Having worked on some of the most significant Canadian and cross-border insolvency and restructuring proceedings, Scott brings extensive experience and strategic guidance to clients in their most complex deals and cases.
Scott advises clients in all aspects of corporate restructuring and insolvency, including court proceedings under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act and the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act, plans of arrangement under the Canada Business Corporations Act, sales proceedings, debtor-in-possession/interim financing loans, and receiverships, as well as out-of-court transactions involving negotiated workouts, recapitalizations, debt exchanges, re-financings, distressed investments and acquisitions. Scott’s broad experience spans a range of sectors and industries, including real estate, construction and life sciences.
He is smart, he is tough, but he is also entirely pleasant to deal with.
—Chambers Canada, 2021
Recognition and Awards
Chambers Canada—Leading lawyer in restructuring/insolvency
Chambers Global—Leading lawyer in restructuring/insolvency
IFLR1000: The Guide to the World’s Leading Financial Law Firms—Highly regarded in restructuring & insolvency
Best Lawyers in Canada—Leading lawyer in insolvency and financial restructuring law
Lexpert/American Lawyer’s Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada—Leading lawyer in insolvency and financial restructuring
The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory—Leading lawyer in insolvency litigation and financial restructuring
Who’s Who Legal—Thought Leader and leading Canadian lawyer in restructuring and insolvency
Expert Guides: The World’s Leading Experts in Restructuring and Insolvency
Lexpert/Thomson Reuters’ Guide to the Leading U.S./Canada Cross-Border Corporate Lawyers in Canada—Most frequently recommended in insolvency
Lexpert/Thomson Reuters’ Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Corporate Lawyers in Canada and Canada’s Leading Litigation Lawyers—Leading cross-border practitioner in insolvency and financial restructuring and leading lawyer in insolvency litigation
Scott is a member of the Insolvency Institute of Canada, the Turnaround Management Association, the Insolvency Section of the Ontario Bar Association, INSOL International, the Canadian Insolvency Foundation and the Commercial List Users’ Committee.
He is a widely published authority on restructuring and insolvency issues; he has published articles in Canadian Bankruptcy Reports, Credit and Banking Litigation Quarterly and Commercial Insolvency Reporter, and authored papers presented to INSOL International, the Law Society of Upper Canada, the Ontario Bar Association, Osgoode Hall Law School and the Insolvency Institute of Canada. Scott also serves as the Ontario editor of Commercial Insolvency Reporter.