Pickering, Ontario   

Corporate Law Pickering

Corporate Law Pickering - Our Banking & Project Finance Group helps borrowers and lenders in various financing options. The various loan and other commercial credit facilities we serve range from simple letters of credit to complex multi-jurisdictional credit facilities (secured and unsecured, syndicated and non-syndicated). Several transactions have involved public sector credit facilities.

As borrower and lender counsel, we have acted so as to facilitate several syndicated credit facilities that have increased operating capital amounting to hundreds of millions of dollars. Our clients have included manufacturing companies, an auto parts manufacturers, restaurant franchisees, and big mining and forestry businesses. We have helped borrowers, in industries as diverse as home appliances and restaurant franchising, to secure a wide range of acquisition financing by the use of senior debt, sale-leaseback transactions, and subordinated and mezzanine lending. Our Banking & Project Finance Team has particular strength in four transactional areas: asset securitization, project finance, real estate finance, and subordinated debt and mezzanine financing.

Asset Securitization
Our group that looks after Banking & Project Finance act for borrowers and lenders in asset-based loans which require utilizing receivables, inventory, bond obligations, leased equipment, and various other assets as collateral. Amongst our clients are a technology company, a video game distributor, and various other businesses with difficult needs for cross-border assurance and security. We serve borrower clients who have manufacturing and sales operations in the United States, Canada and overseas.

Our lawyers have accumulated a vast amount of skill documenting the necessary covenants for reserves, reporting and cash management whilst representing borrowers on asset-based loans made by nearly all of the major lenders within the market.

Project Finance
Our firm has skill navigating the complexities of legal, financial and regulatory Matters involved in the financing of large projects, like the structure of pulp mills, power plants, industrial facilities, mines, other capital-intensive building projects and real estate developments. For these difficult structures, we provide project finance assistance to both borrowers and lenders. On the lender side, our knowledge encompasses advising about subsequent sale of a hydroelectric facility and construction financing. We even act for 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 along with all major financial institutions, we have many years of success helping with commercial mortgage and construction finance involving real estate development and acquisition. We advise clients regarding loan structures. We can negotiate and settle financing documents from both the borrower's and lender's perspectives. Dealing with environmental due diligence is part of closing and documenting such financing transactions. In circumstances of foreclosure or default, our aim is to be able to assist lenders maximize debt recovery by suggesting on security enforcement alternatives and mortgage remedies.

Subordinated Debt and Mezzanine Financing
Our Banking & Project Finance lawyers are skilled at assisting mid-market and entrepreneurial companies pursue options for financing which occupy the wide capital market range between senior debt and common equity. Often such transactions allow our clients to bridge the gap between equity and senior debt financing to seek out acquisitions and various possibilities. With our help, lenders can secure the return and control they require whereas borrowers are allowed to acquire the resources they need for growth. As we negotiate the subordination agreements and priorities among the various classes of creditors, we can structure the financing package for the debentures or notes to include equity shares, sale-leaseback arrangements and convertible preferred shares.

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Profit magazine ranked Pickering as amomg the top ten cities within Canada to grow a business. The city of Pickering has several manufacturers situated within the city. Among its main companies are: Eco-Tec Inc. (industrial chemical recovery and water purification systems), PSB Speakers - Lenbrook (stereo machines), Hubbell Canada (electrical equipment), Canadian headquarters of Purdue Pharma (pharmaceuticals and health & beauty products), and Yorkville Sound (audio machines). The city of Pickering is even the location of Pickering Nuclear Generating Station. Its original station opened in the year 1971 and had four reactors, and during 2001, OPG7 Commemorative Turbine was opened on the generating station site. The largest single business in the city is the Ontario Power Generation. Pickering is the founding member of the Durham Strategic Energy Alliance or otherwise referred to as DSEA, and it concentrated on the companies of Areva, Eco-Tec, AECL, Intellimeter, Veridian, Wardrop Engineering, as well as Ontario Power Generation.   More