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Russell Dufault

Associate

Russell Dufault

Toronto

T:+1 416.216.4029

Russell Dufault is an associate in our business law group. He practises corporate and commercial law with a particular focus on banking and finance matters. Russell's experience includes acting for financial institutions, private equity funds, other credit providers and corporate borrowers in connection with domestic and cross-border debt and equity financing transactions including bond offerings, asset-based facilities, mezzanine financing, leveraged buyouts and film production financing. Russell also advises financial institutions on merchant services and payment processing transactions and on regulatory and compliance-related matters.

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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:

    • A Schedule I chartered Canadian bank in connection with a syndicated credit agreement in favour of a global real estate firm that provides for, inter alia, unsecured multi-currency revolving credit facilities in the principal amount of US $1 billion
    • 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
    • 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
    • TransAlta Renewables Inc. in 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 Canadian branch of a major US bank in its commercial card agreements for various mobile pay platforms
    • Bank of America, N.A. in connection with a new senior secured asset-based credit facility of initial revolver commitments of US $65 million in favour of PSC Metals, LLC and certain of its US and Canadian subsidiaries
    • JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. in connection with a new senior secured asset-based credit facility of revolving commitments of US $50 million in favour of Dansons US, LLC and certain of its subsidiaries
    • The Toronto-Dominion Bank in connection with revolving credit facilities in the principal amount of US $200 million in favour of FirstService Corporation and certain of its international subsidiaries
    • A Canadian cleantech company in the issuance of senior secured floating rate notes due January 1, 2022, in the aggregate principal amount of CAD $40 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
  • Admissions
    • Manitoba 2014
    • Ontario 2015
  • Memberships and activities
    • Canadian Bar Association
    • Law Society of Upper Canada
    • Law Society of Manitoba
    • Ontario Bar Association
  • Languages
    • English