George Benchetrit
George Benchetrit
Partner at Chaitons LLP
(416) 218-1141
(416) 218-1841
5000 Yonge St, Fl 10, Toronto, ON
Year called to bar: 1993 (ON)
A partner at Chaitons LLP, George brings over 25 years' experience in the areas of corporate restructurings, bankruptcy & insolvency, and commercial litigation. George represents and advises a broad range of stakeholders and court-appointed officers in proceedings commenced under the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act, Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act, and Business Corporations Act. He also represents shareholders of private companies in commercial disputes, both in court proceedings and in alternative dispute processes. His commercial litigation practice extends to various areas and industries including fraud investigations, real estate–related disputes, shareholder remedies, and debtor-creditor enforcement. He regularly appears as counsel before the Commercial Court in Toronto and has represented clients in proceedings before the Ontario Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court of Canada. He is a former Chair of the Insolvency Section of the Ontario Bar Association and has served as an executive member of the National Bankruptcy, Insolvency and Restructuring Section of the Canadian Bar Association. In 2017, George was invited to become a member of the Insolvency Institute of Canada, an organization comprised of senior and experienced practitioners in the insolvency field in Canada.
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