Ms. Osbaldeston is the National Chair of the Financial Services Group at Miller Thomson. She has over 23 years experience acting for banks and other institutional lenders and corporate borrowers on a wide range of secured and unsecured lending transactions, including both domestic and international, multi-jurisdictional syndicated and multi and single lender financings.
Nora has recently been named to the 2013 edition of Best Lawyers®, in Canada for Banking and Finance.
In 2009 Nora was recognized by the Women's Executive Network as one of Canada's top 100 most powerful women and is today a mentor in the WXNWisdom Top 100 mentoring program. Nora has been listed in "Women in the Lead" published by the Richard Ivey School of Business, a national directory of Canadian women whose professional expertise and experience recommend them as candidates for corporate board appointments. She was featured on the March 2011 cover of Lexpert Magazine and profiled in its article entitled "Women Manage".
Prior to her appointment as National Chair of the Financial Services Group Nora served as the Managing Partner of the Toronto/Markham offices of Miller Thomson from 2009 to 2012 and was the Ontario Co-Chair of the firm’s corporate department from 2005-2008.
Throughout her legal career, Nora has volunteered through the Law Society of Upper Canada. For several years Nora has participated in the LSUC agreement series, and developed and presented “The Annotated Loan Agreement”. Since 2010 Nora has been a lecturer at the University of Windsor Law School - Advanced Business Law Course (Banking and Secured Transactions).
Nora is a founding member of, and continues as an active volunteer at, Lake Ontario Waterkeeper, a grass roots charitable organization whose focus is on ensuring swimmable, fishable and drinkable waterbodies in our communities. She also currently volunteers for Golf Canada and its Links to Education Program, which focuses on golf in our education system at the highest levels. Nora held several national positions with UNICEF Canada over a period of 10 years and has most recently become a volunteer at Variety Village, whose mission is to facilitate the achievement of life goals for people with disabilities through sport and fitness.Ms. Osbaldeston spends her spare time golfing and running.
- LL.B., University of Windsor, 1988
- B.A. (Hons), University of Western Ontario, 1985
- Best Lawyers in Canada – Banking and Finance, 2013
- 100 Most Powerful Women in Canada, Women's Executive Network, 2009
- Listed in "Women in the Lead" Ivey Women in Management Newsletter Directory; a national directory of Canadian women whose professional expertise and experience recommend them as candidates for corporate board appointment
- Rated BV-Distinguished, Martindale-Hubbell
- National Chair Financial Services, Miller Thomson, 2013 - present
- Managing Partner (Toronto/Markham), Miller Thomson 2009-2012
- Co-Chair, Ontario Corporate Department, Miller Thomson 2005-2009
- Member, Advisory Council, Lake Ontario Waterkeeper (2008-present)
- Board of Directors, Lake Ontario Waterkeeper (2001-2007)
- National Secretary, Board of Directors, Unicef Canada (1996-1999)
- Board of directors, Toronto Catholic Family Services (1993-2000)
- Member, Canadian Bar Association
- Member, Law Society of Upper Canada
- Chair and Presenter, Law Society Upper Canada 2004, 2005 and 2008 and 2010 “”The Annotated Loan Agreement”
- Speaker, “Business Agreements: Documenting a Deal from Start to Finish", The Law Society of Upper Canada
- Presenter: Joint Meeting of Canadian Corporate Counsel Association and Canada Bar Association, August “Financings and Biotech Companies”
- Chair and Presenter, Canadian Bar Association, Ontario “Due Diligence in the Wired World”
- Lecturer, University of Windsor Law School - Advanced Business Law Course (Secured Transactions), 2010 - present
- Lecturer, Canadian Bar Association, Ontario - Business Law Section
- Instructor, Ontario Bar Admission programme - Business Law
- The annotated loan agreement, 2004
- The unannotated loan agreement, 2004