Mark Schmidt, the Head of the Canadian Firm's National Real Estate Service Group, practises corporate and commercial law with a particular emphasis on real estate matters. 

Mark is recognized as a leading real estate lawyer in Canada, and is actively involved in both corporate and real estate acquisitions, financings, residential and commercial real estate developments, and office and retail leasing.

In addition to advising on general commercial matters, Mark has extensive experience in private corporate acquisitions, dispositions and financings in a variety of other business sectors.  These include telecommunications matters, port/terminal infrastructure projects, renewable energy projects, and issues arising in the forestry sector.

Originally from Vancouver, Mark obtained his law degree from Dalhousie University and his commerce degree from the University of British Columbia in 1988.