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Year called to bar: 1986 (ON)
Monica is Co-Chair of Osler’s National Tax Group with responsibility for the disputes practice. Her own practice includes all aspects of corporate income tax with an emphasis on tax disputes, mergers & acquisitions, and corporate finance. Monica has extensive experience in cross-border mergers, inbound corporate financing and acquisitions, leasing as a form of financing, and financial restructuring. She has deep expertise in tax controversy; Monica was co-counsel on the first case involving the general anti-avoidance rule (GAAR) to reach the Supreme Court of Canada and the first GAAR cases in Ontario, BC, and Alberta. Monica is an author and speaker at conferences on various Canadian tax matters, and is a past Governor of the Canadian Tax Foundation. She has taught at the Bar Admission Course and is on the editorial board for the Federated Press, a Corporate Finance periodical. Monica won a Lexpert® award in 2017 for her leadership in supporting the advancement of women in the practice of tax.
On March 6, 2015, a landlord group led by Ivanhoé Cambridge Inc. and Oxford Properties Group completed a transaction involving the termination of leases at 11 properties that had previously been leased by Target Canada Co. (Target), owner and operator of shopping centers, and a unit of Target Corp., for $138 million.
Emera Incorporated, through its subsidiary NSP Maritime Link Incorporated, completed a $1.3 billion bond financing in support of the $1.56 billion Maritime Link Project. The Maritime Link Project involves the development, construction and commissioning of both, a new 500MW HVdc transmission line, as well as a 230kV HVac line and associated infrastructure, between the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador and the Province of Nova Scotia.
The ADT Corp. acquired Reliance Protectron Inc. from Reliance Comfort Limited Partnership, a portfolio company of investment funds managed by Alinda Capital Partners, for an all-cash deal worth $555 million.
The Reynolds and Reynolds Company, which is listed on the NYSE, announced on August 4, 2000 that it has completed the sale of its Information Solutions Group, the company’s document outsourcing and customer relationship management business, to The Carlyle Group.
Worldwide Fiber Inc., a Vancouver-based provider of technologically advanced fiber optic communications infrastructure, filed a final offering memorandum on July 23, 1999 in respect of the issue and sale of U. S. $500 million (Cdn. $750 million) 12% Senior Notes due 2009.