Kenneth S. Atlas - Borden Ladner Gervais LLP

Kenneth S. Atlas

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2006
Phone: 514-954-2522

Kenneth S. Atlas, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP   
• Phone: (514) 954-2522; (416) 367-6332
• Fax: (514) 954-1905 E-mail:

National leader of BLG's Financial Services Group, practising in Montréal and Toronto. Specializes in banking, secured and unsecured debt financing, project finance, debt and corporate restructuring, and bankruptcy and insolvency matters, as well as venture capital financing. Has represented Canadian and foreign lenders and loan syndicates in numerous syndicated financing transactions (including multi-jurisdictional cross-border loans) and in many bankruptcy and insolvency restructuring matters involving Canada and multiple jurisdictions. Frequent writer and speaker on the subjects of financing, security, and bankruptcy and insolvency. Selected by peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in Canada since 2006 and recognized in The Lexpert®/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada, The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory, Chambers Global, PLC Which Lawyer? and IFLR1000. Adjunct Professor of Bankruptcy and Insolvency at McGill University’s Faculty of Law since 1985. Former lecturer on business law at McGill University’s Faculty of Management (1982–1994). Member of the Insolvency Institute of Canada, CBA, IBA, INSOL International and the American Bankruptcy Institute. Called to the Québec Bar in 1981 and Ontario Bar in 1988.

McGill UniversityLL.B 1980

Client Comments

"I have been working with Mr. Atlas since 1990. Ken is one of the top lawyers in the banking field. In each transaction I have been involved with him, Ken makes sure he fully understands the business of our clients so that he can draft loan agreements, which take into account the inherent risks of lending to these clients and, as such, prepare suitable legal documentation to protect the interests of the lenders. Ken is very efficient in drafting clear documents, meeting difficult deadlines, and negotiating with the client/client's counsel to solve, in a respectful manner, the points of discussions. Another important element is that Mr. Atlas has experience in bankruptcy/restructuring matters, which brings real-life background to the covenants included in the loan agreements/security documentation. "

"Ken Atlas is an experienced and dedicated legal counsel. While protecting his clients' interests, he brings creativity to the negotiation process by proposing solutions that are acceptable to all parties. This greatly facilitates the negotiation process, and explains why not only his clients, but also opposing parties and their counsel, enjoy working with him. Ken is always pleasant and respectful of all points of view, which makes him extremely effective in a negotiation. Finally, his clean, simple drafting style reflects his keen understanding of legal and financial issues. I highly recommend Ken Atlas as legal counsel."

"Mr. Atlas is one the top financing lawyers in Montreal. His experience is considerable. He is always available, responds in a timely manner, is easy to talk to, able to understand complex financing structures, provides valuable insight, assists in easing tough negotiations, has strong finance experience, and is a pleasure to work with. "

Office Location

1000 De La Gauchetière Street West
Suite 900
Montréal, QC H3B 5H4

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2014 Lawyer of the Year in Banking and Finance Law of the Montréal Metro Area
Kenneth S. Atlas has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2014!

Practice Areas

Banking and Finance Law
Insolvency and Financial Restructuring Law
Project Finance Law

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