Karen practises in the firm’s Business Law Group. A significant portion of her practice is devoted to corporate and commercial lending.
She works in close partnership with her clients advising on all aspects of commercial/corporate finance, including syndicated lending, subordinate/mezzanine financing, asset-based lending and aircraft financing.
Karen is highly regarded for her business minded approach and has significant expertise in advising clients on mergers, acquisitions and divestitures, private equity investments, corporate structuring and restructuring, commercial agreements, corporate reorganizations, shareholder matters and aircraft acquisitions and sales.
Public and private companies and financial institutions call upon Karen for her ability to structure innovative financing solutions, both Canadian and cross-border. She regularly acts for lenders and borrowers and provides advice across industries, including, solar energy, food & beverage processing, aviation, e-commerce, natural health products, garment manufacturing and distribution and telecommunications. Karen is recognized as a leading banking and finance lawyer by both The Best Lawyers™ in Canada and the Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory.
Karen represents the firm at the Toronto Opinions Group. She has been active throughout her years at Foglers in all aspects of the firm, including its branding and marketing initiatives, its student program, and its continuing professional development program.
Philosophy and Political Science
Overseas Study Program
Asset-Based Lending and Banking & Financial Institutions
Banking and Finance Law, Corporate Law and Energy Law
Mergers & Acquisitions (Public and Private)
Director and Vice-President, 2013 to present
Presenter, OBA Program: Secured Transaction Essentials for Business Lawyers, April 2023
Presenter, OBA Program: Secured Transaction Essentials for Business Lawyers, June 2022
Presenter, LSO program: PPSA Issues for General Practitioners, September 2021
Presenter, OBA program: Secured Transaction Essentials for Business Lawyer, April 2021
Panellist, UJA Women’s Philanthropy, January 2021