Diana is an attorney whose corporate/commercial transactional practice focuses on commercial real estate, secured lending, environmental law and mergers & acquisitions. Prior to joining KRB, she was a partner at a top-tier Canadian law firm.
Diana has been providing strategic advice to clients for over a decade with respect to their secured lending and commercial real estate transactions with regards to a variety of asset classes, including industrial, commercial, and multi-residential as well as in various industry sectors including manufacturing, pulp and paper and renewal energy. Her secured lending practice focuses on real estate lending, acquisition financing and the financing of the commercial operations of her clients via traditional and asset-based lending structures. Diana’s real estate practice focuses on acquisition, divestiture, development, re-development and re-positioning of real estate assets, and on the negotiation of complex leasing matters.
Diana’s clients appreciate her practical approach to risk management in a transactional context. She has key experience in advising her clients with regards to environmental transactional and compliance risk and regularly advises on matters relating to brownfields liability and redevelopment.
Diana’s corporate/commercial practice centres around structuring joint ventures, partnerships, co-ownerships and other business relationships for her real estate and other corporate clients and drafting and negotiating their commercial agreements.
Acted for an institutional real estate player in the negotiation of a long-term extension of a lease for premises in a landmark Montreal property for in excess of 250,000 sq. ft.
Acted for an out-of-province acquirer of a portfolio of properties in the City of Sherbrooke from BTB Real Estate Investment Trust for an aggregate purchase price of over $30,000,000.
Acted for a real estate developer in connection with multiple project financings aggregating over $100,000,000.
Acted for the owner/operator of a landfill gas-to-electricity plant located in Québec, to a Canadian subsidiary of an Australian energy company.
Acted in connection with the sale of a 75% indirect interest in 8 hydroelectric generating facilities in Ontario, in a transaction valued at $640 million.
Acted for several chartered Canadian banks in connection with structuring and implementing real estate debt financing and corporate debt financing.
Acted for an out-of-province acquirer of a portfolio of properties in the City of Montreal from Cominar Real Estate Investment Trust for an aggregate purchase price of over $28,000,000.
Acted for Canada’s top physiotherapy equipment provider in its acquisition of a major player in the healthcare and physiotherapy supplies industry.
Areas of Expertise
Commercial Real Estate
Corporate and Commercial
Mergers & Acquisitions
Concordia, B.A. Poli Sci (2001)
McGill, LLB., BCL (2005)
École du Barreau du Québec (2006)
Year of Call: 2006