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Best Lawyers in Canada, Jeffrey Citron - Recognized, Banking and Finance, 2022

IFLR 1000, Jeffrey Citron - Highly Regarded, Banking, 2022

Chambers Canada, Jeffrey Citron - Ranked, Tier 3, Hospitality: Nationwide - Canada, 2022

Chambers Canada, Jeffrey Citron - Ranked, Hospitality - Nationwide, 2021

The Legal 500 Canada, Jeffrey Citron - Recommended, Banking and Finance, 2021

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Jeffrey Citron - Repeatedly Recommended, Banking & Financial Institutions, 2021

IFLR 1000, Jeffrey Citron - Highly Regarded, Banking, 2021

Best Lawyers in Canada, Jeffrey Citron - Recognized, Banking and Finance Law, 2020

Chambers Canada, Jeffrey Citron - Ranked, Hospitality - Nationwide, 2020

IFLR 1000, Jeffrey Citron - Highly Regarded, Banking, 2020

The Legal 500 Canada, Jeffrey Citron - Recommended, Banking and Finance, 2020

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Jeffrey Citron - Repeatedly Recommended, Banking & Financial Institutions, 2020

Best Lawyers in Canada, Jeffrey Citron - Recognized, Banking and Finance Law, 2019

The Legal 500 Canada, Jeffrey Citron - Recommended, Banking and Finance, 2019

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Jeffrey Citron - Consistently Recommended, Banking & Financial Institutions, 2019

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Jeffrey Citron - Repeatedly Recommended, Banking & Financial Institutions, 2018

Best Lawyers in Canada, Jeffrey Citron - Recognized, Banking and Finance Law, 2018

Who's Who Legal, Jeffrey Citron - Recognized, Sports & Entertainment (Sports), 2017

Euromoney's Guide to the World's Leading Lawyers, Jeffrey Citron - Recognized, Banking, Finance & Transactional (Banking), 2017

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Jeffrey Citron - Repeatedly Recommended, Banking & Financial Institutions, 2017

Best Lawyers in Canada, Jeffrey Citron - Recognized, Banking and Finance Law, 2017

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Jeffrey Citron - Repeatedly Recommended, Banking & Financial Institutions, 2016

Chambers Canada, Jeffrey Citron - Ranked, Banking and Finance, 2016

Best Lawyers in Canada, Jeffrey Citron - Recognized, Banking and Finance Law, 2016

Euromoney's Guide to the World's Leading Lawyers, Jeffrey Citron - Recognized, Banking, Finance & Transactional (Banking), 2016

Euromoney's Guide to the World's Leading Lawyers, Jeffrey Citron - Recognized, Banking, Finance & Transactional (Banking), 2015

Best Lawyers in Canada, Jeffrey Citron - Recognized, Banking and Finance, 2015

Chambers Global, Jeffrey Citron - Ranked, Banking & Finance, 2015

Chambers Global, Jeffrey Citron - Ranked, Banking & Finance, 2014

Euromoney's Guide to the World's Leading Lawyers, Jeffrey Citron - Recognized, Banking Finance & Transactional (Banking), 2014

Best Lawyers in Canada, Jeffrey Citron - Recognized, Banking and Finance, 2014

Euromoney's Guide to the World's Leading Lawyers, Jeffrey Citron - Recognized, Banking Finance & Transactional (Banking), 2013

Chambers Global, Jeffrey Citron - Ranked, Banking & Finance, 2013

Martindale-Hubbell, Jeffrey Citron - BV Peer Review Rated, Banking, Corporate Finance

IFLR 1000, Jeffrey Citron - Leading, Banking and Finance Law, 2012

Euromoney's Guide to the World's Leading Lawyers, Jeffrey Citron - Recognized, Banking Finance & Transactional (Banking), 2012

Euromoney's Guide to the World's Leading Lawyers, Jeffrey Citron - Recognized, Banking, 2011

Best Lawyers in Canada, Jeffrey Citron - Recognized, Sports Law, 2010

Euromoney's Guide to the World's Leading Lawyers, Jeffrey Citron - Recognized, Banking, 2009

Best Lawyers in Canada, Jeffrey Citron - Recognized, Sports Law, 2009

IFLR 1000, Jeffrey Citron - Leading, Banking and Finance Law, 2009

Best Lawyers in Canada, Jeffrey Citron - Recognized, Sports Law, 2008

IFLR 1000, Jeffrey Citron - Leading, Banking and Finance Law, 2008

Chambers Global, Jeffrey Citron - Up and Coming, Banking and Finance Law, 2007

Euromoney's Guide to the World's Leading Lawyers, Jeffrey Citron - Recognized, Banking, 2007

Chambers Global, Jeffrey Citron - Up and Coming, Banking and Finance, 2007

Jeffrey Citron

Partner

jcitron@goodmans.ca vCard
Bay Adelaide Centre - West Tower
333 Bay Street, Suite 3400
Toronto, ON M5H 2S7

Tel:   416.597.4256
Fax:   416.979.1234

Jeff Citron is a partner in the Banking and Finance Law, Hospitality Law and Entertainment and Sports Law Groups at Goodmans. His multi-faceted practice focuses primarily on corporate lending and credit restructurings, as well as on hospitality and sports law matters.

In over 30 years of practice, Jeff has developed extensive experience in a broad range of legal matters, including complex domestic and international secured lending and corporate finance transactions, high-yield note offerings, mergers and acquisitions and debt restructuring transactions. In the areas of banking and finance, he has represented The Toronto-Dominion Bank, Fortress Credit Corp., GE Capital, Algoma Steel Inc., Morneau Shepell, The Clairvest Group, The Kilmer Group and Cineplex Inc., among others.

Jeff has extensive experience representing owners and operators of hotels and resorts with the acquisition, financing, operation and management of hotels, resorts and mixed-use projects worldwide. Jeff negotiates hotel management agreements, hotel restaurant licence agreements, luxury private residence development agreements and financing agreements for the development and operation of these properties.

Jeff also advises current and former athletes and their agents and advisors.

REPRESENTATIVE WORK

Jeff’s representative work includes acting for:

  • the Ad Hoc Committee of senior secured noteholders in Canada in the Essar Steel Algoma Inc. restructuring under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act and sale of substantially all of its assets to Algoma Steel Inc.
  • Coca-Cola Canada Bottling Limited, a Canadian-based joint venture between prominent businessman and philanthropist Larry Tanenbaum O.C., and Junior Bridgeman, a former National Basketball Association player, renowned entrepreneur and owner of Kansas City-based Heartland Coca-Cola Bottling Company, in financing its acquisition of Coca-Cola Refreshments Canada Company from Coca-Cola Refreshments USA, Inc., a subsidiary of The Coca-Cola Company
  • Leadon Investment in its $716 million post-acquisition financing of the SilverBirch Hotel Portfolio
  • Auberge Hotels and Resorts in connection with the preparation and negotiation of management agreements for the Hotel Jerome, Auberge Resorts Collection, Solage, Castiloga, Auberge Resorts Collection, Chileno Bay Resort and Residences, Auberge Resorts Collection, Esperanza, Auberge Resorts Collection, as well as residential properties operated by Auberge in various resort destinations

RECOGNITION

Jeff has been recognized as a leading banking and finance lawyer by The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Euromoney’s Guide to the World’s Leading Banking, Finance and Transactional Lawyers, IFLR 1000, Chambers Global and by Best Lawyers in Canada. Jeff is also recognized by Who's Who Legal: Sports & Entertainment as one of Canada’s leading sports lawyers.

PROFESSIONAL INVOLVEMENT

From 1995 to 2000, Jeff took leave from Goodmans to act as full-time associate counsel to the National Hockey League Players Association (NHLPA) and was lead NHLPA counsel in drafting the 1995 collective bargaining agreement. In addition, Jeff acted as lead NHLPA representative on the Investment Committee of the NHL Players Pension Plan, as well as chairman and secretary of the board of trustees for the NHL Players Pension Plan from 1999-2001.

Jeff has been published in the National Banking Law Review, the University of British Columbia Law Review and in various sports publications on issues involving the business of sports. Jeff has been a frequent guest lecturer on collective bargaining in sports and the business of sports at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law and Osgoode Hall Law School.

 

Education University of Toronto (J.D., Dean's Honour List, 1985)
Professional Affiliations

Law Society of Ontario
Canadian Bar Association
Sports Lawyers Association

Year of Call

1987 Ontario