40 King St W, Suite 2100, Scotia Plaza, Toronto, ON
Year called to bar: 2000 (ON)
Chuck Rich is a partner at Cassels, serves as Chair of the firm’s Banking & Specialty Finance Group, and is a member of the firm’s top-ranked Cannabis Group. Chuck’s practice focuses on secured and unsecured loan transactions and debt restructurings. He offers expertise in corporate and commercial lending, including syndicated financings, business property finance (seniors/LTC/student housing), acquisition financing, leveraged buyouts, asset-based lending, subordinate debt/first lien/second lien financings, cross-border transactions, receivables financing, special project financings (including trusts, partnership, and limited partnerships). Chuck acts for domestic banks, corporations, financial sponsors, family offices, and many foreign financial institutions. In addition, he acts as Canadian counsel to numerous foreign law firms. Chuck’s practice also includes security enforcement, workouts, and insolvency/debt restructurings for financial institution and corporate clients.
On December 1, 2017, Canopy Growth Corp. (Canopy Growth), Green House Holdings North America Inc. (Green House) and its affiliate in the Netherlands, GHSC Trading B.V., National Concessions Group Inc. (Organa Brands) entered into a collaborative joint venture. Together, these three companies comprise the most successful global cannabis businesses.
On October 19, 2016, Tender Choice Foods Inc. and its affiliate (“Tender Choice”), a leading Burlington, Ont.-based processor specializing in the processing, packing and distribution of meat products completed the sale of substantially all of the assets and food processing business of Tender Choice to Blue Goose Pure Capital Corp.
On October 2, 2015, Spin Master Corp. (TSX: TOY), a leading global children’s entertainment company, completed its acquisition of all of the issued and outstanding shares of Cardinal Industries, Inc., one of the oldest privately-held game and puzzle companies in the United States, with North American revenue in excess of US$50 million in 2014.