COMMERCIAL LENDING & FINANCING
Brownlee LLP operates one of the largest commercial lending practices in Western Canada. We take great pride in our reputation as problem solvers and deal closers. Our expertise in the field of commercial lending has resulted in many meaningful relationships with clients who consider our lawyers and staff to be valuable members of their team. We add value to commercial lending transactions by assisting in the creation of workable born structures and by streamlining the documentation and funding process

Our lender clients include:

  • chartered banks
  • life insurance companies
  • major pension funds
  • mortgage investment corporations
  • private lenders

In addition, we frequently provide advice to borrowers relating to the negotiation and structuring of credit facilities with their lender.

STRATEGIC ADVISOR TO MAJOR LENDERS
When acting for lenders, we prefer to provide early-stage advice regarding the structuring of loans and loan security. Once the lender and borrower agree to business terms, our focus shifts to completing the transaction quickly and efficiently.

STRATEGIC ADVISOR TO BUSINESS BORROWER
When acting for borrowers, we help structure our client’s credit facilities with a view to satisfying the lender’s requirements while allowing our client the maximum amount of flexibility in the continued operation of their business.

RESOLVING ISSUES
Our Commercial Lending Team can help both lenders and borrowers in matters relating to:

  • security enforcement
  • receiverships
  • bankruptcy
  • insolvency
  • loan workouts and restructurings

When dealing with these types of situations, we use strategies and solutions that resolve matters quickly and efficiently.

PRACTICE TEAM

BRUCE F. COOMBS partner

Tel: 1-780-497-4864
Email: bcoombs@brownleelaw.com

SEAN F.J. CURRAN associate

Tel: 1-780-497-4844
Email: scurran@brownleelaw.com

ALLEN R. EVANIEW Q.C counsel

Tel: 1-780-497-4848
Email: aevaniew@brownleelaw.com

RYAN C. KEMP associate

Tel: 1-780-497-4883
Email: rkemp@brownleelaw.com

JOHN C. MCDONNELL partner

Tel: 1-780-497-4801
Email: jmcdonnell@brownleelaw.com

JILL L.A. SHEWARD partner

Tel: 1-780-497-4835
Email: jsheward@brownleelaw.com

GRAEME R. SWAINSON associate

Tel: 1-780-497-4823
Email: gswainson@brownleelaw.com

ROGER I. SWAINSON business practice area leader

Tel: 1-780-497-4896
Email: rswainson@brownleelaw.com

RODD C. THORKELSSON managing partner

Tel: 1-780-497-4843
Email: rthorkelsson@brownleelaw.com