Lawyer Profile Detail
Simon R. Fitzpatrick
AREA OF EXPERTISE
Simon Fitzpatrick is a partner in our Business Law Group in Toronto. Prior to joining the firm in 1999, he spent three years in London, England practising with a prominent U.S. firm in the area of structured finance. Mr. Fitzpatrick was named one of the “Top 40 under 40” lawyers in Canada in 2007, and is repeatedly recognized as a leading lawyer in the area of asset securitization by the Lexpert/ American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada and The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory.
Mr. Fitzpatrick has a structured finance practice with a primary focus on securitization. He has extensive experience in representing leading Canadian market participants, including acting for originators, securitization conduits, issuers, underwriters and investment banks. He has been involved in a large number of transactions in Canada, the United Kingdom and the United States covering a wide variety of asset classes, including residential and commercial mortgages, trade receivables, CLOs, home equity, lines of credit and equipment lease and loans.
Mr. Fitzpatrick is a member of the Canadian Bar Association. He received his BA (Hons.) from the University of Western Ontario in 1990 and his LLB from Dalhousie University in 1994. Mr. Fitzpatrick was called to the Ontario bar in 1996.
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Transactions & Cases
Ford Floorplan Auto Securitization Trust completes C$300 million public offering of notes
Ford Credit Canada Limited completes retail securitization transaction
Bank of Montreal issues €1 billion covered bonds as part of its €7 billion covered bond program
Initial public offering of $1.1 billion notes of Ford Floorplan Auto Securitization Trust
ClareGold Trust closes initial commercial mortgage-back securities offering
Schooner Trust completes $453 million offering for its ninth public offering
CNH Capital completes follow-on offering of receivables-backed notes
Schooner Trust completes $516 million offering for its eighth public offering
Schooner Trust completes $375 million offering for its seventh public offering
Schooner Trust Completes $332 million offering for its sixth public offering