Neal’s practice focuses principally on lending and secured finance transactions in Western Canada. He has extensive experience representing and advising major corporate borrowers, as well as institutional and private lenders at all market levels – this includes Canadian chartered banks and credit unions, significant U.S. based financial institutions and many other foreign lenders in various global financial centres and emerging markets.
Neal provides lender and borrower side advice in relation to a full range of financial products, including syndicated and bilateral lending transactions, general credit facilities for working capital, acquisition financing, project finance, construction finance, together with day-to-day finance and corporate matters. He has also worked to create and develop standard form lending documentation for both domestic and cross border lenders. Neal was one of the first lawyers in Canada to represent lenders on Canadian asset based lending transactions. With a specialty in cross border lending, he advises on the legal risks and hazards that face foreign lenders entering into a Canadian lending platform.
He has structured and negotiated credit facilities across a variety of market sectors including energy, real estate finance, mining, forestry, technology, aircraft and satellite, sports and entertainment, casino and gaming, restaurant and also retail.
Neal has spoken to various legal issues in the Financial Services community.
British Columbia (1999); Alberta (2013)
LL.B. Osgoode Hall