Benjamin Gross

Partner

Montréal
BGross@blg.com
514.954.2635

Benjamin focuses his practice on mining law, infrastructure law, commercial real estate law, business and corporate commercial (including mergers and acquisitions), consumer law, and entertainment and sports law.

Benjamin regularly guides his clients in the creation of optimum structures and practices for meeting their objectives in the most satisfactory and effective way possible.

He advises them on creating a winning team, drafting both simple and complex documents (including contracts for PPPs, major projects and international/cross-border deals) designed to achieve desired outcomes and protect their interests throughout negotiations with numerous stakeholders.

Benjamin also advises on matters related to:

  • banking law
  • negotiation and drafting of loan documents (corporate and consumer credit) and related movable and immovable security agreements
  • leasing contracts
  • leases
  • installment sales contracts (aircraft, rolling stock, heavy machinery, etc.)
  • SWAPs and other derivatives.

Over the years, he has also developed a practice in non-litigious areas of commercial law related to mergers and acquisitions, insolvency, bankruptcy, the enforcement of movable and immovable security, the Consumer Protection Act, and competition law, in order to better provide his clients with sound legal advice encompassing a broad spectrum of business contingencies and considerations.

Experience

  • BLG acted as Canadian counsel for PE-backed Atlanta-based buyer, East West Manufacturing, LLC in its acquisition of all the assets of Groupe Varitron, Inc., a top 5 electronic manufacturing services (EMS) provider in Canada.
  • Legal counsel to financial institutions, lenders' syndicates, finance companies, and borrowers for the purposes of very large, large, and small financings of companies active in the fields of communications, agrifood, metallurgy, processing of minerals and other raw materials, clothing, transportation, technology, recycling, packaging, leisure, medicine, and the environment, including in the context of acquisitions.
  • Draft models of loan agreements, mortgage loans, legal opinions, leasing contracts, leases and installment sale agreements for leading North American financial institutions, finance companies, and insurance companies.
  • Legal counsel to major lessors for their day-to-day operations, the establishment of vendor programs, and purchases of portfolios.

Beyond Our Walls

Professional Involvement

  • Member, Conseil des infrastructures
  • Member, Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC)
  • Member, Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships (CPPP)
  • Member, Canadian Finance and Leasing Association (CFLA)
  • Member, Equipment Finance and Leasing Association (USA)
  • Member, Lord Reading Law Society

Community Involvement

  • Member of the Board of Directors, Jewish Rehabilitation Hospital Foundation (Laval)

Awards & Recognitions

  • Recognized in the 2022 edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada (Asset-Based Lending Practice, Equipment Finance Law & Project Finance Law).
  • Recognized in the 2020 edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada (Project Finance Law).
  • Recognized in the 2021 edition (and since 2015) of The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory (Asset Equipment Finance/Leasing) and 2018 edition (Mining).

Bar Admission & Education

  • Québec, 2001
  • LLL and LLB (with distinction), McGill University, 2000
  • B. Comm. (Dean's Honour Roll), McGill University, 1995-1996