Michael Burke
Partner

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 (consumer) lending/leasing programs for vehicle and equipment lessors, financiers and suppliers. In the securitization area, Michael advises sellers, purchasers, liquidity lenders, credit enhancers (including foreign insurance companies), 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 programs and bulk purchase programs. Michael regularly writes and speaks at conferences and seminars on securitizations, equipment and consumer leasing, and secured transactions. Michael is also involved in industry associations and legal professional organizations in Canada and the US, including being a member of CFLA's Board of Directors and Legal Committee, and being chair of the Personal Property Security Law Subcommittee of the OBA. He was also a member of the Legal Committee of the US Equipment Leasing and Finance Association (ELFA) — the first time for a Canadian lawyer.


Year Called to the Bar:1988 (ON)
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