Chuck Russell, Q.C. has provided practical and timely advice to debtors, lenders, and receivers for more than 40 years. He is a partner and Queen’s Counsel with extensive knowledge in restructuring, reorganizations, and insolvency.
Known for his negotiation skill and personable manner, Chuck handles corporate restructuring and reorganizations, receiverships, and bankruptcies for corporations and individuals in a broad range of industries. He advises lenders on methods of securitizing loans and acts as counsel to clients in all manner of situations, including debtors in restructurings, lenders in realization proceedings, and receivers, monitors, and trustees in bankruptcies. He is well-versed in the Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act (CCAA) and can be credited with saving his clients hundreds of millions of dollars through the adroit restructuring of their business and financial affairs.
Whether helping an organization plot a course through the complexities of restructuring or handling insolvencies on behalf of a lender, Chuck counsels his clients through the process to ensure they fully understand the risks and opportunities. Widely respected for his outstanding business and legal advice both in and out of court, he has been recognized by Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory as a Leading Practitioner in insolvency litigation and named Edmonton Lawyer of the Year in insolvency and financial restructuring law by Best Lawyers® in Canada. He is also a member of the invitation-only Insolvency Institute of Canada.
A leader within the firm, Chuck is the firm’s primary representative in Meritas, a global alliance of more than 170 independent commercial law firms located in more than 220 global markets.