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Secured lending and debt finance transactions have become increasingly complex. Get up to speed quickly with our faculty of experienced lawyers and bankers in a practical, intensive course.

This intensive OsgoodePD course will provide you with a comprehensive understanding of loan transactions. Go step-by-step through the essential legal components of a financing transaction, with a focus on the strategic and tactical concerns from each of the borrower’s and the lender’s perspective.

This program will cover:

  • A thorough overview of Canadian debt financing, including an examination of products currently offered and how they reflect the current business climate
  • Working with the commitment letter and term sheet
  • Negotiating and drafting loan documentation from a lender’s or borrower’s perspectives
  • Which clauses of loan agreements are most important and why
  • The objectives and requirements of appropriate due diligence
  • Negotiating intercreditor arrangements and structuring priorities between lenders
  • Strategic and tactical concerns in taking, perfecting and enforcing security
  • What every counsel has to know about the ISDA Master Agreement and Schedule

Join us for the Advanced Workshop: Ethical and Professional Issues in Secured Lending and Debt Finance to gain valuable insights from senior secured lending lawyers and explore a number of realistic scenarios in a commercial loan transaction.



  • Eric C. Belli-Bivar, DLA Piper (Canada) LLP
  • Don Waters, McMillan LLP



Fees include attendance, program materials, continental breakfast, lunch and break refreshments.

Group Discounts

OsgoodePD offers group rates for both on site and webcast formats. Please note these are only available when registering for members of the same organization, at the same time, and payment is made with one invoice.

Program Changes

We will make every effort to present the certificate program as advertised, but it may be necessary to change the dates, location, speakers or content with little or no notice. In the event of program cancellation, York University and Osgoode Hall Law School’s liability is limited to reimbursement of paid fees.

Cancellations and Substitutions

Substitution of registrants is permitted at any time. If you are unable to find a substitute, a full refund is available if a cancellation request is received in writing 14 days prior to the program date. If a cancellation request is made with less than 14 days notice, a $75 administration fee will apply. No other refund is available.

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Program Details

Questions on program registration?
Please contact the Registration Team at osgoodepd@osgoode.yorku.ca

Questions on the program content?
Please contact the Program Lawyer:
Alison Hurst at ahurst@osgoode.yorku.ca

Program Details

Date & Time

Day 1
November 9, 2017
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. EST
Day 2
November 10, 2017
8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. EST

November 10, 2017
1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. EST
In Person Only

Online Replay
December 14 & 15, 2017
9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. EST
Register for the Online Replay.


Osgoode Professional Development Centre,
1 Dundas St. W., 26th Floor Toronto, ON

Fee per Delegate

Program Only:
$1,295 plus HST

Program plus Workshop:
$1,495 plus HST

Workshop Only:
$295 plus HST

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Eligible CPD Credit Hours


Who Should Attend

  • Junior and mid-level lawyers practicing corporate/commercial and financial services law
  • Counsel who practice in related areas who need a solid understanding of loan agreements/transactions
  • In-house counsel at financial institutions, insurance companies, merchant banks, asset-based lenders, leasing companies and credit unions
  • Insolvency, litigation or government counsel seeking to gain a greater understanding of what is market in a secured lending or debt financing transaction
  • Senior Management involved in negotiating secured lending or debt financing deals
  • Documentation, lending and credit officers involved in documenting loans
  • Risk managers at financial institutions

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Program Testimonials from 2016 Participants

“Presentations were engaging and well organized.  Very enjoyable overall.”

“Overall, the speakers were excellent, very knowledgeable and able to effectively communicate the material. The topics were relevant.”

“Client/banker’s point of view and industry insights were the best things about this program.”

Workshop Testimonials

“Very engaging and intimate, great speakers and important practical skills and real life examples.”

“I liked the format and would recommend this workshop.”

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