Dan Wolfensohn

Partner

Dan Wolfensohn

Dan Wolfensohn

Partner

Expertise
Bar Admissions
  • Ontario, 2005
    Québec, 2003

Clients turn to Dan for his steadfast dedication and keen insight into their most complex legal problems and transactions.

Dan advises clients on the arrangement and implementation of a wide range of domestic and cross-border financing transactions. He works with borrowers and lenders on secured and unsecured commercial credit and finance transactions, including syndications, asset-based financings, acquisition financings, bond offerings and project financings. Dan serves clients across a broad range of industries – including retail, financial services, manufacturing, technology and pharmaceuticals.

Dan is a member of our Montréal Student/Stagiaire Evaluation Committee and our Opinion Review Committee. Prior to becoming a lawyer, Dan played jazz saxophone and performed throughout the United States and Canada.

Dan Wolfensohn

Partner

Clients turn to Dan for his steadfast dedication and keen insight into their most complex legal problems and transactions.

Dan advises clients on the arrangement and implementation of a wide range of domestic and cross-border financing transactions. He works with borrowers and lenders on secured and unsecured commercial credit and finance transactions, including syndications, asset-based financings, acquisition financings, bond offerings and project financings. Dan serves clients across a broad range of industries – including retail, financial services, manufacturing, technology and pharmaceuticals.

Dan is a member of our Montréal Student/Stagiaire Evaluation Committee and our Opinion Review Committee. Prior to becoming a lawyer, Dan played jazz saxophone and performed throughout the United States and Canada.

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Searchlight Pharma Inc.

Acted for Searchlight Pharma Inc., a Montréal-based specialty healthcare company, in its acquisition of ERFA Canada 2012 Inc., a distributor of niche pharmaceutical products across Canada that addresses underserved medical indications.

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Blackstone Tactical Opportunities

Acted as Canadian counsel to funds managed by Blackstone Tactical Opportunities in their acquisition (and related financing) of H.I.G. Capital-backed Sustana Group, a Wisconsin and Quebec-based manufacturer of premium, sustainable recycled fiber, paper, and packaging products.

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Stingray Group Inc.

Acted for Stingray Group Inc. in connection with the extension and increase to $450 million of its senior secured credit facilities.

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Initial Purchasers

Acted as Canadian counsel to the initial purchasers, led by Barclays, in multiple private placements of senior notes and senior secured notes of GFL Environmental Inc., in an aggregate principal amount of over US$5 billion.

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New Look Vision Group Inc.

Acted for New Look Vision Group Inc. in its $800-million sale to NL1 AcquireCo Inc., an entity created by funds managed by FFL Partners, LLC, a San Francisco-based private equity firm, Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec and the Dr. H. Doug Barnes Family.

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Tryg A/S

Acted as Canadian counsel to Tryg A/S in connection with its £7.2-billion joint bid with Intact Financial Corporation to acquire RSA Insurance Group plc.

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Fédération des Caisses Desjardins

Acted for Fédération des Caisses Desjardins in connection with the cross-border restructuring of Cirque du Soleil under the Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act and Chapter 15 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code as well as the implementation of cash management arrangements and other facilities.

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Bank of Montreal

Acted as Canadian counsel to Bank of Montreal, as administrative agent, and a syndicate of lenders in connection with the establishment of a US$600-million incremental term credit facility (which increases the total term commitments to US$1.835 billion) in favour of certain wholly owned subsidiaries of BRP Inc.

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DigitalBridge

Acted for DigitalBridge in connection with the additional $148.5 million of bank financing raised to recapitalize Beanfield Metroconnect and the related tuck-in acquisition by Beanfield of the fibre business of Aptum Technologies.

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BofA Securities, Inc., Barclays, J.P. Morgan and TD Securities

Acted as Canadian counsel to the syndicate of initial purchasers led by BofA Securities, Inc., Barclays, J.P. Morgan and TD Securities in an offering of US$450 million of senior secured notes of Garda World Security Corporation.

Speaking Engagement
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Canadian Bar Association, “Avis juridiques en financement : perspective québécoise”; Webinar

Nov. 16, 2020

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IFLR1000: The Guide to the World’s Leading Financial Law Firms—Banking

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The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory—Asset Equipment Finance/Leasing; Banking and Financial Institutions

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The Best Lawyers in Canada—Asset-Based Lending Practice; Banking and Finance Law; Structured Finance Law

Bar Admissions
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Ontario, 2005
Québec, 2003

Education
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McGill University, BCL/LLB (with Distinction), 2002
McGill University, BA (Political Science & Economics), 1999
McGill University, BMus (Jazz Performance), 1996

Professional Affiliations
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American Bar Association

Community Involvement
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American Bar Association, Business Law Section, Secured Transactions Subcommittee of the UCC Committee, vice-chair

Clients turn to Dan for his steadfast dedication and keen insight into their most complex legal problems and transactions.

Dan advises clients on the arrangement and implementation of a wide range of domestic and cross-border financing transactions. He works with borrowers and lenders on secured and unsecured commercial credit and finance transactions, including syndications, asset-based financings, acquisition financings, bond offerings and project financings. Dan serves clients across a broad range of industries – including retail, financial services, manufacturing, technology and pharmaceuticals.

Dan is a member of our Montréal Student/Stagiaire Evaluation Committee and our Opinion Review Committee. Prior to becoming a lawyer, Dan played jazz saxophone and performed throughout the United States and Canada.

Searchlight Pharma Inc.

Acted for Searchlight Pharma Inc., a Montréal-based specialty healthcare company, in its acquisition of ERFA Canada 2012 Inc., a distributor of niche pharmaceutical products across Canada that addresses underserved medical indications.

Blackstone Tactical Opportunities

Acted as Canadian counsel to funds managed by Blackstone Tactical Opportunities in their acquisition (and related financing) of H.I.G. Capital-backed Sustana Group, a Wisconsin and Quebec-based manufacturer of premium, sustainable recycled fiber, paper, and packaging products.

Stingray Group Inc.

Acted for Stingray Group Inc. in connection with the extension and increase to $450 million of its senior secured credit facilities.

Initial Purchasers

Acted as Canadian counsel to the initial purchasers, led by Barclays, in multiple private placements of senior notes and senior secured notes of GFL Environmental Inc., in an aggregate principal amount of over US$5 billion.

New Look Vision Group Inc.

Acted for New Look Vision Group Inc. in its $800-million sale to NL1 AcquireCo Inc., an entity created by funds managed by FFL Partners, LLC, a San Francisco-based private equity firm, Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec and the Dr. H. Doug Barnes Family.

Tryg A/S

Acted as Canadian counsel to Tryg A/S in connection with its £7.2-billion joint bid with Intact Financial Corporation to acquire RSA Insurance Group plc.

Fédération des Caisses Desjardins

Acted for Fédération des Caisses Desjardins in connection with the cross-border restructuring of Cirque du Soleil under the Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act and Chapter 15 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code as well as the implementation of cash management arrangements and other facilities.

Bank of Montreal

Acted as Canadian counsel to Bank of Montreal, as administrative agent, and a syndicate of lenders in connection with the establishment of a US$600-million incremental term credit facility (which increases the total term commitments to US$1.835 billion) in favour of certain wholly owned subsidiaries of BRP Inc.

DigitalBridge

Acted for DigitalBridge in connection with the additional $148.5 million of bank financing raised to recapitalize Beanfield Metroconnect and the related tuck-in acquisition by Beanfield of the fibre business of Aptum Technologies.

BofA Securities, Inc., Barclays, J.P. Morgan and TD Securities

Acted as Canadian counsel to the syndicate of initial purchasers led by BofA Securities, Inc., Barclays, J.P. Morgan and TD Securities in an offering of US$450 million of senior secured notes of Garda World Security Corporation.

Speaking Engagement

Canadian Bar Association, “Avis juridiques en financement : perspective québécoise”; Webinar

Nov. 16, 2020

IFLR1000: The Guide to the World’s Leading Financial Law Firms—Banking

The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory—Asset Equipment Finance/Leasing; Banking and Financial Institutions

The Best Lawyers in Canada—Asset-Based Lending Practice; Banking and Finance Law; Structured Finance Law

Bar Admissions

Ontario, 2005
Québec, 2003

Education

McGill University, BCL/LLB (with Distinction), 2002
McGill University, BA (Political Science & Economics), 1999
McGill University, BMus (Jazz Performance), 1996

Professional Affiliations

American Bar Association

Community Involvement

American Bar Association, Business Law Section, Secured Transactions Subcommittee of the UCC Committee, vice-chair