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
- 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.
- Canadian Bar Association/Ontario Bar Association
- Women in Capital Markets
- Canadian Venture Capital & Private Equity Association (CVCA)
- Turnaround Management Association
Acted for the agent and the lenders on a syndicated credit facility in the aggregate amount of $155 million to a corporation in the business of specialty grocery retailer and food distribution.
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).
- JD, University of Windsor, 2011
- Canadian Employee Relocation Professional (CERP) Designation, Level 1, 2008
- BBA (Hons.), Wilfrid Laurier University, 2007