Joe Pasquariello
Joe Pasquariello
Partner at Goodmans LLP
(416) 597-4216
(416) 979-1234
333 Bay St, Suite 3400, Bay Adelaide Ctr, W Twr, Toronto, ON
Year called to bar: 1996 (ON)
Partner and Head of Goodmans’ Corporate Restructuring Group. Practises in the areas of commercial insolvency, restructuring, bankruptcy, insolvency litigation, and financial services. Represents a wide range of parties as bankruptcy and insolvency litigation counsel. Advisor to debtors, creditors, court officers, and potential purchasers in bankruptcy and insolvency matters. Has played a pivotal role in a number of high-profile, complex domestic, cross-border, and international restructurings and financings over the past few years such as Cirque du Soleil, Tailored Brands, Skillsoft , Nortel Canada, syncreon, Savers/Value Village, ILTA Grain, Carillion, and Catalyst Paper. Recognized by Lexpert® as one of Canada’s Leading Litigation Lawyers. Recognized as a leading insolvency and restructuring lawyer by Chambers Global, Chambers Canada, The Best Lawyers in Canada, Lexpert®IFLR 1000, Euromoney’s Guide to the World’s Leading Lawyers (insolvency and restructuring), Lawdragon 500 Leading Global Restructuring & Insolvency Lawyers and Who’s Who Legal: Canada. Previously recognized as one of Lexpert®'s "Rising Stars: Leading Lawyers Under 40." Has written and been a panelist for various professional organizations. Member of III, IIC, INSOL International, TMA, LSO, CBA, and OBA.
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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.