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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.

    • Canadian counsel to a Canadian Schedule I bank in connection with the cross-border financing of acquisition of shares in a South American entity for US$225 million.
    • 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, CIBC, Guggenheim Corporate Funding, JPMorgan Chase Bank, Madison Capital, Morgan Stanley, National Bank, NewStar Business Credit, Royal Bank of Canada, Sankaty Advisors, 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.

  • The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, 2017, Repeatedly recommended in the area of Asset-Based Lending.
  • The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, 2017, Repeatedly recommended in the area of Asset Securitization.
  • The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, 2017, Most frequently recommended in the area of Banking & Financial Institutions.
  • The Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada, 2017, Most Frequently Recommended in the area of Banking and Finance.
  • IFLR 1000: The Guide to the World’s Leading Financial Law Firms, 2012-2017, recognized in the area Financial Services Regulatory.
  • The Best Lawyers in Canada, 2014-2017, recognized in the area of Banking and Finance Law.
  • The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, 2015-2016, Consistently Recommended in the area of Banking & Financial Institutions.
  • The Best Lawyers in Canada 2015: Banking and Finance.

  • The Concerned Kids, Director
  • North Toronto Soccer and Baseball, Coach

  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Law Society of Upper Canada

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