Jacob Stucken photo
Jacob Stucken photo
Jacob Stucken photo

Jacob manages a growing commercial real estate practice covering transactional matters, leasing and property rights issues, with a particular focus on leasing (across assets classes and jurisdictions).

By advising in these areas, he seeks to leverage his business background by providing tailored and fulsome solutions for clients in both rural and urban settings. Jacob has assisted with a variety of complex real estate transactions, including successfully obtaining Orders-in-Council and other exemptions under the Foreign Ownership of Land Regulations, long-term ground lease structures for university properties, as well as Indigenous commercial developments.

Another area of engagement is business transactions with commercial real estate elements, including reviewing, drafting and negotiating sale-leaseback deals, restrictive covenants, easements, options to purchase and real estate exit or entry strategies.



Representative Matters

  • Assisted with long-term ground leasing set-up, negotiation and closing for university property trusts.
  • Acted for multinational quick-service restaurant chain regarding leasing and acquisitions across Alberta.
  • Advised various companies with respect to Alberta’s Foreign Ownership of Land Regulations for changes of control, leasing and acquisitions of property (including successful applications for orders-in-council authorizing acquisition of controlled land).
  • Guided office and medical tenants involved in early lease termination situations.
  • Drafted and updated lease templates for medical office, independent living and assisted living landlords.
  • Advised electrical distribution company with respect to end of term lease obligations and overholding tenancy strategy.
  • Acted for Alberta agricultural society in negotiating a new arrangement with the local municipality for the society’s existing facility.
  • Advised ranching operation with respect to property issues arising from a proposed subdivision.
  • Acted for an electrical connection and protection solutions company entering into a strategic alliance and investment agreement with a private Canadian IT hardware company.

Speaking Engagements

"Top Things to know as you Grow your Business" - AAAS – The Alberta Young Farmers and Ranchers – Rock the Farm Convention

February 4, 2023

“Acquiring and Divesting Agricultural Properties: What to watch for and how to do it” - AAAS – AAAS Convention 2023

February 3, 2023

Water Law Seminar - Planning Committee Member

December 1, 2021 - An engaging virtual event where an introduction to water law is discussed and an insightful conversation on issues, challenges and opportunities facing residents, irrigation districts and municipalities in Alberta. VIEW PRESENTATION

Articling Students Branch and Research Lawyers Branch, “Student Perspectives: Articling in a Global Pandemic” - Canadian Bar Association

May 31, 2021

Directorships & Affiliations

  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Calgary Bar Association

Education & Admissions

2021
Called to the Alberta Bar
2020
JDUniversity of Calgary
2017
BCommUniversity of Alberta

Publications

Insights (18 Posts)View More

Featured Insight

Storm Clouds Looming: The Impact of Competition Act Changes on Leasing

The Affordable Housing and Groceries Act (Bill C-56) recently introduced changes to the Competition Act (Canada) which will govern all landlord and tenant leases and other agreements, not just those of grocery stores

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Tuesday, April 30, 2024
Featured Insight

Storm Clouds Looming: The Impact of Competition Act Changes on Leasing

Our upcoming seminar will help tenants and landlords prepare for anti-competitive agreement changes under the Competition Act, as summarized in this bulletin

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Mar 4, 2024
Featured Insight

Done Like Dinner: Updated Guidance Published by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency for Simulated Meat and Poultry Products

This bulletin discusses the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA)'s updated guidance for simulated meat and simulated poultry products and adjacent products.

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Oct 18, 2023
Featured Insight

Overholding in Commercial Leasing

The concept of overholding is often misunderstood and deserves more attention in commercial leases, given the significant consequences for landlords and tenants.

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Sep 27, 2023
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Have a Little Faith in Me: Good Faith in Leasing Lately

This bulletin explores the duty of good faith in commercial leasing through a summary of recent cases and their takeaways for landlords and tenants.

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Jul 24, 2023
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Guarantees and Indemnities in Commercial Leases: What to Watch For

Indemnities and guarantees in leases deserve careful consideration for tenants and landlords, on a case and province-specific basis, as this bulletin explains.

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May 3, 2023
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February 2023 Update – New Restrictions on Selling Land: An Overview of the Prohibition on the Purchase of Residential Property by Non-Canadians Act and Regulations

Update on the Prohibition on the Purchase of Residential Property by Non-Canadians Act and Regulations.

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Feb 10, 2023
Featured Insight

University Property Development Trusts: How They Work and Points to Consider

This Bulletin provides key takeaways for universities, developers and lenders looking to get involved in a university trust for property development purposes

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Nov 29, 2022
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CFIA Seeks Guidance on Food Info and Labelling for Food Sold Online

Canada’s food regulator considering guidelines for food labelling and information regarding food products sold online, with consultation ongoing.

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May 25, 2022
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Drilling Down on Crypto: AER Cryptocurrency Mining Bulletin and Information Request

Alberta's Energy Regulator taking steps to better understand cryptocurrency mining operations occurring alongside AER-regulated operations.

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May 4, 2022
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New Municipal Tax Recovery, Similar Problems: Alberta’s Bill 77

Bill 77 promises new municipal tax recovery powers for Albertan municipalities, but has some drawbacks that may hinder its effect.

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Nov 24, 2021
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Construction Remedies On Public Projects: Alberta’s Public Works Act and Comparable Legislation in Other Provinces

This bulletin outlines the key requirements for contractors seeking payment under construction contracts with the provincial government in Alberta and elsewhere

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Nov 23, 2021
Featured Insight

Changes on the Menu – 2nd Course: Canadian Food Inspection Agency Updates Implementation Plan for Food Labelling Rules

This Bulletin covers the Canadian Food Inspection Agency's Implementation Plan for Updates to Food Labelling Rules.

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Sep 29, 2021
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Recent changes for farmers’ market vendors in Alberta / Introducing the “Made in Alberta, by Albertans” label

This Bulletin covers changes to rules for farmers' markets and their vendors in Alberta, plus the rollout of the "Made in Alberta, by Albertans" logo and label.

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Aug 11, 2021
Featured Insight

Changes on the Menu: Canadian Food Inspection Agency Publishes Consultation Report on Proposed Guidelines for Simulated Meat and Poultry Products

This Bulletin discusses feedback on the CFIA’s proposed new guidelines for plant-based meat and poultry, what could be changing and what the CFIA is doing next.

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Jul 20, 2021
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Charging Ahead: Alberta and Saskatchewan Joining Forces with Ontario and New Brunswick on Small Modular Reactors

Update on developments in nuclear energy and small modular nuclear reactors in Canada, including the memorandum of understanding that was recently signed.

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May 26, 2021
Featured Insight

A Pending Registration Queue at the Alberta Land Titles Office – How will it work?

A primer on the new Alberta Land Titles Office registration system and how commercial real estate closing procedures may change as a result.

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Apr 7, 2021
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Can You Register A Builders Lien For Pre-Construction Services on a Cancelled Project? – Case Comment: Shelly Morris Business Services Ltd v Syncor Solutions Limited

Can You Register A Builders Lien For Pre-Construction Services on a Cancelled Project? – Case Comment: Shelly Morris Business Services Ltd v Syncor Solutions Limited

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Jan 6, 2021

Deals & Cases (3 Posts)

Featured Insight

West Fraser Completes Sale of Quesnel River and Slave Lake Pulp Mills

On April 20, 2024, West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd. (TSX and NYSE: WFG) completed its previously announced agreement to sell its Quesnel River Pulp mill in British Columbia and its Slave Lake Pulp mill in Alberta to Atlas Holdings.

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Apr 20, 2024
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ASKO Holding’s wholly owned subsidiary, Başak Traktör Tarim Ziraat Ve Iş Makinalari Sanayi Ticaret A.Ş, acquires approximately 96.7% of the issued and outstanding common shares of Buhler Industries Inc.

On December 28, 2023, Başak Traktör Tarim Ziraat Ve Iş Makinalari Sanayi Ticaret A.Ş, a wholly owned subsidiary of ASKO Holding completed its acquisition of all the common shares of Buhler Industries Inc. owned by Combine Factory Rostselmash Ltd., representing 96.7% of the issued and outstanding Shares of the Company.

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Dec 28, 2023
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West Fraser to Sell Two Pulp Mills in Western Canada to Atlas Holdings

On September 22, 2023, West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd. (TSX and NYSE: WFG) (“West Fraser”) announced its agreement to sell it’s Quesnel River Pulp mill in Quesnel, British Columbia and its Slave Lake Pulp mill in Slave Lake, Alberta to Atlas Holdings (“Atlas”) for US$120 Million.

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Sep 22, 2023