As Garfinkle Biderman’s practice has evolved, commercial lending has become one of our most important practice areas. We represent a wide variety of lenders and borrowers on a diverse range of secured lending transactions, including bi-lateral lending, syndicated lending, asset-based lending, subordinated debt financing and acquisition financing.

Our extensive expertise in acting for both lenders and borrowers, together with our ability to anticipate, identify and effectively address various issues that sometimes arise in these types of transactions, enables us to guide our clients smoothly through the financing process and form long-term relationships.

We have successfully represented our clients in the following areas:
  • Operational financing and lines of credit
  • Negotiating terms of financing
  • Structuring asset-based lending facilities, multi-facility loans, second lien facilities, mezzanine facilities and non-conventional financing vehicles
  • Preparing corresponding agreements, including general security agreements, share pledge agreements, control agreements, subordination and postponement agreements and others
  • Preparing promissory notes
  • Drafting term sheets and loan and security documentation
  • Performing due diligence and perfecting liens
  • Advising on private placement financings and relevant regulatory and compliance issues
  • Advising on restructurings and workouts
  • PPSA Registrations
Our clients include both lenders and borrowers across a wide variety of industries, including:
  • Mining
  • Oil and gas
  • Manufacturing
  • Technology
  • Banking and Financial Services
  • Real estate
  • Cannabis
  • Digital Assets and Blockchain
  • Artificial Intelligence

Secured Lending Team

Shimmy Posen

Grant Duthie

Rohit Jha

Adam Fishman

Joseph Tung

Wendy Greenspoon-Soer

Alexander Hora

Monica Peters

Jessica T. Whitton

Related Areas of Expertise

Corporate & Commercial

Real Estate, Leasing and Development