Michael S. Hart - Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP

Michael S. Hart

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2013
Phone: 416-862-6740

Michael’s practice encompasses a wide range of commercial transactions with an emphasis on debt financing transactions in both the domestic and cross-border markets and on mortgage-backed securitizations. He regularly advises leading U.S. and domestic credit corporations and financial institutions with respect to structured financings, commercial lending, mortgage-backed securitizations and asset-based lending. Michael also regularly provides advice in respect of Canada’s anti-money laundering and terrorist financing legislation.

Additional Information

Notable Matters
  • A joint venture of Goldman, Sachs & Co. and Fortress Investment Group LLC in the purchase of various pools of consumer receivables in Canada
  • Fortress Credit Corporation in a secured term loan facility to the purchaser of a pool of Canadian credit card receivables
  •  Goldman Sachs Lending Partners LLCMorgan Stanley Senior Funding, Inc.and Jefferies Finance LLC in a $4,975,000,000 senior secured credit facility in favour of Valeant Pharmaceuticals International and in the placement by Valeant Pharmaceuticals International of $1,200,000,000 in senior notes, each in connection with the merger of Biovail Corporation and Valeant Pharmaceuticals
  • JP Morgan Chase & Co. in the placement by Valeant Pharmaceuticals International of $2,250,000,000 in senior notes
  • Maple Bank GmbH in three senior secured mortgage warehouse credit facilities to various Canadian mortgage lenders totally over $200 million
  • Maple Bank GmbH in four senior secured credit facilities to various Canadian broker-dealers in connection with the Federal Immigrant Investor Program and the Quebec Immigrant Investor Program

 

Part 2
  • Morgan Stanley Bank International Limited in a multi-tranche syndicated credit facility in connection with the US$3.7 billion acquisition of CHC Helicopter Corporation by First Reserve Corporation
  • Goldman Sachs Bank USA in a US$61,000,000 senior secured credit facility in favour of a retail equipment lessor
  • Goldman Sachs Credit Partners L.P. in a $400 million term loan facility in favour of Abitibi-Consolidated Company of Canada
  • Goldman, Sachs & Co. in the private placement by Abitibi-Consolidated Company of Canada of $413 million of senior secured notes
  • Goldman, Sachs & Co. in the private placement by Great Canadian Gaming Corporation of $175 million in senior subordinated notes
  • NOVA Chemicals Corporation in the sale of all of the issued and outstanding shares in NOVA Chemical Corporation to International Petroleum Investment Company and in respect of the US$400 million of related financings
Part 3
  • Morgan Stanley Senior Funding, Inc. in connection with a $250 million senior term credit facility in favour of Enbridge Inc.
  • Maple Bank GmbH in the purchase of almost $30 million of mortgage-backed notes
  • Goldman Sachs Credit Partners L.P. in a $1.8 billion multi-currency, multi-tranche credit facility in favour of CCS Inc. and the private placement by CCS Inc. of $312 million in senior subordinated notes
  • Goldman Sachs Canada Credit Partners Co. in a $200 revolving credit facility and a $170 million Term Loan B credit facility in favour of casino and gaming organization
  • Ontario Teachers’ Plan Board in the issuance of mortgage-backed notes
  • Goldman Sachs Canada Specialty Company in a $150 million mezzanine credit facility secured by over fifty medical properties across Canada
University of TorontoBA 1990University of TorontoLL.B 1993
Canadian Bar AssociationAmerican Bar AssociationLaw Society of Upper Canada

Office Location

100 King Street West
1 First Canadian Place
Suite 6200, P.O. Box 50
Toronto, ON M5X 1B8
Canada


Practice Areas

Banking and Finance Law