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Linc Rogers

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

  • syncreon Group B.V. and its Canadian affiliates in the cross-border balance sheet restructuring of C$1.1-billion of funded debt (logistics)

  • The court-appointed monitor in the insolvency proceedings of JTI-Macdonald Corp. involving over C$600-billion of claims asserted against the tobacco industry (manufacturing)

  • The DIP lender in the U.S.$2.3-billion DIP facility to Toys "R" Us (retail)

  • The court-appointed monitor in the insolvency proceedings of Express Fashion Canada (retail))

  • A broad cross-section of trade suppliers in the Sears Canada insolvency proceedings (retail))

  • The largest group of unsecured trade suppliers in the Target Canada insolvency (served on court-appointed Consultative Committee) (retail)

  • The agent for a syndicate of senior secured creditors in the Concordia International restructuring proceedings (pharmaceutical)

  • The lender in the U.S.$360-million exit financing in the Tervita Corporation restructuring (oil and gas)

  • The court-appointed monitor in Primus Telecommunications' cross-border restructuring (telecom)

  • 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 insolvency 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:

  • Chambers Global: The World's Leading Lawyers for Business 2020 (Restructuring/Insolvency)

  • The Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada 2020 (Insolvency & Financial Restructuring)

  • Chambers Canada: Canada's Leading Lawyers for Business - 2019-2020 (Restructuring/Insolvency)

  • The Best Lawyers in Canada - 2019-2020 (Insolvency and Financial Restructuring)

  • The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory - 2018-2020 (Financial Restructuring)

  • Who’s Who Legal: Thought Leaders – Restructuring & Insolvency 2019

  • The Legal 500 Canada 2019 (Restructuring and Insolvency)

  • Who's Who Legal: Restructuring & Insolvency 2019

  • IFLR1000: The Guide to the World's Leading Financial Law Firms - 2019 Edition

  • Chambers Global: The World's Leading Lawyers for Business 2017-2018 (Restructuring/Insolvency)

  • 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

  • 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)

  • 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)

Professional Activities

Linc is a member of the Insolvency Institute of Canada, a limited-number, invitation-only association of senior insolvency professionals. In addition, he is currently serving on the board of directors of the Canadian Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Professionals and the board of the Toronto chapter of the Turnaround Management Association. He is also a member of the corporate advisory board of the Canadian Association of Urban Financial Professionals ("CAUFP"), dedicated to improving financial literacy in minority and underprivileged communities.  Linc acts as CAUFP's pro bono counsel.

Publications
Professional Appearances
  • Moderator: Adding Generational Perspectives – Extending the Diversity Conversation
    Association of Corporate Counsel, Ontario Chapter, Toronto, Ontario, October 18, 2019.
  • Panellist: Recent Cases of Interest and Cases to Watch
    Insolvency Litigation, The Advocates’ Society, Toronto, Ontario, April 12, 2019.
  • Moderator: Diverse Perspectives on the Turnaround Profession
    TMA Perspective Series, Turnaround Management Association, Toronto, Ontario, November 13, 2018.
  • Panellist: Restructuring and Insolvency: A Cross-Country Year in Review
    Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP Seminar, Toronto, Ontario, January 24, 2018.
  • Moderator: Opportunities, Challenges, and Initiatives for Fostering Diversity in Law Developments
    Association of Corporate Counsel, Ontario Chapter, Toronto, Ontario, November 28, 2017.
  • Debater: Whether to Adopt U.S. Style Cram Down in Canada
    Insolvency Institute of Canada Annual Conference and General Meeting, Banff, Alberta, September 15, 2017.
  • Presenter: Restructuring and Insolvency: Recent Canada - U.S. Developments
    Blakes Business Class Seminar, New York, New York, June 8, 2017.
Education

Admitted as a Foreign Legal Consultant in the State of Illinois - 2005
Admitted to the Ontario Bar - 2000
LL.B. (Magna Cum Laude), University of Ottawa - 1998
M.A., International Affairs, Norman Paterson School of International Affairs - 1998
B.A., Political Science, University of Alberta - 1994

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