Andrea White is a partner in Toronto. Andrea White joined Shibley Righton LLP in
April, 2011, bringing to the firm a broad base of experience, especially in the areas
of real property law and business immigration.
On the real estate side, Andrea has a broad experience, She represents one of the
charitable foundation’s lotteries, has advised on the purchase and financing of a very
large commercial/industrial portfolio, and has acted for one of the largest landlords
in Canada. On the other hand, she has also acted for individual tenants on their
commercial leases, demonstrating a wide range of ability and experience.
On the immigration side, Andrea has represented multinational companies, usually
with regards to their international mobility programs, across a broad spectrum of
industries. This includes food, retail, large manufacturing, insurance, consultancy, and
automotive parts. In addition, she has been retained by entertainment companies, most
often to help actors, producers, directors, and film crews obtain work permits and to
overcome inadmissibility issues. In addition to applications for work permits, she also
represents clients for temporary residence applications, such as study permits, and for
permanent residence applications, retention of permanent residency, and acquisition
Before joining Shibley Righton LLP, Andrea spent more than a decade in the Toronto
office of one of Canada’s largest national firms, building a reputation in business
real estate and immigration. She was the senior lawyer for the firm across Canada and
overseas, and in terms of real estate, developed solid expertise in commercial,
industrial, carriage trade residential, financings, refinancing, mining and leasing,
resolve immigration and real estate.
Andrea has spoken at such organizations as the Quebec Bar Association, the
U.S.-Canada Board of Trade Joint Conference in Washington, D.C., and the Centre
for International Legal Studies in Salzburg, Austria. She has been an instructor for
the Real Estate section for the Canadian Bar Association Course, and is a member of
the Ontario Bar Association Real Estate and Immigration sections. She is also a past
member of the executive of the immigraiton section, and is a past member of the
International Centre for Shopping Centres, the mentor committee of Commercial
Real Estate Women, and the Centre for International Legal Studies. She has spoken
at the Six Minute Commerical Leasing seminars and has been a contributor to the Real
Property Reports providing case commentaries. She has also written chapters in several
books including the Shopping Centre Leases and Distress.
Andrea has an Honours B. A. from the University of Western Ontario, and earned her
law degree from the University of New Brunswick. She articled in Toronto and was
called to the Bar in 1991.
University of New Brunswick, LL.B., 1989
University of Western Ontario, B.A. (Hons), 1985