Committed to providing clients with practical and timely advice, Michael delivers remarkably efficient results for client's transactions across a broad range of commercial real estate matters.
Michael Kershaw is a partner in our Real Property and Planning Group in Toronto. Michael maintains a general real estate transactional practice with a particular focus on real estate financing including syndicated facilities and commercial mortgage lending, acquisitions and dispositions, leasing and property development matters.
Prior to joining the firm in 2014, Michael practiced at the Toronto office of another national law firm, worked as assistant general counsel of a private REIT and also as an associate city solicitor for the City of Guelph. Having had the unique opportunity to work in-house in both private and public sectors allows Michael to provide practical and focused advise to a broad range of clients.
Michael's recent transactional experience includes:
- Lender's counsel in connection with a $470 million separate mortgage financing of a 50% interest in a commercial office tower in Toronto's financial district;
- Lender's counsel in connection with CMHC insured mortgage financings including multiple transactions in excess of $150 million;
- Vendor's counsel for the sale of a portfolio of 12 hotels across 5 provinces; and
- Acting as counsel for lending syndicates on high-profile developments such as: Nobu Toronto, Time and Space, The Social, Massey Tower Condos, Yonge + Rich and Transat City.
Michael received his JD from the University of Toronto in 2007, and was called to the Ontario bar in 2008.