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Melissa Schyven
Law Practice
Melissa Schyven is a partner practising in Stikeman Elliott's Commercial Real Estate Group in Toronto. She is also an active member of the Banking & Lending Group and the Energy Group, and serves on the Toronto office's Associates Committee. Ms. Schyven is former Chair of the Toronto office's Education Committee.

Ms. Schyven's practice focuses on commercial real estate, including acquisitions, dispositions, commercial leasing and related matters, as well as a variety of banking transactions with a particular emphasis on project finance and acquisition finance. She has had frequent involvement in transactions involving large real property portfolios, the hospitality sector, REITs, and the retail sector. In addition, Ms. Schyven acts for developers and lenders with respect to power generation matters including renewable energy. Ms. Schyven is recognized by Chambers Canada 2017 as a leading lawyer in Real Estate (Ontario), with clients noting "She is an outstanding real estate lawyer, and The Best Lawyers in Canada 2017 for her expertise in Real Estate Law. Ms. Schyven has also been recognized by the 2017 Acritas StarsTM in the field of Real Estate law.

Professional Activities
Ms. Schyven is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada and the Ontario Bar Association, as well as the Toronto chapter of CREW (Commercial Real Estate Women).

Osgoode Hall Law School (LL.B. 2002), Queen's University (Honours BA 1997).

Bar Admission
Ontario, 2003

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