Faithe H. Holder
Faithe Holder is a partner in the Real Estate and Financial Services Department in Gowling WLG's Toronto office.
Faithe’s practice is primarily concentrated on infrastructure/public-private partnership (P3). Faithe also has experience with commercial real estate and construction law. Her expertise encompasses the acquisition, 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 and consultant contracts. Faithe acts for a wide range of companies in the infrastructure, real property and construction sectors. Faithe has represented clients involved in infrastructure projects spanning a large cross-section of asset classes, including nuclear facilities, hospitals, courthouses, arts centres, schools, detention centres and rail maintenance facilities.
In addition to her practice at Gowling WLG, Faithe enjoyed a tenure as legal counsel with the crown corporation that 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, she advised on corporate, commercial, real estate, construction, public procurement, public policy and litigation matters.
Faithe has been recognized as one of the Best Lawyers in Canada for project finance law. In addition, she is a featured leading lawyer in the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory and has been ranked as a leading lawyer in both Lexpert Special Edition - Canada’s Leading Energy Lawyers and Lexpert Special Edition - Canada’s Leading Infrastructure Lawyers. She is also recognized as a recommended lawyer by Legal 500 for Infrastructure and Projects.
Faithe has a passion for diversity and inclusion and is very actively involved in the equity, diversity, and inclusion initiatives at Gowling WLG. In addition to her role as an advisor to the National EDI Council, Faithe is a co-chair of the Toronto Anti-Racism Action Committee, has led unconscious bias training for members of the firm’s Toronto office; is trained in, and administers, Mental Health First Aid; and assisted with the conceptualization, drafting and implementation of the Firm’s first Mental Health Strategy.