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Alex MacFarlane

Associé

Toronto
AMacFarlane@blg.com
416.367.6305

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Alex acts as counsel in insolvency and restructuring proceedings. He serves a variety of clients, including:

  • debtor corporations
  • financial institutions
  • court appointed monitors
  • proposal trustees
  • trustees-in-bankruptcy
  • receivers
  • receiver/managers

He serves clients across a broad spectrum of industries in proceedings under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act (CCAA), the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act, and the Winding-Up and Restructuring Act, and in cross-border proceedings.

Alex has been lead counsel in numerous insolvency and restructuring proceedings on the Commercial List of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice.

Alex has also acted as lead counsel on numerous distressed divesture or acquisition transactions related to the CCAA, receivership, bankruptcy or winding-up proceedings, acting for:

  • receivers, proposal trustees, trustees, monitors or debtor corporations, as sellers
  • third party entities, as potential purchasers

Within BLG, Alex is the national co-chair of BLG’s Insolvency & Restructuring Group.

Experience

  • Bondfield Construction Company Limited et al.  – Co-counsel a major surety and DIP lender with regard to Bondfield’s restructuring commenced under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act.
  • Best Made Toys International, ULC et al. – Lead Counsel to Deloitte Restructuring Inc. as court appointed receiver and manager of Best Made Toys.
  • Best Made Toys International, ULC et al. – Lead counsel to BMO Bank of Montreal, as senior secured lender, in respect of the refinancing and restructuring of Best Made Toys.

Beyond Our Walls

Professional Involvement

  • Member, Ontario Bar Association, Insolvency Law Executive, 1998 - present
  • Member, Turnaround Management Association, 2007 - present

Awards & Recognitions

  • Selected by peers for inclusion in the 2020 edition (and since 2017) of The Best Lawyers in Canada® (Banking Finance Law, Insolvency and Financial Restructuring Law).
  • Recognized in the 2020 edition (and since 2017) of Chambers Canada — Canada's Leading Lawyers for Business (Restructuring/Insolvency).
  • Recognized in the 2019 edition (and since 2017) of Chambers Global — The World's Leading Lawyers for Business (Restructuring/Insolvency — Canada).
  • Recognized in the 2019 edition (and since 2016) of The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory (Banking & Financial Institutions, Insolvency & Financial Restructuring).
  • Recognized as a recommended lawyer in the 2017 edition of the Legal 500 Canada (Restructuring and Insolvency).
  • Recognized in the 2016 edition of Who's Who Legal: Canada (Insolvency and Restructuring).
  • Recognized in the 2016 edition of the Lexpert® Leading Canadian Lawyers in Global Mining.
  • Recognized in the 2019, 2017 and 2016 editions of the Lexpert®/Report on Business Corporate Special Edition.

Bar Admission & Education

  • Nouvelle-Écosse, 1991
  • Ontario, 1988
  • LLB, Université Dalhousie, 1986
  • MA (ABD), Université York
  • BA, Université de la Colombie-Britannique, 1981