Mitchell Grossell
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Mitchell has a broad corporate restructuring and insolvency practice. He has experience in the enforcement of creditors’ rights, receiverships, BIA and CCAA proceedings, security enforcement, debtor protection and various commercial agreements. Mitchell also has experience representing debtors, creditors and purchasers’ interest in cross-border proceedings.

Mitchell has won two insolvency writing awards: the Michael MacNaughton Student Writing Award for a co-authored paper entitled “The broader the better: Review of expanding the CCAA stay of proceedings to third parties” and the Insolvency Institute of Canada’s Law Student Writing Award for the paper “The Clash Between Corporate & Insolvency law: CBCA Restructurings”, published in the 2016 edition of the Journal of the Insolvency Institute of Canada.

While attending the University of Western Ontario, Mitchell was the student director of the Western Business Law Clinic and a case manager at the Sport Solution Clinic. He also captained the 2015 Law Games team and played varsity baseball for Western.

Representative Mandates

  • Counsel to JTI-Macdonald Corp., one of the largest tobacco companies in Canada, in its proceedings under the CCAA with a goal to achieve a global resolution of the myriad of litigation claims against it exceeding $500 billion.  The two other largest tobacco companies have also filed for CCAA protection resulting in unprecedented industry-wide proceedings.
  • Lead counsel to RCR International Inc. and W.J. Dennis & Company in connection with a sale of substantially all of the assets of the companies through a CCAA proceeding and United States Chapter 15 proceeding.
  • Counsel to the Monitor in the ongoing restructuring of the Carillion Group in Canada.
  • Assisted the TGF team representing the UK Pension Trust Limited in Nortel Networks’ CCAA and global restructuring proceedings.
  • Assisted the TGF team representing United States Steel Corporation, the global parent of U.S. Steel Canada in U.S. Steel Canada’s CCAA proceedings.
  • Canadian insolvency counsel representing SquareTwo Services Corporation and its subsidiaries in the cross-border Chapter 11 proceedings and CCAA Part IV recognition proceedings.
  • Counsel to GuestLogix Inc. and its subsidiaries with respect to their restructuring under the CCAA.
  • Counsel to an Ontario College with respect to the restructuring of its student association.
  • Assisted the TGF team representing Charm Diamond Centres in the Ben Moss Jewellers CCAA proceedings.
  • Represents special loans groups in various large national banks.
  • Represents various clients in respect of receivership proceedings, bankruptcy matters, corporate reorganizations and workouts.

Representative Mandates

JTI-Macdonald Corp.

TGF acts as counsel to the Applicant in its CCAA proceedings. JTIM’s CCAA proceedings are related to the CCAA filings of both Rothmans, Benso...

SquareTwo Financial Corporation

Canadian counsel to the companies with respect to a US$400 million prepackaged restructuring plan in Canada and the US.

Durham College

Represented the College in obtaining the first court-appointed Receiver over a student association in a post-secondary context.

Professional Involvement

Mitchell is a member of:

  • Class XI of the International Insolvency Institute NextGen Leadership Program for 2022
  • INSOL International
  • The Turnaround Management Association
  • The Advocates’ Society
  • The Canadian Bar Association
  • The Ontario Bar Association

Recent professional appearances include:


  • B. Commerce (Honours) (University of British Columbia), 2010
  • J.D. (University of Western Ontario), 2015