Jacqueline (Jack) Goslett

Partner Admitted to the Ontario Bar: 2012

Jack provides clear, actionable guidance to her financial services clients, both lenders and borrowers. By drawing on her business background, Jack offers her clients pragmatic advice on how to best structure commercial loan transactions and how to evaluate and understand the associated legal and business risks. She builds relationships with her clients by being attentive, highly responsive and by providing candid advice. Jack acts as counsel for several domestic and foreign banks, venture capital/private equity funds and other institutional investors. She also acts for borrowers on a regular basis across a variety of industries.

As a member of the firm’s Financial Services Group and Venture Finance Group, Jack’s practice focuses on banking and corporate/commercial law, with an emphasis on domestic and cross-border lending transactions, including syndicated credit facilities, senior and subordinated/mezzanine financings, asset based lending and venture capital/private equity investments. She also has experience advising on mergers and acquisitions, share/asset purchase and sale transactions and corporate reorganizations.

Prior to working in the Financial Services Group, she was a member of the firm’s Corporate Commercial Group. 

Awards & Recognition

  • Recipient of the Harold G Fox Award (Academic Excellence), University of Windsor Law School, 2010 
  • Recipient of the Kellerman Family Bursary (Securities Law), 2010 
  • Recipient of the Maritime Law Book Ltd. Prize in Legal Profession, 2010 
  • Recipient of the Sutts, Strosberg LLP Award in Labour Law, 2011

Professional Involvement

Professional Activities

  • Jack was a summer student and an articling student at the firm prior to returning as an associate.
  • Before attending law school, Jack worked at one of Canada’s leading technology companies as a specialist in the areas of global mobility and new business development.

Memberships

  • Women in Capital Markets
  • Canadian Venture Capital & Private Equity Association (CVCA)
  • Turnaround Management Association

Representative Matters

Acts on a regular basis as counsel to a large U.S.-based high-tech commercial bank (also a Schedule III Canadian Bank) which lends to early-stage start-ups and companies experiencing high growth, primarily in the technology sector.

Acts on a regular basis for Schedule I Canadian banks, asset-based lenders and borrowers with respect to their secured lending facilities.

Frequently retained by international law firms on cross-border financing deals to provide Canadian legal advice and opinions with respect to security and other financing-related matters in Canada.

Acted as Canadian Counsel to the (i) senior agent and lenders in connection with a senior secured syndicated loan in the amount of US$525 million; and (ii) subordinate agent and lenders in connection with a subordinate secured syndicated loan in the amount of US$400 million, the proceeds of which are being used to finance certain real estate acquisition opportunities in the U.S. food retailer sector.

Acted as Canadian counsel to the agent (a large U.S.-based bank) and lenders in connection with an asset-based revolving credit facility in the aggregate principal amount of US$225 million, the proceeds of which were used for, among other things, certain strategic acquisitions in the sporting goods manufacturing sector.

Acted as counsel to the agent (a large Canadian Bank) and lenders in connection with a secured cross-border loan in the amount of C$200 million, the proceeds of which were used for, among other things, certain strategic acquisitions in the snack food industry.

Acted for the agent (a large Canadian Bank) and the lenders on a syndicated credit facility in the aggregate amount of C$155 million to a corporation in the business of specialty grocery retailer and food distribution.

Acted as Canadian counsel to the agent (a large U.S.-based bank) and lenders in connection with a secured syndicated cross-border loan in the amount of approximately US$105 million, the proceeds of which were used for, among other things, certain strategic acquisitions in the recruitment, staffing and workplace solutions industry.

Acted as borrower’s counsel to a private company specializing in consumer electronics in connection with secured syndicated credit facility from a large Canadian Bank in the amount of C$23 million.

Acts on a regular basis as counsel to a large U.S.-based commercial bank, providing wine and vineyard financing to wine producers in Napa Valley and beyond.

Selected Publications

Author of Interest Rates: Why It Is in Everyone’s Interest to Pay Close Attention, Aird & Berlis LLP Collateral Matters (April 2017).

Author of An Analysis of the Advantages and Significant Drawbacks of Acting as a Lawyer-Director – the Dawn of a New Era? Published in Volume III, No. 1 Corporate Governance, Federated Press (2010).

Co-Author of Defamation in the Municipal Context. Paper presented at the Six Minute Municipal Lawyer Conference (2011).

Co-Author of The Canadian Case of R. v. Patrick: Are your Privacy Rights out with the Garbage? Published in the Privacy & Data Security Law Journal (Feb. 2009).

Education

  • JD, University of Windsor, 2011
  • Canadian Employee Relocation Professional (CERP) Designation, Level 1, 2008
  • BBA (Hons.), Wilfrid Laurier University, 2007