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.
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
Banking and Finance
Corporate and Commercial
Mergers and Acquisitions
Strategic Structuring and Reorganization
University of Ottawa, LL.L. (1993)