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J. Steven Lutz

Partner, Co-Head of Financial Services

International and Cross-border Asset-based and Syndicated Lending Lawyer at Bennett Jones Toronto

T: 416.777.5732

Co-leader of the firm's financial services practice, Steve Lutz routinely acts for banks, financial institutions and public and private borrowers in international and cross-border asset-based and syndicated lending transactions, project financings, subordinated debt transactions, acquisition finance transactions and debt restructuring transactions.

His experience includes drafting template loan and security documentation for some of the largest Canadian and U.S. banks and financial institutions.

Prior to joining Bennett Jones, Steve worked at a Magic Circle international law firm in London, England, and at another major Toronto law firm.

Select Experience

  • Counsel to Wells Fargo Capital Finance Corporation Canada in connection with the refinancing of Imax Corporation.
  • Counsel to Wells Fargo Bank and National Association in connection with $500 million financing of Pool Corporation and its international subsidiaries.
  • Counsel to Gateway Casinos in connection with refinancing and repricing of US$390 million first lien credit facility.

Recent Recognitions

  • 2017, Chambers Canada

    J. Steven Lutz, 2016, ranked, Banking & Finance

    "He's technically very good - he's a good listener and understands the issues. He's always looking to get the client to a good spot but with everyone in agreement."
  • 2016, Lexpert/Report on Business Special Edition - Canada's Leading Infrastructure Lawyers

    J. Steven Lutz, recognized as a leading infrastructure lawyer
  • 2016, The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory

    J. Steven Lutz, repeatedly recommended, Asset Equipment Finance/Leasing

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