Sam Billard is a partner and member of the firm's Financial Services Group.
Sam has extensive experience in project finance, syndicated lending, asset-based lending, restructuring with a focus on the Caribbean, leasing, derivatives, asset-backed commercial paper, structured finance and carbon trading. He specializes in unusual, often multi-jurisdictional, secured lending transactions. He provides corporate, regulatory and transactional advice to some of the largest financial institutions in North America.
Sam began his career with the Royal Bank of Canada's Law Department. He has worked with several Canadian law firms in the banking, restructuring and structured finance areas of practice. He has an understanding of business as well as the accounting, tax and regulatory environments in which businesses must work. His goal is to make the deal work for all participants and he has a reputation for finding practical solutions for intractable problems.
Sam's broad experience and practical approach allow him to provide proactive and effective advice to clients in all areas of financial services. He has developed an expertise in assisting financial institutions restructure exposures to struggling resorts, hotels and other hospitality-related businesses in the Caribbean.
Canadian Corporate Counsel Association
Industry-Provincial Offsets Group (IPOG)
American Bankruptcy Institute