Linc Rogers
Partner | Toronto
Toronto: 416-863-4168

Linc's practice focuses on complex corporate reorganizations, financial restructurings, distressed M&A and debtor-in-possession (DIP) financings. As a key member of the Blakes U.S. initiative team, Linc relocated to the United States from 2004 to 2007 to assist in establishing our presence there. During that time, he focused on Canada/U.S. cross-border transactions and gained familiarity with U.S. bankruptcy law.

Upon his return to Toronto, Linc developed a leading restructuring practice and a recognized expertise in cross-border matters. His clients include international private equity and hedge funds, large foreign and domestic commercial lenders, multinational corporations, and prominent financial advisory firms, acting in various court-appointed capacities.

SELECT EXPERIENCE

Recent engagements in which Linc acted as lead or co-lead counsel include acting for:

  • The exit lender in Tervita Corporation restructuring (oil and gas)
  • The court-appointed monitor in Primus Telecommunications cross-border restructuring (telecom)
  • The largest group of unsecured trade suppliers in the Target Canada insolvency (retail)
  • The DIP lender in the Colossus Minerals restructuring (mining)
  • The DIP lenders in the Digital Domain Group cross-border proceedings (high tech)
  • The trustee of MF Global U.S. in connection with its claims in the bankruptcy of MF Global Canada (financial services)
  • The DIP lenders in the Northstar Aviation cross-border restructuring proceedings (aeronautics)
  • The court-appointed monitor in the Timminco Limited restructuring proceedings (mining)
  • Indalex Limited in the Canada/U.S. cross-border restructuring proceedings (manufacturing)
  • The purchaser of Blockbuster U.S.'s assets in the receivership proceedings of Blockbuster Canada (retail)
  • Linens 'N Things in its Canada/U.S. cross-border restructuring proceedings (retail)
AWARDS & RECOGNITION

Linc is an experienced insolvency lawyer recognized in the following publications, particularly for his extensive Canada/U.S. cross-border work and lead role on large transactions:

  • The 2017 Lexpert Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-border Corporate Lawyers in Canada (Insolvency & Financial Restructuring)

  • The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2017
  • Who's Who Legal: Restructuring & Insolvency 2017
  • IFLR1000: The Guide to the World's Leading Financial Law Firms - 2017 Edition

  • Chambers Canada: Canada's Leading Lawyers for Business 2017 (Restructuring/Insolvency)

  • Lexpert Magazine, June 2016 (2016 Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Corporate Lawyers in Canada)
  • Lexpert Zenith Award: Celebrating Diversity and Inclusion, June 2016
  • Chambers Canada: Canada's Leading Lawyers for Business 2016

  • Chambers Global: The World's Leading Lawyers for Business 2016 (Canada: Restructuring/Insolvency)
  • The Best Lawyers in Canada 2016 (Insolvency and Financial Restructuring)

  • IFLR1000: The Guide to the World's Leading Financial Law Firms - 2016 Edition
  • Who's Who Legal: Canada 2015 (Insolvency & Restructuring)
  • The 2015 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory
  • The 2013 Lexpert Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-border Corporate Lawyers in Canada (Corporate Lawyers to Watch)
  • Lexpert Magazine, November/December 2012 (named a "Lexpert Rising Star," honouring Canada's leading lawyers under 40)
  • Lexpert Special Edition: Insolvency and Restructuring, Report on Business Magazine, November 2012 (recognizing Canada's leading insolvency and restructuring lawyers)
PUBLICATIONS
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Blakes Bulletin on Restructuring & Insolvency, October 10, 2017.
Blakes Bulletin on Restructuring & Insolvency, July 17, 2017.
Co-author: What Does "Good Faith" Mean in Insolvency Proceedings?
Journal of the Insolvency Institute of Canada, Vol 4, p.55, September 2015.
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PROFESSIONAL APPEARANCES
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Panellist: Negotiating in Good Faith: I always Do, It's Her You Can't Trust
Insolvency Institute of Canada Annual Conference and General Meeting, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, September 26, 2015.
Panellist: Investment Firm Insolvencies
CAIRP 11th Annual Commercial Insolvency and Restructuring Program - Staying the Course, March 31, 2015.
Co-chair: 12th Annual Review of Insolvency Law Conference,
Toronto, Ontario, February 6, 2015.
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MEDIA APPEARANCES
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Quoted: 2016 Rising Stars: Leading Lawyers Under 40
Article by Jean Cumming, Lexpert Magazine, November/December 2016.
Interviewed: Law Society seeks to break down damaging racial barriers
Article by Jeff Gray; The Globe and Mail, February 16, 2015.
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