Josée Baldassarre is a senior paralegal at our Montréal office and has been working in the Financial Services Group since 2001. Prior to joining our Firm, she worked for more than 10 years with a major finance company, where she acquired solid experience with the different aspects of financing.
Josée assists lawyers of the Financial Services Group by taking an active role in the establishment of financing for various banks and other financial institutions, alternative and private lenders, as well as borrowers. Her expertise covers the drafting of financing, security and related agreements (including credit agreements as well as deeds of immovable hypothec and deeds of movable hypothec). She also deals with other documents related to financing, such as priority agreements, opinions, resolutions, certificates, etc. As well, she analyzes the results of corporate and movable searches and prepares reports thereon. She also deals with the registration of security and of all elements related to the publication of creditors’ rights, and the drafting of related agreements.
Josée works mainly on traditional bank financing agreements for domestic and cross-border transactions, including syndicated loans and club deals. She is called upon to work on leasing or instalment sales, asset-based loans, alternative financing and project financing in the energy field.
Josée has also taken part in various transactions dealing with the long-term financing of real estate properties, and construction loans for residential and commercial projects, thereby developing particular expertise in these areas.