The Ottawa Senators of the National Hockey League completed a US$150-million take-out financing of their existing loan facilities.

The Ottawa Senators were represented by Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP with a team led by David Budd (financial services) and Sheldon Plener (corporate) that included Alison Manzer, Marlin Horst, Alex Tarantino, Sarah McKinnon, Jennifer Wasylyk and Josh Calderon (financial services); Luke Woolford (corporate) and Rick Angelson and Colleen Brewster (real estate).

The new senior lender syndicate was represented by Baker & McKenzie LLP's Jim Rossiter (corporate), who led a cross-border team in New York and Toronto. Ata Dinlenc and Olumide Owoo (corporate) were part of the team in New York; Kent Beattie (corporate, real estate) and Matt Kindree, Chris Besant and Lydia Salvi (corporate) were part of the team in Toronto.

The junior lender syndicate was represented in New York by DLA Piper with a team that included Mark Whitaker, Randi Bernstein and Robert Mendez (corporate); and in Toronto by Bennett Jones LLP with a team that included Steve Lutz, Mark Laugesen, Bruce Barker, David Rotchtin and Darcy Legros (financial services and corporate), and Ari Reichmann and Aleksandra Finelli (real estate).

Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP, with a team that included Gerald Shepherd and Chris Lankin (corporate), represented the Ottawa Senators in New York.

The National Hockey League was represented in-house by David Zimmerman, executive vice president, chief legal officer and general counsel, and Thomas Ferree, vice president, legal. The NHL also was represented by Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP's Norman Lieff and Ahmed Shehata.


Colleen Brewster Luke Woolford Kent F. Beattie David Budd Lydia Salvi Aleksandra B. Finelli Bruce C. Barker J. Steven Lutz Matthew Kindree D. Rick Angelson Sheldon Plener Ahmed Shehata Norman B. Lieff Mark S. Laugesen Darcy Legros Christopher W. Besant James Rossiter Alison R. Manzer Marlin Horst Alex M. Tarantino


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