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Baker & McKenzie Adds Commercial Real Estate Partner to Banking & Finance Team in Toronto
Toronto, September 18, 2003 – Baker & McKenzie announced today that lawyer Michael Brady has joined the Firm’s Toronto office as a Partner in the Banking & Finance Practice Group. Mr. Brady will enhance the Firm’s real estate and finance capabilities in the Canada marketplace, including its growing commercial mortgage-backed securitization practice. He brings ten years of experience in secured lending and commercial real estate transactions.

“Our securitization practice is growing throughout the region under the leadership of Richard Rudder and David Wolin in New York. Mike’s joining will enhance our resources for clients eager to advance their Canadian business through securitization and other specialized areas of structured finance,” said John Conroy, Global Coordinator of Baker & McKenzie’s Banking & Finance Group and the Firm’s North American Managing Partner. “His experience in secured lending and commercial real estate, as well as other areas of corporate and commercial law, will be an asset in facilitating the securitization needs of our clients and in helping them access capital markets.”

Mr. Brady has acted for a large and diverse clientele in the secured lending and real estate industries, including institutional lenders, pension funds, entrepreneurs, private developers and REITs.

He received his Masters of Business Administration and Bachelor of Laws from Dalhousie University in 1992, and was admitted to the Ontario Bar in 1994.

“We are delighted to welcome Mike to the Toronto office and eager to continue to respond to our clients’ needs in the real estate and banking industries,” said Stewart Saxe, Managing Partner of the Firm’s Canadian offices. “His addition represents the continued effort to attract talented attorneys of such high caliber to advance innovative and pragmatic business solutions for companies with business interests in Canada and around the world. “

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