Lawyer Profile Detail



Michael Weizman

OFFICE

Toronto

DIRECT LINE

416-601-7793

E-MAIL

[email protected]

V-CARD

LAW SCHOOL

University of Toronto

BAR ADMISSION

Ontario, 1982




Biography

Mr. Weizman is a partner 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, Mr. Weizman 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.

Mr. Weizman 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.

Mr. Weizman 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.

Mr. Weizman 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);
  • 272-megawatt wind power projects in the Capitale-Nationale region, Québec, comprising 131 wind turbines (Seigneurie de Beaupré 2 & 3);
  • 270-megawatt wind power project in Chatham-Kent County, Ontario, comprising 124 wind turbines (South Kent);
  • 189-megawatt wind power project near Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, comprising 126 wind turbines (Prince);
  • 181.5-megawatt wind power project in Bruce County, Ontario, comprising 110 wind turbines (Ontario Wind Power);
  • 165.5-megawatt wind power project in Essex County, Ontario, comprising 72 wind turbines (Comber);
  • 160.5-megawatt wind power project in Pecos County, Texas, comprising 107 wind turbines (Indian Mesa I and II/Desert Sky);
  • 156-megawatt wind power project in Chaudière-Appalaches, Québec, comprising 78 wind turbines
    (Des Moulins);
  • 150-megawatt wind power project in Haldimand County, Ontario, comprising 67 wind turbines (Grand Renewable Energy Wind);
  • 149-megawatt wind power project in Lambton County and Middlesex County, Ontario, comprising 92 wind turbines (Jericho);
  • 144-megawatt wind power project in Chetwynd, British Columbia, comprising 48 wind turbines (Dokie);
  • 125-megawatt wind power project in Haldimand County, Ontario, comprising 56 wind turbines (Summerhaven);
  • 99-megawatt wind power project in Blenheim, Ontario, comprising 55 wind turbines (Erieau);
  • 99-megawatt wind power project near Mitchell’s Bay, Ontario, comprising 55 wind turbines (East Lake St. Clair);
  • 99-megawatt wind power project near Port Hardy, British Columbia, comprising 55 wind turbines (Cape Scott);
  • 99-megawatt wind power project on the north shore of Lake Erie, Ontario, comprising 66 wind turbines (Erie Shores);
  • 99-megawatt wind power project near West Point, PEI, comprising 55 wind turbines (West Cape);
  • 98.9-megawatt wind power project in Dorion, Ontario, comprising 43 wind turbines (Greenwich);
  • 98.9-megawatt wind power project in Chatham-Kent County, Ontario, comprising 43 wind turbines (Talbot);
  • 90-megawatt wind power project in Chatham-Kent and Essex County, Ontario, comprising 45 wind turbines (Thames River);
  • 80-megawatt wind power project in Carson County, Texas, comprising 80 wind turbines (Llano Estacado);
  • 76-megawatt wind power project in Huron-Kinloss Township, Ontario, comprising 38 wind turbines (Ripley);
  • 72.9-megawatt wind power project in Middlesex County, Ontario, comprising 4 wind turbines (Bornish);
  • 63-megawatt wind power project in Pincher Creek, Alberta, comprising 35 wind turbines (Kettles Hill);
  • 59.9-megawatt wind power project in Middlesex County, Ontario, comprising 37 wind turbines (Adelaide);
  • 59.9-megawatt wind power project in Bluewater Township, Ontario, comprising 37 wind turbines (Bluewater);
  • 54-megawatt wind power project in Murdochville, Québec, comprising 30 wind turbines (Mount Copper);
  • 54-megawatt wind power project in Murdochville, Québec, comprising 30 wind turbines (Mount Miller)

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