155 Wellington St W
Toronto, ON M5V 3J7
Phone: (416) 863-5520
Fax: (416) 863-0871
E-mail: jswartz@dwpv.com

Partner practising 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. Past president, Director and Fellow, Insolvency Institute of Canada; Fellow, American College of Commercial Finance Lawyers. Martindale-Hubbell’s highest rating. Recognized in The Best Lawyers in Canada as Toronto Insolvency and Financial Restructuring Law Lawyer of the Year 2017 and Banking and Finance Law Lawyer of the Year 2015; Chambers Global and Chambers Canada in restructuring/insolvency (band 1); The Legal 500 Canada; Who’s Who Legal: Banking and Capital Markets; Who’s Who Legal Canada: insolvency & restructuring and project finance; Expert Guides’ guides to the world’s leading lawyers in insolvency and restructuring, banking, finance & transactions, project finance and structured finance & securitization; and Lexpert® Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Corporate Lawyers in Canada. LLB, Osgoode Hall Law School. Ontario Bar, 1975.

Year Called to the Bar:1975 (ON)
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