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Faithe H. Holder
Partner, Head of Toronto Real Estate, Environmental and Urban Development Department

Speaks: English

Year of Call: 2002 - Ontario

Primary Office: Toronto

Faithe H. Holder

Faithe Holder is a partner at Gowling WLG and head of the Real Estate, Environmental and Urban Development Department in Toronto.

Faithe focuses her practice primarily on infrastructure/public-private partnerships (P3), commercial real estate and construction law. She holds expertise in the acquisition, financing and disposition of commercial properties and drafting, negotiating and reviewing a variety of agreements, including P3 agreements, agreements of purchase and sale, service agreements, standard construction contracts, consultant contracts, tenders and requests for proposals.

Faithe acts for a wide range of companies in the infrastructure, real property and construction sectors, including owners, contractors, developers, borrowers, lenders, property managers, facility managers, and governmental entities.

In addition to her practice at Gowling WLG, Faithe also enjoyed a tenure as legal counsel with the crown corporation which managed one of Canada’s largest real estate portfolios on behalf of the Ontario government. As a key member of the corporation’s legal services department, Faithe advised on corporate, commercial, real estate, construction, public procurement, public policy and litigation matters.

While pursuing her undergraduate and legal degrees, Faithe was actively involved in community work, as well as in both academic and athletic extracurricular activities.


September2015

Lexpert/ROB Special Edition on Infrastructure: Canada's Leading Infrastructure Lawyers

September2015

The Best Lawyers in Canada 2016

July2015

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2015

2015

Finalist - Lexpert 2015 Rising Stars - Leading Lawyers Under 40

2015

Finalist - Lexpert 2015 Rising Stars - Leading Lawyers Under 40

Featured client work

Saskatchewan Schools P3 reaches financial close

Client Work August 25, 2015

Milton District Hospital expansion project reaches financial close

Client Work March 1, 2015

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Memberships

Career & Recognition

2015

September 2015

Lexpert/ROB Special Edition on Infrastructure: Canada's Leading Infrastructure Lawyers

2015

September 2015

The Best Lawyers in Canada 2016

2015

July 2015

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2015

2015

2015

Finalist - Lexpert 2015 Rising Stars - Leading Lawyers Under 40

2015

2015

Finalist - Lexpert 2015 Rising Stars - Leading Lawyers Under 40

2014

September 2014

The Best Lawyers in Canada 2015

2011

2011

Osgoode Professional Development Centre, Certificate in Construction Law

2002

2002

Year of Call, Ontario

2000

2000

Osgoode Hall Law School, LLB

1997

1997

Victoria College, University of Toronto, Hons. BA in Biomedical Ethics and Women's Studies

Faithe Holder
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Faithe Holder

Faithe Holder is a partner at Gowling WLG and head of the Real Estate, Environmental and Urban...

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Faithe Holder
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Faithe Holder

Faithe Holder is a partner at Gowling WLG and head of the Real Estate, Environmental and Urban...

Insights & Resources

Client Work

Saskatchewan Schools P3 reaches financial close

Client Work August 25, 2015

Milton District Hospital expansion project reaches financial close

Client Work March 1, 2015

A selective description of Faithe’s infrastructure/P3 law experience includes:

  • Advising Infrastructure Ontario and the Province of Ontario, as part of a multi-firm legal team, in structuring and implementing Ontario's procurement process to select the vendor and nuclear technology for Ontario's new-build nuclear project.
  • Reviewing RFP documentation and acting for the consortium in drafting and negotiating a series of agreements between the members of the consortium in preparation for submission of the consortium’s bid in respect of the City of Toronto Source Separated Organic Material Processing Facility Project.
  • Reviewing and negotiating, on behalf of a member of the successful consortium, the project, subcontract and interface agreements for the Durham Courthouse, Orleans Art Centre, Niagara Hospital, Bridgepoint Hospital, Toronto South Detention Centre, McGill University Health Centre,  Thunder Bay Consolidated Courthouse, Long Beach Court Building and Humber River Regional Hospital P3 Projects.
  • Reviewing and negotiating the project, subcontract and interface agreements, on behalf of a consortium member, in respect of Royal Jubilee Hospital, Kelowna Hospital, Surrey Hospital, Alberta Schools I, Moncton Courthouse, Waterloo Courthouse, Moncton Schools, Saint John Courthouse, OPP Modernization, St. Joseph’s Hamilton, St. Joseph’s London  and Interior Heart and Surgical Centre P3 Projects.
  • Acting on behalf of a consortium member, in respect of Restigouche Hospital Centre, Surrey Pretrial Services Centre, Sheppard Maintenance and Storage Facility, Quinte Consolidated Courthouse and St. Thomas Consolidated Courthouse P3 Projects.
  • Acting on behalf of the successful consortium in respect of the South West Detention Centre P3 Project.

A selective description of Faithe’s real estate law experience includes:

  • Acting for a group of Canadian real estate investors in their acquisition and disposition of real estate across Canada.
  • Acting for a trade union in the acquisition of commercial and industrial property in Ontario.
  • Acting for a real estate limited partnership in the acquisition, financing and ultimate disposition of more than $700 million of apartment complexes and seniors’ homes throughout Canada consisting of 7,600 units.
  • Acting for an Ontario crown corporation with respect to acquisition and dispositions of crown property.
  • Acting for a European pension fund with respect to acquisitions and dispositions of commercial office property in downtown Toronto.
  • Acting for the purchaser in the acquisition of farm property in Ontario.

A selective description of Faithe’s construction law experience includes:

  • Acting for a governmental body owner in the drafting and negotiation of a CCDC standard form construction contract.
  • Acting for a private sector client in the drafting and negotiation of an OAA standard form architect’s agreement.
  • Acting for a private U.S. construction company to Canadianize its standard form construction contracts.

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