Ryan Baker

Partner

Suite 900, Purdy’s Wharf Tower One
1959 Upper Water St.
Halifax, N.S.
B3J 3N2

+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:

  • 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

Activities

Member, Canadian Bar Association