Rocco D'Angelo  


Executive Summary

Rocco D'Angelo practises in most areas of real property law and associated areas of general commercial law, including development, leasing, acquisition and divestiture, financing and mortgage enforcement. He has represented owners and developers of commercial real estate projects as well as institutional lenders in the financing of shopping centres, hotels and office complexes.

He also acts for both public and private entities in the infrastructure and public-private projects sector.

Rocco is the Regional Leader (Ottawa) of the Commercial Real Estate Practice Group at Borden Ladner Gervais LLP. He is conversant in Italian and speaks some French.

Representative Work

  • Advises various lender clients extensively in various types of real estate finance transactions. As an example, he recently acted for two major financial institutions in a $350-million shared loan financing of a regional shopping centre.
  • Advises various lender clients respecting strategic approaches to problematic loans, including restructuring, realizations and additional security negotiations.
  • Advises various developers and owners respecting the acquisition and divestiture of real estate assets.
  • Advises various developers and owners respecting ground lease transactions as well as specific lease negotiation on behalf of landlords and tenants.
  • Is acting or has acted for a large municipality on several public-private transactions including:
    • Light Rail Project. He is overseeing the real estate component of the project including dealing with various other levels of government.
    • The redevelopment of a large municipal facility by partnering with the private sector; the completed project will be a multi-use development with residential, retail, office and public uses including a new outdoor stadium.
    • Negotiating a long-term agreement with a private sector entity for the operation of a municipal solid waste to energy conversion facility.
    • Negotiating a long-term agreement with a private sector entity for a pay and display parking operating system.

Rankings & Recognitions

  • Recognized in the 2019 (and since 2014) edition of the Lexpert Special Edition - Canada's Leading Infrastructure Lawyers.
  • Recognized in the 2019 edition (and since 2015) of Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory (Property Development).
  • Recognized in the 2019 edition of Who's Who Legal: Canada (Real Estate Law).
  • Recognized in the 2020 edition (and since 2010) of The Best Lawyers in Canada® (Real Estate Law).
  • Recognized as the 2018 Ottawa Real Estate Lawyer of the Year by The Best Lawyers in Canada®.
  • Martindale-Hubbell® BV® Distinguished™4.4 out of 5 Peer Review Rated.