M. Sandra Appel: Lawyer with Davis LLP

M. Sandra Appel

Partner
Toronto,  ON  Canada
http://www.davis.ca
Phone416.365.3524

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Practice Areas

  • Asia-Pacific
  • Corporate / Commercial and Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Corporate Services
  • Corporate Structuring
  • Japan
  • International Business Transactions
  • Banking & Financial Services
  • Bankruptcy
  • Insolvency & Restructuring
  • Franchise
  • Licensing & Distribution Law
 
Contact InfoTelephone: 416.365.3524
Fax: 416.777.7406
http://www.davis.ca
 
University University of Toronto, B.A., 1971
 
Law SchoolUniversity of Western Ontario, LL.B., 1974; Osgoode Hall, York University, LL.M., 1984
 
Admitted1976, Ontario
 
LanguagesEnglish.
 
Biography

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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.

Notable Matters
Japanese suppliers coming to Canada to estab... Acting for Japanese suppliers coming to Canada to establish businesses here to...
Japanese-based software developer of video p... Acting for a Japanese-based software developer of video products in establishing a...
U.S.distributor of bibliographic materials a... Acting for a U.S.-based distributor of bibliographic materials and management systems to...
North American supplier of building material... Representing a North American supplier of building materials in its financing by...
Hong Kong company sale of a hotel in Toronto... Representing a major Hong Kong company in the sale of a hotel...
North American supplier of building material... Acting for a North American supplier of building materials in establishing an...

Publications
When a Secured Loan Turns into Unsecured Deb... February 05, 2015 A discharge is effective whether or not the secured party intended to...
Priority in Security Interests: Lessons for ... January 20, 2015 In the opening paragraph of his decision in CFI Trust v. Royal...
Can You Take a Security Interest in Bitcoin?... May 07, 2014 Bitcoin is constantly in the news. Whether you believe it is the...
Restrictive Covenants: In Sale Transactions ... October 09, 2013 Introduction The Supreme Court of Canada succinctly has answered the question that...
Remotely Terminating Equipment Use as Enforc... April 15, 2013 In recent years, manufacturers and lessors of heavy industrial equipment have installed...
Perfecting a Security Interest in Cash Colla... May 07, 2012 Introduction In February 2012, the Ontario Bar Association, Personal Property Security Law...

In The Media
Davis LLP Advises Harman Canada Co. in US$13... November 30, 2004 Harman Canada Co., a subsidiary of Harman International Industries, Inc. acquired QNX...

Events
Commercial Agreements Bootcamp: Building Ess... November 26, 2014 Davis LLP partner Sandra Appel participated at the Ontario Bar Association's Commercial...
Touchstones for Change 21 Years Later: Are W... August 16, 2014 On August 16, 2014, Davis LLP's Sandra Appel chaired and facilitated the...
Practice Management and the Female Lawyer... February 25, 2014 Davis LLP's Sandra Appel chairs the Commons Institute's 2014 Practice Management and...
Women in Law Conference November 21, 2008 Speaker at Second Annual Women in Law Conference, FCI-CWI (Career Women Interaction),...
Davis LLP Japan Practice Group Conference... November 05, 2008 Speaker at Davis LLP Japan Practice Group Conference: M&A Opportunities in Canada,...
Ontario Bar Association Continuing Legal Edu... May 30, 2008 Speaker at an Ontario Bar Association Continuing Legal Education Program on Distribution...

Recognition
BVDistinguished Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
Associations
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
Community Involvement
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

Community Involvement
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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Priority in Security Interests: Lessons for Secured Creditors
M. Sandra Appel, April 7, 2015
In the opening paragraph of his decision in CFI Trust v. Royal Bank of Canada 2013 BCSC 1715, Supreme Court Justice Elliot Myers drew a parallel to the dark comedy Fargo, but this case was no laughing matter to the two creditors involved, who were left fighting over the remains after the fraudulent...

When a Secured Loan Turns into Unsecured Debt: The Irreversibility of Discharged Registrations
M. Sandra Appel, March 3, 2015
A discharge is effective whether or not the secured party intended to discharge that particular registration. That was the decision of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, which left JP Morgan unsecured for $1.5 billion as a result of a paperwork mix-up. Case law in Ontario...

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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