Jason Arbuck

PartnerCassels Brock & Blackwell LLPCommercial; Finance

Jason Arbuck is a partner in the Financial Services Group, the Private Equity Group and the Hospitality and Tourism Group at Cassels Brock. His practice is devoted to general business law, with an emphasis on banking, structured finance and securitization, commercial and asset-based lending, insolvency, private equity, and mergers and acquisitions.

Jason Arbuck is a partner in the Financial Services Group, the Private Equity Group and the Hospitality and Tourism Group at Cassels Brock. His practice is devoted to general business law, with an emphasis on banking, structured finance and securitization, commercial and asset-based lending, insolvency, private equity, and mergers and acquisitions.

Jason is an active member of the American Bar Association and the Association for Commercial Finance Attorneys in the United States. A significant portion of his practice is devoted to cross-border transactions. He also has expertise in cash management and related banking services and regularly provides advice in this area to major Canadian banks.

Jason has deep industry expertise in the lending industry, hospitality and tourism industry, the resource sector, the fashion industry and the renewable energy industry.

Jason began his legal career at Cassels Brock in 1997. He left Cassels Brock for a short period to gain in-house experience, which included employment at the head office of a major Canadian financial institution and a TSX listed high-tech firm.

Jason is a graduate of the LL.B/M.B.A. Joint Degree Program offered at the Schulich School of Business and Osgoode Hall Law School. He received both degrees in 1997. Jason also has a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) from the University of Western Ontario. During his undergraduate years, he completed the first two Society of Actuaries professional examinations.

In addition to practising law, Jason has an interest in education and public speaking. He has appeared on BNN's SqueezePlay, speaks regularly at industry events and has guest lectured at the Schulich School of Business. He has also lectured at many continuing education seminars, including Ontario Bar Association seminars and US-based continuing legal education seminars. He is an avid sailor and devoted father to two young girls.

Jason is the current Chair of the Canada/US Business Finance Sub-committee of the American Bar Association.

Education

  • Osgoode Hall Law School, York University, LL.B., 1997
  • Schulich School of Business, York University, M.B.A., 1997

Bar Admission

  • Ontario, 1999

Experience

  • Acting for Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ in respect of the securitization of a $500 million portfolio of automobile receivables
  • Acting for Solutions 2 GO Inc. in connection with its $175 million syndicated senior revolving credit facility with Bank of America, N.A. as sole lead arranger
  • Acting for the Cash Store Financial in respect of its offering of $132.5 million of Senior Secured Notes
  • Acting for Starlight in respect of the financing relating to its $2.3 billion acquisition of TransGlobe Apartment Real Estate Investment Trust
  • Acting in respect of Gibralt Capital’s acquisition of Skyservice Airlines
  • Acting in respect of Global Resource Fund’s bridge loan to Tamerlane Ventures Inc.
  • Acting for Hotel 550 Wellington LP in its development and acquisition of the Thompson Hotel Toronto
  • Acting for Goldcorp Inc. in connection with its secured financing arrangements connected to the sale of the San Dimas gold-silver mine in Mexico to Primero Mining Corp.

Associations

  • Chair, Canada/US Business Finance Sub-committee, American Bar Association
  • Association for Commercial Finance Attorneys
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Ontario Bar Association
  • Toronto Opinions Group (TOROG)
  • Commercial Finance Association