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Brian F. Empey

Goodmans LLP

Partner in the Corporate Restructuring Group. Practises in bankruptcy and insolvency, restructuring, creditor remedies, secured transactions, and structured financing, including derivatives and asset-backed securitizations. Particular expertise in CCAA restructurings and financial institution and securities firm insolvencies. Debtors advised in CCAA proceedings and cross-border restructurings include Toys “R” US (Canada), Masonite, North Star, Calpine, Kaiser Aluminum, 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, Maple Bank, LightSquared, MF Global, Indalex, First Leaside Securities, Octagon Capital, and Confederation Life. Recognized as a leading restructuring and insolvency lawyer by Chambers Canada, Chambers Global, Euromoney, IFLR 1000, Best Lawyers, 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).

Year Called to the Bar:1990 (ON)
333 Bay St, Suite 3400, Bay Adelaide Ctr, W Twr
Toronto, ON
Phone: (416) 597-4194
Fax: (416) 979-1234
E-mail: bempey@goodmans.ca

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