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Michael D. DeFaria


Corporate Commercial Lawyer at Bennett Jones Toronto

T: 416.777.6157
Michael DeFaria has a general corporate commercial practice, with an emphasis on mergers and acquisitions, securities, structured finance, asset securitization, mining and corporate finance matters. As a student-at-law, he was seconded to the Ontario Securities Commission where he worked in the Enforcement Branch. Prior to becoming an associate, Michael summered and articled with the firm. He is a member of the Canadian Bar Association and the American Bar Association and is also a registered notary public.

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  • The Government of Bermuda, as Chief Legal Advisor, in connection with the redevelopment and 30 year operation of Bermuda's L.F. Wade International Airport.  Read more
  • Acting for an underwriting syndicate led by BMO Nesbitt Burns Inc. and J.P. Morgan Securities in connection with a private placement of U.S.$1 billion and CDN$75.691 million of credit card receivables-backed notes issued by Master Credit Card Trust II.
  • Difference Capital Financial Inc. in connection with its substantial issuer bid to purchase $7,000,000 of its own issued and outstanding common shares.

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