Steven Marmer is an experienced financial services lawyer building his practice in corporate and finance law. His practice encompasses a diverse range of financial transactions including acquisition financing, cross-border transactions, securitization, restructuring, asset-based loans, technology and start-up financing.

Steven’s experience includes representing a variety of private and public companies, Canadian and US banks and private financial institutions on a range of domestic and cross-border commercial lending transactions.

Steven is routinely involved with drafting and negotiating credit agreements, commitment letters, security agreements, guarantees, payoff letters, inter-creditor agreements, opinions and other financing-related documents.

Steven is a coauthor of the 2022 and 2023 editions of The Acquisition and Leveraged Financial Review published by The Law Reviews.

Representative Matters

  • Lead associate in a syndicated loan totaling USD$1.95 billion for the acquisition and privatization of a portfolio of real estate, consisting of 190 commercial properties held by 190 single-purpose entities. Represented senior loan lenders, senior loan administrative agent, mezzanine loan lenders, mezzanine loan administrative agent and collateral agent.
  • Lead associate for a U.S. bank providing acquisition financing for the merger of two cyber-security firms for a transaction valued at $900 million.
  • Lead associate to a U.S. private equity firm providing a $750 million loan, the largest single-sourced loan to a Canadian cannabis company.
  • Lead associate to a publicly traded industrials company obtaining $700 million financing from the Canada Infrastructure Bank to develop green synergizes in the production of commodities and assisting Canada in meeting the reduction of its greenhouse gas emissions.
  • Lead associate to a U.S. private equity firm providing $650 million loan to the largest Canadian gym operator.
  • Lead associate to a publicly traded Canadian mortgage provider establishing a new warehouse facility for $200 million.
  • Lead associate to a syndicate of Canadian banks providing real estate financing for project development of a vacation resort valued at $275 million.
  • Lead associate for a publicly traded wine and spirts company upsizing its credit agreement to $275 million.
  • Lead associate acting on behalf of a private equity firm for the establishment of a revolving credit facility for acquisitions.
  • Lead associate to three Canadian banks and over two dozen different borrowers establishing new facilities ranging in size from $2–$20 million.

Directorships & Affiliations

  • Law Society of Ontario
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Ontario Bar Association

Education & Admissions

Called to the Ontario Bar
JD (cum laude)University of Ottawa
H.B.A. (summa cum laude)York University