Suzanne Villeneuve


Suzanne is a Partner and Chair of KRB’s Banking and Finance group. Her practice focuses on corporate finance, banking law, financial services and corporate/commercial law, and includes asset-based lending, syndicated lending, structured finance, factoring, private equity, project finance, asset finance and leasing, restructuring transactions and related areas. Suzanne regularly represents financial institutions and corporate borrowers and has worked with businesses in various industries, including the retail, manufacturing, transportation and financial sectors, among other.

She also has a diversified corporate and commercial practice and significant expertise with respect to sales and acquisitions of businesses and assets, commercial real estate, joint ventures, commercial leases, licensing and shareholder matters.

Drawing on her experience in bankruptcy, insolvency, restructuring and commercial litigation, Suzanne also provides advice to her clients with respect to the financing, sale or purchase of assets in the context of financial distress, debt restructuring or with respect to the completion of complex or litigious acquisitions.

Representative Work

Acted on behalf of a Canadian chartered bank in respect of the acquisition financing of an iconic 2-building hotel in Montreal’s Old Port

Acted on the behalf of a major Canadian chartered bank in respect of the land and construction financing of a Pointe-Claire property slated for a 4-phase development project, the first phase of which consisted of the construction and development of an 11-story, 245-unit residential building

Acted on behalf of two Canadian chartered banks in connection with the granting of credit facilities for the acquisition of an existing senior residence and the construction of two additional senior residence buildings located in L’Anciennce-Lorette, Quebec

Represented a financial institution with respect to multi-jurisdictional asset-based lending credit facilities in favour of major automobile parts manufacturer ($150M)

Represented a syndication agent with respect to $180M financing in favour of international supplier

Acted in respect of the conversion of $60M of syndicated loans in shares and partnership units for purchase of commercial real estate through plan of arrangement

Represented a prominent Canadian retailer with respect to $35M asset-based lending facility

Acted as Canadian counsel to a lender with respect to a $50M asset-based credit facility in favour of a prominent Canadian toy manufacturer

Represented a syndication agent with respect to $500M syndicated loan to metal recycling company

Memberships and Affiliations

ADR Institute of Canada

M&A Club Canada

Quebec Bar (1996)

Turnaround Management Association (TMA) Montreal

Practice Areas

Banking and Finance

Real Estate

Corporate and Commercial

Mergers and Acquisitions

Strategic Structuring and Reorganization


University of Ottawa, LL.L. (1993)