100 King St W, Suite 1600, 1 First Cdn Pl, Toronto, ON
Year called to bar: 1997
E. Patrick Shea, MStJ, LSM is a partner in Gowling WLG’s Toronto office, practising in the area of commercial law with a particular focus on restructuring and insolvency. Certified as a Specialist in Bankruptcy & Insolvency Law by the Law Society of Ontario (LSO), Patrick has acted for a number of large and mid-sized corporations in the entertainment, retail, automotive, airline, food and beverage, pharmaceutical, and other industrial sectors. He has acted on a number of cross-border insolvency proceedings involving the recognition in Canada of insolvency proceedings. Patrick has also advised governments in the Caribbean on the reform of their insolvency legislation. He is a past Chair of the Ontario Bar Association's Bankruptcy and Insolvency Section, the Canadian Bar Association's Insolvency Section, and the Inter-Pacific Bar Association's Insolvency Committee. He is currently Chair of Ontario’s Business Law Modernization and Burden Reduction Council and co-Chair of the American Bankruptcy Institute’s International Committee. In 2015, Patrick was awarded the Law Society Medal, the LSO’s highest award. He has also been awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal and the Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers and has received two Minister of Veterans Affairs Commendations.