David Wiseman


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David Wiseman is a partner in the Banking and Financial Services Group and a longstanding member of the Opinions Committee and the Technology Committee at Goodmans.

His practice is transaction based with a particular emphasis on bank and asset-based lending, project financing, high-yield debt and restructurings with banking and finance components. David advises lenders, borrowers and sponsors on complex domestic, cross-border and international financings. David has deep knowledge of financing issues relevant to renewable energy, infrastructure and mining.

David is recognized as a leading lawyer in the areas of bank lending, project finance, asset-based lending, banking & financial institutions and global mining by IFLR1000, Best Lawyers in Canada, Who’s Who Legal and The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, and featured in the Lexpert Special Edition: Mining, the Lexpert Special Edition: Infrastructure, the Lexpert Special Edition: Energy, and the Lexpert Special Edition: Finance and M&A. David also has the highest possible rating (AV Preeminent) from Martindale-Hubbell for ethical standards and legal ability.”

Featured Work

David’s representative work includes acting for:
  • Fiera Private Debt, as lead counsel, in connection with various infrastructure and corporate financings across North America
  • Maranon Capital in connection with an acquisition financing of the purchase of a Canadian specialty automotive parts manufacturer and distributor
  • The Financial Services Regulatory Authority of Ontario (FSRA) with its $500 million financing of Pace Credit Union
  • PNC Bank, National Association with its $125 million USD exit financing of Covia Holdings
  • LiUNA Pension Fund financing of WeedMD
  • Mandalay Resources in connection with US$40 million HSBC credit facilities
  • Wells Fargo, PNC Bank, MidCap Business Credit, Sienna Lending, People’s Bank, Provident Bank and Citizen’s Bank on various ABL/commercial finance transactions
  • SkyPower Global in connection with a holdco financing in relation to its seven Ontario RESOP solar park projects and its completion of 5 concurrent refinancings totalling USD$230 million by Nomura Securities International for these projects
  • Hub International in connection with its USD$5.06 billion cross-border refinancing from Morgan Stanley
  • Conuma Resources in connection with its USD$250 million cross-border refinancing, comprised of a USD$200 Million 10% Senior Secured Notes Offering and a USD$25 Million credit facility
  • CJF Capital Partners and SUSI partners in connection with cross-border, non-recourse third party project financings of two energy storage projects in Ontario totalling 12MW
  • CEDA/OMERS in connection with its $125 million credit facilities with Bank of Nova Scotia
  • Hudson Resources in connection with a multi-lender project financing in Greenland
  • Canaccede Financial Group in connection with its US$75 million financing and several distressed debt portfolio acquisitions from Canadian banks
  • Ridgeback Resources in connection with its $400 million senior credit facilities and US$40 million 2nd lien notes
  • OMERS/Golf Town/Golfsmith in connection with DIP credit facilities from Antares Capital
  • Eurasian Resources Group in connection with US$3.1 billion in credit facilities from VTB Bank
  • various leading international and US law firms on cross-border financings


Professional Involvement

David has written and spoken on debt finance topics in a variety of forums, including co-authoring and editing the Canada chapter of The Acquisition and Leveraged Finance Review and The Lending and Secured Financing Review. David previously was a member of the Board of Directors of the Boulevard Club and continues to be active in Club governance through volunteer work on committees. David supports a number of charities, including Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Women’s Shelters Canada, Queen’s University, United Way, Sinai Health Foundation and St. Joseph’s Health Centre Foundation.

Professional Affiliations

  • Law Society of Ontario
  • Association of Commercial Finance Attorneys
  • Secured Finance Network
  • Turnaround Management Association