Accumulating Assets: McCarthy Tétrault Welcomes New Partner Richard Higa to Financial Services Group
February 10, 2006
Toronto, February 10, 2006 – Respected finance lawyer Richard Higa has joined McCarthy Tétrault’s Business Law Group as a partner in the firm’s Toronto Financial Services Group. Mr. Higa brings expertise in all aspects of asset-based lending, syndicated financings, mezzanine financings and high-yield debt offerings.
"Richard has an exceptional track record with major transactions for high-profile clients" said Barry Ryan, Head of McCarthy Tétrault’s Financial Services Group. "His addition to our Group supports McCarthy Tétrault’s position as the top financial services firm in Canada."
Recognizing the growing importance of asset-based-lending in the corporate and commercial lending market in Canada, the firm has attracted one of the top legal practitioners in the field. Mr. Higa has acted as lead counsel for several major financial institutions and is recognized in the 2005 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory as a leading lawyer in the area of asset-based lending. In addition, he is recommended as a leading practitioner in the Martindale-Hubbell Legal Directory, and has been featured in Lexpert magazine.
"We are delighted that Richard has joined our team," said W. Iain Scott, Chair and CEO of McCarthy Tétrault. "As financial services transactions continue to evolve in complexity, we are committed to anticipating and exceeding our clients’ expectations. Richard is highly regarded by both clients and other lawyers in the financial services field, ensuring that the firm continues to build on its tradition of excellence."
With offices in all major Canadian financial centres, as well as New York and London, McCarthy Tétrault advises on many of the largest transactions and cases around the world. Authoritative legal directories such as the International Financial Law Review and the Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada consistently rank McCarthy Tétrault among the world’s top law firms. The most recent edition of Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Lawyers describes McCarthy Tétrault as "clearly a leader" with "an enviable position in the marketplace." With close to 750 lawyers representing a broad spectrum of practice areas, it’s easy to see why McCarthy Tétrault is Canada’s premier law firm.
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