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Chris Burr

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Some of the cases on the public record in which Chris has been involved include acting for:

  • The applicant company in the Division I proposal of foodora Inc. (e-commerce/hospitality)

  • The largest secured creditor in the CCAA proceedings of Schurman Fine Papers (retail)

  • Links of London Canada in its out-of-court wind-up (retail)

  • The applicant companies in the CCAA proceedings of Carillion Canada (construction)

  • The receiver and construction lien trustee in the Urbancorp receivership proceedings (construction)

  • The monitor of the multi-use condominium/retail development of Mady Collier Centre Ltd. (construction)

  • The DIP lender in Toys-R-Us cross-border CCAA proceedings (retail)

  • The secured creditor in its successful credit bid for the Trump International Hotel and Tower (hospitality)

  • American Apparel Canada in connection with its cross-border marketing process and subsequent liquidation (retail)

  • The applicant company in the cross-border CCAA proceedings of Caesars Entertainment Windsor (gaming)

  • The monitor of Co-op Atlantic in connection with the marketing and sale of its business and successful restructuring plan (retail)

  • A significant stakeholder in Maple Bank GmbH’s liquidation (foreign banking)

  • The monitor in the CCAA proceedings of Universal Settlements International Inc. (life settlements)

  • The monitor and subsequent receiver of First Leaside Group (securities)

  • The receiver of Buckingham Securities (securities)

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

Professional Activities

Chris was named a “Rising Star” in Restructuring by IFLR1000 in 2019 and 2020, and was recognized as “Repeatedly Recommended” in both Insolvency Litigation and Financial Restructuring in Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2020. He is a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute, INSOL International, the Turnaround Management Association, the Canadian Bar Association, and the Ontario Bar Association.

Chris regularly guest-lectures at University of Toronto Law School regarding enforcement of personal property security, and was adjunct faculty at Osgoode Hall Law School from 2010 - 2014, where he taught a seminar on remedies for breach of contract.

Publications
Professional Appearances
  • Speaker: Surety Bonds: What You Need to Know to Avoid Insolvency Issues and Practical Tools for Your Project
    13th Annual National Symposium on Managing Risk in Construction Contracts & Projects, The Canadian Institute, Virtual Conference, February 25, 2021.
  • Speaker: Navigating Insolvency & Bankruptcy Priorities and Key Legal Risks
    Managing Construction Liens in Ontario, Osgoode Professional Development, Toronto, Ontario, February 22, 2021.
  • Speaker: From Crisis to Recovery: Managing your Real Estate Portfolio Through Uncertainty
    Ernst & Young Webinar, Toronto, Ontario, February 3, 2021.
  • Speaker: Current Issues in Debtor in Possession Financing
    Understanding Commercial Debt Financing Transactions, Law Society of Ontario, Toronto, Ontario, November 23, 2020.
  • Speaker: Tackling Enforcement Issues: An Update for Managing Complex Actions
    Advanced Issues in Secured Lending & Debt Finance, Osgoode Professional Development, Toronto, Ontario, October 28, 2020.
  • Speaker: Mezzanine Lending & Intercreditor Relationships
    The Intensive Short Course in Secured Lending and Debt Finance, Osgoode Professional Development, Toronto, Ontario, September 24, 2020.
  • Speaker: Distressed M&A Forecast: A Mix of Sun and Clouds
    Episode 10, The Blakes Continuity Podcast, August 11, 2020.
  • Panellist: Covid-19: Bankruptcy and Insolvency Considerations
    Canadian Lawyer Magazine, Steering Organizations Through Crisis Times, Online Event Series, June 3, 2020.
  • Panellist: The Intersection of Taxation and Insolvency
    Ontario Bar Association Taxation Law and Insolvency Law Program, Toronto, Ontario, March 3, 2020.
  • Panellist: Everything You Need to Know about Chambers Appointments on the Commercial and Civil Lists in Toronto
    Ontario Bar Association Professional Development, Toronto, Ontario, November 13, 2019.
  • Co-speaker: Mezzanine Lending & Intercreditor Relationships
    The Intensive Short Course in Secured Lending and Debt Finance, Osgoode Professional Development, Toronto, Ontario, October 3, 2019.
  • Speaker: Evolving Role of the Court Officer 2019 Insolvency & Restructuring Exchange
    Canadian Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Professionals, Toronto, Ontario, September 26, 2019.
  • Speaker: Asset Protection: Essential Background Law and Recent Developments for Corporate Lawyers and Litigators
    Setting Up/Knocking Down Asset Protection Structures, Osgoode Professional Development, Toronto, Ontario, April 13, 2019.
  • Co-speaker: Intercreditor Relationships
    The Intensive Short Course in Secured Lending and Debt Finance, Osgoode Professional Development, Toronto, Ontario, October 11, 2018.
Education

Admitted to the Ontario Bar - 2008
J.D., University of Toronto - 2007
B.A. (Gold Medal), University of Western Ontario - 2004

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