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Jeff Rogers is a highly regarded banking and finance lawyer who leads complex domestic and cross-border debt financing transactions. His clients include major Canadian and foreign financial institutions, private equity funds and borrowers involved in domestic and cross-border transactions.

A leading expert in asset-based and syndicated lending, Jeff has significant experience in leveraged acquisitions, tender offer financing, high yield financing, debtor-in-possession (DIP) lending and subordinated debt.

Jeff is recognized by Chambers Canada (2021) as a leading lawyer in banking and finance and by Best Lawyers in Canada (2021) as a leading lawyer in asset-based lending and banking and finance law. He is a national leader of the firm’s Asset Finance & Secured Lending Group.

Widely published in his area of expertise, Jeff is co-author of the Canadian chapter of the 2020 edition of the International Comparative Legal Guide to: Lending and Secured Finance. He is also a frequent speaker at conferences and client in-house training programs on financial transactions and secured lending.



Representative Matters

  • Jeff has advised on transactions including financings for: Ontario Gaming East Limited Partnership, Wind Mobile, Catalyst Paper, CanWest, Chrysler Canada, Albéa Beauty Packaging, Air Canada, The Brick, Gracious Living Corporation, Bass Pro, CPR, Domtar Inc., Ford Motor Company, Great-West Life, Goodyear Canada, Cott Corporation, Liz Claiborne/Fifth and Pacific, Linens n’ Things, Manulife Financial Corporation, Ontario Power Generation, Hydro One, Sealy Mattress Company and Western Forest Products.

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Rankings & Recognition

  • Recognized by Chambers Canada (2022) as a leading lawyer in the area of Banking & Finance
  • Recognized by Best Lawyers in Canada (2022) as a leading lawyer in the areas of Asset-Based Lending and Banking and Finance Law
  • Recognized in the 2021 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory as a Consistently Recommended Lawyer in the areas of Asset-Based Lending and Banking & Financial Institutions
  • Recognized by Chambers Global (2021) as a leading lawyer in the area of Banking & Finance
  • Recognized by the Best Lawyers in Canada (2021) as a leading lawyer in the areas of Asset-Based Lending and Banking & Finance Law
  • Recognized by Chambers Canada (2021) as a leading lawyer in the area of Banking & Finance
  • Listed in Who’s Who Legal: Canada 2020 as a leader in Banking
  • Recognized in the 2020 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory as a Consistently Recommended lawyer in the area of Asset-Based Lending and a Repeatedly Recommended lawyer in the area of Banking & Financial Institutions
  • Recognized by Chambers Global (2020) as a leading lawyer in the area of Banking & Finance
  • Listed in the Legal500 Canada 2020 as a “Leading Lawyer” – Banking and Finance
  • Recognized by IFLR1000 Financial and Corporate Guide 2020 as Highly Regarded in Banking
  • Recognized by Chambers Canada (2020) as a leading lawyer in the area of Banking & Finance Law
  • Recognized by Best Lawyers in Canada (2020) as a leading lawyer in the areas of Asset-Based Lending and Banking & Finance Law
  • Listed in Who’s Who Legal: Canada 2019 as a leader in Banking
  • Recognized by the 2019 Lexpert Guide to the US/Canada Cross-Border Lawyers in Canada as a leading Canadian lawyer in cross-border practices
  • Recognized in the 2019 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory as a Consistently Recommended lawyer in the area of Asset-Based Lending and a Repeatedly Recommended lawyer in the area of Banking & Financial Institutions
  • Recognized by Chambers Global 2019 as a leading lawyer in the area of Banking & Finance
  • Recognized by IFLR1000 Financial and Corporate Guide 2019 as Highly Regarded in Banking
  • Named the Best Lawyers (2019) Assets-Based Lending “Lawyer of the Year” in Toronto
  • Recognized by Best Lawyers in Canada (2019) as a leading lawyer in the areas of Asset-Based Lending and Banking & Finance Law
  • Recognized in the 2018 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory as a Consistently Recommended lawyer in the area of Asset-Based Lending and a Repeatedly Recommended lawyer in the area of Banking & Financial Institutions
  • Listed in Who’s Who Legal: Canada 2018 as a leader in Banking
  • Ranked by Lexpert Guide 2018 as a leading US/Canada Cross-Border Lawyer in Canada
  • Recognized in Chambers Global 2018 as a leader in the area of Banking & Finance Law
  • Recognized in Best Lawyers in Canada (2018) as a leading lawyer in the areas of Asset-Based Lending Practice and Banking and Finance Law
  • Recognized in Chambers Canada 2018 as a leader in the area of Banking & Finance Law
  • Recognized in IFLR 1000 Financial and Corporate Guide 2018 as a leader in the area of Banking
  • Recognized by Who’s Who Legal: Canada 2017 as a leading lawyer in the area of Banking Law
  • Recognized in Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2017 as consistently recommended in Asset-Based Lending and repeatedly recommended in Banking & Financial Institutions
  • Recognized in Chambers Global 2017 as a leader in the area of Banking & Finance Law
  • Recognized in Best Lawyers in Canada (2017) as a leading lawyer in the areas of Asset-Based Lending Practice and Banking and Finance Law
  • Recognized in Chambers Canada 2017 as a leader in the area of Banking & Finance Law
  • Recognized in IFLR 1000 Financial and Corporate Guide 2017 as a leader in the area of Banking
  • Recognized by Who’s Who Legal: Canada 2016 as a leading lawyer in the area of Banking Law
  • Recognized in Chambers Global 2016 as a leader in the area of Banking & Finance Law
  • Recognized in Lexpert Magazine’s Leading Lawyers under 40
  • Recognized in the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2016 as a leading lawyer in the areas of Asset-Based Lending and Banking & Financial Institutions
  • Recognized in Lexpert Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Corporate Lawyers in Canada 2016 as an Asset-Based Lending expert
  • Recognized in Chambers Global Guide 2015 as a leader in the area of Banking & Finance Law
  • Recognized by Who’s Who Legal: Canada 2014 as a leading lawyer in the area of Banking Law
  • Recommended in the Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada as an Asset-Based Lending expert
  • Recommended in banking and finance law in Who’s Who Legal Guide

Community Involvement

  • Canadian Lawyers Abroad – Dare to Dream Program

Directorships & Affiliations

  • Law Society of Ontario
  • Turnaround Management Association

Education & Admissions

1994
Called to the Ontario bar
1992
LLBUniversity of Ottawa
1988
BA (Honours)University of Toronto

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