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Year called to bar: 1996 (ON)
Partner and head of Goodmans LLP’s Restructuring Group. Practices in the areas of corporate restructuring, bankruptcy and insolvency, insolvency litigation, and financial services. Represents a wide range of parties as bankruptcy and insolvency litigation counsel. Advisor to debtors, creditors, monitors, receivers, trustees and potential purchasers in restructuring matters. Has played a pivotal role in several high-profile, complex domestic, cross-border, and international restructurings and financings over the past few years such as Cirque du Soleil, Harte Gold, Dunn Paper, Neovia Group, Tailored Brands, Skillsoft ,Nortel Canada, syncreon, Savers/Value Village, Catalyst Paper, ILTA Grain and Carillion. Awarded IFLR Canadaand Canadian Law AwardsRestructuring Deals of the Year in 2020 and 2021. Recognized as a leading restructuring and insolvency lawyer by Chambers Global, Chambers Canada, The Legal 500 Canada, Best Lawyers in Canada,Lawdragon 500 Leading Global Restructuring & Insolvency Lawyers, Euromoney’s Guide to the World’s Leading Lawyers in Banking, Financial and Transactional Law, IFLR 1000, Who’s Who Legal Canada and The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory.Previously recognized as a Lexpert "Rising Star:Leading Lawyer Under 40". Member of III, IIC, INSOL International.
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.