Banking and
Financial Services

Overview

Supporting you at each stage of your financing transaction. That’s what we mean by a different kind of practice.

Our team

Our strategic banking and finance team has considerable experience in implementing and negotiating all types of complex financing transactions. Our expertise is solicited in both local and cross-border transactions by financial institutions and corporate borrowers.

We staff each transaction with experienced professionals and the partners on our team remain involved in the deal from start to finish. Given the sophistication of our clients and the level of legal services they expect, this approach is one way we distinguishes ourselves from other law firms and enables us to efficiently provide the level of experience our clients require.

Commercial Lending Transactions

Commercial lending transactions are at the heart of our banking and finance practice. BCF has a vast range of experience in transactions involving all types of assets which borrowers use as collateral, including accounts receivable, inventory, equipment, real estate, securities and intellectual property rights and other intangibles.

Syndicated Lending and Participations

Our team also has extensive experience representing agent banks in syndicated credit facilities. We also represent participants in the secondary loan market and our lawyers also understand the issues surrounding assignments of loans.

Asset-Based Lending and Factoring

BCF has considerable expertise in asset-based lending and factoring, ideally suited for high-growth companies, businesses in transition, and companies considering a merger or acquisition or involved in a share redemption. We also represent lenders and borrowers in loan origination work and in insolvency and turnaround matters.

Equipment Leasing

Equipment leasing transactions are a significant element of BCF’s banking and finance practice. Our finance lawyers represent lessors, lessees and other stakeholders in leasing transactions involving various types of assets, including machinery, aircraft and rolling stock.

Mezzanine and Venture Capital Financing

Mezzanine and venture capital financing has grown substantially in recent years. Our finance lawyers are well-versed in the myriad of complex issues particular to this type of financing, from inter-creditor agreement negotiations to matters that arise in connection with a mezzanine lender’s equity-linked investment.

Real Estate Financing

Drawing upon the resources of our commercial real estate practice group, we routinely represent banks, REITs, foreign lenders and other financial institutions in complex real estate transactions. Also, BCF has extensive experience in all aspects of construction and mortgage finance. We have been retained in numerous financings for the hospitality, cable distribution, entertainment, and commercial real estate sectors.

Financing and taking of security in Insolvency Matters (DIP)

Insolvent companies sometimes lack the liquidity required to overcome difficult periods. Obtaining a loan and granting security in such a context is a delicate matter and our team can propose customized solutions, from forbearance agreements to the granting of court-approved first-ranking interim financing under insolvency legislation.

Securitization

Our banking and finance lawyers regularly act on behalf of lenders and borrowers in implementating, negotiating and publishing of documentation related to asset securitizations including lease receivables, installment receivables, commercial and residential real estate loans, commercial loans, credit cards and other types of asset pools.

Éric Amyot

Partner, Lawyer

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Éric Amyot

418 649-5463

Pierre Beaulieu

418 649-5464

Jean-François Bienjonetti

418 649-5470

Alain Castonguay

Partner, Notary, Legal Advisor

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Alain Castonguay

514 397-6906

Janie Chaloux

514 397-6952

Frédéric Dorion

Partner, Lawyer

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Frédéric Dorion

418 649-5471

Eleonora Eusepi

514 397-2601

Chantal Fournier

418 694-2925

Vanessa Gendron

418 525-2734

Bertrand Giroux

Partner, Lawyer

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Bertrand Giroux

514 397-6935

Tina Glassman

Paralegal, Financial Services and Real Estate

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Tina Glassman

514 397-5579

Fabrice L. Coulombe

514 397-6909

François Lefebvre

Partner, Lawyer

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François  Lefebvre

418 266-4502

Maude Papillon

418 692-2403

Claude Paquet

Partner, Lawyer

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Claude  Paquet

514 397-6907

Ellen Payette

Paralegal, Financial Services and Real Estate

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Ellen Payette

514 397-2620

Patrice Picard

Partner, Lawyer

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Patrice Picard

514 397-6712

Julie Provencher-Lavoie

514 397-6938

Gary Rivard

514 397-6838

Laurent Roy

Consulting Partner

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Laurent Roy

514 397-4614

Martin Sills

Partner, Lawyer

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Martin Sills

514 397-6818

Angela Spano

514 789-5869

Paule Tardif

Partner, Lawyer

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Paule Tardif

514 397-2659

François Valin

Partner, Lawyer

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François Valin

418 692-4505