79 Wellington St W, Suite 3000, Box 270, TD Ctr, Toronto, ON
Year called to bar: 2001 (ON)
Practises corporate, commercial and securities law, with a focus on public and private managed products, structured asset-backed financings, securitization and derivatives. Has represented various underwriters and ABS issuers in large public offerings. Has worked on structuring transactions involving the securitization of numerous asset classes, including commercial and residential mortgages, HELOCs, auto loans and leases, wholesale dealer loans, credit cards and trade receivables. Adjunct Professor of law at Osgoode Hall Law School, where he teaches commercial law. Co-author of the "Canada" chapter of The International Comparative Legal Guide to Securitisation, published by Global Legal Group, London. Ontario Bar, 2001. LLB, 1999, University of Toronto. BComm (Gold Medallist, University College), 1996, University of Toronto.
Scotiabank completed the acquisition of a 20 per cent equity interest in the financial services business of Canadian Tire Corporation, Limited for $500 million in cash. As part of the new business partnership, Scotiabank has agreed to provide a funding commitment to the financial services business of up to $2.25 billion and the parties have entered into a marketing program agreement to pursue joint marketing initiatives.