Lawyer Profile Detail
AREA OF EXPERTISE
University of Toronto
Michael Weizman is counsel in our Business Law Group in Toronto. He practises primarily in the energy area, particularly in the financing, development, restructuring and acquisition of independent power projects. In that regard, Michael has advised lenders, investors and developers on a number of wind power, solar, gas-fired, hydroelectric and biomass projects in Canada and the United States.
Michael has participated in all aspects of the financing of independent power projects, including the negotiation and drafting of credit agreements, security documentation, inter-creditor agreements, as well as partnership and other profit sharing agreements. From a development point of view, he has negotiated, drafted or otherwise participated in the preparation of power purchase agreements, construction agreements, turbine supply and warranty agreements, operations and maintenance agreements, fuel supply agreements and other material project agreements.
Michael is listed in various prominent legal directories as a leading lawyer in energy, including the current editions of Chambers Global, Chambers Canada, the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, and Who's Who Legal: Energy. He also appeared in the 2014 Lexpert Special Edition on Canada's Leading Energy Lawyers.
Michael received his B.Sc. and his JD from the University of Toronto. He was called to the Ontario bar in 1982.
RECENT EXPERIENCE IN WIND POWER PROJECTS
- 300-megawatt wind power project in Vulcan County, Alberta, comprising 166 wind turbines (Blackspring Ridge I);
Transactions & Cases
Northland Power Solar Finance One L.P. Completes C$232 Million Private Placement Offering of Bonds
Northland Power completes C$88.5 million financing of two solar power projects
Eolectric Club and Fiera Axium Infrastructure Canada complete Vents du Kempt wind power project financing
Samsung and Pattern Energy Group announce the start of construction of the C$800 million South Kent Wind project
EDF EN Canada and Enbridge acquire 300 MW Blackspring Ridge wind project
Gosfield Wind Financial Corporation completes C$130 million wind farm refinancing
St. Clair Holding completes C$171.8 million financing to purchase Ontario solar projects
Invenergy completes the project financing for Phase 1 of the Des Moulins wind farm project
GDF SUEZ Canada completes C$1.1 billion reorganization and project financing
MOM Solar Limited Partnership enters into credit agreement