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Douglas J. Klaassen

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Douglas J. Klaassen
Law Practice
Doug Klaassen is partner and co-head of Stikeman Elliott's Structured Finance and Financial Products Group in Toronto. Mr. Klaassen's practice focuses on commercial real property and leasing, and commercial mortgage lending, realization and securitization.

Mr. Klaassen acts for commercial property owners and landlords and commercial and residential mortgage lenders, aggregators, servicers, CMBS and ABS issuers, investors, underwriters, and rating agencies based in Canada and the United States.

Mr. Klaassen is listed and recognized in the following publications:

  • Chambers Global 2016 Guide and the 2016 Chambers Canada guide as a recommended lawyer for Real Estate law. Sources say: "He thinks on his feet - he has business sense associated with legal knowledge."

  • The Legal 500 Canada 2016 as a recommended lawyer for Real Estate law.

  • The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2015 as a Consistently Recommended practitioner in the area of Asset Securitization.

  • Who's Who Legal: Real Estate, The International Who's Who of Business Lawyers, and Who's Who Legal: Canada 2015 for Real Estate law.

  • Legal Media Group's Expert Guides: Real Estate 2015.

Professional Activities
Mr. Klaassen is a member of the executive committee of the Canadian Chapter of the Commercial Mortgage Securities Association and is a member of the American College of Mortgage Attorneys.

University of Toronto (LL.B. 1985).

Bar Admission
Ontario, 1987

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