100 Wellington St W, Suite 3200, PO Box 329, Toronto-Dominion Ctr, Toronto, ON
Year called to bar: 1993 (ON)
D.J. is a leading Canadian restructuring lawyer in national and cross-border / multi-jurisdictional matters who has been recognized nationally and internationally within the insolvency profession. She is known for her deep knowledge of the domestic and international insolvency frameworks and has a well-deserved reputation for applying strategic skills to achieve precedent-setting outcomes for her clients. D.J. is retained by clients seeking creative advice in addressing insolvency issues outside of, and within, formal insolvency proceedings. She has appeared as counsel at all levels of Court in Canada and regularly works with lenders, companies experiencing financial distress, all types of stakeholders in a wide variety of industries and court-appointed monitors and receivers. She is often retained by lawyers, financial advisors and stakeholders in other jurisdictions who require practical advice in connection with Canadian insolvency and cross-border matters. D.J. has held leadership roles in multiple professional organizations throughout her career, serving on boards and in executive positions including currently as a director and member of the Executive Committee of the International Insolvency Institute.
Nortel Networks Corporation (Nortel Canada) is the Canadian parent company of what was one of the largest telecommunications businesses in the world. In early 2009, formal insolvency proceedings were commenced in Canada, the United States and England, among other places. Nortel’s worldwide business was liquidated through a number of Court-approved sales of its business units and a US$4.5-billion sale of its residual patents, resulting in US$7.3 billion of global sale proceeds to be allocated amongst the Nortel debtor companies in Canada, the United States and Europe.
On March 6, 2015, a landlord group led by Ivanhoé Cambridge Inc. and Oxford Properties Group completed a transaction involving the termination of leases at 11 properties that had previously been leased by Target Canada Co. (Target), owner and operator of shopping centers, and a unit of Target Corp., for $138 million.