The firm’s lawyers have broad experience and provide prompt and efficient advice in relation to financial transactions:
- commercial lending by institutional and private equity clients
- realization of securities
- workouts and financial restructuring
- creating and implementing appropriate security to minimize financial risk
- guarantee, indemnity and third party collateral arrangements
- mortgaging leasehold interests of First Nations lands
We have worked on matters across provincial and international borders, drawing on the expertise of our colleagues outside BC as and when required.
We work with care and attention to detail, but make every effort to be mindful of the particular economic realities applicable to each client’s situation.
For distressed businesses, creditors and other parties, bankruptcy can provide a strategic opportunity to address a wide range of complex financial and legal interests. The restructuring and insolvency lawyers of Kornfeld LLP help clients identify appropriate legal and business alternatives and pursue effective, sophisticated commercial solutions that minimize losses, prevent and resolve disputes, and lead to favorable outcomes.
We regularly advise individuals, privately held companies and publicly traded corporations on foreclosures, realizations, receiverships, bankruptcies and corporate restructurings. We understand the goals and needs of the various parties involved in such matters, and draw on this broad knowledge in our representation of financial institutions, secured and unsecured lenders, debtors, creditors, creditors’ committees, bankruptcy trustees, and related practitioners, including acquirers of distressed businesses, auctioneers and liquidators.
Our lawyers are among the most experienced in this complex area of law and finance. We have represented clients before courts at all levels, including the Supreme Court of Canada, the Federal Court of Canada, the British Columbia Supreme Court and the British Columbia Court of Appeal. One of our partners is the founder and past Editor-in-Chief of the quarterly publication National Creditor/Debtor Review and serves as Regional Editor of Canadian Forms and Precedents, Banking and Finance.