1000 de la Gauchetière St W, Suite 900, Montréal, QC
Year called to bar: 1981 (QC)
Acts as solicitor and litigator in banking, bankruptcy and insolvency matters, and corporate restructurings. Advises financial institutions, creditors, venture capital funds, receivers, monitors, and trustees, and represents their interests before the courts. Assists debtors and stakeholders in restructurings and insolvencies. Also acts in commercial litigation matters, construction matters, and commercial disputes. Experience includes national and cross-border insolvencies, complex liquidation, and securities-related insolvency situations. Recent mandates include being counsel to Ernst & Young Inc., advisor to the Pan Canadian Investors Committee (Canadian ABCP), representation of Noteholders in AbitibiBowater, counsel to Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (NHA Mortgage-Backed Securities Program) in the liquidation of Maple Bank, counsel to PWC as monitor of Bioamber Canada Inc. (cross-border insolvency), and counsel to the lenders’ banking syndicate of The Aldo Group Inc. A frequent conference speaker on the subjects of security, bankruptcy, and insolvency. Member of the Insolvency Institute of Canada, CBA, INSOL International, ABI, and Canadian Turnaround Management Association. Called to the Québec Bar in 1981.