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BLG Adds To Its Commercial Real Estate Group

Robert Antenore brings commercial real estate lending expertise to the firm

Toronto (November 19, 2018)  — Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (BLG) welcomes Robert Antenore, who joined the firm today as a partner in its Commercial Real Estate practice. Robert will be based in BLG’s Toronto office.

Robert has extensive experience in all aspects of commercial real estate, including developments, investment transactions, complex leasing and title matters. The primary focus of his practice is commercial real estate lending, in which he has a sophisticated and high profile expertise.

"Robert’s depth of commercial real estate experience will further strengthen our team, allowing us to better serve our clients’ needs," said David Whelan, National Group Head, Specialized Business Law. "In addition to his wide experience in commercial real estate generally, he is an exceptionally strong and well known real estate lending lawyer and will be a significant complement to our commercial real estate group, both in Toronto and nationally."

Before joining BLG, Robert was Associate General Counsel at one of Canada’s "Big Five" banks. He was also a partner at a national law firm, prior to joining the bank, where he focused on commercial real estate lending, including sophisticated defeasance transactions. Over his career, Robert has acted for national and international financial institutions, commercial real estate companies, asset managers and pension funds. 

Robert obtained his LLB from Osgoode Hall Law School after completing his undergraduate degree at the University of Toronto. He was called to the Ontario bar in 2000.

BLG’s Commercial Real Estate Group facilitates transactions for a broad range of clients including national and international businesses with commercial real estate interests, investors, pension funds, developers and builders as well as governments, governmental agencies, and lending institutions. The group specializes in all areas of commercial real estate, including expropriation, hotels & hospitality, land development, municipal law and planning, and real estate investments, leasing, and lending.

About Borden Ladner Gervais LLP

As the largest, truly full-service Canadian law firm, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (BLG) delivers practical legal advice for domestic and international clients across more practices and industries than any Canadian firm. With 800 lawyers, intellectual property agents and other professionals, BLG serves the legal needs of businesses and institutions across Canada and beyond — from M&A and capital markets to disputes, financing, and trademark and patent registration.


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Tamara Costa
National Director, Brand and Marketing Communications
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
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