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Neil Katz

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Among others, Neil has acted as legal counsel to:

Banking and Financial Services

  • A Canadian pension fund in connection with a subordinated loan to a North American real estate brokerage and advisory firm

  • BDC Capital Inc. in connection with the legal documentation for its Growth Equity Emergency Financing convertible note program

  • A technology company in connection with its permanent financing by a syndicate of lenders

  • A syndicate of lenders in connection with the financing of several acquisitions of Canadian connectivity services and data center businesses in Canada

  • A Canadian pension fund in connection with the financing of the production restart of an iron ore mine in Quebec

  • Clients of BentallGreenOak in connection with the permanent financing of 1250 René-Lévesque Boulevard in Montréal

  • Clients of BentallGreenOak in connection with the permanent financing of KPMG Tower in Montréal

  • A syndicate of lenders in connection with the construction financing of a major mixed-use real estate project in Montreal

  • A TSX-listed company operating in the mobility sector in connection with its financing by a syndicate of lenders for its acquisition of a U.S.-based elevator manufacturer

  • A syndicate of lenders in connection with the financing of the acquisition of a North American integrated services provider

  • A syndicate of lenders in connection with credit facilities of Ivanhoé Cambridge

Real Estate

  • Clients of BentallGreenOak in connection with the acquisition of 1250 René-Lévesque Boulevard in Montréal, the largest single asset transaction it has ever completed in Canada

  • Clients of Canada Life in connection with its acquisitions of two residential towers in the Greater Montreal Area

  • Clients of Triovest Realty Advisors in connection with its acquisition of several properties in downtown Montreal

  • HOOPP Realty Inc. in connection with its sale of a portfolio of properties jointly held with Ivanhoé Cambridge to Cominar REIT

  • Great West Life Assurance Company in connection with its acquisition of four shopping centres from Walmart Canada Realty Inc. and SmartCentres Realty Inc.

Private Equity and Venture Capital

  • BDC Capital Inc. in connection with its equity investment in a technology company

  • A Canadian pension fund in connection with its equity investment in an iron ore producer in Quebec

  • A Canadian pension fund in connection with its equity investment in an international provider of integrated security solutions

  • A Canadian pension fund in connection with its equity investments in a North American real estate brokerage and advisory firm

  • Apax Partners LLP in connection with its acquisition of Ideal Protein, a proprietary weight loss and wellness solutions company

  • Various sponsors in connection with the formation, operation and dissolution of their investment funds

Commercial and Business Law

  • An international hospitality group in connection with its corporate and commercial affairs in Canada

  • A Portuguese conglomerate in connection with its operations in Canada

  • A cannabis-related company in connection with its operations in Canada

  • A Canadian eyewear manufacturer and distributer in connection with its operations in Canada and abroad

  • A Canadian chemical manufacturer and distributor in connection with its operations in Canada

Awards & Recognition

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

  • The Best Lawyers in Canada 2021 Lawyer of the Year (Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law – Quebec)

  • The Best Lawyers in Canada 2021 (Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law, Banking and Finance Law and Mergers & Acquisitions Law)

  • The Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada 2021 (Corporate Mid-Market)

  • The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2020 (Asset Equipment Finance/Leasing, Banking & Financial Institutions, Corporate Commercial Law, Corporate Mid-Market, Private Equity)

Professional Activities

Neil is a member of the Barreau du Québec and the Canadian Bar Association.

Education

Admitted to the Quebec Bar - 1996
B.C.L., Université Laval - 1995
M.B.A., McMaster University - 1991
B.Comm., Concordia University - 1989

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