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Michelle Boodhoo maintains a broad practice in banking law with a focus on real estate financing, commercial debt financing, acquisition financing, asset-based lending and P3 project financing.

A trusted advisor to Canadian and US financial institutions, Michelle also assists private equity firms and domestic and international corporations in domestic, cross-border and multi-jurisdictional financings.

In 2017, Michelle was seconded to the capital markets law group of a leading Canadian bank where she gained valuable insight into the negotiation of financing agreements with large domestic and international clients of the bank.



Representative Matters

  • Counsel to the Royal Bank of Canada, as agent and lender with respect to a $100 million revolving credit facility to InnVest Real Estate Investment Trust secured by 20+ hotel properties across Canada
  • Counsel to large Canadian bank acting as administrative agent and lender in connection with an over $1 billion term revolving credit facility provided to large private mortgage lender
  • Counsel to large Canadian bank acting as administrative agent and lender in connection with a  $1.5 billion revolving credit facility provided to large Canadian utility company
  • Counsel to Ontario Gaming East Limited Partnership in connection with a $60 million senior secured credit facility to facilitate the acquisition of Shorelines Casino Thousand Islands and Shorelines Slots at Kawartha Downs that marks the first privatization of the gaming assets/operations of Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation.
  • Counsel to SEMAFO Inc. in connection with a US$120 million amended and restated credit facility provided by a Canadian banking syndicate with respect to the construction of a mining project in Burkina Faso
  • Counsel to a large Canadian bank as lender in connection with a $222 million term credit facility and a $10 million revolving capital call credit facility in respect of a large scale hotel redevelopment led by multiple large Canadian real estate investment trusts
  • Counsel to a large Canadian bank as lender in connection with a €100,000,000 revolving term credit facility provided to a leading Canadian real estate company with global assets
  • Counsel to Royal Bank of Canada as agent and lender with respect to a $75 million facility to Borealis Transportation Infrastructure Trust, a subsidiary of the OMERS Administration Corporation in connection with its ownership of the Detroit River Rail Tunnel
  • Canadian counsel to large U.S. bank acting as administrative agent and lender in connection with a US$750 million cross-border credit facility provided to a global sport equipment manufacturing company
  • Canadian counsel to large US manufacturing company and its subsidiaries in connection with a US$185 million cross-border revolving credit facility provided by a syndicate of large US banks
  • Canadian counsel to large U.S. bank acting as administrative agent and lender in connection with a US$2 billion first lien and US$1.2 billion second lien cross-border asset-based credit facilities provided to a global manufacturing company in the automotive industry
  • Canadian counsel to large U.S. bank acting as administrative agent and lender in connection with a US$200 million asset-based cross-border credit facility provided to a computing and communication infrastructure solutions company
  • Counsel to the bond underwriters and bank lenders in the $722 million Highway 407 East Phase 2 Project, a PPP project to design, build, finance and maintain a 22.1 km easterly extension of the Highway 407 in Ontario
  • Counsel to equity sponsors in the $128 million Saskatoon Civic Operations Centre Project, a PPP project to design, build, finance and operate a new civic operations facility for the City of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
  • Counsel to the equity sponsors in connection with $122.65 million project financing transaction to design, build, operate and maintain the new Emily Carr University of Art Design in British Columbia

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Rankings & Recognition

  • Common Law Section Dean’s Award, University of Ottawa, Faculty of Law
  • Queen’s Graduate Award Scholarship, Queen’s University
  • Crescam Serviendo Award, University of Toronto

Directorships & Affiliations

  • Law Society of Ontario
  • Ontario Bar Association
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Young Women in Law

Education & Admissions

2014
Called to the Ontario bar
2013
JD (cum laude)University of Ottawa
2010
MAQueen's University
2009
BA (Honours)University of Toronto

Insights by Michelle D. Boodhoo (1 Posts)

COVID-19: It’s Time to Revisit Financing Agreements

Mar 31, 2020

This bulletin provides an overview of the impact COVID-19 may have on financing.