Patrick T. McCarthy  QC - Borden Ladner Gervais LLP

Patrick T. McCarthy QC

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2006

Co-chair of BLG’s Insolvency and Restructuring Group. Practises insolvency and restructuring law, with an emphasis on international and cross-border insolvency. Recognized as a leading lawyer in the field by the foremost legal rankings publications. Represents monitors, receivers and trustees in bankruptcy in insolvency proceedings, as well as debtors, creditors and other stakeholders in national and international insolvencies and restructurings. Responsible for managing and setting direction on large, complex, high-profile restructurings and insolvencies under Canadian insolvency, restructuring and other reorganization legislation. Fellow and director of the American College of Bankruptcy. Fellow and past president of the Insolvency Institute of Canada. Founding member of the International Insolvency Institute (III) and served as one of the III’s delegates in connection with the development of UNCITRAL’s Legislative Guide on Insolvency Law.

Client Comments

"Our firm has worked with Pat for over 20 years and the service with him has been nothing short of superlative. We are often involved in quickly changing scenarios and Pat is able to guide us through quickly and efficiently. We have often recommended him to others and the reports invariably come back full of praise for Pat. He is definitely on the A++ team."

"Pat provides sound and competent legal advice tempered by a business acumen and commercial insight, which is of great value to clients in the insolvency and corporate restructuring environment. Timely responses and advice are also his strong points. Overall, he is at the top of the list for insolvency lawyers."

-Brian Trypka

"Pat is an excellent insolvency and restructuring solicitor. His extensive knowledge and experience enables him to quickly assess the key issues in any particular situation, outline the options, and recommend the best course of action/solution. He ensures that client costs are kept in mind and that costs will be commensurate with the results achieved. Pat is one of the very best solicitors in his field that I have worked with over the past 30 years and I would highly recommend him for insolvency/restructuring work. "

-Brian Taylor
Vice President Risk Management
Roynat Capital

"Pat is a skilled problem solver. He provides practical advice and applies the principals of the law to generate a desired outcome. He has an ability to gain a quick understanding of delicate situations and always provides useful recommendations while never losing sight of the business side of the equation. Some of the legal community is quick to respond with case law when queried, when, in fact, all we are looking for is direction and guidance. On the contrary, Pat is always willing to provide his recommendation and has the ability to "step in the shoes" of his clients. Pat is a skilled negotiator and a much respected member of the business community. "

-Greg Steenson
Roynat Capital

"I have worked with Part on a number of large multi-jurisdiction restructurings over the past 10 years. Pat brings an exceptional level of experience, confidence, and creativity to his clients - while at the same time maintaining a very open and friendly environment. "

-Clinton Roberts
PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

"I have worked with Pat on many occasions, both as his client or as part of a restructuring team. I have found Pat's advice to be practical, relevant and timely. He is objective and effective in helping his clients reach a solution. Pat can work through complex problems or deal with straight forward issues, bringing the appropriate solution to the problem at hand. I would not hesitate to recommend Pat for use in a restructuring or insolvency situation."

Office Location

Centennial Place, East Tower, Suite 1900
520 Third Avenue, SW
Calgary, AB T2P 0R3

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2012 Lawyer of the Year in Insolvency and Financial Restructuring Law of the Calgary Metro Area
Patrick T. McCarthy QC has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2012!

Practice Areas

Insolvency and Financial Restructuring Law

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