Cassels Expands in Calgary, Solidifies Prime-Tier Lending & Finance Group

Fabrizio Guteres

CALGARY, AB, July 5, 2022 /CNW/ – Cassels is happy to announce the addition of 5 new companions to its Lending & Finance Group in Calgary. The companions, Bria Fallen, Mike Hrabok, Sunil Joneja, David Kolesar, and Scott McLeman, carry many years of notable expertise advising top-tier monetary establishments throughout North America.

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“We’re delighted to welcome this enormously proficient and devoted workforce to Cassels,” mentioned Jeff Oliver, lead accomplice within the agency’s Calgary workplace. “I’m assured {that a} mixture of their robust data of the market and breadth of expertise will additional place Cassels as a number one Canadian authorized agency, providing a broad vary of companies that embody specialised banking, transaction, and monetary companies, in an distinctive method.”

Jeff famous, “This growth is the biggest in a sequence of latest hires and development throughout the agency, and establishes our banking group as one of many largest in Western Canada.”

4 affiliate legal professionals have additionally joined the agency to assist the rising workforce in Calgary: Kaitlyn Kolodychuk, Eli Dzik, and Nick Proctor (Lending & Finance) and Gillian Harrington (Company).

Commenting on the workforce’s choice to hitch the agency, Scott McLeman mentioned: “We’re delighted to be becoming a member of one of many largest and most modern monetary companies practices in Canada and work with an distinctive workforce of proficient individuals throughout the nation. As Cassels continues to develop in Calgary, we’re excited to solidify the agency’s fame as a frontrunner in banking & lending for the area.”

The Lending & Finance Group at Cassels gives specialised authorized companies for monetary establishments, non-traditional lenders, and enterprise house owners, together with asset-based lending, actual property finance, acquisition finance, syndicated finance, and mission financing. In Calgary, the Group will supply a various vary of economic companies geared in direction of the Western Canadian market, together with in the true property, building, oil and fuel, and agricultural sectors.

New companions [listed in ascending order according to last name]

Bria Fallen

Bria brings in depth expertise working with lenders and debtors on secured financing transactions, M&A, industrial leasing issues, and company reorganizations. Her observe is targeted on working with shoppers to search out options to satisfy their enterprise objectives whereas optimizing monetary necessities. Bria has expertise working towards with a mid-sized enterprise legislation agency in Calgary after articling and practising with a number one Atlantic Canadian legislation agency.

Mike Hrabok

Bringing in depth expertise within the areas of economic companies and actual property, Mike’s portfolio features a myriad of accomplishments in secured financing transactions and industrial actual property transactions. Mike has been in-house counsel at a nationwide industrial actual property developer after articling, and practiced with a nationwide legislation agency within the monetary companies and industrial actual property teams.

Sunil A. Joneja

Sunil represents and advises debtors, banks, and different monetary establishments on all kinds of transactions with an emphasis on home and cross-border syndicated and bilateral debt financings (each secured and unsecured), together with asset-based lending, mission finance, actual property together with building finance, acquisition finance, word choices, distressed lending, and debt restructuring transactions. Sunil additionally practises within the space of derivatives together with commodity, cross-currency, and rate of interest hedging transactions.

David Kolesar

With a sensible strategy knowledgeable by an extended historical past of expertise representing shoppers in banking and finance issues, David is expert in each home and cross-border, internationally centered transactions. His various observe covers a variety of debt financing work on behalf of each monetary establishments and debtors together with acquisition finance, mission financing, asset-backed loans, reserve-based lending, and private and non-private debt securities. David additionally has in depth expertise in non-traditional or different lending constructions.

Scott McLeman

Focusing totally on monetary companies, actual property and diversified lending, Scott will lead the Group’s new chapter at Cassels.

Acknowledged as a frontrunner in his discipline, Scott makes a speciality of a broad vary of banking and actual property areas. He acts for each collectors (together with banks and different main monetary establishments) and debtors in secured and unsecured lending transactions, together with private and non-private acquisitions, asset-based loans and time period and revolving amenities, in each home and cross-border contexts.

About Cassels:

Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP is a Canadian legislation agency centered on serving the transaction, advocacy, and advisory wants of the nation’s most dynamic enterprise sectors.

Cassels gives one of many largest enterprise legislation practices in Canada, advising shoppers from start-ups to multi-national organizations – throughout the road and world wide.

We’re devoted to staying on the vanguard of tendencies in legislation and enterprise to supply sensible and versatile options to your authorized challenges, and our legal professionals are proud to serve management roles in enterprise, civic, charitable, and cultural organizations in neighborhood, nationwide, and worldwide organizations.

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