M. Sandra Appel: Lawyer with Davis LLP

M. Sandra Appel

Toronto,  ON  Canada

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  • Bankruptcy Reorganization
  • Corporate Organization
Contact InfoTelephone: 416.365.3524
Fax: 416.777.7406
University University of Toronto, B.A., 1971
Law SchoolUniversity of Western Ontario, LL.B., 1974; Osgoode Hall, York University, LL.M., 1984
Admitted1976, Ontario

Sandra Appel has over three decades of experience advising on corporate and commercial matters including corporate governance and shareholder relations, secured financings, restructuring of businesses and distribution and franchising arrangements in a wide variety of industries including electronics, hospitality, automotive, building materials, photographic supplies and machine tools and tooling.

Sandra has focussed on providing general counsel services to many significant Canadian companies and Canadian subsidiaries of international companies based principally in the United States and Japan.

In the past decade, she has developed significant expertise in advising foreign companies on the acquisition or establishment of Canadian businesses. In this regard, she provides strategic advice in structuring the transaction and directing dealings with Canadian federal and provincial authorities, working closely with representatives of the foreign companies including their in-house counsel, outside counsel and banking and financial advisors.

Sandra managed the Toronto office of Davis LLP for four years and in this capacity participated on a number of firm committees and assisted in the growth of this office.


· BV® Distinguished Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell


· Member, Canadian Bar Association

· Member, American Bar Association

·Member, Law Society of Upper Canada

·Executive, Member-at-Large, Women Lawyers' Forum, CBA

· Member of IWIRC (International Women's Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation)

· Director of a number of companies including subsidiaries of companies trading on the Tokyo Stock Exchange

· Board of United Synagogue Days Schools, 1996-2000, Chair of the personnel committee, 1997-2001

· Personnel committee of Community Hebrew Academy of Toronto, since 2001.


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Can You Take a Security Interest in Bitcoin?
M. Sandra Appel, May 12, 2014
Bitcoin is constantly in the news. Whether you believe it is the currency of the future or just a fad, a great investment or just an easy and cheap way to effect transactions, what is not yet clear is whether bitcoin will be a financing tool and if so, whether a security interest can be taken in...

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M. Sandra Appel

Suite 6000, 100 King Street West
TorontoON M5X 1E2

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