Kori Williams

PartnerDentons Canada LLPCommercial; Finance

Kori is a partner in the Financial Services Group at Dentons Canada LLP. His practice involves representing both borrowers and lenders in various banking matters and commercial transactions and also representing clients in insolvency, restructuring and related commercial litigation.

Kori is a partner in the Financial Services Group at Dentons Canada LLP. His practice involves representing both borrowers and lenders in various banking matters and commercial transactions and also representing clients in insolvency, restructuring and related commercial litigation.
 
Prior to joining Dentons, Kori was a supervisor at a Legal Aid Ontario funded clinic where he represented clients at various judicial and quasi-judicial proceedings.

Education

  • University of Western Ontario, LL.B., 2007
  • University of Western Ontario, B.A. (Hons.), 2003

Bar Admission

  • Ontario, 2008

Experience

  • Counsel to the lending syndicate on Element Financial Corporation's $585 million USD senior syndicated revolving credit facility and a $600 million USD syndicated bridge credit facility to support the acquisition of leased railcars and the acquisition of a leased helicopter portfolio from GE Capital; these transactions are part of Element Financial's $2 billion USD vendor finance program with Trinity Industries
  • Counsel to the administrative agent and the syndicate of lenders with respect to a $122 million secured credit facility for the financing of the River Cree Resort and Casino — a casino, hotel and sports complex located in Edmonton, Alberta — and subsequent refinancing that included a $45 million senior debt term facility and $200 million high-yield cross-border bonds; this deal marks the first time a Canadian First Nation–owned company issued cross-border bonds
  • Advising a Canadian borrower in connection with a cross-border syndicated credit facility in the aggregate amount of $37.5 million
  • Advising Agents and Lenders of a senior secured $120 million USD cross-border syndicated credit facility made to a renewable energy company; the proceeds of this 4-year revolving facility will enable continued operation of, and investments in, wind farms or wind projects currently in development or under construction in North and South America
  • Counsel to Tenor Capital Management as DIP lender to Crystallex International Corporation in its CCAA/Chapter 15 proceedings
  • Counsel to First Uranium in connection with its $405 million sale of all of its principal operating assets
  • Counsel to Toronto Community Housing Corporation in connection with certain of its credit arrangements
  • Canadian counsel to lending syndicate in connection with loans to Student Transportation of America, Student Transportation of Canada and Parkview Transit