Insolvency proceedings and business disputes are often stressful times for the parties involved. Katie understands this challenge and offers expert guidance during what are commonly complicated and foreign legal processes. She unravels the law to help clients save resources, preserve business and protect interests, capital and investments.

Katie provides executable solutions on a broad range of insolvency and restructuring issues as well as commercial litigation matters.

Services

Receivership proceedings Bankruptcy matters
Insolvency and restructuring Debt recovery
Security realization and enforcement Debtor protection
Corporate restructuring Collections
Priority issues Enforcement of foreign judgments
Business disputes Cross-border insolvency proceedings, including Chapter 11 proceedings under the United States Bankruptcy Code
Creditors’ rights Multi-jurisdictional fraud matters
Commercial bankruptcies

Katie has represented clients before the Provincial Court of British Columbia, Supreme Court of British Columbia and the British Columbia Court of Appeal.

With an economics background, Katie understands the interplay between the finances of a business and how best to structure companies and resolve issues to be fiscally reparative. Whether acting for companies in commercial distress, for creditors in recovering debt or for trustees and monitors in restructuring proceedings, Katie provides workable advice that can be readily applied to protect clients.

Our clients appreciate the assurance that Katie provides in her ability to achieve goals for companies and people involved in insolvency proceedings and litigation.

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Catalyst Paper Corporation
  • Acting for the senior bond holders
Huldra Mining
  • CCAA acting for the debtor company
The League group of entities
  • CCAA acting for the debtor company
Yukon Zinc
  • CCAA acting for a purchaser of the assets
Target
  • CCAA acting for a landlord
Samji bankruptcy
  • Acting for the trustee in bankruptcy
The Sunrise group
  • CCAA acting for the company
Tan bankruptcy
  • Acting for the trustee in bankruptcy
Industry Involvement
  • Canadian Bar Association, BC, Insolvency Law Section, Executive Member
  • International Women’s Insolvency and Restructuring Confederation, Member
  • Turnaround Management Association, Member
Community Commitments
  • Access Pro Bono Society of BC
  • Alumni Interview Committee, University of Pennsylvania
Education & Call to Bar
  • Call to Bar: British Columbia, 2013
  • Bachelor of Laws, University of Victoria, 2012
  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Pennsylvania, 2009
External Publications & Presentations
  • Turnaround Management Association Annual Conference, “Pursuing the Fruits of Fraud: a Comparative Cross-Border Analysis of Ponzi Scheme Recoveries”, Panelist, September 22-23, 2016
  • “Maximizing Ponzi Payback” author, The Lawyers Weekly, November 20, 2015
  • Canadian Association of Insolvency & Restructuring Professionals (CAIRP) Annual Conference, “Ponzi Schemes and Insolvency Proceedings”, Panelist, August 20-22, 2015