Shayne R. Kukulowicz - Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP

Shayne R. Kukulowicz

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Shayne Kukulowicz is a partner in the firm’s Restructuring and Insolvency Group. The focus of his practice is on commercial restructurings, receiverships and bankruptcies. He has significant expertise in cross-border restructurings and liquidations, formal and informal corporate reorganizations, as well as security enforcement and creditor remedies.

Shayne’s experience includes:

  • Acting as counsel to First Uranium in connection with its $405 million sale of all of its principal operating assets
  • Representing AVEOS Fleet Performance Inc. in connection with its CCAA proceedings
  • Acting as counsel to the Ad Hoc Group of First Lien Lenders of Catalyst Paper Corporation and certain of its subsidiaries in their CCAA/Chapter 15 proceedings
  • Acting as counsel to Tenor Capital Management as DIP lender to Crystallex International Corporation in its CCAA/Chapter 15
  • Acting as Canadian counsel to Trident Exploration Corp. and Trident Resources Corp. in connection with their cross-border CCAA/Chapter 11 restructuring proceedings
  • Acting as Canadian counsel for the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors of Nortel Networks Inc. and certain of its direct and indirect subsidiaries in the cross-border CCAA/Chapter 11 proceedings
  • Representing Alvarez & Marsal in its capacity as receiver in connection with Red Leaves Resort
  • Representing Burlington Technologies Inc., a Tier 1 automotive supplier, in its proceedings under the CCAA
  • Acting as counsel to Bank of Montreal in Masonite International Corporation’s financial restructuring and as the leading global manufacturer of residential and commercial doors emerged from protection under both Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code and the CCAA
  • Acting as Canadian counsel to the debtor in connection with the Bombay Furniture Company of Canada’s cross-border CCAA and Chapter 11 cases, which resulted in the sale of the Bombay Canada business as a going concern
  • Acting for Her Majesty the Queen in Right of the Province of British Columbia in successfully having the CCAA proceedings transferred from the Courts of Ontario to the Courts of British Columbia on the basis of forum conveniens
  • Representing Ernst & Young in its capacity as Monitor of Amcan Consolidated Technologies Corp. and its affiliates (an automobile parts manufacturer) in its CCAA proceedings
  • Representing KPMG Inc. in its role as court-appointed Monitor in connection with reorganization proceedings under the CCAA for Roman Corporation’s, a publicly held company and manufacturer and converter of recycled paperboard packaging
  • Acting as counsel for Harris Bank, Bank of Montreal and a lending syndicate with respect to the realization of its security against the Atchison Casting Corp. and its subsidiaries, including Canadian Steel Foundries (Atchison Casting Corp. also had operating entities in the province of Ontario and in the United States)
  • Representing Genesys Capital Partners Inc., a major secured creditor and significant equity holder of Affinium Pharmaceuticals Inc., in connection with its successful reorganization proceedings under the BIA
  • Acting as counsel for Hunjan International Inc. with respect to its proceedings under the CCAA and U.S. Bankruptcy Code
  • Representing RSM Richter Inc., the Court-appointed Receiver of Ravelston Corporation Limited, in respect of tax issues and a disputed settlement with CanWest Global Communications Corp.
  • Acting as counsel to Ticketmaster Canada Inc., a major stakeholder, with respect to the implementation and court approval of the cross-border restructurings and/or sale of businesses including Livent Inc. and the Ottawa Senators Hockey Club
  • Acting for U.S. Unsecured Creditors Committee in respect of cross-border Chapter 11 and CCAA proceedings for Slater Steel, a major North American steel manufacturer
  • Representing Export Development Canada, a senior lender, in respect of the cross-border Chapter 11 and CCAA proceedings of Veltri Metal Products Company, a major North American automobile parts supplier
  • Acting as Representative Counsel, appointed by the Ontario Superior Court, on behalf of approximately 26,000 Investors of “The Portus Group” (a securities firm placed into receivership by the Ontario Securities Commission)
  • Acting as secured lender’s counsel in the GT Telecom insolvency proceedings
  • Representing the lending syndicate financing a new power plant in the context of Calpine Corporation’s cross-border insolvency proceedings

Consistently recognized as a leading lawyer in the insolvency and restructuring arenas, Shayne is a frequent lecturer and presenter on insolvency-related matters for the Law Society of Upper Canada, the Ontario Bar Association and other professional conference providers. He is also an instructor for the Business Law Section of the Bar Admission Course.

Shayne is a member of the Insolvency Institute of Canada, the Ontario Bar Association – Insolvency Section, and INSOL International – the International Association of Restructuring, Insolvency & Bankruptcy Professionals.

University of Western OntarioLL.B 1989
Canadian Insolvency FoundationHarvard Club of TorontoInsolvency Institute of CanadaInternational Association of Restructuring, Insolvency and Bankruptcy Professionals (INSOL)Turnaround Management Association (TMA)

Office Location

Scotia Plaza, Suite 2100
40 King Street West
Toronto, ON M5H 3C2

Practice Areas

Insolvency and Financial Restructuring Law

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