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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 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 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 was also adjunct faculty at Osgoode Hall Law School from 2010 - 2014.

Publications
Professional Appearances
  • 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.
  • Speaker: Top Five Cases of the Year in Bankruptcy and Fraud Recovery Law
    Bankruptcy and Fraud Recovery Law Conference, Law Society of Upper Canada, Toronto, Ontario, November 9, 2017.
  • Co-speaker: Priorities, Subordination Agreements and Intercreditor Agreements
    The Intensive Short Course in Secured Lending and Debt Finance, Osgoode Professional Development, Toronto, Ontario, November 9, 2017.
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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