Partner and head of the Montréal office's Banking and Real Estate Group. Howard is also a member of the firm's Mergers and Acquisitions Group. With regard to banking law, he has represented both lenders and borrowers in a variety of financing transactions, including syndicated loans, project financings and asset based financings. Insofar as project financing is concerned, he has a particular expertise in the financing of films and television programs. His corporate and commercial law practice is focused on private mergers and acquisitions, equity financings, as well as corporate restructurings. In addition, he is experienced in production and distribution matters related to audio-visual works. He is recognized as a leading lawyer in banking and financial services regulatory in IFLR1000 2018 and in Chambers Canada 2018 as a leading lawyer in banking & finance. Also included in The Best Lawyers in Canada 2017 in the banking and finance and entertainment law sectors and the Lexpert® 2017 Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Corporate Lawyers in Canada, Banking and Financial Institutions. He was named the Best Lawyers' 2016 Montréal Entertainment Law Lawyer of the Year. Howard is a member of the Canadian and Québec Bar Associations and was called to the Québec Bar in 1994.