Leila J. Burden Nixon Partner

Speaks:  English

Year of Call: 2005 - Ontario

Primary phone: +1 416-862-4402

Fax: +1 416-862-7661

Email: leila.burden@gowlingwlg.com

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Primary office:  Toronto

Leila J. Burden Nixon

Leila Burden Nixon is a Toronto-based lawyer and partner in the Financial Institutions & Services Group of Gowling WLG, practising in the areas of lending and regulatory matters.

In her banking practice, Leila's greatest asset to her clients is that she regularly sees both sides. She works with both lenders and borrowers in secured and unsecured lending transactions, including syndicated financing, construction and real estate financing, private placement debt, subordinate debt financing, acquisition financing and refinancing. She also has experience acting for receivers and secured creditors on insolvency and restructuring matters, including commercial mortgage enforcement.

Leila has gained expertise in regulatory matters affecting lenders (including banks, trust companies and provincially regulated mortgage lenders) including compliance with consumer protection matters and cost of borrowing disclosure.  She regularly advises on matters concerning door-to-door sales contracts and residential consumer facing mortgage documentation.    

While on a 10-month secondment at one of the firm's largest banking clients, Leila gained valuable insight into the operation and legal needs of a financial institution.

Leila remains active with sporting activities and volunteers as a coach with the Richmond Hill Soccer Club and other schools and organizations when time permits.

Career & Recognition

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  • 2012

    • Community
      Richmond Hill Soccer Club
  • 2005

    • Qualifications (Year of Call/Admission, etc.)
      Year of Call, Ontario
  • 2004

    • Education
      Dalhousie University, LLB/MBA
  • 2000

    • Education
      York University, BSc. in Kinesiology

Representative Work

  • Advised Cooper Equipment Rentals Limited on its CDN$150-million asset-based senior credit facility
  • Counsel to PowerStream Inc. with respect to its 30 year private placement debenture offering in the principal amount of $200,000,000
  • Acted for a syndicate of lenders led by CIBC and BMO in connection with a $915 million syndicated bridge facility for the acquisition by Borealis Infrastructure Health of the MDS labs business and for a syndicate of lenders led by DEPFA Bank plc in connection with the long term refinancing of such bridge facility
  • Acted for New World Gaming Partners Ltd. (a company owned by Macquarie and Crown on a 50/50 basis) in connection with a financing of its takeover bid of Gateway Casino Income Fund, certain subsidiaries of Gateway Casinos Inc. and Star of Fortune Gaming (B.C.) Corp. (enterprise value of approximately $1.37 billion)