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

  • Banking & Financial Services
  • Corporate / Commercial and Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Corporate Services
  • Bankruptcy
  • Insolvency & Restructuring
  • Corporate Structuring
  • International Business Transactions
  • Asia-Pacific
  • Japan
  • 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

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
Harman International Industries, Inc. acquires...
November 30, 2004
Represented Harman International Industries, Inc., a large U.S.-based international, publicly-traded
Japanese suppliers coming to Canada to establish...
Acting for Japanese suppliers coming to Canada to establish businesses here to support the Toyota facilities
Acquisition by a US-based company of two Canadian...
Directed the acquisition by a U.S.-based company of two Canadian companies involved in the document
National franchisor establishment of separate...
Advising a national franchisor regarding the establishment of separate entities to manage advertising
Mexican-based steel fabricator and distributor...
Acting for a Mexican-based steel fabricator and distributor in establishing a Canadian subsidiary to
Canadian aspects of share transactions
Assisting US counsel on the Canadian aspects of share transactions, wherein Canadian subsidiaries were

Publications
Can You Take a Security Interest in Bitcoin?
May 7, 2014
Bitcoin is constantly in the news. Whether you believe it is the currency...
Restrictive Covenants: In Sale Transactions vs. Employment...
October 9, 2013
IntroductionThe Supreme Court of Canada succinctly has answered...
Remotely Terminating Equipment Use as Enforcement Remedy Against...
April 15, 2013
In recent years, manufacturers and lessors of heavy industrial equipment...
Perfecting a Security Interest in Cash Collateral by Control...
May 7, 2012
IntroductionIn February 2012, the Ontario Bar Association, Personal...
The Effect of An Assignment of Security on Unsecured Claims...
March 15, 2012
This article examines the question of whether an unsecured creditor take...
The Effect of an Assignment of Security on Unsecured Claims
February 14, 2012
Eagle Eye Investments Inc. v. CPC Networks Corp.When One Plus...
Can You Take a Security Interest in Bitcoin?
Davis LLP Banking & Financial Services Bulletin
May 7, 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...
Restrictive Covenants: In Sale Transactions vs. Employment Agreements
Davis LLP Banking & Financial Services Bulletin
October 9, 2013
IntroductionThe Supreme Court of Canada succinctly has answered the question that has plagued transaction lawyers and their clients for some time: can restrictive covenants in the context of a sale transaction be broader than in an employment agreement...
Remotely Terminating Equipment Use as Enforcement Remedy Against Default: Understanding the Legal Requirements
Davis LLP Banking & Financial Services Bulletin
April 15, 2013
In recent years, manufacturers and lessors of heavy industrial equipment have installed sophisticated systems into their units which require a computer code be entered in order for the equipment to operate. This computer code may need to be updated...
Perfecting a Security Interest in Cash Collateral by Control
Davis LLP Banking & Financial Services Bulletin
May 7, 2012
IntroductionIn February 2012, the Ontario Bar Association, Personal Property Security Law Subcommittee, submitted a proposal to both the Ministry of Consumer Services and the Ministry of Finance (the “Proposal”) to recommend changes...
The Effect of An Assignment of Security on Unsecured Claims (Reprint)
National Creditor Debtor Review
March 15, 2012
This article examines the question of whether an unsecured creditor take an assignment of a perfected security position and thereby secure its unsecured debt, in the context of the Saskatchewan case between Eagle Eye Networks and CPC Networks Corp.It...
The Effect of an Assignment of Security on Unsecured Claims
Davis LLP Banking & Financial Services Bulletin
February 14, 2012
Eagle Eye Investments Inc. v. CPC Networks Corp.When One Plus One Still Equals OneIntroductionThe numerous motions in the Saskatchewan Court of Queen’s Bench in Eagle Eye Networks Inc. (“Eagle Eye”) and CPC...
Franchising in Canada: A Guide for Franchisors and their Legal Counsel
Davis LLP Franchise Article
January 25, 2012
This paper is intended to provide franchisors and lawyers experienced in franchising with a broad overview of legal considerations relating to Canadian franchising and expansion of franchise systems within or to Canada. Topics covered include:federal...
Citi Cards Canada v. Pleasance
Davis LLP Banking & Financial Services Bulletin
April 28, 2011
The Ontario Court of Appeal recently released its reasons for judgment in Citi Cards Canada Inc. v. Pleasance. The case involved a conflict between a creditor who wanted information about prior mortgages on a debtor's property in order to pursue...
Limitations In Use of Purchase-Money Security Interest In Cross-Collateralization (Reprint)
National Insolvency Review
October 20, 2010
A recent decision of the Alberta Queen’s Bench has raised some questions about purchase-money security interest (“PMSI”) proceeds and cross-collateralization of assets secured by these types of security interests. It has been suggested...
Retirement Homes Act, 2010
September 1, 2010
Paper on Retirement Homes Act, 2010.
Limitations In Use Of Purchase-Money Security Interest In Cross-Collateralization
Davis LLP Banking & Financial Services Bulletin
June 29, 2010
A recent decision of the Alberta Queen’s Bench has raised some questions about purchase-money security interest (“PMSI”) proceeds and cross-collateralization of assets secured by these types of security interests. It has been...
Status of leases under the personal property security act (Ontario)
August 1, 2008
The International Registry for Interest in Mobile Equipment (Aircraft Equipment)
June 1, 2008
How To Protect Sales In This Economy
Davis LLP Corporate Commercial Bulletin
June 5, 2006
INTRODUCTIONThe usual tug-of-war between sales and finance is only exacerbated in this economy. It is essential for sales to continue to enable a company to have cash flow. However, perhaps it is even more essential to consider ways to ensure payment...
Changes to Ontario's Personal Property Security Act
September 8, 1995
On August 1, 2007, the majority of the provisions of Schedule E of the Ministry of Government Services Consumer Protection and Services Modernization Act, 20061 were proclaimed in force. At that time, Ontario came in line with the other common law jurisdiction...

In the Media
Davis LLP Advises Harman Canada Co. in US$138 Million...
November 30, 2004
Harman Canada Co., a subsidiary of Harman International Industries,...

Events
Commercial Agreements Bootcamp: Building Essential Negotiating...
November 26, 2014
Davis LLP partner Sandra Appel participated at the Ontario Bar Association's Commercial Agreements Bootcamp on November
Touchstones for Change 21 Years Later: Are We There Yet?
August 16, 2014
On August 16, 2014, Davis LLP's Sandra Appel chaired and facilitated the panel session Touchstones for Change
Practice Management and the Female Lawyer
February 25, 2014
Davis LLP's Sandra Appel chairs the Commons Institute's 2014 Practice Management and the Female Lawyer program
Women in Law Conference
November 21, 2008
Speaker at Second Annual Women in Law Conference, FCI-CWI (Career Women Interaction), Toronto, November, 2008
Davis LLP Japan Practice Group Conference
November 5, 2008
Speaker at Davis LLP Japan Practice Group Conference: M&A Opportunities in Canada, November, 2008.
Ontario Bar Association Continuing Legal Education Program
May 30, 2008
Speaker at an Ontario Bar Association Continuing Legal Education Program on Distribution Law, 2003.
Commercial Agreements Bootcamp: Building Essential Negotiating...
Ontario Bar Association Professional Development
November 26, 2014
Davis LLP partner Sandra Appel participated at the Ontario Bar Association's Commercial Agreements Bootcamp on November 26, 2014. She led an interactive workshop in which she shared tips on how to draft an effective security agreement, explaining
Touchstones for Change 21 Years Later: Are We There Yet?
CBA Legal Conference
Panel chair
August 16, 2014
On August 16, 2014, Davis LLP's Sandra Appel chaired and facilitated the panel session Touchstones for Change 21 Years Later: Are We There Yet? at the Canadian Bar Association's Annual Meeting in St. John's, Newfoundland.
Practice Management and the Female Lawyer
The Commons Institute
Program Chair
February 25, 2014
Davis LLP's Sandra Appel chairs the Commons Institute's 2014 Practice Management and the Female Lawyer program. The half-day event takes place on Tuesday, February 25 and features insightful and inspiring presentations designed to help female
Women in Law Conference
November 21, 2008
Speaker at Second Annual Women in Law Conference, FCI-CWI (Career Women Interaction), Toronto, November, 2008
Davis LLP Japan Practice Group Conference
November 5, 2008
Speaker at Davis LLP Japan Practice Group Conference: M&A Opportunities in Canada, November, 2008.

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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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