Jason's practice focuses primarily on secured lending and structured finance transactions, with a particular emphasis on aviation, project finance, infrastructure and defence. He is Chair of the Firm’s Aviation & Aerospace group.
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. Jason routinely advises clients on complex aviation regulatory matters, including foreign investment in Canadian airlines, Transport Canada audits, maintenance and repair certifications and airport privatization matters. He launched and co-leads Blakes Drones group and routinely advises the Firm’s key corporate clients on the use of drone technology in their commercial operations.
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.