Stephen Belgue is a partner at Goodmans. He has a transactional practice, specializing in commercial real estate and in particular real estate development, acquisitions, portfolio dispositions, cross border and domestic joint ventures, restructurings and public/private transactions. He also has extensive experience in complex real estate financing transactions, including land development and construction loans, acquisition facilities and bond financings.
He has represented many of Canada's largest real estate development firms and numerous private developers. He has been consistently recommended by the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory as one of the leading practitioners in property financing and development work, as well as in property leasing. He has also been recognized in Lexpert's Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada. Chambers Global's Guide to the World's Leading Lawyers, Law Business Research's Who's Who International, PLC's Which Lawyer? and The Best Lawyers in Canada identify Stephen as a leading practitioner of real estate law.
Stephen was a lead lawyer on the completion of numerous significant Toronto projects including One York Street, Ritz Carlton Hotel/Residences, Simcoe Centre, 5000 Yonge Street, 25 York Street, Maple Leaf Square, the Ryerson University business school, the sale of the TD Canada Trust tower (Brookfield Place), the sale of Scotia Plaza and the subdivision and sale of a number of high profile multi-unit high rise residential parcels. He has also provided ongoing strategic and legal advice for the acquisition, development, management and disposition of several $100 million+ portfolios of office, retail and industrial buildings, including the creation of joint ventures and investment funds for those portfolios.