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McCarthy Tétrault
66 Wellington Street West
Suite 5300, TD Bank Tower Box 48
Toronto ON M5K 1E6

Work Department

Capital Markets


Partner in the firm’s Business Law Group in Toronto. She has a structured finance, financial services and securities practice with a focus on securitization, covered bonds and debt capital markets transactions. Her recent cross-border transactional experience includes public and private securitization transactions covering a variety of asset classes, including auto and equipment loans and leases, dealer floorplan loans, HVAC and water heater rental contracts and trade receivables. She has also advised a number of Canadian financial institutions on the establishment of covered bond programmes and related international offerings. Regularly acts for issuers and underwriters in connection with public securities offerings and private placements, including secured and unsecured bond and limited recourse capital notes offerings.


Ontario Bar, 2007.


A member of the Structured Finance Association.

Lawyer Rankings

Canada > Capital markets

(Next Generation Partners)

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Leveraging its top-tier financial services practice, McCarthy Tétrault‘s close banking relationships yield a steady flow of underwriter-side mandates. The group also represents seasoned financial issuers on bond offerings, with its finance strength translating into a premier DCM practice; indeed, one banking client highlights it as ‘the best law firm in Canada for structured finance‘. Among its recent flagship equity deals, Toronto-based capital markets co-head Andrew Parker advised BMO Capital Markets and BMO Nesbitt Burns on the Bank of Montreal’s C$3.1bn public offering. On the debt front, Calgary’s Alyson Goldman represented a syndicate of underwriters, led by CIBC World Markets, in Suncor Energy $750m notes offering. Other senior specialists in Toronto include structured finance expert Marc MacMullin, who leads the national financial services group, and structured finance co-head Dean Masse, while high-profile capital markets co-head Patrick Boucher is recommended in Montreal. Up-and-coming names include Toronto-based Jo-Anna Brimmer, who focuses on securitization, covered bonds and debt capital markets, and talented associate Isabelle Nazon in Montreal.