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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.

  • Mitel Networks Corporation

    Mitel Networks Corporation in connection with its acquisition of ShoreTel, Inc. for US$530 million

  • National Tire Distributors Inc.

    National Tire Distributors Inc. in its acquisition of Pneus Supérieurs Inc.

    • Lead Canadian counsel to Wells Fargo as Agent in connection with July, 2017 ABL facility to K2 Sports and Newell Brands.
    • Lead Canadian counsel to JPMorgan as Agent in connection with term loan and ABL financing of Triton’s July 25, 2017 acquisition of WernerCo.
    • Lead financing counsel to SK Capital in connection with its June 1, 2017 acquisition of a majority interest in Tri-Tex Co.
    • 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 Montreal, CIBC, Guggenheim Corporate Funding, JPMorgan Chase Bank, Madison Capital, Morgan Stanley, National Bank, CRG Partners, Royal Bank of Canada, Sterling National Bank, 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.
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  • The Best Lawyers in Canada, 2014-2018, recognized in the area of Banking and Finance Law.
  • The Lexpert Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Corporate Lawyers in Canada, 2017: Banking & Financial Institutions.
  • 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 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, 2015-2016, Consistently Recommended in the area of Banking & Financial Institutions.

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

  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Law Society of Upper Canada