Partner, Gowling WLG
Susan Rosen is a partner in the Real Estate and Financial Services groups at Gowlings. Susan is a executive member of Gowlings’ Leasing and Real Estate National Practice groups. Susan specializes in a broad range of real estate, financial services and environmental law related areas, with an emphasis on commercial and retail leasing, secured financings, commercial purchase, sale and financing transactions and environmental law. In her practice, she works on behalf of mid size and multinational corporations, REITs, financial institutions and credit unions. Susan acts for a variety of landlords and developers, as well as, private sector tenants including retailers, manufacturers, non-governmental organizations, not-for-profit organizations and office tenants. Prior to joining Gowlings, she spent two years as in-house counsel at Shell Canada, where she expanded her real estate knowledge and developed her experience in environmental law. Susan has been a moderator, panelist, lecturer and has written numerous papers in connection with numerous seminars delivered to the Ontario Bar Association, International Council of Shopping Centres (ICSC), Toronto Commercial Real Estate Women’s Network (TCREW), Federal Press Conference Series, the Professional Credit Granting (PCG) School and other professional organizations. Susan was the co-chair of the ICSC Canadian Law Conference in 2013 and 2014. In addition, she regularly delivers lectures to clients and members of the firm on real estate, lending, leasing and environmental law issues. She recently moderated a webinar titled “Important Things You Should Know When Leasing Real Estate in Canada”. Susan has been quoted in a variety of articles appearing in The Globe and Mail and the Canadian Lawyer. Susan is the author of a Gowlings’ publication titled Doing Business in Canada, and to contributed the Toxic Real Estate chapter in the Business Guide to Environmental Law.