William E.J. Skelly
Year called to the Bar:
Practises corporate and commercial law, particularly in the areas of bankruptcy and restructuring of national and international companies, commercial and corporate banking, asset-based lending and securitization. Has published numerous articles and spoken at many national and international conferences on these fields. Acts for many of North America’s largest financial institutions. Has working familiarity in the area of entertainment law, mainly on the financing side, as well as in the area of railway law, in particular acquisitions and financing. Past President of the Northwest Chapter and 2008 international Chairman of the Turnaround Management Association — the first non-American to hold such office. Member of the Insolvency Institute of Canada, CBA (member, BC branch; banking, business law and insolvency subsections), Insolvency Lawyers’ Association (UK) and the LSBC. Called to the Bars of Manitoba in 1980 and British Columbia in 1988.