Roger P. Simard is a member of the Restructuring, Insolvency and Bankruptcy group of Dentons’ Montreal office. His practice focuses on restructuring and insolvency.
Roger represents corporations being restructured, financial institutions, receivers, trustees in bankruptcy, purchasers of distressed assets and unsecured creditors in local, national and international insolvencies. He acts in numerous cases involving insolvency matters including the sale of distressed assets, the validity of security, and conflicts of priority between secured lenders and other creditors. He also advises several manufacturers, suppliers, landlords, guarantors and directors in connection with their obligations and the protection of their rights in bankruptcy and insolvency-related matters. Roger has particular expertise in the areas of bank security realization, commercial reorganizations and bankruptcies, drafting and reviewing bank and commercial security documents, the exercise of hypothecary rights, the collection of commercial accounts, asset protection planning and the exemption of annuities and insurance from seizure.
Roger publishes many articles on bankruptcy, insolvency, restructuring and commercial credit and blogs regularly on these topics. He has been invited to present papers by a variety of organizations and associations across Canada. He was a member of the Bar of Montreal’s Liaison Committee with the Bankruptcy Registrar between 1985 and 1998. In 1993, he was a member of the Oral Examination Committee for the licensing of bankruptcy trustees in Quebec. Between 1996 and 1998, he was President of the Bankruptcy and Insolvency section of the Quebec Division of the Canadian Bar Association and he has sat on the executive committee of this section since its inception.