Jason MacIntyre
Partner | Toronto
Toronto: 416-863-2507

Jason's practice focuses primarily on secured lending and structured finance transactions, with a particular emphasis on aviation, project finance, infrastructure and defence.

Jason has represented various aircraft lessors, manufacturers and financiers on aircraft finance and commercial aviation matters. He has also represented both lenders and borrowers in domestic and international transactions, which have included asset-based lending, project finance, public-private partnerships and both public and private debt and capital markets offerings.

Before joining Blakes, Jason worked at a major international law firm in London, England, practising in the global asset and project finance group. During this time, he participated in a secondment to General Electric's Capital Aviation Services division in Ireland.

SELECT EXPERIENCE

Jason has recently been involved in representing:

  • Morgan Stanley and Credit Suisse (underwriters) on the Air Canada Enhanced Equipment Trust Certificates (EETC) transaction for 5xB777-300ER aircraft (awarded Airfinance Journal (North America) Deal of the Year 2014)
  • The underwriters on both of Air Canada's 2015 EETC transactions (2015-1: 1xB787-8 and 8xB787-9 aircraft and 2015-2: 3xB787-9 and 2xB777-300ER aircraft)
  • Major aircraft lessors in portfolio sales of more than 200 aircraft including asset pools being securitized within the U.S. market
  • Senior lenders on various limited-recourse financings (including tax-structured deals) of the acquisition of aircraft lease portfolios valued at more than US$2-billion
  • The arrangers and lenders in connection with recent acquisition transactions, Birch Hill's acquisition of Softchoice and DHX Media Ltd.'s acquisition of Cookie Jar Entertainment
  • Infrastructure Ontario and Metrolinx on the Eglinton Crosstown LRT design, build, finance and maintain project
  • Infrastructure Ontario on the Credit Valley Hospital Phase II Redevelopment Project
  • City of Saskatoon on a design, build, finance, operate and maintain projects in connection with the Civics Operation Centre
  • City of Calgary on a design, build, construction, operation and maintenance P3 project for an organics processing facility (food and de-watered biosolids)
  • City of Sudbury on the design, build, finance and maintain project for a new biosolids facility and related upgrading of existing City water and wastewater facilities
AWARDS & RECOGNITION

Jason has been recognized as a leading lawyer in aviation law including, most recently, in the following publications:

  • Chambers Canada: Canada's Leading Lawyers for Business 2018 (Transportation: Aviation - Up and Coming)

  • The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2017 (Asset Equipment Finance/Leasing)

  • Who's Who Legal 2017 (Transport - Aviation Finance)

  • Who's Who Legal: Canada 2017 (Aviation)

  • Legal Media Group's Rising Stars 2017

  • The Legal 500 Canada 2016 (Recommended - Banking & Finance)

  • Legal Media Group's Guide to the World's Leading Aviation Lawyers 2014 (Rising Star)

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