John Doolan is a senior real estate lawyer, with a wide variety of experience in commercial real estate law and aboriginal law matters. He is co-lead of Miller Thomson's Aboriginal Law Group.

John has been a commercial real estate lawyer for over 30 years.  His experience includes advising on major projects and financings, infrastructure development, structuring transactions, acquisitions and dispositions, partnerships and joint ventures, real estate development and leasing.

John has extensive experience in aboriginal law, including with respect to relationships with First Nations, leases and other tenures on First Nation land, and commercial agreements and financings involving First Nations. He represents business enterprises, First Nations and First Nation groups on economic development matters, including complex structures and projects.

John works successfully with federal, provincial and aboriginal governments and officials, including First Nation councils and administrations, the Department of Indigenous and Northern Development Canada, Justice Canada, the office of the provincial Attorney General and the Superintendent of Real Estate.

John is recognized as a leading lawyer in Aboriginal Law by both Chambers Canada and Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business. He is included in the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, a guide to the leading law firms and practitioners in Canada, as a leading lawyer in the areas of aboriginal law, property development, and property leasing, and was featured as one of “Canada’s Leading Infrastructure Lawyers” in the 2015 and 2018 Lexpert special editions.