Corporate Law Abbotsford - Within various financing alternatives, our teams of Banking & Project Finance Group assists borrowers and lenders 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, non-syndicated and syndicated). Some transactions have involved public sector credit facilities.
We have acted as a lender and borrower counsel to facilitate several syndicated credit facilities which have raised capital within the hundreds of millions of dollars. We have amongst our client√?¬®le, manufacturers of auto parts, pipe coating and manufacturing businesses, restaurant franchisees, and huge storage and moving businesses. We have helped borrowers, in businesses as diverse as home appliances and restaurant franchising, 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 Group has specific strength in four transactional areas: asset securitization, project finance, real estate finance, and subordinated debt and mezzanine financing.
Our Banking & Project Finance Group represents both lenders and borrowers in asset-based loans which make use of receivables, inventory, leased equipment, bond obligations, and various other assets as collateral. Among our clients are a technology company, a video game distributor, and various other companies with complex needs for cross-border guarantees and security. We serve borrower clients who have sales and manufacturing operations in the U.S., Canada and overseas.
Our team of litigators has accumulated numerous years of skill documenting the required covenants for reporting, cash management and reserves. We likewise act for numerous borrowers on asset-based loans that are made by most major market lenders.
Our company has knowledge navigating the complexities of regulatory, legal and financial issues included in the financing of huge projects, such as the structure of power plants, pulp mills, industrial facilities, mines, real estate developments and other capital-intensive building projects. For such complex structures, we provide project finance assistance to both borrowers and lenders. On the lender side, our knowledge includes advising on 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 construction of commercial real estate projects.
Real Estate Finance
We have good working relations along with numerous financial institutions, having been successful in assisting with construction finance and commercial mortgage involving real estate acquisition and development. In addition, we advise clients about loan structures. We can negotiate and settle financing documents from both the lender's and borrower's perspectives. The handling of environmental due diligence is part of documenting and closing such financing transactions. In circumstances of default or foreclosure, our aim is to be able to help lenders maximize debt recovery by suggesting about mortgage solutions and security enforcement options.
Subordinated Debt and Mezzanine Financing
Our lawyers in Banking & Project Finance have the experience so as to help the many mid-market and entrepreneurial companies in their pursuit of financing options which occupy the market range between common equity and senior debt. Often such transactions allow our clients to bridge the gap between senior debt and equity financing to seek out acquisitions and various possibilities. With our help, lenders are able to secure the return and control they require whilst borrowers are enabled to acquire the resources they need for growth. As we negotiate the subordination agreements and priorities amongst the various classes of creditors, we can structure the financing package for the notes or debentures to include convertible preferred shares, equity shares, and sale-leaseback arrangements.
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