Partner practicing corporate restructuring & insolvency, private equity funds & investments, private company acquisitions, banking, debt financings, structured & project finance. Lead counsel in Canadian and cross-border insolvencies. Experienced in formation of private investment funds, regulation of banks & financial institutions and corporate governance. Helped develop asset-backed securities and derivative businesses in Canada. Fellow, Insolvency Institute of Canada; Fellow, American College of Commercial Finance Lawyers. Martindale-Hubbell’s highest rating (AV). Recognized in Chambers Global; The Best Lawyers in Canada's Toronto Banking and Finance Law Lawyer of the Year 2015; Who’s Who Legal: Banking and Capital Markets (structured finance); Who’s Who Legal Canada: Insolvency & Restructuring and Project Finance; Expert Guides’ Guide to the World’s Leading Insolvency and Restructuring Lawyers, Guide to the World’s Leading Banking Finance & Transactional Lawyers, Guide to the World’s Leading Project Finance Lawyers and Guide to the World’s Leading Structured Finance and Securitization Lawyers; and the Lexpert® Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Corporate Lawyers. LLB, Osgoode Hall Law School. Called to Ontario Bar in 1975.