Jennifer Babe

Partner | Toronto

416.595.8555

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Jennifer Babe’s commercial law practice focuses on secured transactions, the securing of sales and leases of significant products, and the purchases of businesses, assets, and shares.

Jennifer works with the Firm’s financial services team and has special expertise in the laws of personal property. With extensive experience in personal property legislation in each province of Canada and at the federal level, she writes and lectures regularly on them, staying at the forefront of these ever-changing laws in order to respond to the needs of her clients.

Jennifer is adept at guiding clients through the intricacies of this area of law, and at distilling substantial amounts of complex, technical information into solution-oriented advice to protect her clients’ best interests.

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Miller Thomson lawyers recognized in The Best Lawyers in Canada 2019

In the just released 2019 edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada, 144 Miller Thomson lawyers from across the country have been recognized for their expertise in 47 areas of law. This includes 6 lawyers who were awarded “Lawyer of the Year” in...

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Miller Thomson recognized in 2018 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory

In the recently released 2018 edition of the Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory, 90 Miller Thomson lawyers across 35 areas of law have been recognized for their industry-leading advisory expertise.  These rankings are the culmination of an extensive annual peer review process...

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Jennifer Babe and Andy Chan reappointed to Ontario Business Law Advisory Council

Jennifer Babe and Andy Chan have been reappointed by the Ontario Minister of Government and Consumer Services as members of the Business Law Advisory Council. Comprised of professionals with demonstrated expertise in commercial and corporate law, the council advises the Minister...

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Miller Thomson recognized in 2017 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory

In the recently released 2017 edition of the Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory, 79 Miller Thomson lawyers across 30 areas of law have been recognized for their industry-leading advisory expertise.  These latest rankings are the culmination of an extensive annual peer...

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Eleventh edition of Sale of a Business published

The 11th edition of Sale of a Business by Jennifer Babe, a partner in the Banking and Financial Services Group in Miller Thomson’s Toronto office, has now been released. One of Canada’s leading commercial law practitioners, Babe has authored this...

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Miller Thomson lawyers recognized in The Best Lawyers in Canada 2017

126 Miller Thomson lawyers from across the country and in numerous areas of law have been recognized for their expertise in the 2017 edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada. This result is up from 122 lawyers ranked last year....

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Miller Thomson lawyers recognized as Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Corporate Lawyers in Canada by Lexpert

Four Miller Thomson lawyers are featured in the 2016 Lexpert US/Canada Cross-Border Guide – Corporate, which profiles Lexpert-ranked lawyers who focus on cross-border Corporate Law and Transactions. The following lawyers are recognized for their expertise: Jennifer Babe, Toronto Todd Bissett, Kitchener-Waterloo Karima...

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Jennifer Babe honoured with 2016 Law Society Medal

Jennifer Babe, alongside 13 other members of the legal profession, will be recognized for her exceptional legal career achievements at the annual Law Society Awards ceremony on May 25, 2016, at Osgoode Hall. Please click here to read more.

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Jennifer Babe and Andy Chan appointed to Ontario Business Law Advisory Council

The Government of Ontario has established a new Business Law Advisory Council that will make recommendations to reform laws that are both responsive to changing business priorities and supportive of a prosperous economy. Appointees Jennifer Babe and Andy Chan become...

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Tenth edition of Sale of a Business published

The 10th edition of Sale of a Business by Jennifer Babe, a partner in the Banking and Financial Services Group in Miller Thomson’s Toronto office, is now in print.  One of Canada’s leading commercial law practitioners, Babe has authored this...

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Jennifer Babe presents at the Canadian Finance & Leasing Association

Jennifer Babe presents on “What’s New in Law” at the 2018 Canadian Finance & Leasing Association conference on September 27th in Montreal.

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Jennifer Babe and Keyvan Nassiry speak to the Automotive Finance Customers of Fiserv, Inc.

Jennifer Babe and Keyvan Nassiry speak to the automotive finance customers of Fiserv, Inc., a Fortune 500 fintech, on updates in regulatory compliance.

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Jennifer Babe and Aaron Atcheson speak at Business Law Summit

Jennifer Babe and Aaron Atcheson are presenters at the Law Society of Ontario’s 8th Annual Business Law Summit. Jennifer is Program Chair and speaks on “Commercial Law Updates”. Aaron speaks on “CleanTech in Transactions”.

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Jennifer Babe speaks at the Canadian Finance & Leasing Association’s Conference

Jennifer Babe presents on a panel on, “What’s New in Law”  for vehicle and equipment lessors and financers at the Canadian Finance & Leasing Association’s conference in Kelowna, BC.

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Jennifer Babe speaks on Regulatory Compliance

Jennifer Babe will present on Regulatory Compliance to automotive finance and leasing customers of Fiserv Inc.

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Jennifer Babe speaks at Law Society’s Six Minute Business Lawyer 2017

Jennifer Babe presents on the topic of Modernizing Ontario’s Business Law: What’s Happening.

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Miller Thomson lawyers speak at Law Society’s Business Law Summit

Jennifer Babe chairs the Law Society’s 7th Annual Business Law Summit at which she will present her paper on Business Law Reform in Ontario. Natasha Smith speaks on Social Enterprise and Social Financing.

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Jennifer Babe speaks at Fighting Fraud in the Automotive Sector conference

The event is hosted by  D+H and Equifax.

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Miller Thomson speaks at Canadian Finance and Leasing Association conference

Jennifer Babe speaks on the “What’s New in Law” panel Gordon Plottel and Nicole Taylor-Smith present “Maximizing Recovery from Insolvent Customers” Miller Thomson is a conference sponsor and hosts the Thursday luncheon.

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Jennifer Babe presents on regulatory compliance

Jennifer Babe speaks on a panel on “Internal and External Regulatory Compliance” at the Automotive Remarketers Alliance Roundtable.

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Are You Ready for Canada’s Anti-Spam Law?

Jennifer Babe and Kathryn Frelick speak to the Guelph Chamber of Commerce on Getting Ready for Canada’s Anti Spam Legislation on Feb. 27th, 2014. Click here for more details

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Getting Ready for Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation

Time: 8:00 – 9:00 a.m. Please contact cpdprograms@millerthomson.com to be added to our email list and to receive information about future programs.

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Director Duties & Liabilities (Intermediate Level)

Jennifer Babe speaks on “Director Duties & Liabilities (Intermediate Level)” for the Canadian Board Diversity Council.

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Ontario Bill 154: Perfection by VIN

On September 14th Ontario Bill 154, Cutting Unnecessary Red Tape Act, 2017 passed first reading.   The Bill has various Schedules with the names of each Ministry responsible for the statutes being amended or provisions repealed by each Schedule. Schedule 9, the schedule that deals...

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CASL, July 1, 2017 and Why You May Need to Purge Your Electronic Mailing List

You are likely getting a flurry of emails asking you to provide the sender CASL (Canada’s anti-spam legislation) consent. You got similar consent requests before July 1, 2014 when CASL first came into effect. Now you are getting more such...

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CASL, July 1, 2017 and Why You May Need to Purge Your Electronic Mailing List

You are likely getting a flurry of emails asking you to provide the sender CASL (Canada’s anti-spam legislation) consent. You got similar consent requests before July 1, 2014 when CASL first came into effect. Now you are getting more such...

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Two Ontario Law Reform Changes of Note to Lenders and Lessors

On March 22, 2017  Ontario Bill 27, the Burden Reduction Act, 2017  (“BRA”) went into force and, among other things, this legislation made two changes of note to lenders and lessors. Waiver of Receipt of PPSA Registrations Your present forms...

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Law Reform Recommendations of Ontario’s Business Law Advisory Council to the Minister of Government and Consumer Services

The Business Law Advisory Council (the “Council”) was established by the Government of Ontario in 2016 to review Ontario’s corporate and commercial legislation and to provide advice to the Government on priorities to reform that legislation. The Fall 2016 Report...

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Bulk Sales in Ontario: Good and Bad News

The good news: On June 9th, Bill 218 passed first reading. This Bill amends over fifty Ontario statutes, so you might have missed that Ontario is repealing its Bulk Sales Act (“BSA”). Ontario is the last Canadian province or territory...

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One-on-one with Jennifer Babe

Ontario for Practical Law Canada

Jennifer Babe discusses financial business law reform efforts in Ontario.

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Repealing the Five Year Cap on Ontario PPSA Registrations for “Consumer Goods” Collateral: Good News for Lenders and Lessors

Ontario Bill 91, An Act to implement Budget measures and to enact and amend various Acts, received Royal Assent on June 4, 2015. The official short title of the legislation is the Building Ontario Up Act (Budget Measures), 2015 (the “Budget...

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What You Need to Know About CASL Computer Program Installation Provisions

The CASL provisions regulating the installation of computer programs come into force on January 15, 2015. Read about the CASL computer program installation provisions and the effect these provisions may have on your business.

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Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) Update

Click here to access Miller Thomson’s latest C@SL Update.

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Merlon Software Corporation acquired by XYPRO Technology Corporation in cross-border transaction

Counsel to Merlon Software Corporation

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Harley-Davidson acquires assets of Fred Deeley Imports

Counsel to Harley-Davidson

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