Congratulations Jennifer Babe – CFLA Member of the Year 2016

. At the 2016 Annual Conference of the Canadian Finance & Leasing Association (CFLA), CFLA Chairman Tom Pundyk, President & CEO of National Leasing, announced the “CFLA Member of the Year 2016”:


Jennifer Babe is a Partner in the law firm Miller Thomson LLP.

This Award recognizes members, who work quietly for the Association, committed to its goals. “These members are wonderful examples of those who are pleased to give back to their industry,” said the CFLA Chairman. “Their generous efforts are a significant contribution to their Association, to its members and to the industry as a whole.”

“Most members look first and foremost to CFLA to advocate the views and support the interests of our industry with governments”, added Tom Pundyk. “This is inevitably a complex technical challenge. It is not enough to complain, we have to offer practical solutions. That is where our many professional supporters provide us with invaluable help.”

Jennifer Babe has assisted CFLA on an important number of legal issues. But, remarked the CFLA Chairman, “her longstanding volunteer involvement in policy committees of the Ontario and Canadian bar associations, her continuing participation on important government panels of experts tasked to improve the commercial law, have all put Jennifer Babe in a position to make sure our industry’s views are well heard and, more importantly, well understood.”

Jennifer Babe is a Fellow of the American College of Commercial Finance Lawyers, past chair of the Canadian Bar Association’s national business section, and the past chair of the Commercial Law Strategy Committee of the Uniform Law Conference of Canada. She is recognized in the 2016 and 8 prior editions of the Lexpert Law Directory. She has been listed among the Best Lawyers in Canada, Equipment Finance Law, for the last three years.

Each year, the Law Society of Upper Canada awards the Law Society Medal to selected lawyers who have given outstanding service within the profession. This year, Jennifer was one of the 10 recipients of Law Society Medal. As the Law Society said in its recognition of Jennifer, she “exemplifies leadership in the profession through her work with her clients, her teaching, her writing, pro bono legal services and community service.”