Ryan Gelbart

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Ryan has a broad corporate and commercial practice with an emphasis on debt finance and private business transactions.

As part of his financing practice, Ryan acts regularly for both lenders and borrowers on a range of transactions often involving complex structures and multiple jurisdictions. Additionally, he has a particular expertise in automotive finance and is known as a “go to” service provider to the leading lenders across Canada in this dynamic sector.

In his private business practice, he represents clients across a range of industries. His experience covers: mergers and acquisitions, corporate reorganizations, estate/succession planning, private equity investments, shareholder and partnership disputes and corporate governance. Ryan also frequently advises real estate developers on the corporate side of their development projects including, corporate structuring, capital raises and the various stages of project financing.

Education & Memberships


Called to the Ontario Bar, 2005
Western University, LL.B.
Western University, B.A. (Psychology)


Canadian Bar Association
Law Society of Ontario
Canadian Finance & Leasing Association (CFLA)
Association of Corporate Growth (ACG)

Professional & Community Involvement

Thomson Reuters Practical Law Advisory Board for Corporate and Commercial Transactions