An accomplished insolvency and restructuring counsel with experience across Canada and the U.S., and a strong corporate and commercial litigation practice, Kyle combines skilled advocacy and deep technical ability to support clients in their most significant insolvency disputes.
Kyle’s practice focuses on disputes, insolvencies and restructurings across Canada and the U.S., with an emphasis on financial insolvency and corporate restructuring in the oil and gas sector. Kyle brings a wealth of experience in commercial litigation and corporate disputes, having acted on numerous major matters involving the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act, the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act, receivership proceedings, international commercial arbitration, mediation and other forms of alternative dispute resolution involving distressed companies.
Kyle works closely with insolvency professionals and has represented many of them in their capacities as monitors, receivers and trustees. His experience also extends to representing secured and unsecured creditors, purchasers and prospective purchasers, and financially challenged public and private corporations. He was notably appointed as amicus curiae counsel to the Court of Appeal of Alberta in a complex insolvency case.
Beyond insolvency and restructuring matters, Kyle also represents clients in major contractual disputes, shareholder disputes, franchise litigation, judgment-debt enforcements, builder’s lien and construction claims, and the defence of professional negligence claims.
|2020-2023||Best Lawyers in Canada—Leading lawyer in insolvency and financial restructuring law|
|2019-2023||The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory—Leading lawyer in insolvency litigation and financial restructuring|
|2019-2022||Who’s Who Legal—National leading lawyer in litigation and restructuring and insolvency|
|2018||Lexpert’s Rising Stars: Leading Lawyers Under 40—One of Canada’s leading lawyers under 40|
Kyle is heavily involved in the insolvency community, acting as an Executive Member of the National Bankruptcy, Insolvency and Restructuring Section Executive Committee of the Canadian Bar Association; the Chair of the Bankruptcy, Insolvency and Restructuring Section of the Canadian Bar Association; and the Past Chair of the Young Lawyers Section of the Canadian Bar Association.
Kyle is also a member of the Insolvency Institute of Canada, the Canadian Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Professionals, INSOL International, Turnaround Management Association and the University of Alberta Division of the Golden Key Society.
Additionally, he was a former member of the Alberta Residential Tenancies Advisory Committee and a former Board Member of Student Legal Services of Edmonton, where he served on the Management Committee.
Kyle volunteers with the Calgary Legal Guidance and the Calgary John Howard Society. He also acts as a supervising lawyer at Pro Bono Students Canada.