181 Bay St, Suite 1800, Brookfield Pl, Toronto, ON
Year called to bar: 1991 (ON)
Partner and Co-Practice Group Leader of the Aird & Berlis Financial Services Group and a member of the Litigation and Corporate/Commercial Groups. Focuses on restructuring and insolvency, financing transactions, lending, and corporate acquisitions and divestitures. Manages a commercial litigation practice. Acts as counsel for many Canadian Schedule I banks and other financial institutions on restructuring, security enforcement, recovery, and bond holder matters. Has represented lenders, landlords, municipalities, trade suppliers, and debtors in all aspects of insolvency law, including bankruptcy, proposals, reorganizations, enforcement of security, and in protecting rights outside of insolvency proceedings. Has represented several private debt and equity investors concerning their positions in various Canadian insolvencies and restructurings. Acts on behalf of many well-known professional advisory firms in their roles as monitor, trustee in bankruptcy, and receiver. Active in both asset-based lending and traditional cash flow lending on behalf of several institutional lenders. Member of the Turnaround Management Association. Recognized by Chambers & Partners, The Legal 500, Best Lawyers, and Lexpert®.