Aboriginal Banking

We assist lenders who provide financing to Aboriginal Canadians, advising them how best to secure their loans against assets, on and off reserve, whether held by an Aboriginal group directly or through business structures such as a company, a joint venture, a trust or a partnership.

Since we also have extensive experience helping Aboriginal groups structure their businesses, both on and off reserve, we can advise such lenders how to structure their financing arrangements with Aboriginal customers to minimize the tax impact, which can give those lenders a competitive advantage in soliciting Aboriginal business.

Representative Transactions

Development of financing structures for First Nations economic development projects.
Boughton Law Contact: Douglas H. Hopkins

Represented lender on a $9 million syndicated loan for a run of the river independent power project owned by a First Nation.
Boughton Law Contact: Hugh H. Claxton

Represented lender on a $7 million term loan to a First Nation in northern British Columbia.
Boughton Law Contact: Hugh H. Claxton

Represented lender on $2.7 million revolving credit facility for a Vancouver Island Indian Band.
Boughton Law Contact: Hugh H. Claxton

Represented lender with a $2.6 million demand loan to a First Nation.
Boughton Law Contact: Hugh H. Claxton

Represented a BC Governmental Agency with respect to a $10 million term loan to First Nation.
Boughton Law Contact: Hugh H. Claxton

Acted for several Aboriginal commercial borrowers on establishing term loan facilities on transactions valued between $1 million to $12 million.
Boughton Law Contact: Hugh H. Claxton

Acted for First Nation with obtaining financing for commercial buildings on designated lands.
Boughton Law Contact: Hugh H. Claxton

Assisted lender with realization of security over personal property of a company on reserve lands.
Boughton Law Contact: Hugh H. Claxton

Assisted lender with the seizure of assets of non-status borrowers on reserve land and the foreclosure of leases on reserve lands.
Boughton Law Contact: Hugh H. Claxton