Fred Gjoka is an experienced corporate and commercial lawyer with a particular emphasis on sophisticated commercial real estate transactions. Fred’s practice encompasses commercial real estate acquisitions, dispositions, sale/leaseback/royalty arrangements, financing, re-financing (including single lender and syndicated acquisition, construction, term and take-out financing, as well as vendor-take-back arrangements), leases, subleases, ground leases, specific-use licences, multi-layered easements, as well as the setup of strategic land structures, such as purchase options, rights of first refusal and rights of first offer. Fred also has considerable experience on general corporate and commercial law matters, including mergers & acquisitions, procurement, sales, construction, transportation, licensing, employment, as well as equipment leasing & financing.
Prior to joining BLG, Fred summered, articled and practiced at a national law firm for over 5 years, and more recently worked as legal in-house counsel with a leading multinational corporation for nearly 3 years.
Fred obtained his JD from Western Law after completing his Bachelor of Arts at Queen's University. He was called to the Ontario Bar in 2010.