Alexis Levine
Partner | Toronto
Toronto: 416-863-3089

Alexis focuses primarily on syndicated debt and structured financing, acting for both domestic and international financiers and debtors. He has significant experience with structuring and documenting equipment financings, leveraged financings, asset-based financings, franchise financing arrangements, margin loans, securitizations, receivables financings and hotel financings.

Alexis is the co-ordinator of the Firm's Government & Public Sector group. He also advises on public law, political law and lobbying matters, has served as an adjunct professor of public law and decision-making at Osgoode Hall Law School, and has been a Law Society lecturer on doing business with the Canadian public sector. Alexis has served as a political strategist for several current and former senior federal, provincial and municipal public office holders.

SELECT EXPERIENCE
  • Financing parties in providing debt financing in respect of Platinum Equity's acquisition of Husky Injection Molding Systems from Berkshire Partners and OMERS Private Equity for $4.95 billion

  • MCAP Financial Corporation in connection with a $1.5-billion mortgage purchase agreement with Home Trust Company, a subsidiary of Home Capital Group

  • Aareal Bank AG in connection with a $716-million syndicated financing for a group of Canadian hotels

  • $1.2-billion leveraged financing for a leading Canadian manufacturer from a syndicate of lenders

  • Leveraged financing for a syndicate of lenders in respect of a major Canadian mineral company

  • Asset-backed revolving credit facilities obtained by a leading Canadian retailer

  • Asset-based financing of a leading Canadian forestry company by a global financing company

  • Equipment financings by a leading global finance company to a prominent Canadian manufacturer

  • Securitization of vehicle leases by a leading vehicle manufacturer and a global financial institution

  • Securitization of receivables, with a vehicle financing company as seller, a leading securitization trust as purchaser, and a major insurance company as investor

  • Vehicle acquisition financing facility for a leading transportation company

  • Investment grade financing for Bell Aliant Regional Communications, Limited Partnership provided by a syndicate led by the Bank of Nova Scotia

AWARDS & RECOGNITION

Alexis is recognized in the following publications:

  • The Best Lawyers in Canada 2019 (Asset-Based Lending Practice and Banking & Finance Law)

  • The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2018 (Repeatedly Recommended - Asset Equipment Finance/Leasing, Asset Securitization, Asset-Based Lending and Banking & Financial Institutions)

  • The Best Lawyers in Canada 2018 (Asset-Based Lending and Banking & Finance Law)

  • IFLR1000: The Guide to the World's Leading Financial Law Firms - 2016-2018 Editions (Rising Star – Banking, and Capital Markets: Structured Finance & Securitization)

  • The Best Lawyers in Canada 2015 (Leading lawyer - Banking & Finance Law)

PUBLICATIONS
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Blakes Bulletin on Government & Public Sector, July 9, 2018.
Blakes Bulletin on Government & Public Sector, April 19, 2018.
Blakes Bulletin on Cannabis, March 8, 2018.
Blakes Bulletin on Government & Public Sector, February 13, 2018.
Blakes Bulletin on Government & Public Sector, February 1, 2018.
Blakes Bulletin on Cannabis, November 10, 2017.
Blakes Bulletin on Cannabis, October 6, 2017.
Blakes Bulletin on Cannabis, September 8, 2017.
Blakes Bulletin on Government & Public Sector, August 3, 2017.
Blakes Bulletin on Cannabis, April 13, 2017.
Blakes Bulletin on Government & Public Sector, April 11, 2017.
Co-author: Ontario gets in line with federal lobbying law
The Lawyers Weekly, Vol. 36, No. 31, pp. 13, March 10, 2017.
Author: Leasing Law: Equipment Financing in Canada: A Primer
Equipment Leasing and Finance Magazine, pp. 44-45, January/February 2017.
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