Partner in the Corporate Restructuring Group. Practises in the areas of bankruptcy and insolvency, restructuring, creditor remedies, secured transactions and structured financings, including derivatives and asset-backed securitizations. Particular expertise in CCAA restructurings and financial institution and securities firm insolvencies. Has advised debtors in CCAA proceedings and cross-border restructurings, including Masonite, North Star, Calpine Canada, Kaiser Aluminum, Core-Mark, Laidlaw and The Canadian Red Cross Society. Advised the Pan-Canadian Investors Committee in the $32 billion CCAA restructuring of Canadian Third-Party Structured Asset-Backed Commercial Paper. Has advised creditors, committees, regulators and court-appointed officers in such noted cases as Nortel, Comark, LightSquared, MF Global, Indalex, First Leaside and Confederation Life. Recognized as a leading restructuring and insolvency lawyer by Chambers Canada, Chambers Global, Euromoney, IFLR 1000, Best Lawyers in Canada, Who’s Who Legal and Lexpert®. Has authored articles and spoken nationally and internationally, including at INSOL and ARIL. Former Chair of OBA’s Insolvency Section. Member of the Insolvency Institute of Canada, INSOL, TMA CLUC, and CBA. Ontario Bar (1990).
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Insolvency & Financial Restructuring - Financial Restructuring