Samuel C. Billard
Samuel C. Billard
Partner at Aird & Berlis LLP
(416) 865-4648
(416) 863-1515
181 Bay St, Suite 1800, Brookfield Pl, Toronto, ON
Year called to bar: 1985
Partner and member of the Aird & Berlis Financial Services Group. Extensive experience in project finance, syndicated lending, asset-based lending, restructuring, leasing, derivatives, asset-backed commercial paper, structured finance, and carbon trading. Focusing on unusual, often multi-jurisdictional, secured lending transactions, provides corporate, regulatory, and transactional advice to some of the largest financial institutions in North America. Addresses clients’ financing and lending issues both in Canada and abroad. An expert in Caribbean banking and, with great local connections, is a go-to advisor for many of North America’s largest financial institutions active in the region. Experience includes assisting financial institutions restructure exposures to struggling resorts, hotels, and other hospitality-related businesses in the Caribbean. Extensive experience in drafting and commenting on over-the-counter swap documentation and other bespoke derivative transactions. Began his career with the law department of one of Canada's leading commercial banks before going into private practice. Member of the Toronto Opinions Group (TOROG), the Caribbean Association for Law and Court Administration, the American Bankruptcy Institute, and the Canadian Bond Investors' Association.
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