Abraham Costin > McCarthy Tétrault > Toronto, Canada > Lawyer Profile

McCarthy Tétrault
66 Wellington Street West
Suite 5300, TD Bank Tower Box 48
Toronto ON M5K 1E6

Work Department

Real Estate


Practice covers a full range of transactions, including leasing, acquisitions, development and financing. Acts for both large and small developers, pension funds and financial institutions. Practice also includes insolvency and realisation work related to real property.


Ontario Bar, 1982


Fellow of the American College of Mortgage Attorneys. Co-Chair of the Advisory Board of the Georgetown Law School Advanced Commercial Leasing Institute. Member of the ADR Institute of Canada.

Lawyer Rankings

Canada > Real estate and construction

(Hall of Fame)

Abraham CostinMcCarthy Tétrault

McCarthy Tétrault is home to a full-service real estate offering, and attracts instructions from private and publicly-traded investors, REITs, pension funds, governmental bodies and developers. In the acquisition and disposition space, the department is frequently engaged in high-value transactions, both of single assets and portfolios, spanning industrial, residential and commercial properties, hotels, office buildings and infrastructure projects. Furthermore, the team is also routinely called upon to advise on development-related joint ventures, financing deals, leasing matters and disputes. William McCullough in Toronto manages the department that also includes John Currie, who is noted for his proficiency in financing transactions involving the real estate sector, and Abraham Costin, who is counsel of choice for developers, pension funds and financial institutions. Also based in Toronto, Jamie Orzech balances a busy transactional workload that includes acquisitions and dispositions of all asset classes, implementation of real estate joint ventures and financings. In Vancouver, Keith Burrell advises on development and investment matters, and is often sought after by major developers of residential and mixed-use projects engaged in presale activity.