Neill's approach to the practice of real estate law allows his clients to focus on their business, knowing he has their legal interests covered. Clients appreciate Neill’s pragmatic style, attention to detail and responsiveness. He provides an exceptional level of service and care, working tirelessly to achieve the best outcome for his clients.
Neill is a member of the firm’s Real Estate Group. He represents a broad cross-section of real estate clients, including real estate advisors and asset managers, private equity funds, public and private international investors, entrepreneurial investors and developers. Neill has expertise negotiating and structuring complex real estate transactions, including acquisitions, dispositions, financings, development, joint ventures and limited partnerships. He has advised on several billion dollars’ worth of real estate transactions for a variety of real estate investment portfolios.
Neill's prior experience includes practising at law firms in New York City and Toronto, and working as in-house counsel for a venture capital firm focusing on developing green technologies.
Awards & Recognition
Recognized in The Best Lawyers in Canada in Real Estate Law
American Bar Association
International Council of Shopping Centers
Law Society of Ontario
NAIOP Commercial Real Estate Development Association
Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), member of the Board of Directors; member and former chair of the Building Committee; member of the Governance and HR Committee
Represented Linamar Corporation (TSX: LNR) on its acquisition of lands in Welland, Ontario, which will be used to develop a state-of-the-art Giga casting facility to produce structural parts for electrified vehicles.
Represented Linamar Corporation (TSX: LNR) in connection with its acquisition of the Salford group of companies for an aggregate purchase price of $260 million.
Advised Melchior Management 777 Corporation in the formation of a new private residential REIT consisting of 38 multi-family properties totalling 1,260 residential units located throughout southern Ontario.
Advised a private international investment fund managed by Northam Realty Advisors Limited in its $115 million sale of twin office buildings with a combined size of over 375,000 square feet of class A office space located in the Greater Toronto Area.
Advised Fengate Asset Management in connection with the sale of its legacy portfolio of industrial properties located across Hamilton, Burlington and Stoney Creek, Ontario.
Advised Fengate Asset Management in connection with construction financing for the development of a 230,000 square-foot industrial building located in the Greater Toronto Area.
Advised Fengate Asset Management in its purchase of a 20-acre parcel of land at Highway 50 in the Greater Toronto Area for the construction of a two-phased development of two 225,000-square-foot buildings.