Grant is a leading practitioner in insolvency, restructuring and banking law, with a particular emphasis on the exercise of creditors’ rights. He frequently acts for lending syndicates and hedge providers across a broad range of industries including energy and infrastructure projects, and has extensive experience acting as independent counsel to court officers, such as receivers, bankruptcy trustees and monitors in CCAA proceedings.
Grant is known for his calm, steady demeanour in guiding clients through their most challenging business situations, bringing strategic insight and trusted judgment to his mandates. He is dedicated and highly efficient, leaning on his years of experience and breadth of knowledge in large insolvency matters, and is known for his expertise in both debt restructuring and as litigation counsel in loan recovery and security enforcement proceedings.
Grant has been frequently recognized for his leadership in the insolvency industry, including in Best Lawyers in Canada, Chambers Canada and Global, Lexpert and as a National Leader for Restructuring and Insolvency in Who’s Who Legal. Outside of his practice, Grant has served as a speaker and writer for various professional associations in matters relating to insolvency law and is a contributor to the Lexis Practice Advisor (Asset Purchase Agreements). Among his many professional contributions, Grant acted as pro bono counsel for the Insolvency Institute of Canada as intervener before the Supreme Court of Canada in Callidus Capital v. Canada. Within the firm, Grant is an active member of TGF’s leadership team, and is focused on building a cohesive, inclusive and dynamic firm culture.
- Counsel to PricewaterhouseCoopers Inc. in its capacity as receiver and manager of Bridging Finance Inc. and its related entities. This mandate involves maximizing returns for 26,000 investors in the context of alleged mismanagement and misappropriation of tens of millions of dollars of investor funds.
- Acting as insolvency counsel to the Province of British Columbia on behalf of a class of Canadian governments in connection with the CCAA foreign recognition proceedings for Purdue Pharma and Endo International.
- Advising lending syndicates in out of court debt and derivative restructurings in a variety of industries, including infrastructure projects, transportation and renewable energy.
- Acting as insolvency counsel for a putative class of Canadian claimants in the CCAA foreign recognition proceeding for LTL Management.
- Advised the DIP Lender and plan sponsor in the CCAA proceeding for the Bloom Lake and Wabush Mines.
- Acted as the Court-appointed representative counsel to the Redstone Capital Corporation investors in the leading case in Canada on substantive consolidation of related estates.
- Advising the court-appointed receiver of the Norshield group of companies, part of a hedge fund investment structure which raised more than $130 million from retail investors in Canada and involves cross-border proceedings in the US, Barbados and the Commonwealth of The Bahamas.
- Advised the senior secured lender and DIP Lender in the CCAA proceedings for Co-op Atlantic.