Practice Area

Finance & Borrowing

We assist clients in understanding their financing options and developing strong financial procedures.

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Advising First Nations on Financial Transactions

We advise clients on borrower-side financial transactions, and work with Indigenous governments and their businesses to develop financial policies and procedures.

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Our work includes:


Negotiating loan agreements, mortgages, guarantees, security agreements, promissory notes, and other instruments in connection with commercial transactions.


Advising on implications of security to borrowers.


Drafting financial management laws, including laws under the First Nations Land Management Act, the Indian Act, and the First Nations Fiscal Management Act.

Our Finance & Borrowing Team

Our team has experience assisting Indigenous governments and businesses with financial transactions and advising on the development and implementation of financial policies and procedures to support sound financial management. Click on a photo of a team member to read their full bio and see their contact information

What Our Clients Say

Mandell Pinder LLP is really looking after our best interests; it’s one thing I really noticed. Their sole interest was for the betterment of the Xatśūll First Nation and we’re proud to be associated with Mandell Pinder LLP.

– Councillor Pat Sellars, Xatśūll First Nation

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