Steven J. Weisz
Partner | Toronto
Toronto: 416-863-2616

Steven has extensive experience in both the litigation and commercial aspects of significant and complex domestic and cross-border restructuring and insolvency matters, representing debtors, monitors, receivers, debtor-in-possession (DIP) lenders, secured creditors, pension administrators, suppliers, purchasers and other major stakeholders.

SELECT EXPERIENCE

Recent engagements of significance on the public record include acting as counsel to:

  • Counsel to the Lenders to the Port of Algoma Inc. in the Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act (CCAA) proceedings of Essar Steel Algoma, Inc.

  • Counsel to the debtors of Wabush Mines, Bloom Lake and related parties in the CCAA

  • Counsel to the monitor in the CCAA proceedings of Timminco Limited

  • A service provider in the CCAA proceedings of Data & Audio Visual Enterprises Holdings Inc, et al. (known as Mobilicity)

  • The lenders' agent and DIP agent in the CCAA proceedings of Northstar Aerospace Inc. and its Canadian affiliates

  • The monitor in the CCAA proceedings of Timminco Limited

  • The monitor in the CCAA proceedings of Edgeworth Group

  • The secured lender syndicate in the CCAA proceedings of Cinram International Income Fund

  • An aircraft lessor and tour operator in the receivership of Skyservice Airlines Inc.

  • The DIP lender in the CCAA proceedings of Canwest Global Communications Corp.

  • The monitor in the CCAA proceedings of Bruce R. Smith Limited and John Henry Smith Limited

  • The debtor in the CCAA proceedings of Arclin Canada Ltd.

  • The pre-petition agents for the first lien lenders in the CCAA proceedings of Progressive Moulded Products

AWARDS & RECOGNITION

Steven has been recognized as a leading lawyer in the area of restructuring and insolvency law in the following publications:

  • Chambers Canada: Canada's Leading Lawyers for Business 2018

  • The Best Lawyers in Canada 2018 (Restructuring & Insolvency)

  • The Legal 500 Canada 2017

  • IFLR1000: The Guide to the World's Leading Financial Law Firms - 2017 Edition

  • Chambers Global: The World's Leading Lawyers for Business 2017

  • The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2017

  • Legal Media Group's Guide to the World's Leading Lawyers in Banking, Finance and Transactional Law 2013

  • Who's Who Legal 2012

  • Who's Who Legal: Insolvency & Restructuring 2011

  • Who's Who Legal: Canada 2011

  • Lexpert's Special Edition on Insolvency and Restructuring appearing as an insert in Report on Business Magazine (November 2011), recognizing Canada's leading insolvency and restructuring lawyers

He was also honoured by the Canadian Finance and Leasing Association as one of its "Members of the Year" for 2010 for his contribution to the organization.

PUBLICATIONS
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Bankruptcy & Restructuring 2017 Expert Guide, CorporateLiveWire, June 2017.
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PROFESSIONAL APPEARANCES
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Speaker: Evolving and Non - Traditional use of Restructuring Proceedings to address Litigation Proceedings
Insolvency Litigation, The Advocates' Society, Toronto, Ontario, June 7, 2017.
Speaker: Effective Advocacy - Litigation Arising from Initial Orders and Claims Process
Insolvency Litigation, The Advocates' Society, Toronto, Ontario, June 20, 2016.
Co-presenter: Priorities and Intercreditor Arrangements
Osgoode - The Intensive Short Course in Secured Lending and Debt Finance, Toronto, Ontario, October 7-8, 2015.
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