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Jane C. Helmstadter

Partner, Co-Head of Commercial Real Estate

Real Estate Developer, Investor and Owner Transaction Lawyer at Bennett Jones Toronto

T: 416.777.7470

Co-leader of the firm's national real estate practice and leader of the Toronto office practice, Jane Helmstadter acts for a broad range of private and institutional real estate developers, investors and owners in Canadian, cross-border and international commercial transactions.

Jane  advises clients on the acquisition, disposition and financing of all types of real property, including office buildings, retail property, industrial property, multi-family residential developments and seniors housing. She negotiates property and asset management contracts for owners of real estate and acts for both landlords and tenants in drafting and negotiating commercial leases and land leases. Jane represents clients in structuring and forming Canadian and cross-border partnerships and joint ventures.

Jane also provides real estate and leasing advice to renewable energy developers, including wind and solar energy developers.

Jane shares her real estate knowledge as a regular speaker at RealLeasing, a forum that discusses trends, strategies and key issues for Canadian real estate leasing. She has also spoken at Continuing Legal Education (CLE) sessions for the Law Society of Upper Canada, the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) law update and private CLE sessions.

Jane served on the board of Toronto Commercial Real Estate Women (Toronto CREW), including as President in 2009. She is currently Chair of the Toronto CREW nominating committee and sits on the Toronto CREW Foundation Council. Toronto CREW, a professional association of commercial real estate professionals, is a chapter of CREW Network, a US-based real estate association with over 8,000 members.

Select Experience

  • Precision Castparts Corp., in connection with the US$560 million acquisition of Noranco from MidOcean Partners and PSP Investments. Read more
  • Oban Mining Corporation in connection with a proposed five-way combination of Oban with Eagle Hill Exploration Corporation, Temex Resources Corp., Ryan Gold Corp. and Corona Gold Corporation and a concurrent strategic investment in Oban of up to $20 million by Osisko Gold Royalties Ltd. Read more
  • Noront Resources Ltd. in connection with its acquisition of chromite properties in the Ring of Fire mineral region in northern Ontario from certain subsidiaries of Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. for a purchase price of US$27.5 million pursuant to an Approval and Vesting Order granted by the Québec Superior Court on April 28, 2015. Read more

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Recent Recognitions

  • 2016, The Legal 500 Canada

    Jane C. Helmstadter, recommended, Real Estate
  • 2016, The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory

    Jane C. Helmstadter, repeatedly recommended, Property Developement
  • 2016, Expert Guides Guide to the World's Leading Women in Business Law

    Jane C. Helmstadter, recognized as one of the world's leading Women in Business Law - Real Estate

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