Practice Areas

Financial Services

The Group’s counsel and services also extends to finance companies, merchant bankers, venture capital firms, governments and individuals.

Our broad range of transactional services is listed below.

Financial Transactions

  • Asset-based lending
  • Secured and unsecured credit lines
  • Letters of credit
  • Acquisition funding
  • Real estate finance
  • Receivables funding vehicles
  • Loan syndications
  • Distressed debt and equity purchases
  • Development bonds
  • Project finance
  • Construction lending
  • Multi-borrower transactions
  • Equipment leasing
  • Computer hardware and software financing
  • General agreements

Advice and Expertise

  • Debt securitization
  • Security enforcement and collections
  • Mortgage enforcement
  • Private and court-appointed Receivers
  • Liquidations
  • Proposals and corporate bankruptcy proceedings under the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act
  • Proceedings under the Companies Creditors Arrangement Act, Winding Up Act and Farm Debt Review
  • Debtor-in-possession financing
  • Commercial fraud
  • Money laundering
  • Banking law

Debt Financing

  • Public and private debt financing either domestic and international
  • Reviewing and drafting legislative provisions dealing with government finance

Restructuring and Insolvency Services

  • Issuing demands and statutory realization notices
  • Debtor filings under the CCAA, the BIA and other reorganization statutes
  • CCAA applications and BIA proposals
  • Representation of trustees, monitors, receivers, interim receivers or liquidators
  • Private or court appointed receivers and interim receivers
  • Structuring sales processes and approvals
  • Debt and security restructuring
  • D.I.P. financing
  • Mortgage and personal property security enforcement
  • Loan and security agreements
  • Forbearance agreements
  • Guarantee enforcement
  • Lender liability
  • Recovery and sale of assets
  • Sale plans for assets
  • Negotiating with secured, unsecured creditors, debtors and other interested persons
  • Court reports
  • Priority disputes
  • Opinions regarding the validity and enforceability of security interests

At a Glance


The Gardiner Roberts Financial Services Group integrates the expertise of our corporate/commercial counsel with our tax, restructuring and insolvency and real estate experts and our seasoned dispute resolution lawyers to provide coherent and seamless advice on all aspects of a transaction.

Practice Group Lawyers

John Atchison

Christopher Besant

Tim Duncan

David Epstein

Edgar Hielema

Kaitlyn Ledingham

Lori Mark

Arlene O'Neill

Jeffrey Rosekat

Robert Rossow

Bryan Skolnik

Paul Stoyan

M. Lee Stratton

Taylor Teasdale

Gavin Tighe

George Tory

Evert Van Woudenberg

Jonathan Wigley

Howard Wolch

Brian Wynn


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