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Richard M. Borins

Richard M. Borins

Partner, Financial Services

Contact Information

tel: 416.862.6731



Bar Admission

Ontario, 1995

  • University of Western Ontario, LL.B. (with distinction)
  • University of Western Ontario, B.Sc.

Richard’s practice focuses on banking, structured finance and public and private securitization. Richard is an expert in cross-border financing transactions.  He represents both borrowers and lenders in a variety of secured transactions and his range of experience includes numerous domestic commercial lending transactions, domestic and cross-border syndicated loan transactions and domestic and cross-border public and private asset securitizations. Richard also assists a number of the firm’s retail clients with their ongoing financing related matters.  Richard has spoken extensively in the areas of corporate lending, personal property security law and securitization.

  • The Best Lawyers in Canada, 2014-2016, recognized in the area of Banking and Finance Law.
  • The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, 2015, Repeatedly recommended in Banking & Financial Institutions.
  • IFLR1000: The Guide to the World’s Leading Financial Law Firms 2015: Regulatory
  • The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2014: Banking & Financial Institutions

  • The Concerned Kids, Chairman of the Board
  • North Toronto Soccer and Baseball, Coach

  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Law Society of Upper Canada

  • Lead counsel to Mitel Networks Corporation and its subsidiaries in connection with its cross-border secured credit facilities in an aggregate amount of U.S. $710,000,000 the proceeds of which were used in part to facilitate a merger with Mavenir Systems.
  • Canadian counsel to American Tire Ltd. in connection with its amended and restated credit facility.
  • Lead counsel to the issuer in connection with a note issuance of over $200,000,000 under the issuer’s Canadian rental fleet securitization program.
  • Lead Canadian counsel to eOne in connection with financing its acquisition of Alliance Atlantis.
  • Lead Canadian Counsel to Axiall Corporation in connection with its $500,000,000 ABL Credit Facility.
  • Winnipeg Jets (acted for shareholder) in connection with financing for the new NHL franchise.
  • Acted for certain Canadian mining companies in connection with their multi-jurisdictional credit facilities.
  • Acting for numerous banks/financial institutions/lenders including: Bank of America, Bank of Montreal, JPMorgan Chase Bank, Guggenheim Corporate Funding, Morgan Stanley, Royal Bank of Canada, The Bank of Nova Scotia and Wells Fargo.
  • Acting for numerous retail clients in connection with their financing related activities in Canada including:  Aaron’s Inc., American Eagle Outfitters Inc., Ann Inc., Avis Budget Group, Inc., Bulk Barn Foods Limited, Foot Locker, Inc., Tim Hortons and Yogurtworld Enterprises Inc.,

  • Co-Chair of the “Perfect Your PPSA Skills” Program for Osgoode Professional Development since 2000.