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Sean Morely Toronto Lawyer

Sean L. Morley

Partner Fasken
Jurisdiction New York, 2006 | Ontario, 1997
Language(s) English
Office(s) Toronto


Sean Morley’s practice is focused on project finance, public private partnerships and infrastructure development, with experience spanning Canada and the U.S. He also advises clients and organizations on ethically interacting with government.

Regularly assisting lenders, developers and contractors, Sean provides counsel on all aspects of projects and project finance in the infrastructure sector.  Sean has advised the winning consortium on numerous P3 projects, including the US 36 Express Lanes/Bus Rapid Transit Project, the Pennsylvania Bridges Project, the State Street Redevelopment Project (Indiana) and Merced Campus (UC) Project (CA). He also advised lenders to the winning consortium on the Waterloo Light Rail Project, and the Eglinton Crosstown LRT Project.   Other recent transactions include advising the lenders on the Humber River Regional Hospital Project, the Pan Am Athletes Village Project, the Quinte Courthouse Project, and the Windsor Essex Highway Project. He also advised equity investors in the Ontario Provincial Police Modernization Project and the Forensic Services and Coroner's Complex Project, and the lenders in Partnerships BC's Surrey Pretrial Centre Project.

Sean’s expertise also extends to Ontario's and Canada’s lobbying reporting laws, election laws and campaign finance laws.



  • Advised on IJGlobal Americas 2016 North America Social Infrastructure Deal of the Year for UC Merced, IJGlobal Americas 2016
  • Advised on three IJGlobal Americas 2015 Deal of the Year transactions, IJGlobal Americas 2015
2016 IJGlobal Americas Advised on IJGlobal Americas 2016 North America Social Infrastructure Deal of the Year for UC Merced
2015 IJGlobal Americas Advised on three IJGlobal Americas 2015 Deal of the Year transactions

Client Work

  • New Adult Mental Health & Addictions Facility Project,
  • Miami-Dade County Civil and Probate Courthouse Project,
  • Corner Brook Acute Care Hospital Project,
  • Library and Archives Canada's Gatineau 2 Project,
  • Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority achieves financial close Gordie Howe International Bridge Project,
  • Abbotsford Law Courts Project,
  • Bruce Power Office Complex and Training Facility Project,
  • Winning Consortium, led by Plenary Group in CAMH Phase 1C Development PPP Project,
  • Centre for Addiction and Mental Health’s US$685 million Queen Street redevelopment project,

Career & Education


  • ICD.D Institute of Corporate Directors (Institute-certified Director)
  • LLM Osgoode Hall Law School at York University
  • LLB University of Toronto
  • B Comm University of Toronto

Community involvement

  • Director, University Club Toronto
  • Director and Chairman, Pollution Probe Foundation
  • Director, Toronto Port Authority (2008-2017)
  • Chair of Governance and Human Relations Committee, Toronto Port Authority (2009-2017)

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Member, Ontario Bar Association
  • Member, American Bar Association

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