Norman Kahn is a member of Aird & Berlis LLP's Real Estate Group.
Norman’s practice includes virtually all areas of commercial real estate law. He has over 30 years of experience, primarily with a focus on Canadian and cross-border commercial real estate transactions, including acquisitions, financings, leasing, dispositions and insolvency matters relating to development properties, office buildings, retail property, residential apartment complexes, industrial buildings, nursing homes, retirement residences and hotels. His experience includes structuring Canadian and cross-border partnerships, joint ventures, syndications and ground leases.
Norman acts for institutional and private lenders and borrowers with respect to all aspects of real estate debt recovery, restructuring, workouts and insolvency matters, including the negotiation of standstill and forbearance arrangements. He has also been involved in complex formal bankruptcy and bankruptcy protection proceedings under both the Companies Creditors Arrangement Act and the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act, and has represented clients on numerous receivership, judicial and private powers of sale, attornment of rents and foreclosure matters.
Norman’s client base includes institutional as well as public and private investors acquiring and/or providing secured debt and equity financing for all types of commercial real estate, including development properties, apartment buildings, retirement residences, hotels, office buildings and shopping plazas. In addition, he represents private Canadian companies that acquire significant distressed real estate portfolios from lenders and receivers.