Michelle D. Boodhoo 

Michelle D. Boodhoo

Toronto
Brookfield Place, Suite 4400
181 Bay Street
Toronto, Ontario M5J 2T3

t: 416.865.7168
e: michelle.boodhoo@mcmillan.ca

overview

Michelle is a senior associate in the firm's Financial Services group. Her practice includes real estate financing, commercial debt financing, acquisition financing, asset-based lending and project financing. Michelle advises financial institutions, private equity firms and domestic and international corporations in domestic, cross-border and multi-jurisdictional financings. 

In 2017, Michelle was seconded to a leading Canadian bank where she worked in the Capital Markets Law Group with a focus on negotiating financing agreements with large domestic and international clients of the bank. 

Michelle joined McMillan as a summer student in 2012 and completed her articles with the firm in 2014. She received her Juris Doctor from the University of Ottawa, Faculty of Law where she graduated Cum Laude. Prior to law school, Michelle received her Masters of Arts in Economics from Queen's University, and completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Toronto.

Representative Matters

  • Counsel to the Royal Bank of Canada, as agent and lender with respect to a $100 million revolving credit facility to InnVest Real Estate Investment Trust secured by 20+ hotel properties across Canada
  • Counsel to large Canadian bank acting as administrative agent and lender in connection with an over $1 billion term revolving credit facility provided to large private mortgage lender
  • Counsel to large Canadian bank acting as administrative agent and lender in connection with a  $1.5 billion revolving credit facility provided to large Canadian utility company
  • Counsel to Ontario Gaming East Limited Partnership in connection with a $60 million senior secured credit facility to facilitate the acquisition of Shorelines Casino Thousand Islands and Shorelines Slots at Kawartha Downs that marks the first privatization of the gaming assets/operations of Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation.
  • Counsel to SEMAFO Inc. in connection with a US$120 million amended and restated credit facility provided by a Canadian banking syndicate with respect to the construction of a mining project in Burkina Faso
  • Counsel to a large Canadian bank as lender in connection with a $222 million term credit facility and a $10 million revolving capital call credit facility in respect of a large scale hotel redevelopment led by multiple large Canadian real estate investment trusts
  • Counsel to a large Canadian bank as lender in connection with a €100,000,000 revolving term credit facility provided to a leading Canadian real estate company with global assets
  • Counsel to Royal Bank of Canada as agent and lender with respect to a $75 million facility to Borealis Transportation Infrastructure Trust, a subsidiary of the OMERS Administration Corporation in connection with its ownership of the Detroit River Rail Tunnel
  • Canadian counsel to large U.S. bank acting as administrative agent and lender in connection with a US$750 million cross-border credit facility provided to a global sport equipment manufacturing company
  • Canadian counsel to large US manufacturing company and its subsidiaries in connection with a US$185 million cross-border revolving credit facility provided by a syndicate of large US banks
  • Canadian counsel to large U.S. bank acting as administrative agent and lender in connection with a US$2 billion first lien and US$1.2 billion second lien cross-border asset-based credit facilities provided to a global manufacturing company in the automotive industry
  • Canadian counsel to large U.S. bank acting as administrative agent and lender in connection with a US$200 million asset-based cross-border credit facility provided to a computing and communication infrastructure solutions company
  • Counsel to the bond underwriters and bank lenders in the $722 million Highway 407 East Phase 2 Project, a PPP project to design, build, finance and maintain a 22.1 km easterly extension of the Highway 407 in Ontario
  • Counsel to equity sponsors in the $128 million Saskatoon Civic Operations Centre Project, a PPP project to design, build, finance and operate a new civic operations facility for the City of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
  • Counsel to the equity sponsors in connection with $122.65 million project financing transaction to design, build, operate and maintain the new Emily Carr University of Art Design in British Columbia

Publications

UPDATE: Amendments to Thin Cap and Withholdings Tax Rules: Good News for Lenders, Better News for Borrowers

Education

  • University of Ottawa, JD, cum laude - 2013
  • Queen's University, MA - 2010
  • University of Toronto, BA (Hons) - 2009

Year Of Call

  • Called to the Ontario bar - 2014

Practices

financial services
secured lending and syndicated finance
public-private partnerships
project finance
real estate financing

Industries

banking, finance and insurance
infrastructure

Directorships and Professional Associations

  • Law Society of Upper Canada
  • Ontario Bar Association
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Young Women in Law

     

Awards & Rankings

  • Common Law Section Dean's Award, University of Ottawa, Faculty of Law
  • Queen's Graduate Award Scholarship, Queen's University
  • Crescam Serviendo Award, University of Toronto
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Michelle is a senior associate in the firm's Financial Services group. Her practice includes real estate financing, commercial debt financing, acquisition financing, asset-based lending and project financing. Michelle advises financial institutions, private equity firms and domestic and international corporations in domestic, cross-border and multi-jurisdictional financings. 

In 2017, Michelle was seconded to a leading Canadian bank where she worked in the Capital Markets Law Group with a focus on negotiating financing agreements with large domestic and international clients of the bank. 

Michelle joined McMillan as a summer student in 2012 and completed her articles with the firm in 2014. She received her Juris Doctor from the University of Ottawa, Faculty of Law where she graduated Cum Laude. Prior to law school, Michelle received her Masters of Arts in Economics from Queen's University, and completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Toronto.

  • Counsel to the Royal Bank of Canada, as agent and lender with respect to a $100 million revolving credit facility to InnVest Real Estate Investment Trust secured by 20+ hotel properties across Canada
  • Counsel to large Canadian bank acting as administrative agent and lender in connection with an over $1 billion term revolving credit facility provided to large private mortgage lender
  • Counsel to large Canadian bank acting as administrative agent and lender in connection with a  $1.5 billion revolving credit facility provided to large Canadian utility company
  • Counsel to Ontario Gaming East Limited Partnership in connection with a $60 million senior secured credit facility to facilitate the acquisition of Shorelines Casino Thousand Islands and Shorelines Slots at Kawartha Downs that marks the first privatization of the gaming assets/operations of Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation.
  • Counsel to SEMAFO Inc. in connection with a US$120 million amended and restated credit facility provided by a Canadian banking syndicate with respect to the construction of a mining project in Burkina Faso
  • Counsel to a large Canadian bank as lender in connection with a $222 million term credit facility and a $10 million revolving capital call credit facility in respect of a large scale hotel redevelopment led by multiple large Canadian real estate investment trusts
  • Counsel to a large Canadian bank as lender in connection with a €100,000,000 revolving term credit facility provided to a leading Canadian real estate company with global assets
  • Counsel to Royal Bank of Canada as agent and lender with respect to a $75 million facility to Borealis Transportation Infrastructure Trust, a subsidiary of the OMERS Administration Corporation in connection with its ownership of the Detroit River Rail Tunnel
  • Canadian counsel to large U.S. bank acting as administrative agent and lender in connection with a US$750 million cross-border credit facility provided to a global sport equipment manufacturing company
  • Canadian counsel to large US manufacturing company and its subsidiaries in connection with a US$185 million cross-border revolving credit facility provided by a syndicate of large US banks
  • Canadian counsel to large U.S. bank acting as administrative agent and lender in connection with a US$2 billion first lien and US$1.2 billion second lien cross-border asset-based credit facilities provided to a global manufacturing company in the automotive industry
  • Canadian counsel to large U.S. bank acting as administrative agent and lender in connection with a US$200 million asset-based cross-border credit facility provided to a computing and communication infrastructure solutions company
  • Counsel to the bond underwriters and bank lenders in the $722 million Highway 407 East Phase 2 Project, a PPP project to design, build, finance and maintain a 22.1 km easterly extension of the Highway 407 in Ontario
  • Counsel to equity sponsors in the $128 million Saskatoon Civic Operations Centre Project, a PPP project to design, build, finance and operate a new civic operations facility for the City of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
  • Counsel to the equity sponsors in connection with $122.65 million project financing transaction to design, build, operate and maintain the new Emily Carr University of Art Design in British Columbia