Irv focuses his practice on acting for banks and other lenders and borrowers in secured and unsecured financing and leasing transactions. His clients include financial institutions, merchant banks and other lenders, and a mix of borrowers who are engaged in financing transactions at the local, national and international level.
Irv has been involved in the financing of an extensive range of businesses including aircraft, forest and mining products, farming, merchant banks, hotels, oil and gas products, real estate developments, newspapers, high technology products and operations and national retail chains. These financings often have cross-border components to them and often include syndications and participations with government and other lending institutions acting for the lead or secondary lender. Irv has drafted financing and leasing documents utilized by lenders and lessors in the ordinary course of their businesses. He regularly provides advice to clients on the establishment of their internal lending and borrowing guidelines, regulatory and compliance matters and the structuring of financing transactions and is also often asked by his clients to lecture and give seminars on a range of banking and financing issues.