Alec Zimmerman is a partner in the Toronto office of Borden Ladner Gervais LLP ("BLG"), and a member of BLG's Financial Services, Insolvency and Restructuring, and Financial Services Regulatory Groups. Alec has extensive experience in advising Canadian and foreign banks and other lenders, as well as large corporate borrowers, in relation to acquisition, project and operating credit facilities featuring multiple borrowers, lenders, currencies, jurisdictions and tiered interests. Alec is also widely known for his experience and expertise in connection with insolvency and restructuring matters, principally acting on behalf of creditors or court-appointed officers. In addition, Alec has also provided regulatory advice and counsel to various foreign-controlled financial institutions conducting business in Canada.
Between 2003 and 2006, Alec was engaged in the initiative to incorporate a Canadian chartered Schedule I bank to serve the charitable sector. He also cofounded and served as the Chief Operating Officer and general counsel to NexgenRx Inc., an employee health benefit plan manager. Throughout his career, Alec has been recognized in various national and international publications as a leading lawyer in Canada in Banking, Financial Institutions, and Insolvency and Restructuring.