What we do for our Banking & Finance clients

Parlee McLaws’ Banking and Finance team provides skilled and experienced legal guidance to help lenders and borrowers do things right, right from the start, helping you mitigate risks and maximize opportunities. No matter what the transaction, we work with you to understand the context and your perspective that drives your financial decisions. Sound legal advice can demystify the lending and borrowing process, and give you an important strategic advantage. We know that timing is critical in transactions, and, we work to be responsive and nimble, in order to ensure you can take advantage of opportunities before they are gone.

Our team brings years of experience to all aspects of lending, financing, recovery and insolvency transactions for clients across various industries. In addition to working with traditional banking clients, we work closely with non-traditional lenders and asset-based financers in areas such as real estate, aircraft and business properties on a variety of complex commercial loan transactions, including secured lending as well as public, as well as private financing arrangements. We also have experienced restructuring and insolvency professionals to guide our clients through processes such as asset recovery and debt reorganization.

Representative Work

  • $1 billion+ dollar credit facility for coal income fund on acquisition of a target coal income fund
  • Acting as Canadian counsel for the borrower on syndicated loan and credit facility – $1.5 billion+
  • Original debt financing and creation of coal income fund – $250MM
  • Various note issues to U.S. institutional investors ranging from $100,000,000 U.S.+
  • $1.4 billion dollar bridge financing transaction in respect of the acquisition of oil and gas interests
  • Acting as regional counsel on financing matters for a major Canadian communications company
  • $100MM syndicated loan for major retailer
  • $50MM+ to $1.0 billion financings and credit facilities for oil and gas corporations
  • Numerous construction and development financing of condominium projects, shopping centres and large commercial recreational properties
  • Blue Range Resource Corporation in CCAA – creditor representation
  • Merit Energy Ltd. in CCAA and receivership – creditor representation
  • Acting for trustee in bankruptcy of Pocklington Financial Corporation – $150MM
  • Acting for court-appointed monitor of Scaffold Connection Corporation in CCAA – $70MM
  • Acting for court-appointed monitor of Hunter’s Trailer & Marine Ltd. in CCAA proceedings and for interim receiver – $35MM

How we work with our clients

Our Banking & Finance team is committed to building long-standing relationships with clients that often span decades and myriad transactions. These relationships are built on trust, respect and responsiveness, as well as on a shared goal of helping clients achieve their financial objectives. Our competent, professionals, offer a range of experience, from senior partners to junior associates and paralegals which allows us to customize your team based on your unique needs, to ensure that you can take advantage of any opportunity, no matter the timing, or meet any challenge with confidence, while using your time and resources judiciously.

As part of the broader Parlee McLaws firm, which is deeply rooted in the community, we have access to a broad range of legal professionals across a variety of practice areas.