Paul Avis is a senior partner and co-Chair of the Financial Services Group. Paul has extensive experience in banking, finance, debt restructuring and real estate. He routinely counsels and represents Canadian and foreign financial institutions on the structuring and implementation of domestic and international financing transactions. Paul's work experience encompasses all areas of debt financing, including syndicated loans, asset based lending, real estate project and portfolio financing, receivables financing, subordinated debt and mezzanine loans and debtor in possession financing. Paul advises and acts for financial institutions in the development and maintenance of standard loan and security documentation. His practice also includes acting on loan portfolio acquisitions and divestitures for institutional and other clients.