Mike R. Tallim


 | Toronto

Mike Tallim* is a partner in the Banking & Specialty Finance Group at Cassels. In his practice, Mike assists lenders and borrowers with domestic and cross-border commercial, mid-market and syndicated lending transactions, including real estate, project financing and energy sector financings.

Mike’s representative experience includes acting for:

  • Corus Entertainment Inc. on the financing arrangements for its $2.65 billion acquisition of Shaw Media Inc. and the redemption of its existing senior unsecured notes, including a $2.3 billion syndicated term loan and a $300 million revolving credit facility
  • National Bank of Canada, as administrative agent, and lenders in the $75 million project financing for the development, construction, ownership and operation of the 29.2 MW Bull Creek Wind Project in Alberta
  • Toronto-Dominion Bank, as administrator agent, in Morgan Stanley Energy Partners’ Investment in Specialized Desanders Inc.

Prior to joining Cassels, Mike articled and was an associate with a leading international firm. In addition, during law school, Mike served as an intern for two leading law firms in, respectively, Thailand and Myanmar. Here, his work focused primarily on project financings, intergovernmental lending, and incorporating foreign held entities within Myanmar, including one financial institution. Mike also served as an intern for the British Columbia Securities Commission in their Capital Markets Regulation Division.

*Services provided through a Professional Corporation

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  • Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory (Banking & Financial Institutions)
  • J.D., University of Victoria, 2014
  • M.A., Carleton University, 2009
  • B.Hum., Carleton University, 2006
  • Alberta, 2015
  • Ontario, 2017
  • Calgary Bar Association
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Law Society of Alberta
  • Law Society of Ontario