Jay A. Swartz, Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP
155 Wellington St W
Toronto, ON M5V 3J7
Phone: (416) 863-5520
Fax: (416) 863-0871
E-mail: jswartz@dwpv.com

Jay is a partner practicing corporate restructuring & insolvency, private equity & investments, private company acquisitions, banking, debt financings, structured & project finance. He has been lead counsel in Canadian and cross-border insolvencies and is experienced in the formation of private investment funds, regulation of banks & financial institutions, and corporate governance. He has also helped develop asset-backed securities and derivative businesses in Canada. Jay is a Fellow of the Insolvency Institute of Canada and of the American College of Commercial Finance Lawyers. He is 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 (band 1); The Legal 500 Canada; IFLR1000; Who’s Who Legal: BankingCapital Markets, and Restructuring and Insolvency; Expert Guides in banking, insolvency and restructuring, project finance, and structured finance & securitisation; and Lexpert® Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Corporate Lawyers in Canada. Received Martindale-Hubbell’s highest rating. Recipient of the OBA Murray Klein Award for Excellence in Insolvency Law. LLB, Osgoode Hall Law School. Ontario Bar, 1975.

Year Called to the Bar:1975 (ON)
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