Partner Maria McKenzie practises business law with an emphasis on infrastructure and banking, including advising the public and private sectors and lenders on public–private partnership and other infrastructure projects, construction and procurement, and acting for both lenders and borrowers for secured and unsecured credit facilities and project financings. She also advises on mergers & acquisitions; commercial property purchase, sale, and lease transactions; and corporate reorganizations, and provides general corporate and commercial advice. Maria joined Farris in 1995. Prior to joining the firm, Maria clerked at the Supreme Court of Canada for Madame Justice Beverley McLachlin from 1990 to 1991.
The Saskatchewan Hospital North Battleford Project reached financial close on August 27, 2015, when Access Prairies Partnership (APP) entered into a Project Agreement with the Province of Saskatchewan (Province) for an integrated mental health hospital and correctional facility.
On December 16, 2014, the City of Saskatoon signed a project agreement with Integrated Team Solutions SCOC Partnership, a consortium comprised of EllisDon Capital Inc. and Fengate Capital Management, on behalf of Fengate Greenfield Infrastructure Fund L.P. and Toronto Electrical Workers Infrastructure Fund L.P., to design, build, finance and maintain the Saskatoon Civic Operations Centre.
On November 26, 2014, Trillium Health Partners (Trillium) and Infrastructure Ontario reached Financial close with Walsh Infrastructure Credit Valley, Ltd. (Walsh) to build and finance the Credit Valley Hospital Priority Areas Redevelopment Project, located in Mississauga, Ontario.