DLA Piper (Canada) LLP is delighted to announce that Nicholas Chan has joined the firm as a Partner in the Edmonton office. Nicholas has a corporate law practice with a focus on commercial real estate, acquisitions, corporate finance, professional services and complex contractual matters.
Nicholas regularly represents sophisticated real estate investors with acquisitions, development, leasing, joint ventures, partnerships, asset and property management and financing of commercial, residential and retail assets in Canada. Nicholas's experience and expertise also extends into the financial services market. He routinely works with a variety of financial institutions, credit providers, institutional investors and private borrowers with respect to their debt and equity financing activities and transactions. Specifically, Nicholas is known for his work on project financings, asset-backed loan facilities, mezzanine commercial loan transactions, structure equipment financings and leases, and recapitalizations and restructurings.
Nicholas has also developed an expertise in advising and assisting clients in the medical, dental and other professional services with matters related to the acquisition and opening of practices, the transition from public to private practices, and the liaison with governmental authorities and professional associations. Furthermore, he advises his professional services clients with respect to general corporate and governance issues that arise in businesses, professional corporations, and primary care networks and alternative relationship plans.
Prior to joining DLA Piper, Nicholas was Partner at an internationally recognized Canadian law firm.
“With his considerable experience in complex and multifaceted real estate transactions, Nicholas is a strong addition to our Corporate and Real Estate groups,” said Robert Seidel, Q.C., Canada Managing Partner. “We are pleased to welcome him to the Edmonton office and we are confident our clients will benefit from his expertise throughout the entire life cycle of their investments.”