Chris's practice focuses on corporate restructuring, insolvency litigation and debt enforcement, regularly acting for secured creditors, court appointed officers, debtor companies and other stakeholders in multi-party insolvency matters. Chris' practice also includes domestic and cross-border debt financing, distressed mergers and acquisitions, financial restructurings, and DIP financings.
Chris articled with the firm but took time away from Blakes for 18 months in 2012 and 2013 to work as general counsel at a venture capital company where he advised on the structuring of start-up acquisitions, bridge financing and regulatory matters, as well as marketing, publishing and privacy matters in connection with a related social media website.
Priority Payables in ABL
Inaugural Conference on Asset-Based Lending, The Canadian Institute, Toronto, Ontario, February 24 & 25, 2016.
2nd Loan Documentation Course, Federated Press, Toronto, Ontario, January 19 & 20, 2016.
Protecting/Pursuing the Assets of Owner-Managers and Closely-Held Companies
'Setting Up/Knocking Down Asset Protection Structures' Conference, Osgoode Professional Development, Toronto, Ontario, March 3, 2015.
Recent Developments in the Interpretation and Application of Inter-Creditor Agreements
The Intensive Short Course in Secured Lending and Debt Finance, Osgoode Professional Development, Toronto, Ontario, October 21, 2014.