Kevin J. Morley

Kevin J. Morley, Partner, Financial Services

Contact Information

  • tel: 416.862.6488
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Bar Admission

Ontario, 1987


  • University of Western Ontario, LL.B
  • With Distinction (Silver Medal)






For more than 25 years, Kevin has acted as a key advisor to numerous financial institutions, funds, export credit agencies and other credit providers. Kevin has significant experience in: multi-jurisdictional asset-based, project, acquisition, commercial, cash flow, equipment, subordinate and mezzanine financings; capital market transactions; the establishment, acquisition and divestiture of finance businesses and portfolios; and financial institution regulation and licensing. Kevin also has significant insolvency and restructuring experience, having represented creditors in connection with the restructuring or recovery of billions of dollars of debt. 

Notable Matters

  • Acting on behalf of the Agents and Lenders in connection with Revolving and Term Loans to JBS Food Canada Inc. to facilitate its acquisition of the XL Foods plants.
  • Acting for Canadian and U.S. ABL Agents and First and Second Lien Term Agents in connection with Hudson's Bay Company’s acquisition of Saks Incorporated.
  • Acting for Agent and Lenders in connection with asset-based financing transaction in favour of Select Staffing.
  • Acting for Agent and Lenders in connection with TriWest Capital Partners’, Alberta Teachers' Retirement Fund’s and Northwest Capital Appreciation’s acquisition of NCSG Crane & Heavy Hauling Corporation.


  • Canadian Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • American College of Commercial Finance Lawyers 

Industry Recognition

  • The Best Lawyers in Canada 2015: Asset-Based Lending; Banking and Finance; Equipment Finance Law
  • The Best Lawyers in Canada 2012 “Lawyer of the Year”, Toronto Equipment Finance Law
  • The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2014: Asset-Based Lending (Most Frequently Recommended); Banking & Financial Institutions; Asset Equipment Finance/Leasing
  • The Lexpert Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-border Corporate Lawyers in Canada: Asset-Based Lending; Banking & Financial Institutions
  • The Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada: Asset-based Lending; Banking and Financial Institutions
  • The Lexpert – Thomson Guide to the Leading 100 Canada-US Cross Border Corporate Lawyers in Canada
  • Chambers Global:  The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business:  Banking & Finance
  • IFLR (International Financial Law Review) 1000 – The Guide to the World’s Leading Financial Law Firms – Leading lawyer in banking and finance
  • PLC Which Lawyer? – Finance
  • The Legal Media Group’s Expert Guide to the World’s Leading Banking Lawyers