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 and emerging company clients with their ongoing financing related matters.  Richard has spoken extensively in the areas of corporate lending, personal property security law and securitization.

  • Canada’s Big 6 “D-SIB Banks”

    Canada’s Big 6 “D-SIB Banks” in connection with the Canadian Emergency Business Account program initiated by Export Development Canada on behalf of Canada

  • Entertainment One

    Entertainment One in its US$4 billion acquisition by Hasbro

  • Entertainment One

    Entertainment One in its US$215 million proposed acquisition of Audio Network

  • Ensign Energy Services Inc.

    Ensign Energy Services Inc. in its acquisition of Trinidad Drilling Ltd. for $947 million

  • Dominion Voting Systems

    Dominion Voting Systems in its acquisition by its management team and Staple Street Capital

  • The Stars Group Inc.

    The Stars Group Inc. in its acquisition and refinancing of increased equity interest in CrownBet Holdings Pty Limited.

  • Entertainment One Ltd.

    Entertainment One in its acquisition of the remaining 49% minority interest in The Mark Gordon Company for US$209 million and related financings for the acquisition

    • Counsel to underwriters in Kinder Morgan Canada Limited's public offering of Series 3 Preferred Shares for $250 million
    • Lead counsel to Mitel Networks Corporation in connection with financing its acquisition of ShoreTel, Inc. for US$530 million
    • 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
    • Winnipeg Jets (acted for shareholder) in connection with financing for this 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, Signature Bank, 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.
    • Acting for numerous start-up entities on their financing transactions
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  • The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory: Recognized in Asset-Based Lending; Banking & Financial Institutions
  • The Lexpert Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Corporate Lawyers in Canada: Recognized in Banking & Financial Institutions
  • The Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada: Recognized in Banking and Finance
  • Best Lawyers in Canada: Recognized in Banking and Finance Law
  • IFLR 1000: The Guide to the World’s Leading Financial Law Firms: Recognized in Financial Services Regulatory (Highly Regarded)
  • Acritas Stars: Recognized as a Star Lawyer

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

  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Law Society of Ontario