Aleksandra Finelli joins Gowling WLG's Real Estate Group

01 February 2023

Gowling WLG is pleased to welcome Aleksandra (Aleks) Finelli to its Real Estate Group as a partner in the firm's Toronto office.

Aleks has over 20 years' experience in commercial real estate and project development, as well as commercial leasing, secured lending and project financing. Her practice includes a variety of commercial transactions, including real property acquisitions and dispositions, sale/leasebacks, land development and financing transactions.

Harnessing this broad experience, Aleks regularly advises clients on complex leasing matters involving office, retail and industrial properties, including mixed-use projects. Complementing her commercial real estate practice, she has substantial experience working on public-private partnerships, green energy projects (including wind and solar power farms), senior housing and the privatization of gaming facilities.

Prior to joining Gowling WLG, Aleks was a partner in the Toronto office of another major global law firm. Outside of her legal practice, Aleks is a member of the Toronto Commercial Real Estate Women (Toronto CREW) and a past director of The Gatehouse, an organization that provides support and resources for individuals impacted by childhood sexual abuse.

"Today's businesses require their legal counsel to bring a 365-degree perspective to all of their real estate matters, along with a keen understanding of how market forces can shape transactions at every turn," said Benjamin Na, managing partner of Gowling WLG's Toronto office. "With a background that encompasses project finance, P3 and commercial leasing, among other areas, Aleks promises to be a strong addition to our local, national and international real estate practices."

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