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Michael K. McConnell






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University of Western Ontario


Ontario, 2000


Michael McConnell is a partner in our Business Law Group in Toronto. His practice focuses on asset securitization, structured finance and securities law.

With respect to asset securitization, Mr. McConnell has significant experience with several asset classes, including commercial and residential mortgages, credit cards, automobile/equipment loans, automobile operating leases, home-equity lines of credit and trade receivables. He has acted as counsel for issuers and underwriters on numerous significant securitizations, including several of the largest Canadian public securitizations completed to date, several U.S. cross-border offerings and on several private commercial paper conduits.

Mr. McConnell also has significant experience in public and private structured finance, including the structuring of credit-linked notes and investment funds, and has experience with swaps and derivatives in the context of such structured finance transactions.

Mr. McConnell has also acted as counsel for issuers and underwriters with respect to public issuances of medium-term notes, covered bonds, other debt securities and equity securities and has significant experience in securities law, including prospectus offerings, private placements and continuous disclosure.

Mr. McConnell is recognized in Legal Media Group's 2012 Guide to the World's Leading Structured Finance and Securitization Lawyers. He also appears in the 2016 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, a guide to the leading law firms and practitioners in Canada, as a leading lawyer in the area of asset securitization. He has also been nominated as a leading lawyer in the IFLR 1000 (2014) in the area of capital markets.

He received his BA (Hons.) in Economics from The University of Western Ontario in 1994 and his LLB from The University of Western Ontario in 1997. He was called to the Ontario bar in 2000.


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