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Ryan Baker

Partner

Queen’s Marque
600-1741 Lower Water Street
Halifax, N.S.
B3J 0J2

+1.902.444.1760

+1.902.420.1417

rbaker@stewartmckelvey.com

Language(s) spoken: English

Bar Admission(s): Nova Scotia, 2011; Ontario, 2018

Legal Assistant(s): Andrea Villeneuve

Ryan’s practice involves all aspects of corporate law, with a focus on commercial real estate, commercial banking and debt financing (including significant experience in renewable resource project financing). Representative matters include:

  • Acted for Summit Industrial Income REIT in the acquisition of the remaining 50% ownership interest in eleven light industrial properties in Montreal for a purchase price of $88 million.
  • Acted for Summit Industrial Income REIT in the acquisition and financing of a four property portfolio of light industrial properties near Pearson International Airport for a purchase price of $66.1 million.
  • Acted for Summit Industrial Income REIT in the acquisition and financing of a ten property portfolio in the greater Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal areas for a purchase price of $72 million.
  • Representing Sobeys Inc. in the acquisition of the assets of Canada Safeway for approximately $5.8 billion.
  • Representing Crombie REIT in the acquisition and financing of 70 commercial properties for approximately $990 million.
  • Acting as de facto general counsel for local tech startup companies, which has included successful seed, Series A and B financings and the negotiation of complicated licensing and re-seller agreements relating to each company’s SaaS offering
  • Acting for the lenders in the financing of multiple COMFIT wind energy projects in Nova Scotia.
  • Representing the owner in the development and financing of a large commercial wind farm, which included a $107 million syndicated loan.
  • Representing a national retailer in the acquisition of a large, iconic Atlantic Canadian home improvement chain.
  • Acting for a large Canadian company in its joint venture with the largest diversified supplier of construction materials in North America.

Education & Career

Education

University of Melbourne, LLM, 2010
Bond University, JD, 2009
St. Francis Xavier University, BA, 2006


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