Michael M. Kalef


VCARD: Michael M. Kalef


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Areas of Practice

Lending / Insolvency

Bar admissionS

British Columbia (1974)


Queen's University, BA

Queen's University, LLB


Michael is a member of the Lending / Insolvency Team. He has over 40 years of experience in this practice area, and is regularly recognized for his knowledge and expertise in his field. He has focused his practice on banking, financing, and real estate matters. His experience allows him to provide basic and innovative financing techniques and banking solutions in comprehensive and timely manner.

Michael primarily works with Canadian chartered banks and other commercial lenders. He has been engaged as senior counsel by a number of Schedule I and Schedule II banks on lending, enforcement and bank regulatory issues.

Michael advises his clients on the following:

  • Syndicated loans among domestic and foreign banks

  • Offshore financing transactions

  • Asset-back commercial paper

  • Leveraged buyouts

  • Acquisitions by income trusts or existing retail businesses


Work Highlights

Michael has advised on financing and banking solutions related to:

  • Development of downtown Vancouver waterfront, the former Expo ’86 lands, and Richmond lands along the Fraser River

  • 2010 Olympic Village development project

  • Rogers Arena development project

  • Vancouver Canucks

  • P3 Ice Rink, Coquitlam, B.C.