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Russell Dufault


Russell  Dufault


T:+1 416.216.4029

Russell Dufault practises in all areas of corporate and commercial law with a particular focus on banking and finance matters. Russell's experience includes acting for financial institutions and borrowers in connection with domestic and cross-border debt financing transactions, asset-based lending including syndicated and single-lender facilities, acquisition financing and banking matters related to M&A transactions and film production financing.

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  • Education
    • LL.M., University of Manitoba, 2012
    • LL.B., University of Westminster, 2011
    • B.Sc., University of Manitoba, 2006
  • Representative experience

    Russell has recently acted for the following clients:

    • Bank of America, N.A. in connection with a term credit agreement and amendments thereto providing for first lien term loan facilities of up to US$270 million in favour of Paladin Brands Holding, Inc. and certain other subsidiaries of International Equipment Solutions LLC
    • Wells Fargo Capital Finance, LLC in connection with an amended and restated asset-based revolving facility in the amount of US$345 million in favour of PCM, Inc. and certain of its subsidiaries
    • JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. in connection with various term and asset-based credit facilities
    • TransAlta Renewables Inc. in connection with the secured private placement of CAD$260 million aggregate principal amount of senior amortizing bonds for its indirect majority-owned subsidiary Kent Hills Wind LP
    • The Toronto-Dominion Bank in connection with revolving credit facilities (Canada and US) in favour of FirstService Corporation (US$200 million)
    • The Toronto-Dominion Bank in connection with the senior secured term and revolving cash flow credit facilities in favour of Roots Corporation with respect to the acquisition of Roots by Searchlight Capital Partners
    • Bank of America Merrill Lynch in connection with its Canadian mortgage-backed securities business
    • PNC Bank, National Association in connection with an asset-based revolving credit facility in the principal amount of US$125 million in favour of, amongst others, A.M. Castle & Co.
    • Wajax Corporation in connection with the increase of its senior secured credit facilities and the redemption of all of its outstanding 6.125% senior notes due October 23, 2020
  • Admissions
    • Manitoba 2014
    • Ontario 2015
  • Memberships and activities
    • Law Society of Upper Canada
    • Law Society of Manitoba
    • Canadian Bar Association
    • Ontario Bar Association
  • Languages
    • English