L. Joseph Latham
L. Joseph Latham
Partner at Goodmans LLP
(416) 597-4211
(416) 979-1234
333 Bay St, Suite 3400, Bay Adelaide Ctr, W Twr, Toronto, ON
Year called to bar: 1991 (ON)
Partner. Practice focuses on commercial insolvencies, including bankruptcies, receiverships, and restructurings, having advised debtors, secured/unsecured creditors, receivers, trustees, and monitors. Significant experience in Canadian and cross-border restructurings and receiverships including Peraso Technologies, PACE Credit Union, Essar Steel Algoma, Sears Canada, Discovery Air/Great Slave Helicopters, Performance Sports, HB White, Quicksilver Resources, Harvest Ontario Partners,White Birch Paper, Allied Systems, Graceway Pharmaceuticals, Eddie Bauer, InterTAN Canada (Circuit City), Chemtura, Waterford-Wedgwood/Royal Doulton, Accuride, SKD Automotive, Tahera Diamonds, One King West, Hamilton Specialty Bar, NRI Industries, Hunjan International, Philip Service, Consumers Packaging, A.G. Simpson, Canadian Red Cross, Sanan Construction, TCT Logistics, Anicom Multimedia, and International Wallcoverings. Recognized in The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory, Chambers, IFLR 1000, Who’s Who Legal: Canada, and The Best Lawyers in Canada. Former instructor, LSUC Bar Admissions Course. Adjunct Professor (1999–2000) and occasional lecturer, Western University Law School. LLB, UWO, 1988. JSD, Stanford University, 1991. Member ABA, OBA, INSOL, and past president, TMA, Toronto Chapter.
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On November 30, 2018, Essar Steel Algoma Inc. (“ESAI”) concluded its comprehensive restructuring under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act by way of the sale of substantially all of its assets to Algoma Steel Inc. (“ASI”).
In the culmination of a complex cross-border bankruptcy sales and auction process, on February 28, 2017, Performance Sports Group Ltd. (PSG) announced the completion of the sale of substantially all of its assets to an investor group led by Sagard Holdings Inc. (Sagard) and Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited (Fairfax) for US$575 million, subject to certain adjustments, and the assumption of related operating liabilities.
Essar Steel Algoma Inc. (Algoma) concluded its comprehensive US$1.4 billion recapitalization and refinancing. Algoma restructured certain of its existing debt obligations by way of a plan of arrangement under the CBCA and refinanced its outstanding debt through concurrent Term Loan, ABL, High Yield Debt and Junior Notes financings.