Kevin Barr

Kevin Barr

Partner

Calgary
KBarr@blg.com
403.232.9786

Kevin is the head of the Insolvency & Restructuring group in Calgary. He regularly advises debtors, creditors, financial institutions, lenders, monitors, receivers and trustees on a variety of bankruptcy, insolvency and restructuring matters. Kevin has acted as strategic counsel in complex domestic and cross-border insolvencies. He has also regularly acts on foreclosure actions as well as various matters involving fraudulent conveyance and preference claims.

Kevin is also an experienced construction litigator who has acted for owners, contractors and lenders on a variety of construction matters. He regularly defends and prosecutes claims pertaining to all forms of construction and energy liens.

Kevin provides legal services through a Law Corporation.

Experience

  • Canadian counsel to a Foreign Trustee (Cayman Islands) under the Bankruptcy & Insolvency Act (Canada) on a cross-border bankruptcy.
  • Canadian counsel to a senior secured creditor on cross-border insolvency proceedings (United States).
  • Counsel to a senior creditor on a construction restructuring (Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act) in Manitoba.
  • Counsel to a secured creditor on a land restructuring (Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act) in Alberta.
  • Counsel to an Alberta receiver on a gravel pit receivership.
  • Counsel to a group of trustees on a cross-border (United States and Thailand) on a trust dispute.
  • Counsel to a North American construction company on an oil sands arbitration. 
  • Counsel to the Board of Directors of a private company providing advice on insolvency and restructuring proceedings.

Beyond our Walls

Professional Involvement

  • Member, Turnaround Management Association
  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Member, Law Society of Alberta
  • Member, Calgary Bar Association

Community Involvement

  • Member of the Board of Directors, Fort Calgary
  • Former member of the Board of Directors (Board Chair), Hospice Calgary

Awards & Recognitions

  • Recognized in the 2024 edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada® (Construction Law).
  • Recognized in the 2024 edition (and since 2020) of The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory (Construction Law).
  • Recognized in the 2024 edition (and since 2023) of Benchmark Litigation Canada as a Litigation Star.
  • Recognized in the 2024 edition (and since 2020) of Lexpert Special Edition: Infrastructure.
  • Recognized as a 2019 Acritas Star.
  • Selected by peers for inclusion in the 2017 edition of the Best Lawyers in Canada® (Construction).

Bar Admission & Education

  • Alberta, 2000
  • LLB, University of Alberta, 1999
  • BA, Simon Fraser University, 1996