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Our lawyers have extensive experience in acting for corporate and individual debtors, secured and unsecured creditors, trustees and receivers in matters ranging from simple collections and personal bankruptcy matters to complex restructurings under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act or the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act. Our group’s broad range of experience has resulted in us representing every major stakeholder in various types of corporate restructurings. We are dispute resolution lawyers experienced in the economic and timely resolution of commercial and lending impasses through negotiation, mediation, arbitration and litigation at all court levels.

Recognitions & Rankings

Recognitions & Rankings

  • Best Lawyers in Canada recognizes our lawyers in the area of Insolvency and Financial Restructuring Law. 

Experience

Experience

We deal with such matters as:

  • Advising debtors, creditors and monitors with respect to private and court supervised corporate restructurings
  • Advising debtors and creditors respecting debtor in possession financing including preparation of the appropriate documentation
  • Cross-border insolvencies
  • Representation in court of creditors, debtors, receivers, liquidators, monitors and trustees in bankruptcy
  • Reviews and opinions respecting security enforceability and priorities between creditors
  • Private and court enforcement of security against real and personal property
  • Negotiating and drafting of forbearance and subordination agreements between debtors and creditors
  • Personal bankruptcy issues including opposed discharge applications
  • Advising commercial landlords through the pitfalls of insolvency filings by commercial tenants
  • Negotiation and preparation of restructuring plans
  • Purchase and sale of companies in distress
  • Asset tracing and recovery resulting from fraudulent transactions

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News & Publications

Events

  • “BIA Proposals:  The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, a 2017 update”
    CBA-BC Insolvency Sub-Section meeting, 23.10.17
  • "Wine Restructurings”, Canadian Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Professionals Annual Conference (August 22 – 24, 2017), Presenter
  • “Strata Corporation Wind-Ups”, 2017 CAIRP Annual Conference
    Kelowna, 24.8.17
  • Foreclosure Practices 2017: “Costs and Protective Disbursements”, CLE of BC, (May 26, 2017), Presenter
  • “A Receivership Case Study”, Canadian Association of Insolvency Professionals Annual Conference (May 18, 2017), Presenter
  • “Bankruptcy and Family Law Issues”
    BC CBA Family Law Sub-Section, 27.10.16
  • “Priorities”
    Creditors’ Remedies CLE, 21.10.16
  • "Ethical Dilemmas"
    Young Insolvency Professionals of BC and Alberta, 5.16
  • "Ethics in Restructuring and Insolvency"
    Turnaround Management Association panel, 24.11.15
  • "Fraudulent Transactions", Collections Practice Basics CLE
    28.10.15
  • BC CLE, Foreclosure Update, Costs & Disbursements & Civil Forfeiture
    27.5.15
  • "Cross Country Update"
    12.14
  • "A View from the West – 2014 Cross Country Update"
    29.10.14
  • 12.11.13
  • 8.10.13
  • "A View from the West, Cases of Note", National CBA Pan Canadian Insolvency Conference (September 2013), Presenter
  • "A Cross Country Review of 2013", International Women's Insolvency and Restructuring Practitioners Lunch and Learn (September 2013), Presenter
  • "Commercial Restructuring Technical Update", CAIRP Annual Conference (August 2013), Presenter
  • 6.5.13

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