181 Bay St, Suite 1800, Brookfield Pl, Toronto, ON
Year called to bar: 2008
Partner and member of the firm’s Financial Services and Litigation Groups. Develops acquisition, divestiture and recovery strategies; negotiates commercial agreements and financings; manages and strategizes litigation matters; and delivers business-focused solutions to a range of corporate and commercial issues. Maintains an active restructuring and insolvency law practice focused on the corporate and litigation aspects of financial restructurings, M&A and distressed lending. Frequently retained to act for court officers appointed under the BIA, the CCAA and other corporate statutes. Significant experience negotiating the purchase and sale of distressed assets and businesses and structuring DIP financing and other distressed lending transactions. Regularly appears as counsel before Toronto’s Commercial List. Advises corporations, Schedule I banks and other financial institutions, court-appointed officers, secured creditors and bondholders, landlords, purchasers, and financiers on domestic and international matters in a variety of industries. Communications Officer of the National Insolvency Law Section of the CBA and Chair of the Insolvency Law Section of the OBA. In 2019, Ian was recognized by Lexpert as one of the leading lawyers under 40 in Canada.