40 King St W, Suite 2100, Scotia Plaza, Toronto, ON
Year called to bar: 1997
John Birch is a partner in the Restructuring & Insolvency Group at Cassels. He is also Chair of the firm’s Advocacy Practice Group and recently completed a four-year term as Chair of the Insolvency Committee of the Inter-Pacific Bar Association, an organization of lawyers from more than 65 jurisdictions worldwide. For more than 25 years, John has acted for debtors, creditors, receivers, monitors, trustees, and directors in a wide variety of proceedings under the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act and Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act, including some of the most significant Canadian insolvencies in recent years. He also regularly represents creditors’ committees and other official committees in cross-border insolvencies, and has acted as court-appointed representative counsel in real estate and investment company restructurings.