Martha Martindale and François Paradis named 2017 Lexpert Rising Stars

Martha Martindale, François Paradis

Nov 17, 2017

Osler congratulates Martha Martindale and François Paradis on being recognized as 2017 Lexpert Rising Stars: Leading Lawyers Under 40. The awards, which recognize lawyers under the age of 40 who are both leaders and team players with an outstanding track record of success, were announced on November 16 during a ceremony at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel in Toronto.

A partner in Osler’s Financial Services Group in the firm’s Vancouver office, Martha has broad experience in all types of commercial lending files, including term and revolving facilities, participation and syndicated agreements and convertible facilities. She regularly acts for lenders, debtors, administrative agents and trustees.

In addition to having a proven track record of success in acting on large and complex transactions, Martha is deeply invested in her professional community. She is committed to supporting the advancement of women in law, and plays an active leadership and mentoring role through a range of channels, including the Women Lawyers Forum Mentoring Program.

Martha is part of the firm’s innovation initiative to provide clients with certainty, transparency and lower costs with respect to legal services. Described by colleagues as “the epitome of a desirable team member,” Martha’s commitment to a collaborative approach to problem solving translates well to her exceptional client service.

François is a partner in Osler’s Corporate Practice Group based in the firm’s Montréal office, and he has earned a reputation as a respected legal and business advisor. His practice covers many areas of corporate and securities law with an emphasis on corporate finance and mergers and acquisitions. He has experience acting for public issuers, financial institutions, investment funds, investment banks as well as industry leaders in a range of sectors.

In addition to being recognized as a go-to securities law expert based on his high-profile securities law work, seminars and publications, François is deeply involved in his community through his pro bono work and various mentorship initiatives. He is described by colleagues as having a positive leadership style that encourages others to excel, and a team player who genuinely appreciates and is appreciated by others.

View the full list of 2017 Lexpert Rising Stars: Leading Lawyers Under 40