Douglas Osborn: Lawyer with MacPherson Leslie & Tyerman LLP

Douglas Osborn

Saskatoon,  SK  Canada

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Practice Areas

  • Banking & Commercial Finance
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Real Estate
  • Credit Unions and Cooperatives
University Saskatchewan, B.A., 1981
Law SchoolSaskatchewan, LL.B., 1984
Admitted1985, Saskatchewan

Doug Osborn focuses on commercial lending and business acquisitions. He acts for diverse commercial lenders - banks, private financiers, trust companies, credit unions and life insurance companies - across the entire spectrum of lending - term debt, real estate, operating credits and equity financing. His lending experience spans transactions ranging from small business loans to financing and sale arrangements worth hundreds of millions of dollars. Doug has acted on all types of acquisitions - share transactions, asset transactions, mergers, reorganization - in various industries.

•Saskatchewan Ronald McDonald House Expansion Capital Campaign 2012 - Co-Chair
•Saskatchewan Ronald McDonald House - President (2007-2008; 1999-2000) Director (since 1996)
•World Junior Hockey Championships - Director Team Hosts (2009-2010; 1990-1991)
•Greater Saskatoon Chamber of Commerce - Director (2004-2008)
•Riverside Country Club - President (1999); Director (1995-2000)

Papers & Presentations
•Contract Drafting: Common Mistakes and How to Avoid Them,Contract Drafting Essentials(Law Society of Saskatchewan, 2012).
•Business Purchase and Sale Agreements: Points on Structure and Content, Saskatchewan Legal Education Society Inc. (2007).
•Practice Points for Business Purchase Transactions Canadian Bar Association, Saskatchewan Branch, Mid-Winter Meeting (2005).

Awards & Distinctions
•Selected as one of theBest Lawyers in Canada- Banking and Finance; Corporate Law; Mergers & Acquisitions (since 2012)
•Named one of Canada's Leading Lawyers inThe Canadian Lexpert Legal Directory- Banking and Financial Institutions
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Reported CasesRepresentative Work; Lead Saskatchewan counsel in the sale of a potash mine operation. Lead Saskatchewan counsel for the lender in the $65 million financing of a large livestock operation. Lead counsel for the lender in the refinancing, restructuring and subsequent expansion of one of Western Canada's largest food processors, a series of transactions involving US interests in addition to local shareholders. Lead counsel to the vendors in the $42 million sale of an engineering operation. Lead counsel on the acquisition of two large-scale poultry operations.

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Douglas Osborn

410 - 22nd Street East
SaskatoonSK S7K 5T6


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