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Feb 19, 2020
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Aird & Berlis Lawyers Named in Lexpert Finance and M&A Special Edition

Neil Bass and Jill P. Fraser


Aird & Berlis partners Neil Bass and Jill Fraser are among the leading lawyers named in the Lexpert Special Edition: Finance and M&A 2020.

Neil is a highly-acclaimed and widely-respected tax lawyer. Within the context of tax law, Neil helps his clients navigate the complexities of mergers, acquisitions and cross-border transactions. He has extensive expertise in tax litigation and commodity taxation, including goods and services tax and harmonized sales tax (GST/HST), provincial sales tax (PST) and international customs duties. Neil has extensive experience in dealing with various taxation authorities and has represented clients before the Canadian International Trade Tribunal, the Tax Court of Canada, the Federal Court and Federal Court of Appeal as well as before provincial courts.

Jill is an experienced baking and finance lawyer with more than 20 years’ experience. Her practice focuses on corporate and commercial lending transactions, including syndicated credit facilities, secured loans, project financings, acquisition financings, venture capital investments and asset based lending. She is also experienced in the area of asset/equipment finance and leasing, including the structuring and documenting of bulk lease financing facilities and private securitizations. Jill has an active practice representing borrowers from many different industries, as well as acting for a broad range of lenders, including domestic and international banks, life insurance companies, asset based lenders and investment funds.

Aird & Berlis uses an integrated approach to deliver exceptional service across all areas of corporate finance and M&A, including tax, capital markets, funds, financing, financial services, real estate, leasing, labour and employment and environmental matters. 

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