transaction involving four European hotel properties;
- $250-million term financing secured by prominent Toronto office tower; and
- $138-million acquisition financing to a limited partnership for the purchase of 150 condominium properties in Ottawa, Ontario.
Paul holds a bachelor’s degree in philosophy from the University of Calgary (1998), a master’s degree from the University of Cambridge in philosophy (2000) and a master’s degree from the University of Cambridge in mathematical logic (2002). He received his Juris Doctor from the University of Toronto in 2005 and was called to the Ontario bar in 2006.
Paul is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada, Canadian Bar Association, and the Ontario Bar Association.
In his free time, Paul enjoys hitting the gym, attending sporting events, and trying to fix his golf swing.
McCarthy Tétrault advises on award-winning project finance deal
Transactions & Cases
Gosfield Wind Financial Corporation completes C$130 million wind farm refinancing
TD Bank completes C$80 miillion loan to Dundee Industrial REIT for the acquisition of an industrial portfolio
GDF SUEZ Canada completes C$1.1 billion reorganization and project financing
Kingdom Hotels (Toronto) completes C$165 million acquisition of Four Seasons Toronto
Allied Properties REIT completes C$100 million offering of units and acquisition of Toronto property portfolio
Dundee REIT completes C$832 million purchase of Slate/Blackstone Office Portfolio
Lake Shore Gold completes US$50 million corporate revolving credit facility
Cascades, Cascades USA and Cascades Europe complete C$750 million refinancing
Cadillac Fairview and Ivanhoe Cambridge sell Cataraqui Town Centre to Primaris Retail REIT
555 Carrière Holdings Acquires Gatineau Office Tower and Secures Financing from OMERS