925 West Georgia St, Suite 1600, Cathedral Pl, Vancouver, BC
Year called to bar: 1991 (BC)
Michael represents both lenders and borrowers in a wide range of transactions involving debt financing, including operating and term credit facilities provided by banks and other financial institutions (both individually or as part of a syndicate), acquisition financing, including leveraged buyout transactions that frequently involve multiple tiers of secured and unsecured debt, commercial lease financing, asset-based loan facilities, and subordinated or mezzanine debt financing. His experience extends to the financing of a wide variety of businesses across a range of sectors, including manufacturing, commercial, and residential real estate development, construction, aircraft operations, and a variety of service providers. Michael’s work frequently involves inter-provincial and other multi-jurisdictional financing transactions, and he has considerable experience in dealing with the multi-jurisdictional issues arising in such transactions. He is recognized in The Best Lawyers in Canada for Asset-Based Lending Practice, Banking and Finance Law, Project Finance Law, and Public Finance Law, was named their 'Lawyer of the Year' for Banking and Finance Law in 2022 and for Asset-Based Lending Practice in 2023, in Vancouver. Michael is called to the British Columbia Bar (1991).
Pacific West Commercial Corporation (Pacific West), an affiliate of Vancouver-based Stern Partners Inc. (Stern Partners), completed the acquisition of the business and assets of Comark Inc. (Comark). Financial terms were undisclosed.