Jennifer Babe

Retired Partner, now Associate CounselMiller 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 works with the Firm's financial services team and has special expertise in the laws of personal property. With extensive experience in personal property legislation in 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 the needs of her clients.

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

Jennifer has particular experience advising clients in the following areas:

Automotive: Jennifer advises lenders and auto acceptance companies on both retail and wholesale operations and their day-to-day service centre operating needs. She has an extensive practice advising vehicle manufacturers and lessors in dealings with fleet and daily rental company customers, upfitters, vehicle remarketing, and auctions.

Leasing: Jennifer acts for lessors of vehicles and other equipment, including aircraft and manufacturing production equipment.

Privacy and information protection: Jennifer assists clients in complying with consumer protection legislation, privacy laws, CASL, and other statutes of key concern to clients with retail operations.

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

Awards & Honours

  • The Best Lawyers in Canada  Corporate Law, 2009 – 2019
  • The Best Lawyers in Canada – Equipment Finance Law, 2009 – 2019
  • Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Banking & Financial Institutions 2018 – 2020; Corporate Mid-Market Law, 2012 – 2020; Asset Equipment Finance/Leasing, 2018 – 2020
  • Received Ontario’s Volunteer Service Award for more than 15 years of service to the YMCA of Greater Toronto in 2018
  • Awarded the Law Society Medal, 2016
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent Peer Review Rating and Judiciary Review Rating

Associations

  • Director, YMCA Canada
  • Regent, American College of Commercial Finance Lawyers
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Institute of Corporate Directors