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Ian Aversa is a partner and member of the Aird & Berlis Financial Services and Litigation Groups. Ian works with his clients to develop sophisticated acquisition, divestiture and recovery strategies, negotiate complex commercial agreements and financings, manage and strategize time-sensitive litigation matters and deliver business-focused solutions to a broad range of corporate and commercial issues.

Ian maintains an active restructuring and insolvency law practice focused on the corporate and litigation aspects of financial restructurings, mergers and acquisitions and distressed lending. He has been involved in some of Canada’s largest restructuring proceedings and is frequently retained to act for court officers appointed under the BIA, the CCAA and other corporate statutes. Ian also has significant experience negotiating the purchase and sale of distressed assets and businesses and structuring DIP financing and other distressed lending transactions. Ian advises corporations, Schedule I banks and other financial institutions, court-appointed officers, secured creditors and bondholders, landlords, purchasers and financiers on domestic and international matters in a variety of industries.


Called to the Ontario Bar (2008). Recognized by Chambers and Partners, Best Lawyers and Lexpert.

Professional Memberships

American Bankruptcy Institute, Canadian Bar Association, INSOL International, Ontario Bar Association, The Advocates' Society, Toronto Lawyers Association, Turnaround Management Association.