Highlights

Education

  • BSc, Chemistry, 1970
    McGill University
  • MBA, Finance, 1975
    McGill University
  • LLB, 1978
    University of Toronto

Year of Call/Admission

  • Ontario, 1980

Languages Spoken

  • English

Brian Wright

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+1 416 865 5488
+1 416 364 7813 (fax)
Brian Wright is a member of the firm's Banking & Finance practice group and is a former Chair of the Business Law Section for the firm's Ontario Region. His practice is focused on representing financial institutions in the structuring, documentation and negotiation of complex lending and other debt financing transactions, both domestic and cross-border. Such transactions include leveraged financings, syndicated credits, secured loans, acquisition financings (including private equity sponsored), project financings, first lien/second lien financings, asset-based lending, monetization of instalment receivables and other specialized financing transactions in a wide range of industries including automotive, mining, forestry, transportation, energy, pipeline, financial services, commercial real estate, food and beverage, gaming, retail, media, technology and infrastructure. Brian also has extensive experience in representing financial institutions with respect to debt restructurings and intercreditor arrangements.

Honours and Awards

  • Legal 500 Canada 2014 for Banking and Finance
  • Chambers Global 2012-2014 for Banking and Finance
  • The Best Lawyers in Canada 2011-2018 for Banking and Finance
  • Who's Who Legal: Canada 2014-2016 for Banking
  • Who's Who Legal: Banking 2016 and 2017
  • Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2010-2016 for Banking and Financial Institutions
  • Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2015-2016 for Project Finance
  • Who's Who Legal 100 2014-2015 for Banking
  • The Lexpert Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Corporate Lawyers in Canada 2014 for Banking & Financial Institutions
  • Martindale-Hubbell "AV" rating
  • Practical Law Company's Which Lawyer? 2008-2009 for Banking and Finance
  • Practical Law Company's Cross-Border Finance: Secured Lending Handbook
  • The International Who's Who of Banking Lawyers
  • National Post's "The Best Lawyers in Canada" for Banking Law (Lending)

Membership/Affiliations

  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Member, Ontario Bar Association