Our clients say that Steve is rock-solid. He has a deep expertise in commercial litigation and insolvency law, after spending close to 30 years as a leader of the insolvency and restructuring group at Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP.
Steve’s practice encompasses all aspects of complex domestic and multinational insolvencies. He prides himself on taking a pragmatic, cost-efficient approach to even the most complex multidimensional and multidisciplinary issues. Steve regularly represents purchasers of distressed debt and assets, debtors, directors, court-appointed officers, and major stakeholders of insolvent businesses – often, on an urgent basis.
Steve is a graduate of the University of Toronto Faculty of Law. He has been recognized as a leader in insolvency law by Chambers and Partners, Lexpert, Best Lawyers, ILFR, and Who’s Who Legal.
Steve is a member of the Insolvency Institute of Canada (IIC) and the IIC’s Social Media and Intervention Committees. He is general editor of the National Creditor Debtor Review, as well as a former executive of the Turnaround Management Association (TMA) and past President of the Toronto Chapter of TMA. He regularly speaks at industry conferences and seminars on insolvency law and litigation matters.
Steve also participates in the mentoring program at the University of Toronto Law School and is a guest lecturer for the LLM Commercial Law program at Osgoode Hall Law School.
In his free time, Steve also dedicates his efforts to the United Jewish Appeal, Prostate Cancer Canada, and the Bay Street Fore a Cause Foundation, a non-profit organization of Bay Street professionals who raise funds to support underprivileged children in the GTA.