Alison Manzer is a partner in the Financial Services Group at Cassels Brock. Alison's practice encompasses a broad range of commercial practice in the financial services sector, including financial institution regulation, corporate and commercial lending, asset-based financing, securitization and structured finance, private equity, project finance, asset finance and leasing, business reorganization, syndicated lending and related areas. A significant part of her practice involves multi-jurisdiction transactions where she has expertise in the structuring requirements of financing, investment and securitization transactions to solve taxation, conflicts of laws, document structure, currency and rate issues, among others.
Alison has been a director of several financial institutions, including a Schedule II bank, insurance companies, leasing finance companies, securitization trusts and other financial services industry corporations. She was awarded the inaugural Zenith award from Lexpert in 2009, honouring senior women lawyers who have made outstanding contributions to the practice and business of law.
In addition to her LL.B. (Law) and a B.Sc. Hon. (Biochemistry), Alison has an M.B.A. and an LL.M. in banking and financial services. She is currently undertaking an M.Sc. (Research)/Doctorate in Business Administration. She has also completed the Canadian Securities Course and the advanced securities programs, Canadian Investment Finance I and II with the Canadian Securities Institute. Alison is an adjunct professor at Osgoode Hall Law School teaching the Masters of Law program in international finance. She was called to the Ontario Bar in 1979.
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