William Buchner

Partner

William Buchner

William Buchner

Partner

Bar Admissions
  • Ontario, 2009

Hard-working and dedicated, Will provides clients with results-driven advice. They appreciate his “practical approach” to transactions and his “efficient and effective” manner. (Client – Chambers Global 2016)

Will advises developers, investors, lenders and borrowers – in Canada and the U.S. – on large infrastructure and power project development and financing, with a particular emphasis on public-private partnership procurement. He brings a commercial, goal-oriented approach to transactions and focuses on efficiently achieving successful outcomes.

Clients in the renewable energy sector value Will’s extensive knowledge of the complexities of hydroelectric, wind and solar financing. He frequently advises on the sale and purchase of renewable energy and infrastructure projects across Canada, and has extensive experience in negotiating a wide variety of related development contracts.

William Buchner

Partner

Hard-working and dedicated, Will provides clients with results-driven advice. They appreciate his “practical approach” to transactions and his “efficient and effective” manner. (Client – Chambers Global 2016)

Will advises developers, investors, lenders and borrowers – in Canada and the U.S. – on large infrastructure and power project development and financing, with a particular emphasis on public-private partnership procurement. He brings a commercial, goal-oriented approach to transactions and focuses on efficiently achieving successful outcomes.

Clients in the renewable energy sector value Will’s extensive knowledge of the complexities of hydroelectric, wind and solar financing. He frequently advises on the sale and purchase of renewable energy and infrastructure projects across Canada, and has extensive experience in negotiating a wide variety of related development contracts.

Corob North America, Inc.

Acted for Corob North America, Inc. in its acquisition of all the shares of Novaflow Systems Inc., a world leader in the design and manufacturing of automated dispensing and batching systems.

Plenary Health Phase 1C LP

Acted as lead transaction counsel for Plenary Health Phase 1C LP in connection with its approximately $685-million fixed-price contract to design, build, finance and maintain the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) Phase 1C redevelopment project in Toronto, Ontario. The redevelopment project will see the construction of approximately 655,000 square feet of new build space contained in two modern buildings along Queen Street West in Toronto. The project is expected to achieve a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification for design excellence and sustainability.

Manufacturers Life Insurance Company

Acted for the Manufacturers Life Insurance Company in connection with the term project financing of the BeamLight Solar Project, a 10-MW ground-mount solar project located in Georgina, Ontario, which had been awarded a 20-year power purchase contract under Ontario's Feed-in Tariff Program.

Manufacturers Life Insurance Company

Acted for the Manufacturers Life Insurance Company in connection with the term project financing of the Alfred Solar Project, a 10-MW ground-mount solar project located in Alfred and Plantagenet, Ontario, which had been awarded a 20-year power purchase contract under Ontario's Feed-in Tariff Program.

Plenary Health Vaughan LP

Acted as lead transaction counsel for Plenary Health Vaughan LP in connection with its $1.3-billion fixed-price contract to design, build, finance and maintain the new Mackenzie Vaughan Hospital in Ontario. The Mackenzie Vaughan Hospital will be the first hospital to be built in the city of Vaughan, and the first new hospital to be built in the York Region in the last 30 years. It will also be the first hospital in Canada to feature fully integrated "smart" technology to maximize information exchange.

Plenary Infrastructure Calgary LP

Acted as lead transaction counsel for Plenary Infrastructure Calgary LP in its winning bid for the design, build, finance and maintenance of the City of Calgary's $174-million Stoney CNG Bus Storage and Transit Facility.

Plenary Roads Winnipeg Transitway LP

Acted as lead transaction counsel for Plenary Roads Winnipeg Transitway LP in its winning bid for the design, build, finance, operation and maintenance of the City of Winnipeg's $467 million Southwest Rapid Transitway (Stage 2) and Pembina Highway Underpass Project.

TransEd Partners consortium

Acted for the TransEd Partners consortium, comprised of Fengate Capital Management Ltd., Bechtel Development Company, Inc., EllisDon Capital Inc. and Bombardier Transportation Canada Inc., in its winning bid in excess of $1.8 billion for the design, build, finance, operation and maintenance of the City of Edmonton's Valley Line Light Rail Transit Project, which is the city's first public-private partnership project. The Valley Line is the largest single infrastructure project in Edmonton's history. Davies acted as lead transaction counsel for the consortium, including in the negotiation of the project documents with the City of Edmonton, the design-build documentation with the design-build contractor (which includes vehicles on this project), the operation and maintenance documentation with the O&M contractor and the financing agreements with the lenders, as well as the shareholder arrangements between the equity investors. The financing included $394-million senior long-term amortizing bonds with final maturity date of September 30, 2050 and a $200-million senior construction period credit facility.

Port City Water Partners consortium

Acted for the Port City Water Partners consortium, comprised of Brookfield Financial Corp., Acciona Agua International, S.L. and North America Construction (1993) Ltd., in its winning bid in excess of $200 million for the design, build, finance, operation and maintenance of the City of Saint John Safe Drinking Water project, which is the city's first public-private partnership project. Davies acted as lead transaction counsel for the consortium, including in the negotiation of the project documents with the City of Saint John, the design-build documentation with the design-build contractor, the operation and maintenance documentation with the O&M contractor, and the financing agreements with the lenders, as well as the shareholder arrangements between the equity investors.

Manulife Financial Corporation

Acted for the Manufacturers Life Insurance Company in connection with the establishment of a $50-million multi-tranche term credit facility to finance the construction and long-term operations of the Rural Energy Solar Portfolio, which consists of 10 photovoltaic ground-mount solar projects located in Temiskaming, New Liskeard and Kingston, Ontario, and is owned by Rural Energy Limited Partnership.

Manulife Financial Corporation

Acted for the Manufacturers Life Insurance Company in connection with the establishment of credit facilities to finance the construction and long-term operations of the Aria Solar Project, a 9-MW ground-mount solar project located in Springwater, Ontario, which had been awarded a 20-year power purchase contract under Ontario's Feed-in Tariff Program.

Manulife Financial Corporation

Acted for the Manufacturers Life Insurance Company and Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec in the$197.2-million project financing of the 40.6-MW Big Silver Creek hydroelectric facility in British Columbia.

The Blackstone Group

Acted as Canadian counsel to The Blackstone Group in connection with the acquisition of GE Capital Real Estate's assets in a transaction valued at approximately US$23 billion.

Plenary Group

Acted for Plenary Health Milton LP, which was awarded a contract by Halton Healthcare to expand and maintain the Milton District Hospital, a $512-million project located in Milton, Ontario.

Plenary Group

Acted for Plenary Infrastructure ERMF GP, which was awarded a contract by Metrolinx to design, build, finance and maintain the new East Rail Maintenance Facility, a $859.2-million project located in Whitby, Ontario.

Manulife Financial Corporation

Acted for a group of lenders, comprising the Manufacturers Life Insurance Company, the Caisse de Dépôt et placement du Québec and the Canada Life Assurance Company, in connection with the $491.6-million non-recourse construction and term project financing for the Upper Lillooet River and Boulder Creek run-of-river hydroelectric projects owned by Innergex Renewable Energy Inc. and Ledcor Power Group Ltd.

BMO Nesbitt Burns Inc. and CIBC World Markets Inc.

Acted for a syndicate of underwriters co-led by BMO Nesbitt Burns Inc. and CIBC World Markets Inc. in connection with the $115-million bought deal public offering of trust units of Milestone Apartments Real Estate Investment Trust.

Manulife Financial Corporation

Acted for The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company in connection with the establishment of credit facilities to finance the construction and long-term operations of the RayLight Solar Project, a 10 MW ground-mount solar project located in Wyebridge, Ontario, which had been awarded a 20-year power purchase contract under Ontario's Feed-in Tariff Program.

Plenary Health Swift Current Limited Partnership

Acted for Plenary Health Swift Current Limited Partnership, which was awarded a contract by the Cypress Regional Health Authority to design, build, finance and maintain the new Swift Current Long Term Care Centre, a $108.5-million project located in Swift Current, Saskatchewan.

Fortress Investment Group, LLC and Holiday Retirement

Acted for Fortress Investment Group, LLC and Holiday Retirement in connection with the sale of 29 Canadian senior living communities to Ventas, Inc.

Plenary Health Peel LP

Acted for Plenary Health Peel LP, in its successful bid to design, build, finance and maintain the new Peel Memorial Centre for Integrated Health and Wellness, a $491 million project located in Brampton, Ontario.

Northleaf Mid-Market Infrastructure Partners

Acted for Northleaf Mid-Market Infrastructure Partners in connection with a series of subordinated loans made available to the consortium on the Colorado US 36 Express Lanes Project. The subordinated debt proceeds complement a US$60-million TIFIA loan from the U.S. Department of Transportation; a US$20-million tax-exempt private activity bond ("PABs") issue; US$2 million in net construction revenues; and a US$41-million capital contribution from the State of Colorado.

Plenary Justice Okanagan Limited Partnership

Acted for Plenary Justice Okanagan Limited Partnership, which was awarded the $192.9-million contract by The Ministry of Justice, The B.C. Corrections Branch and the British Columbia Ministry of Technology, Innovation and Citizens' Services to design, build, finance and maintain the 378-cell, high security facility, Okanagan Correctional Centre, located near Oliver, British Columbia.

BMO Nesbitt Burns Inc. and CIBC World Markets Inc.

Acted for a syndicate of underwriters led by BMO Nesbitt Burns Inc. and CIBC World Markets Inc. in connection with the $69.1-million bought deal public offering of trust units of Milestone Apartments Real Estate Investment Trust.

Manulife Financial Corporation

Acted for The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company in connection with the establishment of credit facilities to finance the construction and long-term operations of the Mighty Solar Project, a 10 MW ground-mount solar project located in Chesterville, Ontario, which had been awarded a 20-year power purchase contract under Ontario's Feed-in Tariff Program.

Manulife Financial Corporation

Acted for The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company in connection with the establishment of credit facilities to finance the construction and long-term operations of the Val Caron Solar Project, a 10 MW ground-mount solar project near the City of Greater Sudbury, Ontario, which had been awarded a 20-year power purchase contract under Ontario's Feed-in Tariff Program.

Bureau Veritas SA

Acted for Bureau Veritas SA in connection with its $650-million acquisition of Maxxam Analytics International Corporation.

AirBoss of America Corp.

Acted for AirBoss of America Corp. in connection with its acquisition of all the shares of Flexible Products Co., a privately owned U.S. company that is a leading supplier of anti-vibration solutions to the North American automotive market, for a purchase price of approximately US$51 million and in establishing a new long-term debt facility for AirBoss of America Corp. comprising a US$25-million senior secured multi-currency revolver, a US$15-million senior secured revolver, a US$45-million senior secured term loan and fixed-rate term loans of $8.7 million and $5 million.

Manulife Financial Corporation and Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada

Acted for a group of lenders, comprising The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company and Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada, in connection with the $135.2 million non-recourse construction and term project finance for the 60 MW nameplate capacity wind generation project located on McLean's Mountain, Manitoulin Island, Ontario.

Plenary Properties DES LP

Acted for Plenary Properties DES LP which was awarded a 10-year contract to provide Driver Examination Services for the Ontario Ministry of Transportation.

U.S. Silver & Gold Inc.

Acted for U.S. Silver & Gold Inc. in connection with both a senior secured credit facility provided by Royal Capital Management and certain lenders and the issuance of certain warrants to purchase common shares issued to Royal Capital Management.

Stonebridge Financial Corporation and Stonebridge Infrastructure Debt Fund Limited Partnership

Acted for Stonebridge Financial Corporation, Stonebridge Infrastructure Debt Fund Limited Partnership and other lenders in connection with a multi-tranche term credit facility in favour of Firelight Solar L.P. to finance a portfolio of approximately 65 photovoltaic rooftop solar projects.

Stonebridge Financial Corporation

Acted for Stonebridge Financial Corporation in connection with project financing for the Alderville Solar Project in Central Ontario.

BMO Nesbitt Burns Inc. and CIBC World Markets Inc.

Acted for a syndicate of underwriters led by BMO Nesbitt Burns Inc. and CIBC World Markets Inc. in connection with the $228-million initial public offering of Milestone Apartments Real Estate Investment Trust, the first IPO in the world of a qualifying U.S. REIT by a non-U.S. entity.

Hydroméga Services Inc.

Acted for Hydroméga Services Inc., as sponsor in partnership with the Dokis First Nation, and Okikendawt Hydro L.P., as borrower, in connection with the project financing of a 10-MW hydroelectric generating facility on the French River in the district of Parry Sound, Ontario.

OPTrust

Acted for OPTrust in connection with the acquisition by OPTrust and DeBartolo Investments of preferred stock and warrants of Landmark Apartment Trust, Inc., a US-based Real Estate Investment Trust. The private offering of preferred stock and warrants is part of another transaction in which Landmark Apartment Trust is acquiring 21 multifamily apartment communities from Elco Landmark Residential Holdings, Inc. and certain other investors.

Agnico Eagle Mines Limited

Acted for Agnico Eagle Mines Limited in connection with its completed private placement of US$100-million 4.87% guaranteed senior unsecured notes due 2022 and US$100-million 5.02% guaranteed senior unsecured notes due 2024.

Manulife Financial Corporation, The Canada Life Assurance Company and The Great-West Life Assurance

Acted for a group of lenders, comprising The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company, The Canada Life Assurance Company and The Great-West Life Assurance Company, in connection with the $168.5-million non-recourse construction and term project financing for the 49.9 MW Kwoiek Creek run-of-river hydroelectric project located in British Columbia.

Stonebridge Financial Corporation

Acted for Stonebridge Financial Corporation and a syndicate of lenders in connection with project financing for the Gesner Wind Farm project in Southwestern Ontario.

Plenary Group (Canada) Ltd.

Acted for Plenary Health Kelowna Limited Partnership, which was awarded the $95.3-million contract by the Interior Health Authority to design, build, finance and maintain the new Interior Heart and Surgical Centre at Kelowna General Hospital, the first cardiac critical care centre in British Columbia outside the Lower Mainland.

Fortis Inc.

Acted for Fortis Inc. in its $601 million bought deal public offering of subscription receipts. The net proceeds were used to finance a portion of the acquisition of CH Energy Group, Inc., a New York-based regulated transmission and distribution utility.

Holiday Canada ULC and Fortress Investment Group

Acted for Holiday Canada ULC and funds managed by Fortress Investment Group in connection with the refinancing of $620-million of indebtedness secured on real estate assets located across Canada.

Marret Asset Management Inc.

Acted for Marret Asset Management Inc. and certain bondholders in connection with the issuance by Cline Mining Corporation of common share warrants and the entry into a trust indenture by Cline Mining Corporation for the issuance of up to US$65 million of secured bonds.

Ironbridge Equity Partners

Acted for Ironbridge Equity Partners in the purchase by Ironbridge of all of the assets of Industrial Commercial Equipment Manufacturing Ltd. associated with its Frost Fighter business.

Ironbridge Equity Partners

Acted for Ironbridge Equity Partners in the purchase by Ironbridge of all of the issued and outstanding shares of Hank's Maintenance and Service Co.

Ironbridge Equity Partners

Acted for Ironbridge Equity Partners in the purchase by Ironbridge of all of the issued and outstanding shares of Lafrentz & Christenson Trucking Ltd.

Plenary Health Care Partnerships

Acted for Plenary Health Care Partnerships in their successful bid to design, build, finance and maintain the Humber River Regional Hospital. The new $1.1 billion state-of-the-art acute care facility will be constructed on a block of approximately 27 acres in Toronto, Ontario.

RX Exploration Inc.

Acted for RX Exploration Inc. and its wholly owned subsidiary Drumlummon Ltd., in connection with a senior secured credit facility provided by an affiliate of Hale Capital Partners, L.P.

Paymentus Corporation

Acted for Paymentus Corporation, a leading electronic bill payment, presentment and customer communication technology and services company, in connection with an equity investment by Accel-KKR, a technology-focused private equity investment firm.

National Bank Financial and Canaccord Genuity

Acted for a syndicate of agents co-led by National Bank Financial and Canaccord Genuity in a private placement of high yield notes issued by Canadian Satellite Radio and as counsel for a significant bondholder in connection with the concurrent exchange offer for the issuer's existing high yield notes.

Bank of Montreal

Acted for Bank of Montreal in connection with a $55-million secured credit facility made available to Leisureworld Senior Care Corporation for the acquisition of two luxury retirement residences.

Credit Suisse Securities AG

Acted as Canadian counsel to Credit Suisse Securities AG in connection with a US$355-million 7-year first lien term loan, a US$100-million 7.5-year second lien term loan and a US$20-million 5-year revolving credit facility made available to Mood Media Corporation in connection with its acquisition of Muzak Holdings LLC.

Atlas Holdings LLC and Blue Wolf Capital Partners LLC

Acted for Atlas Holdings LLC and Blue Wolf Capital Partners LLC in connection with the sale of Northern Resources Nova Scotia Corporation (the parent company of Northern Pulp, the Pictou County kraft pulp mill, and Northern Timber, which owns forest land) to Paper Excellence Canada Holdings Corporation.

Hydroméga Services Inc.

Acted for Hydroméga Services Inc. in connection with a bridge financing and project financing provided by Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada for the development and construction of four hydro projects on the Kapuskasing River in Ontario developed in partnership with certain First Nations.

Manulife Financial Corporation

Acted for The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company in connection with the project financing for the Mont-Louis Wind Farm project near the municipality of Mont-Louis in the Gaspésie region of Québec.

Northleaf Capital Partners (Canada) Limited

Acted for Northleaf Capital Partners in the transition from an operationally independent TD Bank subsidiary to a fully independent global private equity firm. Northleaf's predecessor, TD Capital Private Equity Investors, was the private equity fund of funds and co-investment arm of TD Bank Financial Group, one of North America's leading financial institutions.

Speaking Engagement

Moderator, Euromoney Seminars, 7th Annual Canadian Power Finance Conference, “As First Nations Bands and Communities Increasingly Become Active Participants in Power Projects, What Are the Key Factors Determining Their Involvement?”

Jan. 22, 2015

The Legal 500 Canada—Banking and Finance (Next Generation Lawyer); Infrastructure and Projects (Next Generation Lawyer)

The Best Lawyers in Canada—Project Finance Law

Bar Admissions

Ontario, 2009

Education

University of Western Ontario, LLB (with Distinction), 2008

Hard-working and dedicated, Will provides clients with results-driven advice. They appreciate his “practical approach” to transactions and his “efficient and effective” manner. (Client – Chambers Global 2016)

Will advises developers, investors, lenders and borrowers – in Canada and the U.S. – on large infrastructure and power project development and financing, with a particular emphasis on public-private partnership procurement. He brings a commercial, goal-oriented approach to transactions and focuses on efficiently achieving successful outcomes.

Clients in the renewable energy sector value Will’s extensive knowledge of the complexities of hydroelectric, wind and solar financing. He frequently advises on the sale and purchase of renewable energy and infrastructure projects across Canada, and has extensive experience in negotiating a wide variety of related development contracts.

Corob North America, Inc.

Acted for Corob North America, Inc. in its acquisition of all the shares of Novaflow Systems Inc., a world leader in the design and manufacturing of automated dispensing and batching systems.

Plenary Health Phase 1C LP

Acted as lead transaction counsel for Plenary Health Phase 1C LP in connection with its approximately $685-million fixed-price contract to design, build, finance and maintain the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) Phase 1C redevelopment project in Toronto, Ontario. The redevelopment project will see the construction of approximately 655,000 square feet of new build space contained in two modern buildings along Queen Street West in Toronto. The project is expected to achieve a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification for design excellence and sustainability.

Manufacturers Life Insurance Company

Acted for the Manufacturers Life Insurance Company in connection with the term project financing of the BeamLight Solar Project, a 10-MW ground-mount solar project located in Georgina, Ontario, which had been awarded a 20-year power purchase contract under Ontario's Feed-in Tariff Program.

Manufacturers Life Insurance Company

Acted for the Manufacturers Life Insurance Company in connection with the term project financing of the Alfred Solar Project, a 10-MW ground-mount solar project located in Alfred and Plantagenet, Ontario, which had been awarded a 20-year power purchase contract under Ontario's Feed-in Tariff Program.

Plenary Health Vaughan LP

Acted as lead transaction counsel for Plenary Health Vaughan LP in connection with its $1.3-billion fixed-price contract to design, build, finance and maintain the new Mackenzie Vaughan Hospital in Ontario. The Mackenzie Vaughan Hospital will be the first hospital to be built in the city of Vaughan, and the first new hospital to be built in the York Region in the last 30 years. It will also be the first hospital in Canada to feature fully integrated "smart" technology to maximize information exchange.

Plenary Infrastructure Calgary LP

Acted as lead transaction counsel for Plenary Infrastructure Calgary LP in its winning bid for the design, build, finance and maintenance of the City of Calgary's $174-million Stoney CNG Bus Storage and Transit Facility.

Plenary Roads Winnipeg Transitway LP

Acted as lead transaction counsel for Plenary Roads Winnipeg Transitway LP in its winning bid for the design, build, finance, operation and maintenance of the City of Winnipeg's $467 million Southwest Rapid Transitway (Stage 2) and Pembina Highway Underpass Project.

TransEd Partners consortium

Acted for the TransEd Partners consortium, comprised of Fengate Capital Management Ltd., Bechtel Development Company, Inc., EllisDon Capital Inc. and Bombardier Transportation Canada Inc., in its winning bid in excess of $1.8 billion for the design, build, finance, operation and maintenance of the City of Edmonton's Valley Line Light Rail Transit Project, which is the city's first public-private partnership project. The Valley Line is the largest single infrastructure project in Edmonton's history. Davies acted as lead transaction counsel for the consortium, including in the negotiation of the project documents with the City of Edmonton, the design-build documentation with the design-build contractor (which includes vehicles on this project), the operation and maintenance documentation with the O&M contractor and the financing agreements with the lenders, as well as the shareholder arrangements between the equity investors. The financing included $394-million senior long-term amortizing bonds with final maturity date of September 30, 2050 and a $200-million senior construction period credit facility.

Port City Water Partners consortium

Acted for the Port City Water Partners consortium, comprised of Brookfield Financial Corp., Acciona Agua International, S.L. and North America Construction (1993) Ltd., in its winning bid in excess of $200 million for the design, build, finance, operation and maintenance of the City of Saint John Safe Drinking Water project, which is the city's first public-private partnership project. Davies acted as lead transaction counsel for the consortium, including in the negotiation of the project documents with the City of Saint John, the design-build documentation with the design-build contractor, the operation and maintenance documentation with the O&M contractor, and the financing agreements with the lenders, as well as the shareholder arrangements between the equity investors.

Manulife Financial Corporation

Acted for the Manufacturers Life Insurance Company in connection with the establishment of a $50-million multi-tranche term credit facility to finance the construction and long-term operations of the Rural Energy Solar Portfolio, which consists of 10 photovoltaic ground-mount solar projects located in Temiskaming, New Liskeard and Kingston, Ontario, and is owned by Rural Energy Limited Partnership.

Manulife Financial Corporation

Acted for the Manufacturers Life Insurance Company in connection with the establishment of credit facilities to finance the construction and long-term operations of the Aria Solar Project, a 9-MW ground-mount solar project located in Springwater, Ontario, which had been awarded a 20-year power purchase contract under Ontario's Feed-in Tariff Program.

Manulife Financial Corporation

Acted for the Manufacturers Life Insurance Company and Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec in the$197.2-million project financing of the 40.6-MW Big Silver Creek hydroelectric facility in British Columbia.

The Blackstone Group

Acted as Canadian counsel to The Blackstone Group in connection with the acquisition of GE Capital Real Estate's assets in a transaction valued at approximately US$23 billion.

Plenary Group

Acted for Plenary Health Milton LP, which was awarded a contract by Halton Healthcare to expand and maintain the Milton District Hospital, a $512-million project located in Milton, Ontario.

Plenary Group

Acted for Plenary Infrastructure ERMF GP, which was awarded a contract by Metrolinx to design, build, finance and maintain the new East Rail Maintenance Facility, a $859.2-million project located in Whitby, Ontario.

Manulife Financial Corporation

Acted for a group of lenders, comprising the Manufacturers Life Insurance Company, the Caisse de Dépôt et placement du Québec and the Canada Life Assurance Company, in connection with the $491.6-million non-recourse construction and term project financing for the Upper Lillooet River and Boulder Creek run-of-river hydroelectric projects owned by Innergex Renewable Energy Inc. and Ledcor Power Group Ltd.

BMO Nesbitt Burns Inc. and CIBC World Markets Inc.

Acted for a syndicate of underwriters co-led by BMO Nesbitt Burns Inc. and CIBC World Markets Inc. in connection with the $115-million bought deal public offering of trust units of Milestone Apartments Real Estate Investment Trust.

Manulife Financial Corporation

Acted for The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company in connection with the establishment of credit facilities to finance the construction and long-term operations of the RayLight Solar Project, a 10 MW ground-mount solar project located in Wyebridge, Ontario, which had been awarded a 20-year power purchase contract under Ontario's Feed-in Tariff Program.

Plenary Health Swift Current Limited Partnership

Acted for Plenary Health Swift Current Limited Partnership, which was awarded a contract by the Cypress Regional Health Authority to design, build, finance and maintain the new Swift Current Long Term Care Centre, a $108.5-million project located in Swift Current, Saskatchewan.

Fortress Investment Group, LLC and Holiday Retirement

Acted for Fortress Investment Group, LLC and Holiday Retirement in connection with the sale of 29 Canadian senior living communities to Ventas, Inc.

Plenary Health Peel LP

Acted for Plenary Health Peel LP, in its successful bid to design, build, finance and maintain the new Peel Memorial Centre for Integrated Health and Wellness, a $491 million project located in Brampton, Ontario.

Northleaf Mid-Market Infrastructure Partners

Acted for Northleaf Mid-Market Infrastructure Partners in connection with a series of subordinated loans made available to the consortium on the Colorado US 36 Express Lanes Project. The subordinated debt proceeds complement a US$60-million TIFIA loan from the U.S. Department of Transportation; a US$20-million tax-exempt private activity bond ("PABs") issue; US$2 million in net construction revenues; and a US$41-million capital contribution from the State of Colorado.

Plenary Justice Okanagan Limited Partnership

Acted for Plenary Justice Okanagan Limited Partnership, which was awarded the $192.9-million contract by The Ministry of Justice, The B.C. Corrections Branch and the British Columbia Ministry of Technology, Innovation and Citizens' Services to design, build, finance and maintain the 378-cell, high security facility, Okanagan Correctional Centre, located near Oliver, British Columbia.

BMO Nesbitt Burns Inc. and CIBC World Markets Inc.

Acted for a syndicate of underwriters led by BMO Nesbitt Burns Inc. and CIBC World Markets Inc. in connection with the $69.1-million bought deal public offering of trust units of Milestone Apartments Real Estate Investment Trust.

Manulife Financial Corporation

Acted for The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company in connection with the establishment of credit facilities to finance the construction and long-term operations of the Mighty Solar Project, a 10 MW ground-mount solar project located in Chesterville, Ontario, which had been awarded a 20-year power purchase contract under Ontario's Feed-in Tariff Program.

Manulife Financial Corporation

Acted for The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company in connection with the establishment of credit facilities to finance the construction and long-term operations of the Val Caron Solar Project, a 10 MW ground-mount solar project near the City of Greater Sudbury, Ontario, which had been awarded a 20-year power purchase contract under Ontario's Feed-in Tariff Program.

Bureau Veritas SA

Acted for Bureau Veritas SA in connection with its $650-million acquisition of Maxxam Analytics International Corporation.

AirBoss of America Corp.

Acted for AirBoss of America Corp. in connection with its acquisition of all the shares of Flexible Products Co., a privately owned U.S. company that is a leading supplier of anti-vibration solutions to the North American automotive market, for a purchase price of approximately US$51 million and in establishing a new long-term debt facility for AirBoss of America Corp. comprising a US$25-million senior secured multi-currency revolver, a US$15-million senior secured revolver, a US$45-million senior secured term loan and fixed-rate term loans of $8.7 million and $5 million.

Manulife Financial Corporation and Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada

Acted for a group of lenders, comprising The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company and Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada, in connection with the $135.2 million non-recourse construction and term project finance for the 60 MW nameplate capacity wind generation project located on McLean's Mountain, Manitoulin Island, Ontario.

Plenary Properties DES LP

Acted for Plenary Properties DES LP which was awarded a 10-year contract to provide Driver Examination Services for the Ontario Ministry of Transportation.

U.S. Silver & Gold Inc.

Acted for U.S. Silver & Gold Inc. in connection with both a senior secured credit facility provided by Royal Capital Management and certain lenders and the issuance of certain warrants to purchase common shares issued to Royal Capital Management.

Stonebridge Financial Corporation and Stonebridge Infrastructure Debt Fund Limited Partnership

Acted for Stonebridge Financial Corporation, Stonebridge Infrastructure Debt Fund Limited Partnership and other lenders in connection with a multi-tranche term credit facility in favour of Firelight Solar L.P. to finance a portfolio of approximately 65 photovoltaic rooftop solar projects.

Stonebridge Financial Corporation

Acted for Stonebridge Financial Corporation in connection with project financing for the Alderville Solar Project in Central Ontario.

BMO Nesbitt Burns Inc. and CIBC World Markets Inc.

Acted for a syndicate of underwriters led by BMO Nesbitt Burns Inc. and CIBC World Markets Inc. in connection with the $228-million initial public offering of Milestone Apartments Real Estate Investment Trust, the first IPO in the world of a qualifying U.S. REIT by a non-U.S. entity.

Hydroméga Services Inc.

Acted for Hydroméga Services Inc., as sponsor in partnership with the Dokis First Nation, and Okikendawt Hydro L.P., as borrower, in connection with the project financing of a 10-MW hydroelectric generating facility on the French River in the district of Parry Sound, Ontario.

OPTrust

Acted for OPTrust in connection with the acquisition by OPTrust and DeBartolo Investments of preferred stock and warrants of Landmark Apartment Trust, Inc., a US-based Real Estate Investment Trust. The private offering of preferred stock and warrants is part of another transaction in which Landmark Apartment Trust is acquiring 21 multifamily apartment communities from Elco Landmark Residential Holdings, Inc. and certain other investors.

Agnico Eagle Mines Limited

Acted for Agnico Eagle Mines Limited in connection with its completed private placement of US$100-million 4.87% guaranteed senior unsecured notes due 2022 and US$100-million 5.02% guaranteed senior unsecured notes due 2024.

Manulife Financial Corporation, The Canada Life Assurance Company and The Great-West Life Assurance

Acted for a group of lenders, comprising The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company, The Canada Life Assurance Company and The Great-West Life Assurance Company, in connection with the $168.5-million non-recourse construction and term project financing for the 49.9 MW Kwoiek Creek run-of-river hydroelectric project located in British Columbia.

Stonebridge Financial Corporation

Acted for Stonebridge Financial Corporation and a syndicate of lenders in connection with project financing for the Gesner Wind Farm project in Southwestern Ontario.

Plenary Group (Canada) Ltd.

Acted for Plenary Health Kelowna Limited Partnership, which was awarded the $95.3-million contract by the Interior Health Authority to design, build, finance and maintain the new Interior Heart and Surgical Centre at Kelowna General Hospital, the first cardiac critical care centre in British Columbia outside the Lower Mainland.

Fortis Inc.

Acted for Fortis Inc. in its $601 million bought deal public offering of subscription receipts. The net proceeds were used to finance a portion of the acquisition of CH Energy Group, Inc., a New York-based regulated transmission and distribution utility.

Holiday Canada ULC and Fortress Investment Group

Acted for Holiday Canada ULC and funds managed by Fortress Investment Group in connection with the refinancing of $620-million of indebtedness secured on real estate assets located across Canada.

Marret Asset Management Inc.

Acted for Marret Asset Management Inc. and certain bondholders in connection with the issuance by Cline Mining Corporation of common share warrants and the entry into a trust indenture by Cline Mining Corporation for the issuance of up to US$65 million of secured bonds.

Ironbridge Equity Partners

Acted for Ironbridge Equity Partners in the purchase by Ironbridge of all of the assets of Industrial Commercial Equipment Manufacturing Ltd. associated with its Frost Fighter business.

Ironbridge Equity Partners

Acted for Ironbridge Equity Partners in the purchase by Ironbridge of all of the issued and outstanding shares of Hank's Maintenance and Service Co.

Ironbridge Equity Partners

Acted for Ironbridge Equity Partners in the purchase by Ironbridge of all of the issued and outstanding shares of Lafrentz & Christenson Trucking Ltd.

Plenary Health Care Partnerships

Acted for Plenary Health Care Partnerships in their successful bid to design, build, finance and maintain the Humber River Regional Hospital. The new $1.1 billion state-of-the-art acute care facility will be constructed on a block of approximately 27 acres in Toronto, Ontario.

RX Exploration Inc.

Acted for RX Exploration Inc. and its wholly owned subsidiary Drumlummon Ltd., in connection with a senior secured credit facility provided by an affiliate of Hale Capital Partners, L.P.

Paymentus Corporation

Acted for Paymentus Corporation, a leading electronic bill payment, presentment and customer communication technology and services company, in connection with an equity investment by Accel-KKR, a technology-focused private equity investment firm.

National Bank Financial and Canaccord Genuity

Acted for a syndicate of agents co-led by National Bank Financial and Canaccord Genuity in a private placement of high yield notes issued by Canadian Satellite Radio and as counsel for a significant bondholder in connection with the concurrent exchange offer for the issuer's existing high yield notes.

Bank of Montreal

Acted for Bank of Montreal in connection with a $55-million secured credit facility made available to Leisureworld Senior Care Corporation for the acquisition of two luxury retirement residences.

Credit Suisse Securities AG

Acted as Canadian counsel to Credit Suisse Securities AG in connection with a US$355-million 7-year first lien term loan, a US$100-million 7.5-year second lien term loan and a US$20-million 5-year revolving credit facility made available to Mood Media Corporation in connection with its acquisition of Muzak Holdings LLC.

Atlas Holdings LLC and Blue Wolf Capital Partners LLC

Acted for Atlas Holdings LLC and Blue Wolf Capital Partners LLC in connection with the sale of Northern Resources Nova Scotia Corporation (the parent company of Northern Pulp, the Pictou County kraft pulp mill, and Northern Timber, which owns forest land) to Paper Excellence Canada Holdings Corporation.

Hydroméga Services Inc.

Acted for Hydroméga Services Inc. in connection with a bridge financing and project financing provided by Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada for the development and construction of four hydro projects on the Kapuskasing River in Ontario developed in partnership with certain First Nations.

Manulife Financial Corporation

Acted for The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company in connection with the project financing for the Mont-Louis Wind Farm project near the municipality of Mont-Louis in the Gaspésie region of Québec.

Northleaf Capital Partners (Canada) Limited

Acted for Northleaf Capital Partners in the transition from an operationally independent TD Bank subsidiary to a fully independent global private equity firm. Northleaf's predecessor, TD Capital Private Equity Investors, was the private equity fund of funds and co-investment arm of TD Bank Financial Group, one of North America's leading financial institutions.

Speaking Engagement

Moderator, Euromoney Seminars, 7th Annual Canadian Power Finance Conference, “As First Nations Bands and Communities Increasingly Become Active Participants in Power Projects, What Are the Key Factors Determining Their Involvement?”

Jan. 22, 2015

The Legal 500 Canada—Banking and Finance (Next Generation Lawyer); Infrastructure and Projects (Next Generation Lawyer)

The Best Lawyers in Canada—Project Finance Law

Bar Admissions

Ontario, 2009

Education

University of Western Ontario, LLB (with Distinction), 2008