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Josh
Friedman

Associate

Vancouver

Contact by email at [email protected]

t. 604-643-7147

71421

Law School

University of British Columbia

Bar Admission

British Columbia, 2023

Leveraging years of professional experience in the BC renewable energy and natural resource sectors, Josh adds value to any project or transaction by offering strategic insights and helping his clients balance risk tolerances with business objectives.

Josh is an associate lawyer in the firm’s Financial Services Group in Vancouver. He maintains a general corporate, commercial, and debt-finance practice with a growing focus on infrastructure, energy, and projects. Josh has advised clients in the natural resources, energy, infrastructure, financial services, private equity, manufacturing, and technology sectors on mandates related to credit facilities (bilateral and syndicated), financing transactions (debt and equity, public and private), mergers and acquisitions (public and private), securities regulation, corporate governance, and environmental, regulatory, and Aboriginal matters.

Josh obtained his JD (Environmental and Natural Resources Law Specialization) from the Peter A. Allard School of Law, where he was the Class of 2022 Valedictorian. At law school, Josh received a certificate in Indigenous cultural competency and served as co-president of the Allard Law and Business Society and External Relations Director for the UBC Environmental Law Group. He received the David Roberts Prize in Legal Writing for outstanding achievement in legal writing and the Richard Campbell Memorial Scholarship. In the 2022 Canadian Corporate/Securities Moot, Josh and his team received the award of second place factum. Josh also spent a semester as a corporate counsel extern with a large energy utilities company, allowing him to understand business decision making in company risk areas.

Josh was called to the British Columbia bar in 2023 and is a member of the Law Society of British Columbia. He holds a BSc in Natural Resources Conservation (Honours Standing) from the UBC Faculty of Forestry, where he continues to mentor undergraduate students interested in careers in policy and law through the UBC Forestry Tri-Mentoring Program.

Some of Josh’s recent transactions include:

  • advising Innergex Renewable Energy Inc. in connection with its financing of three hydroelectric facilities with The Canada Life Assurance Company for C$179.9 million.
  • advising Scotia Capital Inc. in connection with its role as agent bank in the issue and sale through private placement of C$52 million aggregate principal amount of senior secured amortizing bonds by Skyline Clean Energy Limited Partnership, an investment vehicle focused on investing in renewable and clean energy production with a focus on rooftop solar
  • advising a syndicate of lenders including the Bank of Nova Scotia, Royal Bank of Canada, and CaixaBank as lenders and hedge providers for the contract to design, build, and finance the 1Door4Care hospital project at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario
  • advising Interfor Corporation in connection with its issuance of an aggregate principal amount of US$200 million Series H senior secured notes with Prudential Private Capital
  • advising a major forestry company on a debt reorganization involving the exchange of secured bonds, termination of existing financing arrangements and establishment of new credit facilities
  • advising Vantage Airport Group Ltd., as Canadian borrower, in connection with its upsizing of a credit facility with, among others, a syndicate of lenders led by MGG Investment Group LP, as Administrative Agent and Collateral Agent, to support the acquisition of additional ownership interest in LaGuardia Gateway Partners, the developer and manager of LaGuardia Airport’s new Terminal B