Chair of the firm’s National Bankruptcy & Restructuring Group. Known for a solution-oriented and creative approach. Practices exclusively in commercial insolvency and restructuring matters. Extensive experience advising debtors, creditors and court officers in work-out, restructuring, receivership and bankruptcy proceedings in both Canadian and international contexts. Recent significant matters include lead bankruptcy counsel to Rothmans, Benson & Hedges Inc. in its ongoing restructuring proceedings under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act, to the Hermatite Group in its recently completed CCAA and Chapter 15 restructuring proceedings and to U.S. Steel Canada Inc. in its successful restructuring proceedings under the CCAA. Also lead insolvency counsel to the senior secured creditors in Just Energy’s recapitalization proceedings by way of a corporate plan of arrangement and Canadian counsel to Hertz in its global restructuring efforts. Leading roles in other high profile cases, including Bargain Stores, Cash Store, Chrysler, MF Global, Nortel and Skyservice Airlines.
University of Western Ontario (LLB, 1991); Ontario Bar, 1993
Ivey Business School (HBA, 1988)