TGF is pleased to announce that the firm’s restructuring group has been recognized in the 2022 Chambers Canada Guide, together with 5 of its partners.
D.J. has been a partner at TGF for over 20 years and has a leading restructuring practice in national and cross-border / multi-jurisdictional matters. She is known for her deep knowledge of the insolvency framework, both domestic and international, and for applying strategic skills to achieve precedent-setting outcomes for her clients.
D.J. is considered “go-to” counsel for clients requiring creative advice both within, and outside of formal insolvency proceedings. Regular clients include lenders, companies requiring restructuring or their various stakeholders, landlords, court-appointed Monitors and Receivers and counsel from other jurisdictions who request advice in connection with cross-border matters.
D.J. is consistently recognized as a leading practitioner in insolvency litigation and financial restructuring including by Chambers Canada and Chambers Global where she is recognized for her involvement in various matters and is described by interviewees as “extremely strategic”. She has twice been recognized as Insolvency Litigator of the Year by Benchmark Canada Litigation (2018 and 2016), named in the Top 50 Women Litigators in Canada (2021 and 2020) and appears in various ranking publications including Who’s Who Legal, Best Lawyers in Canada and Lexpert.
This case set a precedent in its findings that (i) unpaid tuition constituted a debt in the nature of a student loan under the Bankruptcy and Insol...
Canadian Insolvency Counsel for the UK Pension Claimants, the largest single creditor in the worldwide Nortel Networks proceedings - $4 Billion.
Counsel to the Insolvency Institute of Canada, which was granted intervener status and participated on an appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada in the precedent-setting Indalex case.
Represented a landlord of several properties which completed a pre-emptive transaction to regain its properties and avoid the sales process.
Canadian counsel to the companies with respect to a US$400 million prepackaged restructuring plan in Canada and the US.
Represented the College in obtaining the first court-appointed Receiver over a student association in a post-secondary context.
Restructuring case of one of the largest pork producers in Ontario.
Counsel to Fraser Papers Inc. and its Canadian and U.S. affiliates in a restructuring under the CCAA and Chapter 15 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code, obtaining amendments to provincial pension legislation to facilitate a Plan of Arrangement
Canadian counsel to California class action claimants in the Muscletech CCAA and Chapter 15 restructuring
Represented one of the largest suppliers in the cross-border restructuring of Anicom Multimedia.
Independent Counsel to the Monitor and Court-Appointed Receiver in Livent Inc.'s CCAA proceeding and joint Chapter 11 proceeding
D.J. currently serves as VP - International Relations on the TMA Global Executive Board of the Turnaround Management Association, and is a former President of the TMA Toronto Chapter. D.J. is also Co-Chair of the Canada / U.S. / Caribbean Region of the International Insolvency Institute.
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D.J. co-developed and taught a course in Advanced Insolvency Law at The University of Windsor Law School, and has also been a guest lecturer in the Bankruptcy/Insolvency course and the Pension Law course at the Faculties of Law at The University of Western Ontario and Queens’ University. She is regularly requested to speak at conferences and is the author of papers on various issues affecting her clients.
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D.J.’s accolades include: