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Jonathan Yantzi


Admitted to the Ontario Bar: 2019

Jonathan works hard and listens carefully to earn trust. He serves clients in a range of industries and lawyers from across the firm’s practice groups. Executives and colleagues depend on his technical expertise and business acumen. Jonathan distils complex problems into clear decision points. Then he drives pragmatic solutions designed to advance his clients’ interests.

Jonathan specializes in asset-based, syndicated, secured, mezzanine and subordinated debt financings, both domestic and cross-border. He also practises in the area of insolvency and restructuring law, including the commercial aspects of turnarounds, reorganizations, liquidations, security enforcement, receiverships, plans of arrangement under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act, proposals and bankruptcies under the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act and the purchase and sale of distressed assets and businesses.

Jonathan manages files for Schedule I banks and other financial institutions, court-appointed officers, secured creditors and bondholders, borrowers, landlords, suppliers, purchasers and financiers.

An active community member, Jonathan chairs the JDRF Canada Toronto Ride legal sector cabinet, which raises funds and awareness to support type 1 diabetes research. He also founded the Fulbright Canada Alumni Association, an organization dedicated to enhancing mutual understanding between Canadians and Americans.

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Awards & Recognition

  • Fulbright scholarship, United States Department of State, 2013

Professional Involvement


  • Association for Corporate Growth
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Canadian Finance & Leasing Association
  • Ontario Bar Association
  • Turnaround Management Association

Community Involvement

  • Director, Fulbright Canada Alumni Association
  • Cabinet member, Toronto JDRF Ride for Type 1 Diabetes Research

Representative Matters

Represented a Canadian telecommunications company in connection with a $55,000,000 acquisition financing.

Represented a financial institution in connection with the implementation of its Canada Emergency Business Account program, including advising on its arrangements with Export Development Canada and drafting the program documentation.

Represented a senior secured lender in the AgMedica Bioscience CCAA proceedings.

Represented Ernst & Young in its capacity as the court-appointed monitor in the CannTrust CCAA proceedings.

Representing BDO Canada in its capacity as the court-appointed receiver of 908593 Ontario Limited, operating as Eagle Travel Plaza, et al., in an insolvency proceeding commenced by the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce.

Representing Crown Capital Partners in connection with its $30,000,000 financing for a leading Canadian provider of pharmacy and other healthcare services, for debt refinancing and working capital purposes, and to assist with a strategic acquisition.

Representing Bank of Montreal in connection with several loans ranging from $10,000,000 to $100,000,000 to borrowers in the advertising, cannabis, engineering, hospitality, management consulting and manufacturing industries, for various purposes, including for working capital, real estate acquisition, construction financing and strategic targeted growth through acquisitions.


  • JD, University of Toronto, 2018
  • MPP, University of California, Berkeley, 2015
  • B.Soc.Sc. Hons. (Summa Cum Laude), University of Ottawa, 2012