Areas of Practice

Financial Services

  • Commercial Lending
  • Financing
  • Private Lenders
  • Lease Agreements

Lenders and borrowers each play a critical role in the financial services industry. The lawyers of Owen Bird’s financial services group recognize this fact and provide a complete range of services in commercial banking, commercial lending, recovery (including realization and CCAA matters), and all aspects of commercial and residential real estate and financing to individual and commercial borrowers and institutional and private lenders alike.

Because lenders value the long-term relationship with their clients, Owen Bird’s lawyers look at the big picture in structuring deals to help ensure both that the lender is properly protected and that the deal proceeds smoothly for the client. Because borrowers attach great importance to the proper financing of their businesses, we help them obtain the financing they need in an efficient and cost-effective manner. In each case, we are focused on getting the deal done while protecting each side’s interests.

Examples of our financial services activities include facilitating acquisitions of shopping centres and other sizable commercial properties by negotiating on leasing agreements, bridge financing negotiation and takeout financing, representing municipalities in public/private partnership transactions by structuring and implementing complex and creative financing and security arrangements, and assisting with the financing of health care, energy, transportation, intellectual property-based, and government-regulated businesses. We also assist clients in restructuring and workouts.