Joanne C. Coldwell
Joanne C. Coldwell
Partner at Aird & Berlis LLP
(416) 865-4642
(416) 863-1515
181 Bay St, Suite 1800, Brookfield Pl, Toronto, ON
Year called to bar: 1984 (ON)
Partner and co-Chair of the Aird & Berlis Transportation Group as well as a member of the firm’s Corporate/Commercial and Mergers & Acquisitions/Private Equity Groups. Extensive experience representing clients in the transportation industry, including businesses engaged in truck, bus, and rail operations as well as logistics services providers. Routinely involved in advising on transactions, licensing and regulation, cross-border issues, and transportation agreements. Focused on Canadian and cross-border mergers & acquisitions, divestitures, restructurings, reorganizations, and financings. A significant portion of her practice involves the acquisition and disposition of Canadian subsidiaries by US or foreign parent entities. Also advises private equity funds on buying, selling, and restructuring Canadian businesses. Represents banks, syndicated funds, and other institutional lenders as well as commercial borrowers in connection with secured and unsecured financing transactions. Former director and past president of the Canadian Transport Lawyers Association and a member of the Transportation Lawyers Association (US) and the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport in North America. Recognized by Best Lawyers and Lexpert®.
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