Paul Mantini practises commercial real estate, corporate/commercial (with emphasis on lending and project finance), infrastructure (P3) and gaming law.
Paul has been involved with the development and/or financing of many of the largest and most complicated projects in Canada, including Toronto Eaton Centre, Toronto-Dominion Centre, Brookfield Place, First Canadian Place, Royal Bank Plaza, Bay Adelaide Centre, Fifth Avenue Place, Exchange Tower, Niagara Fallsview Casino Resort and Western Canadian Place. He has been involved in some of the most innovative real estate transactions in Canada, including the first guarantee by a Canadian pension fund of a debt issue; the first public issue by a real estate co-tenancy, the first public issue of participating mortgage bonds, cross-border securitization of property and mortgage pools and the creation of REITs and property investments funds.
"Eminent real estate lawyer Paul Mantini is praised for his 'exceptional insight into joint venture relationships and development issues.' He also has formidable experience of major acquisitions and financings, frequently advising leading portfolio managers, investors and developers."
Paul has also acted on behalf of lenders and joint venture partners in the restructuring, CCAA proceedings and the plans of compromise and arrangement of several major real estate developers.
Paul is regarded as one of the leading real estate and project finance practitioners in Canada. According to Chambers Global: The World's Leading Lawyers for Business, clients have said that Mr. Mantini is "right at the top of everyone's list" and "anybody who plays in the real estate market in or even outside of Toronto probably knows Paul Mantini ..." and that "he is incredibly intelligent and has a real make-it-happen approach." Paul has been awarded Martindale-Hubbell's highest accolade (AV rating) signifying that he has reached the height of professional excellence.
"Paul Mantini is a leading real estate practitioner who is praised by clients for his 'exceptional insight into joint venture relationships and development issues.' Described as 'the guy to go to for matters requiring greater business sophistication,' he has a particularly strong reputation in real estate finance."
A frequent author, Paul writes on real estate, leasing, financing and gaming law matters and also lectures at seminars on commercial real estate ownership, development, financing and leasing.
He is a director of a number of private corporations and charitable organizations and a member of the International Association of Gaming Attorneys and the International Council of Shopping Centers.