Tushara Weerasooriya
Tushara Weerasooriya
Partner at McMillan LLP
(416) 865-7890
(416) 865-7048
181 Bay St, Suite 4400, Brookfield Pl, Bay Wellington Twr, Toronto, ON
Year called to bar: 2005 (ON)
Tushara is a partner in the firm’s Restructuring and Insolvency Group. Her practice is focused on the transactional aspects of reorganizations under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act, receiverships, workouts, and distressed M&A transactions. She acts for a wide range of clients, including debtors, secured lenders, hedge funds, private equity firms, purchasers and court officers. Tushara has advised on numerous high-profile and complex domestic, cross-border and international restructuring proceedings. An experienced deal lawyer, Tushara also frequently represents private equity firms and financial institutions in a variety of financing transactions, including secured lending, sponsored finance and debtor-in-possession (DIP) financing. In 2022, she became the secretary for the Insolvency Section of the International Bar Association. A dedicated promoter of diversity initiatives both inside and outside the firm, Tushara chairs McMillan LLP’s Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Council. She is also a past director of the Federation of Asian Canadian Lawyers and the Ontario Chapter of the International Women’s Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation.  Tushara is a member of the firm’s board of partners and chairs the firm’s strategic planning committee.
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