Co-Chair, Financial Services and Restructuring
Andy practices business law with a focus on corporate restructuring and financing. Recognized nationally and internationally both as a leading Canadian banking practitioner and as one of Canada's pre-eminent restructuring practitioners, Andy is listed in many domestic and international directories as one of the leading business lawyers in Canada. He is rated as AV® Preeminent™ by Martindale-Hubbell and has been repeatedly listed in Lexpert's Leading 500 lawyers in Canada and many other directories. In 2011 he was selected as one of The Top 25 Most Influential lawyers in a poll conducted by Canadian Lawyer magazine.
Quotes in directories about Andy include: "leading light who is as bright as day", "[having] a real creative streak and the ability to ‘always dig a bit deeper'", "admired for possessing capabilities to deal with the most difficult legal issues in any financing context", "immensely shrewd and formidable adversary", "clients were effusive in their praise", "a lawyer with a brilliant legal mind and one of the best insolvency practitioners in Canada", "distils complex business issues into simple language", "no one doubts [his] academic pedigree and technical excellence' and "impressive street fighter and strategist".
Andy has written and spoken on a wide variety of legal matters including corporate reorganizations and lending transactions. He has spear-headed successful statutory reform initiatives. He has served as an Adjunct Professor of the Faculty of Law at the University of Toronto.