Sabrina A. Gherbaz

Sabrina A. Gherbaz

Toronto: 416.865.8179
Fax 416.865.7380


LLB, 1994
University of Western Ontario
BA (With Distinction), 1991
York University

Bar Admissions

Ontario, 1996


Sabrina is a co-head of the firm’s Commercial Real Estate Practice and a member of its Infrastructure and Energy Group. Sabrina’s practice focuses on commercial real estate, infrastructure and energy projects. She has experience in public-private partnership transactions, procurement law, project, mortgage and construction financing, project development, infrastructure development, asset-based purchase and sale transactions, real estate investment trusts and commercial leasing.

Sabrina represents prominent Canadian real estate owners, developers and financial institutions, and has experience in large commercial developments in Canada, Europe and Mexico. Sabrina has written on various real property and construction law topics, personal property secured transactions, debt restructurings, workouts and debtor-creditor law.

Representative Work

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Chambers Canada—Leading lawyer in real estate (2016-2021)

Best Lawyers in Canada—Leading lawyer in real estate law (2006-2021)

The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory—Leading lawyer in property development (2018-2020); infrastructure law (2019-2020)

Who’s Who Legal—Leading Canadian lawyer in real estate (2015-2020)

Chambers Global—Leading lawyer in real estate (2011-2016)

Expert Guides’ Women in Business Law—Leading lawyer in real estate (2014, 2016)

Which Lawyer?—Recommended lawyer in real estate (Ontario) (2008-2012)

Practical Law Company’s Corporate Real Estate Guide—Recommended Canadian lawyer in real estate (2011-2012)

Legal Media Group/Euromoney’s The Guide to the World’s Leading Real Estate Lawyers—Leading lawyer in real estate (2011-2012)

Legal Media Group/Euromoney’s The Guide to the World’s Leading Financial Law Firms—Leading lawyer in project finance (2008-2010)

Lexpert’s Rising Stars: Leading Lawyers Under 40—One of Canada’s leading lawyers under 40 (2008)

Chambers Global—Up-and-coming practitioner in real estate (2006)


Belts & Suspenders: Surety Bonds and Other Risk Control Devices

Speaker, Federated Press' 3rd Minimizing Construction Risk Course, Toronto

Managing the Unique Risks of International Real Estate Investment

Speaker, Queen's University Executive Seminars on Corporate and Investment Real Estate, Toronto

Failure to Adapt Infrastructure: Is Legal Liability Lurking for Infrastructure Stakeholders?

Speaker, The Clean Air Partnership, Toronto


Professional Involvement

From 2006 to 2009, Sabrina was the Government Relations Chair (Ontario) for ICSC.

Memberships and Affiliations

Sabrina is a member of the Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships and the International Council of Shopping Centers.