Harvey G. Chaiton

Harvey G. Chaiton


Chaitons LLP

Recognized since 2006

Toronto, Ontario

Practice Areas

Insolvency and Financial Restructuring Law

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2021 - Insolvency and Financial Restructuring Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2016 - Insolvency and Financial Restructuring Law
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A partner of Chaitons LLP, Harvey practices in the areas of bankruptcy and insolvency with particular emphasis on receiverships and corporate restructurings, including insolvency litigation. He has appeared before all levels of court in Ontario and the Supreme Court of Canada to argue cases on diverse issues arising in insolvency matters under the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act, the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act and the Personal Property Security Act.

Harvey has extensive experience advising Canadian and international financial institutions, private and public corporations, indenture trustees, private equity firms, asset-based lenders, equipment lessors, unsecured trade creditors, debtors, private and court-appointed receivers, monitors, liquidators and trustees in bankruptcy in Canadian and cross-border corporate restructuring, receivership, bankruptcy, liquidation and enforcement proceedings. He is a member of the Insolvency Institute of Canada, the Ontario Personal Property Security Law Committee and the Commercial List Users Committee.

Harvey is well-known and highly regarded within the legal community. He is listed by Chambers & Partners which ranks the best law firms and lawyers in jurisdictions throughout the world and has been recognized by Lexpert® and The Best Lawyers in Canada as a leading insolvency and restructuring lawyer. He has lectured extensively on the topic of bankruptcy and insolvency and is the immediate past Chair of the executive committee of the Canadian Bar Association of Ontario Insolvency Law Section.

Harvey studied at the University of Western Ontario and obtained his LL.B at Osgoode Hall Law School in 1980. He was called to the Ontario Bar in 1982.

Location

  • 5000 Yonge Street, 10th Floor
    Toronto, ON M2N 7E9
    Canada

Languages

  • English

Bar Admissions

  • Ontario, 1982
  • Ontario, 1982

Affiliations

  • Commercial List Users Committee - Member
  • Insolvency Institute of Canada - Member
  • Ontario Personal Property Security Law Committee - Member

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2021 - Insolvency and Financial Restructuring Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2016 - Insolvency and Financial Restructuring Law

Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:

  • Insolvency and Financial Restructuring Law, Toronto, Canada (2021)
  • Insolvency and Financial Restructuring Law, Toronto, Canada (2016)

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in Canada 2023 for work in:

  • Insolvency and Financial Restructuring Law

Awards:

  • 2016 Lexpert/ALM 500 Ranked Lawyer

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