Rocco D'Angelo


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In his robust real estate practice, Rocco represents owners and developers of commercial real estate projects. His expertise also extends to working with institutional lenders in the financing of shopping centres, hotels and office complexes.

Additionally, Rocco acts for both public and private entities in the infrastructure and public-private projects sector.


  • Advises various lender clients extensively in various types of real estate finance transactions. As an example, he recently acted for a major financial institution in providing a $240.3 million loan facility to a group of investors who acquired a major office complex for $480.6 million.Also, he acted for two major financial institutions in a $350 million shared loan financing of a regional shopping centre.
  • Advises various lender clients respecting strategic approaches to problematic loans, including restructuring, realizations and additional security negotiations.
  • Advises various developers and owners respecting the acquisition and divestiture of real estate assets.
  • Advises various developers and owners respecting ground lease transactions as well as specific lease negotiation on behalf of landlords and tenants.
  • Has acted for a large municipality on several public-private transactions including:
    • The redevelopment of a large municipal facility by partnering with the private sector; the completed project is a multi-use development with residential, retail, office and public uses including a new outdoor stadium.
    • The negotiation of a long-term agreement with a private sector entity for the operation of a municipal solid waste to energy conversion facility.

Awards & Recognitions

  • Selected by peers for inclusion in the 2024 edition (and since 2010) of The Best Lawyers in Canada® (Real Estate Law) and as 'Lawyer of the Year' in 2024 (Real Estate Law)
  • Recognized in the 2023 edition (and since 2015) of The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory (Property Development)
  • Recognized in the 2022 edition (and in 2019) of Who's Who Legal: Canada (Real Estate)
  • Recognized in the 2023 edition (and since 2021) of Lexpert Special Edition: Infrastructure
  • Recognized in the 2018 edition (and since 2014) of the Lexpert®/ROB Special Edition on Canada's Leading Infrastructure Lawyers
  • Recognized as the 2018 Ottawa Real Estate Lawyer of the Year by The Best Lawyers in Canada®

Bar Admission & Education

  • Ontario, 1986
  • LLB, University of Ottawa, 1984 (Magna cum laude, University Gold Medal recipient)
  • B.Comm., Carleton University, 1981