Corporate Law Kitchener - Within a full range of financing alternatives, our teams of Banking & Project Finance Group assists lenders and borrowers alike. We act upon and advice a variety of loan and other commercial credit facilities varying from simple letters of credit to complex multi-jurisdictional credit facilities (secured and unsecured, syndicated and non-syndicated). Some transactions have involved public sector credit facilities.
As borrower and lender counsel, we have acted to be able to facilitate numerous syndicated credit facilities which have increased operating capital amounting to hundreds of millions of dollars. Our clients have comprised an auto parts manufacturers, manufacturing companies, restaurant franchisees, and big forestry and mining companies. We have helped borrowers, in industries as diverse as restaurant franchising and home appliances, in order to secure a wide range of acquisition financing by making use of senior debt, sale-leaseback transactions, and subordinated and mezzanine lending. Our Banking & Project Finance Team has specific strength in four transactional fields: project finance, asset finance, real estate finance, and subordinated debt and mezzanine financing.
Our team which looks after Banking & Project Finance act for lenders and borrowers within asset-based loans which require utilizing inventory, receivables, leased equipment, bond obligations, and different other assets as collateral. Amongst our clients are a technology business, a video game distributor, and different other businesses with complicated needs for cross-border security and guarantees. We serve borrower clients who have manufacturing and sales operations in the U.S., Canada and abroad.
Our group of litigators has accumulated numerous years of experience documenting the necessary covenants for reporting, cash management and reserves. We even represent a lot of borrowers on asset-based loans that are made by nearly all major market lenders.
Our firm has expertise navigating the complexities of financial, regulatory and legal Matters involved within the financing of large projects, like the construction of power plants, pulp mills, mines, industrial facilities, real estate developments and other capital-intensive building projects. For such complex structures, we provide project finance help to both borrowers and lenders. On the lender side, our knowledge consists of advising about construction financing and subsequent sale of a hydroelectric facility. We likewise represent pension fund managers as lenders in first mortgage project financing for the structure of commercial real estate projects.
Real Estate Finance
Because of the good working relationships our lawyers enjoy together with all major financial institutions, we have numerous years of success assisting with commercial mortgage and construction finance involving real estate development and acquisition. We advise clients on loan structures. We can settle and negotiate financing documents from both the lender's and borrower's perspectives. Dealing with environmental due diligence is part of documenting and closing such financing transactions. In situations of foreclosure or default, our objective is to be able to assist lenders maximize debt recovery by recommending about security enforcement options and mortgage remedies.
Subordinated Debt and Mezzanine Financing
Our Banking & Project Finance lawyers are skilled at helping mid-market and entrepreneurial companies pursue alternatives for financing which occupy the wide capital market range between common equity and senior debt. Normally such transactions enable our clients to bridge the gap between equity and senior debt financing to seek out acquisitions and various opportunities. With our help, lenders are able to secure the return and control they require whereas borrowers are allowed to acquire the resources they require for growth. As we negotiate the priorities and subordination agreements among the different classes of creditors, we can structure the financing package for the debentures or notes to involve convertible preferred shares, equity shares, and sale-leaseback arrangements.
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