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Bankruptcy Basics for Non-Bankruptcy Lawyers

with Lou Brzezinski & Natasha Rambaran

Thursday, November 26, 2020

Learning Options:

Live webinar with chat*
includes 60 day replay

9:00 am – 10:30 am (Pacific)
10:00 am – 11:30 am (Mountain)
11:00 am – 12:30 pm (Central)
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm (Eastern)
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm (Atlantic)
1:30 pm – 3:00 pm (Newfoundland)

*This program features real-time audio of the presenter with synchronized presentation slides, and a chat feature that allows for live Q & A. SK attendees please verify whether you align with Central (MB) or Mountain (AB) time based on season and location.

Registration Fee:

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$140.00 + HST

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$165.00 + HST

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CPD Credit Hours:

CPID Credit Hours

ON: This program is eligible for up to 1.5 Substantive hours.

BC: This program has been approved for 1.5 CPD hours.

SK: This program has been approved for 1.5 CPD hours.

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Lawyers in all other mandatory CPD jurisdictions may count their actual attendance at the program towards their CPD requirement/plan.

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Who Should Attend

This program will be of interest to general practitioners and lawyers who represent debtors, suppliers, landlords, employees and others affected by the bankruptcy process. It is designed for non-insolvency practitioners and for practitioners just starting their careers in insolvency law.

About the Program

The coronavirus pandemic has left many businesses and individuals unable to meet their financial obligations. As government support measures start to end and creditors resume collections, many lawyers will find themselves dealing with clients seeking bankruptcy or restructuring advice. Do you have a basic understanding of insolvency laws to answer the questions “what are my options?” and “how will my decision impact me or my business in the future?” This 90 minute primer led by noted bankruptcy and insolvency lawyer Lou Brzezinski and his colleague Natasha Rambaran will address the fundamentals of Canadian insolvency laws as they presently stand, how the relationships between creditors and debtors have changed during the pandemic, and new and different approaches to work out debt issues. By the end of the program you will:

  • know the sources of bankruptcy law
  • understand key bankruptcy and insolvency terms
  • be more aware of the actors in the process
  • learn how bankruptcy affects your client’s rights
  • appreciate how government support measures affect decisions

Learning the basics of insolvency law can be an essential practice component for a broad range of lawyers. This course is designed with those lawyers in mind – including those who have never taken a bankruptcy course. Don’t miss this chance to better equip yourself for the expected spike in bankruptcies later this fall!

Meet Your Presenters

Lou BLou Brzezinski is a partner in the Commercial Litigation Group of Blaney McMurtry LLP. He practices in all areas of business reorganization, insolvency, liquidation and bankruptcy. He has consistently argued complex cases before all levels of courts and tribunals, including the Supreme Court of Canada, Court of Appeal for Ontario, Federal Court of Appeal, and Divisional Court. Lou has acted for creditors, debtors, court-appointed monitors and trustees in bankruptcy, including for a number of high profile insolvencies in Canada. Lou also has extensive experience in the investigation of fraud on behalf of major financial institutions and with Canada’s largest security and investigation agencies. A prolific speaker and writer, Lou has taught and led numerous seminars on fraud investigation, insolvency, and internet issues, including for the University of Toronto and for the graduate law program at Osgoode Hall, Toronto. Lou has contributed to Credit Manager's Guides on Bankruptcy and Insolvency in Canada; Privacy Legislation; Cross-Border Insolvency; Reading and Understanding Contracts; and the Construction Lien Act. His opinion on issues of bankruptcy and insolvency is regularly sought by the mainstream media, including the Globe & Mail, Financial Post, and CBC News.

NatashaNatasha Rambaran is an Associate with Blaney McMurtry LLP. She is developing a broad commercial litigation practice in the areas of insolvency and restructuring, and fraud investigation, recovery and enforcement. Natasha appears regularly before the Superior Court of Justice in Toronto and has worked closely with senior counsel to successfully obtain various Mareva injunctions and other positive results for clients. She writes and speaks on topics of commercial litigation, and business reorganization and insolvency, including for the Credit Institute of Canada and the Canadian Class Action Review.

Schedule (Eastern)

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Welcome and Introduction

The Economic Impact of COVID-19

Canada Revenue Agency Response

Federal Government Response

Response by Canadian Banks

The Definition of Insolvency

Statutory Regimes in Canada

  • BIA
  • CCAA
  • Receiverships

Consequences of Bankruptcy

What to Proactively Monitor and When to React

Program Wrap-up and Evaluation

Returning Registrant

Registration Fees

All costs are in Canadian dollars before taxes.

HST/GST: 848208492

Until November 6, 2020

Bankruptcy Basics for Non-Bankruptcy Lawyers with Lou Brzezinski & Natasha Rambaran, Thursday, November 26, 2020 $140.00

After November 6, 2020

Bankruptcy Basics for Non-Bankruptcy Lawyers with Lou Brzezinski & Natasha Rambaran, Thursday, November 26, 2020 $165.00

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Register 3+ attendees and save up to 25%. See our group discounts here. Contact

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