Heather McKean

Former Managing Partner at Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP

Heather McKean

Heather McKean

Former Managing Partner at Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP

Biography

Heather is a Senior Partner and past National Chair of the Real Estate Practice Group at Osler, one of the best commercial real estate law firms in Canada. Her practice encompasses a wide range of top real estate transactions and debt financing transactions, in the mixed use, retail, office, manufacturing and hospitality sectors. Heather is keenly interested in the application of legal technologies, AI and automation in the area of commercial real estate, and led the development of Osler’s Automated Real Estate Purchase Transaction tool, a streamlined and technology-enabled process and package of services for business transactions.

She has been with the Firm since 1980. She is the author of The 2017 International Comparative Legal Guide to Real Estate, Canada chapter, as well as Purchasing Real Estate in Canada in European Lawyer. She has served on the Board of Directors of Toronto CREW and as Canada’s delegate to the U.S. based CREW Network and continues to be a member. For three years, Heather served as Managing Partner of the firm, with responsibility for business strategy and client relationship management, and as a member of the firm's Executive Committee.

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Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP

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2

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Partner at Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP

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Partner at Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP

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Chair, National Franchise & Distribution Practice Group at Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP

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Partner at Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP

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Partner at Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP

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Partner at Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP

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Partner at Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP

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Partner at Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP

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Partner at Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP

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Co-Chair, Executive Compensation Practice at Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP

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Heather McKean
Former Managing Partner at Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
Education
LLB

Osgoode Hall Law School is located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It is the oldest law school in Ontario, and is one of the professional faculties at York University. Osgoode Hall Law School is consistently ranked as one of the top law schools in Canada by Maclean's Magazine, ranking second among common-law schools in 2011 and 2012. Named after the first Chief Justice of Ontario, William Osgoode, the law school was established by The Law Society of Upper Canada in 1889. The school was at the centre of the debates over the principles of modern legal education in the 1950s. Osgoode Hall Law School provided many of the founding members of the bar in the prairie provinces. Today, the law school offers a professional degree in law that is accepted for bar admission in every province in Canada with the exception of Quebec, as well as the American States of Massachusetts and New York. Osgoode has three joint degree programs, as well as Canada's largest graduate program in law. Osgoode Hall Law School has adopted the Juris Doctor degree designation which has replaced their previous Bachelor of Laws designation. The law school is home to the Law Reform Commission of Ontario, the Osgoode Hall Law Journal, the German Law Journal, and the largest law library in the Commonwealth. Osgoode Hall Law School students may participate in a number of clinical and intensive programs, including the Community and Legal Aid Services Program (CLASP), the Poverty Law Intensive at Parkdale Community Legal Services, the Criminal Law Intensive, the Innocence Project, and the Osgoode Business Clinic.[5] According to the Official Guide to Canadian Law Schools, Osgoode Hall Law School has the most extensive range of clinical programs in Canada. The primary student government at Osgoode is the Legal and Literary Society. Osgoode Hall Law School is particularly known for its leading role in the areas of constitutional law, the Charter and human rights, and international law. (Peter Hogg, Brian Slattery, Patrick J. Monahan, Jean-Gabriel Castel) Some of the world's most important legal scholars teach at Osgoode, including Leslie Green who holds the University of Oxford's statutory Chair in Philosophy of Law. Former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights and former judge at the Supreme Court of Canada, Louise Arbour taught at, and later became the associate dean of, Osgoode Hall Law School.

Memberships
Member
Current

Founded in 1989, CREW Network is the industry's premier business networking organization dedicated to advancing the achievements of women in commercial real estate. Nearly 9,000 CREW Network members represent nearly every discipline within the industry and are located in over 70 major markets across North America. CREW Network seeks to influence the success of the commercial real estate industry by focusing on fulfilling four key initiatives: business development, leadership development, industry research and career outreach.

Career History
Managing Partner
1980 - ?

Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP provides legal services. It offers services in the areas of business law, commercial property, communications and media, trade, construction & infrastructure, corporate finance, and intellectual property. The company was founded in 1862 and is headquartered in Toronto, ON.

Boards & Committees
Member, Executive Committee
Current

Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP provides legal services. It offers services in the areas of business law, commercial property, communications and media, trade, construction & infrastructure, corporate finance, and intellectual property. The company was founded in 1862 and is headquartered in Toronto, ON.

Member, Board of Directors
Prior
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Hydro One Ltd. issued CAD Common Stock

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Chorus Aviation, Inc. purchases Voyageur Airways Ltd.

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