Xue Yan

Xue Yan  

Senior Associate

Executive Summary

Xue Yan is a senior associate in the Toronto office of Borden Ladner Gervais LLP. Xue practises in the area of commercial real estate, including acquisition and disposition of commercial real properties; financings, joint-venture, partnership and co-ownership arrangements for commercial real properties; long-term lease arrangements and mixed-use developments; public-private transactions; and leasing and property management of commercial real properties. She is a member of the Firm's Asia Pacific Client Service Team.

Xue articled with BLG before joining the Firm as an associate in 2009. Xue is fluent in Mandarin Chinese.

Representative Work

  • Acts for clients in connection with acquisition and disposition of commercial real properties, including conducting due diligence, review of leases, contracts and other legal documents, and negotiating and drafting agreements.
  • Acts for clients in connection with joint-venture, partnership and co-ownership arrangements, including negotiating and drafting limited partnership agreements, co-owners agreements and property management agreements.
  • Acts on behalf of both lenders and borrowers in connection with financings for commercial real properties and projects, including conducting due diligence, review of various legal documents, and negotiating and drafting loan documents.
  • Acts for clients in connection with public-private partnerships and mixed-use developments, including drafting project agreements, ground leases and reciprocal agreements.
  • Acts for clients in connection with the leasing of commercial real properties, including negotiating and drafting leases.
  • Assists and advises clients on issues relating to land transfer taxes, corporate structures and other legal issues relating to commercial real estate transactions.
  • Advises Chinese clients on Canadian law in general and commercial real estate practice in particular.

Publications & Presentations

  • Author, "Ontario HST: What It Means for Landlords and Tenants of Commercial Real Properties," Ontario Real Estate Law Developments (CCH) and Taxnet Pro, 2010 (with Catherine Bray and Beverly Gilbert).