Jennifer Babe

PartnerMiller Thomson LLPCorporate and Private M&A; Commercial; In-House Counsel

Jennifer Babe's practice emphasizes commercial law, focusing on secured transactions, the securing of sales and leases of significant products and the purchases of businesses, assets, and shares. Jennifer assists clients in complying with consumer protection legislation, privacy laws, and other statues of key concern to clients with retail operations.

Jennifer Babe's practice emphasizes commercial law, focusing on secured transactions, the securing of sales and leases of significant products and the purchases of businesses, assets, and shares.

Jennifer serves several auto acceptance companies as if she were their in-house counsel for Canada for both retail and wholesale operations and their day-to-day operating needs. She has an extensive practice in advising vehicle manufacturers and lessors in dealings with fleet and daily rental company customers, vehicle remarketing and auctions.

Jennifer assists clients in complying with consumer protection legislation, privacy laws, and other statues of key concern to clients with retail operations.

Jennifer has special expertise in the laws of personal property, as governed by Personal Property Security legislation. With extensive practical experience in these Acts for each province of Canada, and at the Federal level, she writes and lectures regularly on them, staying at the forefront of these ever-changing laws, in order to respond to client needs.

She is adept at guiding clients through the intricacies of this area of law, and at distilling substantive amounts of complex, technical information into solution-oriented advice to protect clients' best interests.

Whether client requirements be of the complex, technical nature of a secured transaction, or the more general corporate legal queries of business, Ms. Babe ensures they are met in a cost effective, timely manner.

Education

  • London School of Economics and Political Science, LL.M., 1981
  • Osgoode Hall Law School, LL.B., 1979
  • University of Toronto, B.A., 1976

Bar Admission

  • Ontario, 1982

Accreditations

  • Institute of Corporate Directors, Institute-Certified Director (ICD.D)

Associations

  • Director, YMCA Canada
  • Director, Canadian Finance and Leasing Association
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Institute of Corporate Directors

Awards & Honours

  • Best Lawyers in Canada (Equipment Finance Law), 2014
  • Listed in Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory of leading lawyers (Banking & Financial Institutions and Coporate Mid-Market Law), 2013
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Rated Lawyer, 2013
  • Honoured by the Legal Education and Action Fund as a woman in law who makes a difference for other women, 2010
  • Distinguished Service Award, Ontario Bar Association, 2008
  • Named a Fellow of the American College of Commercial Finance Lawyers, 2004
  • Recognized in the Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada, 2008–2012