Nora F. Osbaldeston - Miller Thomson LLP

Nora F. Osbaldeston

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2013

Ms. Osbaldeston is the National Chair of the Financial Services Group at Miller Thomson. She has over 24 years experience acting for financial institutions and corporate borrowers on a variety of domestic and international transactions including syndicated and multi and single lender financing transactions, asset based financings, acquisition financings, high yield offerings, and securitizations.  She has advised lenders and borrowers across a wide range of industries and sectors including agriculture and food, automotive, education, healthcare and pharmaceutical, hotel and hospitality, professional sports and team financings, retail, telecommunications and media, and shipping.

Nora has been named to the 2014 edition of Best Lawyers®, in Canada for Banking and Finance.

Nora is the co-author of the Financial Institutions chapter of Doing Business in Canada, 2013 edition.

In 2013 Nora was a recipient of a Lexpert Zenith Award, celebrating leading Women in Canada.

Nora was also the recipient in 2013 of the inaugural Federated Press Women in Law Leadership Award, for exceptional achievement and outstanding leadership by a Canadian Woman Lawyer.

In 2009 Nora was recognized by the Women's Executive Network as one of Canada's top 100 most powerful women and is today a mentor in the WXNWisdom Top 100 mentoring program. Nora has been listed in "Women in the Lead" published by the Richard Ivey School of Business, a national directory of Canadian women whose professional expertise and experience recommend them as candidates for corporate board appointments. She was featured on the March 2011 cover of Lexpert Magazine and profiled in its article entitled "Women Manage."

Prior to her appointment as National Chair of the Financial Services Group Nora served as the Managing Partner of the Toronto/Markham offices of Miller Thomson from 2009 to 2012 and was the Ontario Co-Chair of the firm’s corporate department from 2005-2008.

Throughout her legal career, Nora has volunteered through the Law Society of Upper Canada. For several years Nora has participated in the LSUC agreement series, and developed and presented “The Annotated Loan Agreement”. Since 2010 Nora has been a lecturer at the University of Windsor Law School - Advanced Business Law Course (Banking and Secured Transactions).

Nora is a founding member of, and continues as an active volunteer at, Lake Ontario Waterkeeper, a grass roots charitable organization whose focus is on ensuring swimmable, fishable and drinkable waterbodies in our communities. She has also volunteered for Golf Canada and its Links to Education Program. Nora held several national positions with UNICEF Canada over a period of 10 years and has most recently volunteered at Variety Village, whose mission is to facilitate the achievement of life goals for people with disabilities through sport and fitness.

Ms. Osbaldeston spends her spare time golfing and running.


Office Location

Scotia Plaza
40 King Street West, Suite 5800
Toronto, ON M5H 3S1

Practice Areas

Banking and Finance Law

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