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baberantWalker MacLeod is the editor-in-chief of this blog, and a partner in our Bankruptcy & Restructuring Group in Calgary. He acts for creditors, debtors, receivers, monitors and trustees in a wide range of insolvency related matters. Mr. MacLeod has been involved in a number of cross-border restructuring and insolvency cases. He has acted for creditors and debtors in concurrent CCAA and Chapter 11 restructuring proceedings, for Canadian court appointed receivers in concurrent receivership and Chapter 15 liquidation proceedings, and for US court appointed receivers in seeking recognition and enforcement of US issued receivership orders before Canadian courts. Mr. MacLeod acts for court officers, purchasers or investors in solicitation processes conducted pursuant to court order. In addition, Mr. MacLeod also has experience advising on out of court restructurings involving the re-capitalization of debtors through asset or share transactions or the re-financing of secured debt.


Barbara J. Boakeswolch is a partner in our Bankruptcy & Restructuring Group in Toronto and has extensive experience in acquisitions, dispositions and restructurings of financially distressed corporations. She advises US and Canadian high-yield investors in their debt trading activities. In 2009, Barbara was named one of the Top 100 Most Powerful Women in Canada by the Women’s Executive Network (WXN). She is listed in the current editions of Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business and in Chambers Canada as a leading lawyer in the area of restructuring and insolvency. She was also named one of the top 40 international restructuring professionals under 40 by the Global Insolvency and Restructuring Review. In addition to her legal experience, Ms. Boake has acted as a senior advisor to the Minister of Finance (Ontario).


Alain N. Tardifdsnowden is a partner in our Bankruptcy & Restructuring Group in Montréal. He specializes in restructuring and insolvency matters. In recent years, Mr. Tardif has acted in a significant number of restructuring and reorganizations, advising various large corporations (at both the board and management levels), as well as investors, financial advisors, trustees, monitors and receivers. He is listed in the Insolvency and Financing Restructuring chapter of the Lexpert directory and in the Insolvency section of Best Lawyers in Canada. Mr. Tardif has recently assisted the World Bank with its report on the observance of standards and codes in Haïti, and Burkina Faso as an Insolvency Law expert. He currently lectures at the Faculty of Law of the Université de Montréal, on the subject of commercial restructuring.


Sean Collinsdsnowden leads the firm’s Bankruptcy & Restructuring practice in western Canada. He acts for all types of clients dealing with challenging business circumstances. Such circumstances often provide opportunities and he thus regularly advises issuers, equity sponsors and strategic purchasers, financial institutions, and dip lenders in out of court as well as court-supervised restructurings. He has gained a reputation as a leading advisor to court officers where he brings to bear his 20 plus years of experience as a value-add in guiding stakeholders through contentious insolvency proceedings. Mr. Collins was recognized by Best Lawyers in Canada 2016 for his work in Insolvency & Financial Restructuring.