John I. McLean  QC - Gowling WLG

John I. McLean QC

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2006
Phone: 604-891-2285

John McLean is a partner in the firm's Vancouver office practising in insolvency matters, including bankruptcy, CCAA proceedings, foreclosures and creditor and debtor rights.

John's corporate restructuring practice is extensive and includes representing key players/stakeholders in a wide variety of industries. He has acted as counsel for trustees in bankruptcy, monitors under CCAA proceedings, as well as creditors and debtors and has been involved in most major insolvency matters in British Columbia. He also has extensive cross-border insolvency experience in the United States and the United Kingdom.

John has lectured at the University of British Columbia as adjunct professor teaching Insolvency, and sat as oral examiner for Superintendent of Bankruptcy Trustee exams.

John was appointed Queen's Counsel in 2010.

Additional Information

  • Acting as counsel to the Monitor of Doman Industries Ltd., one of the largest forest companies in BC.
  • Acting for the Trustee in Bankruptcy of Port Alice Specialty Cellulose in the sale of its pulp mill on Vancouver Island.
  • acting for the Trustee and Judicial Trustee of Canada 3000 Airlines.
  • Acting for Jackpine Forest Products Ltd. in its successful CCAA restructuring.
  • Appointed by the Supreme Court of British Columbia as representative counsel for creditors in the Proposal of the New Home Warranty Program of British Columbia.
  • Acting as counsel to the Trustee and Monitor of North American Steamships Ltd.
Dalhousie UniversityQueens UniversityBA
American Bankruptcy InstituteInsolvency Institute of Canada

Office Location

550 Burrard Street
Suite 2300, Bentall 5
Vancouver, BC V6C 2B5

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2010 Lawyer of the Year in Insolvency and Financial Restructuring Law of the Vancouver Metro Area
John I. McLean QC has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2010!

Practice Areas

Insolvency and Financial Restructuring Law