Partner and member of the firm's Financial Services Group and Litigation Group. Steve’s practice focuses on restructuring and insolvency, distressed lending and acquisitions. He acts as counsel for many of the Canadian Schedule I banks and other financial institutions on restructuring, security enforcement, recovery and bond holder matters. Steve has also had the opportunity to represent lenders, landlords, municipalities, trade suppliers and debtors in all aspects of insolvency law, including bankruptcy, proposals, reorganizations, enforcement of security and in protecting rights outside of insolvency proceedings. He has also represented several private debt and equity investors concerning their positions in various Canadian insolvencies and restructurings. Additionally, he acts on behalf of many of the well-known professional advisory firms in their roles as monitor, trustee in bankruptcy and receiver. On the finance side, Steve is active in both asset-based lending as well as traditional cash flow lending on behalf of several institutional lenders. Steve is recognized as a leading lawyer in insolvency and restructuring by Chambers & Partners, The Legal 500, Best Lawyers and Lexpert®. Called to the Ontario Bar (1991).