Calgary (March 4, 2014) — Daniel Sears has joined Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (BLG), a pre-eminent, 750-lawyer full-service firm, as partner in the Calgary Banking and Financial Services Group.  With over fifteen years of practice, Daniel brings extensive experience in corporate finance, specifically in banking, corporate lending, project finance and acquisition finance.

"Daniel is a strong addition to our growing Banking and Financial Services Group," said Sean Weir, national managing partner and CEO of BLG. "Our clients will benefit from his highly respected expertise and diverse experience in navigating Canada’s highly competitive and regulated financial industry.  He is a great asset to BLG’s national practice team.”

Daniel’s expertise in the financial services sector is well recognized.  In his fifteen year practice, he has acted as lead counsel for some of the most prominent oil and gas companies, as well as many of Canada’s largest banks.  His extensive expertise focuses on the oil and gas, capital markets, private transactions, secured lending and project finance sectors.  In these areas of the law, Daniel has assisted clients with major acquisition financings, private placements and cross-border financings. 

“Daniel’s extensive experience makes him a tremendous asset to our team and our clients,” said Ken Atlas, national leader of BLG’s Banking and Financial Services Group.  “Given Daniel’s outstanding expertise in banking and financial services, particularly in the Calgary market, we are delighted to welcome him to BLG.”

BLG’s Banking and Financial Services Group employs a multi-disciplinary approach to provide every industry with innovative, precise and practical commercial strategies.  Experienced in both the public and private sectors, BLG assists clients with advice related to all areas of financial services law including banking, lending, leasing, structured finance, project finance, securitization, derivatives, payments, bankruptcy, insolvency, restructuring and corporate and regulatory matters.

Daniel is a graduate of the University of Saskatchewan where he received his LL.B. in 1998.  Daniel also received a B.A. (Political Science) from the University of Western Ontario in 1993 and a B.A. (History) from the University of Calgary in 1997.  He was called to the Alberta bar in 1999. In addition, he is recognized by the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory.  Prior to joining BLG, Daniel was partner and head of the Financial Services Group at the Calgary office of another major Canadian law firm.

“BLG is a highly regarded firm in banking and financial services law in Canada,” said Daniel.  “I am pleased to join a firm that is so focused on professional excellence and I look forward to continuing my practice as part of this impressive team.”

About Borden Ladner Gervais LLP

Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (BLG) is a pre-eminent full-service, national law firm focusing on business law, commercial litigation and intellectual property solutions for our clients. With more than 750 lawyers, intellectual property agents and other professionals in six Canadian cities, BLG assists clients with their legal needs, from major litigation to financing and patent registration. 

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For more information, please contact:

Amanda McWhirter
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
416.350.2676
AMcWhirter@blg.com