Gowlings attracts top real estate talent in Vancouver

21 April 2015

Gowlings is pleased to announce that Stacey Handley, one of British Columbia’s leading real estate lawyers, has joined its Vancouver office as a partner and member of its firm-wide Real Estate Group. 

Handley brings over 20 years of experience in the real estate sector, providing strategic legal advice to real estate developers, commercial landlords and tenants, and financial institutions and borrowers. Widely regarded as a leader in her field, she was named one of Canada’s leading lawyers under 40 as a Lexpert Rising Star in 2009, and was one of Business in Vancouver’s "40 under Forty" that same year.

“From her extensive expertise in real estate transactions to her deep knowledge of commercial leasing, Stacey has earned a reputation as a trusted adviser to a range of clients in Vancouver’s real estate sector,” said Scott Jolliffe, Gowlings chair and CEO. “Gowlings is home to one of Canada’s largest real estate practices, with top practitioners in our offices across the country, and we’re delighted to have Stacey as part of our firm-wide team.”

Handley’s experience includes advising clients on a range of real estate matters, including major sales and acquisitions, and the leasing, development, subdivision, and financing of commercial properties. She also possesses considerable experience in the development and financing of gaming, entertainment and resort properties.

"Gowlings exemplifies the traits that clients want to see in their law firm of choice: strong leadership, exceptional client service, strategic thinking and innovation,” said Handley. “As such, the firm provides an excellent platform for me to serve the needs of my commercial real estate clients, and I’m thrilled to be joining such a talented and highly regarded group of professionals.”

As an active participant in Vancouver’s commercial real estate community, Handley is regularly sought after to speak at commercial leasing conferences and other events. She is also a member of the Canadian Bar Association’s national sections on Real Property and Banking Law, as well as CREW Vancouver, a leading industry association dedicated to advancing the achievements of women in commercial real estate.

Gowlings is a leading Canadian and international law firm, with over 700 legal professionals serving clients in 10 offices across Canada and around the world. Whether your needs relate to business law, high-stakes litigation or intellectual property matters, we provide a full range of legal services to meet your unique needs and rise to any challenge that comes your way.

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