Simon R. Fitzpatrick
Simon R. Fitzpatrick
(416) 601-8012
(416) 601-8250
66 Wellington St W, Suite 5300, TD Bank Twr, Toronto, ON
Year called to bar: 1996 (ON)
Partner in the Toronto office. Practice focuses primarily on structured finance. Extensive CMBS and securitization experience in acting for a variety of market participants including ABCP conduits, originators, issuers, liquidity providers, credit enhancers, underwriters, and investment banks. Experience involves a large number of transactions in Canada, the UK, and the US, covering a wide variety of asset classes, including residential and commercial mortgages, credit cards, installment sales contracts, lease receivables, trade receivables, CLOs, lines of credit, energy efficient equipment, managed hospital equipment, and student loans. Previous experience includes three years in London, UK, practising with a prominent US firm in the area of structured finance. Named one of Lexpert®’s 2007 “Top 40 Lawyers Under 40” in Canada. Admitted to the Ontario Bar in 1996.
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