John is the Managing Partner of Dentons' Vancouver office and a partner in Dentons' Restructuring, Insolvency and Bankruptcy Group. John regularly acts for companies in need of restructuring, as well as for trustees, receivers, financial institutions, commercial lenders, noteholders and other creditors. Having practised exclusively in the insolvency area for more than 26 years, John has extensive experience with restructurings under both the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act and the Canadian Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act and has been involved in numerous real estate, technology, forestry and mining industry matters in the last several years. He also has a working familiarity with the United States Bankruptcy Code in the context of his cross border experience and cases. Additionally, in his practice, John regularly advises internationally-based companies on lending and remedy issues in Canada and is frequently retained by other international law firms on Canadian bankruptcy issues. Having been involved in most of the major restructurings and insolvency cases in British Columbia in the last several years, John has extensive experience in mining, forestry, real estate, aviation, energy, retail, media and technology, as well as manufacturing.
Year Called to the Bar:
1991 (ON); 1997 (BC)