Thornton Grout Finnigan LLP

Leanne M. Williams

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Practice Areas

Partner practicing exclusively in the area of restructuring and insolvency. Recognized as a leading practitioner in scenarios including workouts, refinancings, receiverships, bankruptcies and the enforcement of creditors' rights generally. Regularly represents chartered banks and other financial institutions across a broad spectrum of industries as well as troubled debtors and court-appointed officers such as trustees in bankruptcy, receivers and monitors in Companies Creditors Arrangement Act (Canada) (CCAA) proceedings. Recent significant mandates include acting as counsel for BDC Capital in the Quebec CCAA proceeding of BioAmber, counsel to Whirlpool Canada in the CCAA restructuring of Sears Canada, counsel to Alberta gas producer, Endurance Energy Ltd. in its CCAA proceeding, counsel to the Court-appointed receiver of Emmanuel Village Residence Inc., counsel to the parent and largest creditor in the CCAA proceedings of U.S. Steel Canada Inc. and counsel to the Court-appointed monitor of the Mobility group of companies.

Professional Memberships

Insolvency Institute of Canada, INSOL International, Board member of the Turnaround Management Association (Toronto Chapter), Canadian Insolvency Foundation, The Advocates' Society, IWIRC and the American Bankruptcy Institute.

Career

Called to the Ontario Bar in 1999. Regular speaker on insolvency related topics at conferences and continuing professional development programs.