Michael Burke

Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP

199 Bay St, Suite 4000, Commerce Court West
Toronto, ON M5L 1A9
Phone: (416) 863-3866
Fax: (416) 863-2653
E-mail: michael.burke@blakes.com

Michael's practice focuses on transactional matters in the securitization and asset-based lending/leasing areas and on the development and modernization of wholesale and retail lending/leasing programs for vehicle and equipment lessors, financiers and suppliers. In securitization, he advises sellers, purchasers, liquidity lenders, credit enhancers, trustees and rating agencies in connection with domestic and cross-border securitization transactions. He also acts for a number of Canadian finance and insurance companies in purchasing or selling lease portfolios and in establishing domestic and cross-border private securitization and bulk purchase programs. Michael regularly writes and speaks at conferences and seminars on securitizations, equipment and consumer leasing, and secured transactions. He is a member of Canadian Finance & Leasing Association’s Board of Directors and its Legal Committee, a member of the Board of Regents of the American College of Commercial Finance Lawyers, and chair of the Personal Property Security Law Committee of the Ontario Bar Association. He has also been a member of the Legal Committee of the US Equipment Leasing and Finance Association (ELFA)—a first for a Canadian lawyer.

Year Called to the Bar:1988 (ON)
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