Uncovering the stories and thoughts of some of the most interesting and influential people in the Canadian restructuring industry.

Ben Durnford on construction, mink farms and other Atlantic Canada challenges

They're a hardy bunch, those Canadians in Atlantic Canada, and Halifax insolvency lawyer Ben Durnford is no exception. Born and raised in the area, Ben sits down with us to discuss, among other things, the challenges that come with living and doing business in an area of Canada that has traditionally been so dependent upon natural resources.

Dan Flaro on the emergence of asset based lending in Canada

Many restructuring professionals and special loan bankers have been involved in situations where an apparently insolvent borrower was suddenly rescued by an asset based lender. Dan Flaro is one such asset based lender, leading the recently launched Canadian arm of Chicago-based MB Financial. Dan sits down with us to explain the basics of asset based lending and its role in the Canadian lending landscape.

David Wood reflects on industry changes and more

He sings, he plays the drums, and he's a highly experienced and knowledgeable Licensed Insolvency Trustee (LIT). David Wood looks at the changes he's seen in the insolvency industry over the years and shares with us what he thinks LITs need to do to maintain their relevance going forward.

Jay Swartz looks back at the Cadillac Fairview restructuring and more

His recent receipt of the 2017 OBA Murray Klein Award of Excellence in Insolvency Law speaks volumes about the respect and admiration peers and clients have for Jay Swartz. Jay sits down with us and recounts some of the highlights of his career thus far.

Don Anderson: Watching out for trustees since 1975

Don Anderson has been involved in more insolvency files than most in the industry since founding FCA's national insurance program for insolvency practitioners in 1975. He shares with us some wild stories and some practical advice for today's professionals.

Kyle Kashuba: View from the West

Know a restructuring professional that can ride a bull? How about a restructuring professional that can ride a bull AND has a collection of 650 ties. Kyle Kashuba is likely the only one that can make that claim. Kyle shares us with his thoughts on what makes a great insolvency lawyer and the current mood in the industry out West.

Jonathan Krieger on the opportunities ahead

Not too many practitioners can say they uncovered a fraud on their first ever file. Jonathan had an exciting start to his restructuring career and has covered a lot of ground since then. He now heads up Grant Thornton's restructuring practice in Canada, in addition to being the Advisory Services Leader for Southern Ontario. Jonathan sits down with us to discuss, among other things, the challenges and opportunities facing the profession.

Russell French and the 100-page look-see

Affectionately referred to by his colleagues as the "Starbucks Princess" for his complex coffee orders, Russell is the highly talented and highly respected leader of BDC's restructuring group in Ontario and Eastern Canada. He shares with us how he got into the restructuring industry and his transition to working at a bank.