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Deborah D. Anderson

Associate Counsel
  • Lydia Chan
  • Legal Assistant
  • P: 604.408.5363

Practices

Deborah practises corporate and commercial law, with an emphasis on banking and insolvency.

She advises a range of small and medium-sized businesses, including real estate lenders and developers and financial institutions, on corporate and commercial legal matters, financing and secured transactions, corporation reorganizations and insolvency matters, such as workouts, restructuring and realization.

Deborah also advises corporate borrowers and lenders, locally, nationally and internationally, in a wide range of financing transactions.

Recognition and Ranking

  • Martindale-Hubbell International Law Directory: BV Peer Review rated

Professional Activities

  • British Columbia Bar Admission Program, regular Guest Instructor for a financing and secured transactions course

Community Activities

  • Vancouver YWCA, Past Director (1989–1990)

Bar Admissions

  • British Columbia (1977)

Education

  • University of British Columbia (B.Comm., 1975)
  • University of British Columbia (LL.B., 1976)

Deborah’s experience includes the following transactions:

  • Represented a consortium of foreign banks in a major international financing for €1,100,000,000
  • Advised a Canadian bank with respect to the restructuring of the various companies and credit facilities of approximately $18 million in connection with a large farming operation
  • Acted for a Canadian bank with respect to various credit facilities, including a US $15 million flooring line and the bank’s syndicated interest in facilities over $100 million in connection with a large manufacturer and distributor of heavy duty equipment and vehicles
  • Represented a Canadian bank with respect to credit facilities of approximately $25 million in connection with a forest products business and sawmill owner
  • Represented a Canadian bank with respect to credit facilities of approximately $20 million in connection with a large Vancouver hotel
  • Acted for a Canadian bank in connection with its acquisition of a stake in a wealth management software company
  • Advised a Canadian financial institution in a matter related to the fraudulent wire transfer of funds by a corporate client employee
  • Acting for a Canadian bank in obtaining security for $20 million of unsecured advances, and then acting for the bank in relation to the court- appointed liquidator’s sale of a large cattle ranch leading to the full payout of the bank
  • Acting for both US and Canadian borrowers and lenders in various cross-border financings
  • Regularly representing major banking and other lending clients in all manner of corporate, commercial and real estate financing transactions
  • Regularly providing solicitor’s advice to lending clients and to receivers and trustees in insolvency-related matters such as workouts, restructuring and realization