66 Wellington St W, Suite 5300, TD Bank Twr, Toronto, ON
Year called to bar: 1990 (ON)
Head of the National Financial Services Group and a Partner in the firm’s Toronto Office. Practice focusing on financial institutions and capital market transactions and structured finance transactions, including new issuer transactions, covered bond programs, cross-border transactions, marketplace lending, and asset-backed programs. Has acted as lead counsel on numerous public structured finance transactions and global covered bond programs, both for issuers and underwriters. Extensive experience in single-seller and multi-seller securitization transactions for various asset classes, including credit card receivables; equipment leases and loans; CMBS, RMBS, and trade receivables. Repeatedly recommended in The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory and The 2020 Lexpert®/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada and has Martindale-Hubbell 2021 rating of AV Preeminent. Listed as leading lawyer in The Best Lawyers In Canada. Ranked as market leader Capital markets: structured finance and securitisation by IFLR1000 Guide to the World’s Leading Financial Law Firms. Ranked Band 1 (Top ranking) Chambers Canada in Capital Markets: Securitisation and The Legal 500 Canada. Has authored papers and lectured for structured finance conferences. Admitted to the Ontario Bar in 1990.
Pursuant to a €5 Billion Global Covered Bond Programme, on October 22, 2014, La Caisse centrale Desjardins du Québec (CCDQ) completed an offering of an aggregate amount of €1,000,000,000 0.375 per cent covered bonds due October 22, 2019 (the Covered Bonds).
CARDS II Trust completed a sale of Series 2013-1 1.984 per cent Credit Card Receivables Backed Class A Notes in the amount of $1,000,000,000 (the “Class A Notes”) and Series 2013-1 2.784 per cent Credit Card Receivables Backed Class B Notes in the amount of $69,591,000.