Nathan Cheifetz
Partner Emeritus | Toronto
Toronto: 416-863-2969

Nathan's practice includes a wide range of corporate finance, business and aviation transactions, including asset-based lending, secured and unsecured syndicated debt financing, project finance, debt restructuring, securities lending, aircraft purchases, aircraft finance and leasing, and business acquisitions and sales.

Nathan has represented Canadian and foreign corporations, pension funds, banks, lessors and other financiers in connection with complex business and finance transactions in a wide range of industries, including manufacturing, mining, telecommunications, hotel and hospitality, consumer loyalty programs, travel, medical and health, and sports and entertainment. He has also acted as counsel to aircraft financiers and air operators in the field of aviation commercial and regulatory law, regularly acting for purchasers of Bombardier aircraft as well as engaging in the leasing of various Airbus aircrafts.


Some of Nathan's recent transactions include acting for:

  • Intact Financial Corporation in the financing of its acquisition of AXA Canada Inc.
  • Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce in its financing of Air Canada
  • The lenders to Teck Resources Corporation in the restructuring of C$10-billion of credit facilities
  • The noteholders of General Motors affiliates in a debt restructuring
  • First Reserve Corporation in its acquisition of CHC Helicopter Corporation
  • The creditors and lessors in the receivership of Skyservice Airlines Inc.
  • TUI Travel PLC in its investments in Sunwing Tours Inc.
  • Canadian Tire Bank in its financing arrangements with Bank of Nova Scotia

Nathan has been regularly recognized as a leading lawyer in the following publications:

  • The Best Lawyers in Canada 2018 (Asset-Based Lending Practice, and Banking and Finance Law; also named Best Lawyers' 2016 Toronto Asset-Based Lending Practice "Lawyer of the Year")
  • The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2017 (Asset Equipment Financing/Leasing; Banking & Financial Institutions)
  • Legal Media Group's Guide to the World's Leading Aviation Lawyers 2017
  • Who's Who Legal: Canada 2017 (Aviation Finance)
  • Who's Who Legal: Transport 2017 (Aviation Finance)
  • IFLR1000: The Guide to the World's Leading Financial Law Firms - 2016 Edition (Banking and Finance)
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