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D. Fraser MacFadyen

Partner

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

+1.902.420.3365

+1.902.488.3717

+1.902.420.1417

fmacfadyen@stewartmckelvey.com

Language(s) spoken: English

Bar Admission(s): British Columbia, 1986; Nova Scotia, 1989

Legal Assistant(s): Annie MacLellan

Providing legal services through a professional corporation.

Fraser works with clients on a wide variety of issues, including real estate acquisitions, dispositions and financing, commercial leasing, and general commercial matters such as formation, organization, contract compliance and employment. A few examples of his work include acting as one of the leads in:

  • The acquisition by Sobeys of the assets of Canada Safeway for approximately $5.8 billion.
  • The sale leaseback transaction between Sobeys and Crombie REIT with respect to 70 properties and proceeds of approximately $990 million.
  • The formation of Crombie REIT, a complex transaction involving the movement of hundreds of millions of dollars.
  • The acquisition of 61 properties by Crombie REIT for an acquisition cost of $430 million.
  • The acquisition of the casinos in Nova Scotia by Great Canadian Casino Corporation, which involved a unique tax saving structure.

Education & Career

Education

Dalhousie University, LL.B., 1985
Mount Allison University, B.Comm., 1982

Activities

Member, Canadian Bar Association
Practice group leader, Commercial Real Property, Stewart McKelvey, 2008 -2010
Director, Feed Nova Scotia, 2005-2010

Accolades

Best Lawyers: Banking and Finance Law, 2013-2020
Best Lawyers: Corporate and Commercial Litigation, 2011-2020
Best Lawyers: Corporate Law, 2013-2020
Best Lawyers: Real Estate Law, 2008-2020
Lexpert rating: Asset  Equipment Finance/Leasing
Lexpert rating: Banking & Financial Institutions
Lexpert rating: Property Leasing
Martindale-Hubbell rating: BV Distinguished®

Presentations

“Lease Workouts”, International Council of Shopping Centres, 2010

“Issues That Arise in Commercial Leases”, Canadian Bar Association, 2010

“Commercial Real Estate Insolvency” Challenges, Canadian Institute, 2010

“Commercial Lease Agreements”, Canadian Institute, 2010

“Things Technological”, Canadian Corporate Counsel Association, 2007

“Commercial Leasing, Some Practical Considerations”, Canadian Bar Association, 2005

 
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