Sierra Heisler, a distinguished partner within Dentons' Real Estate group, operates from the Edmonton office, delivering a wealth of knowledge in both commercial real estate law and corporate law. Her expertise in commercial leasing, guiding both landlords and tenants, alongside her proficiency in handling acquisitions, dispositions, and property development, sets her apart. Sierra's adeptness in navigating the Foreign Ownership of Land Regulations in Alberta and her advocacy before the Subdivision and Development Appeal Board underscore her comprehensive approach to real estate law.
Her tenure included a pivotal secondment at a national retail company, where Sierra played a crucial role in addressing the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic across over 300 lease locations throughout Canada. Her ability to negotiate and draft critical lease agreements, renewals, extensions, and rent concession agreements highlights her adaptability and commitment to client needs.
In the realm of corporate law, Sierra's advice spans share and asset transactions, financings, joint ventures, and strategic partnerships, reflecting her versatility and strategic insight. Her experience is further enriched by previous roles at international law firms in Edmonton and Calgary, and secondments to the regulatory department of an Alberta electrical utility company and a national insurance company, where she supported a variety of corporate matters.
Significant contributions include advising Cerrado Gold Inc. on securing financing for its Monte do Carmo gold project in Brazil, representing development companies before the Subdivision and Development Appeal Board, and facilitating acquisitions for oil and gas industry service providers. Sierra's work in facilitating reverse-takeovers and private placements for private issuers and TSX Venture Exchange listed companies showcases her breadth of experience in complex corporate transactions.
A dedicated member of the Canadian Bar Association and the Law Society of Alberta, Sierra's commitment to the legal profession is evident. Her academic achievements, with a JD from the University of Alberta, a B.Ed. (Sec) from Concordia University College of Alberta, and a BSc from the University of Alberta, all with distinction, form the foundation of her distinguished career.
For businesses navigating the intricacies of commercial real estate and corporate law in Edmonton, Sierra Heisler offers unparalleled expertise, strategic solutions, and a dedicated partnership approach, making her a valuable ally in achieving their legal and business objectives.