Debtors have always been interested in effective shields, just as creditors have sought powerful swords. But today’s turbulent business/investment environment has turned up the pressures on both – pressures which are passed on to legal counsel and other professional advisors. It has never been more important for corporations and individuals to shield their assets from creditors, and for creditors to bring expertise and creativity to bear on their quest to pursue every possible avenue for recovery.
OsgoodePD’s unique program, Setting Up/Knocking Down Asset Protection Structures, will provide you with a tangible edge in acting for either side.
Leading corporate lawyers from across North America, commercial litigators, tax and insolvency counsel, and forensic experts will join in a candid discussion of the strengths, weaknesses and risks of various strategies for shielding clients’ personal and corporate wealth from creditors and their counsel.
A multidisciplinary faculty of experts will address key issues including:
Original Date: March 3, 2015
This session will highlight key sections of the BIA, CCAA, Criminal Code and other relevant legislation, with leading caselaw. A firm foundation for the exploration of strategic and tactical considerations over the day!
Bob Klotz, Klotz Associates
In creditor-proofing situations, you must address the triple risks of criminal liability, civil liability and prosecution for professional misconduct, and the varying standards applicable to each. This session will assess the difficulties and identify realistic solutions regarding the nature and scope of advice you can safely provide.
Patricia Donlevy-Rosen, Donlevy-Rosen & Rosen, P.A.
Alex Ilchenko, Pallett Valo LLP
Jeffrey S. Leon, Bennett Jones LLP
Building on the previous session, this panel brings U.S. and Canadian expertise to bear on the tough judgment calls to be made in asset protection scenarios where too few clear guideposts exist.
The Hon. Justice Herman Wilton-Siegel, Superior Court of Justice (Ontario)
A distinguished judge from the Commercial List illuminates how counsel can most effectively adduce the arguments and evidence for or against asset protection structures under attack in the Court.
Chris Burr, Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
Samuel M. Robinson, Stockwoods LLP
Experienced counsel unpack the critical considerations in attacking or defending asset protection structures implemented by owner-managers or partners in the context of closely-held businesses.
Jacqueline Mills, Barrister & Solicitor
James W. Murdoch, Thorsteinssons LLP Tax Lawyers
Raj S. Sahni, Bennett Jones LLP
Maureen Ward, Bennett Jones LLP
Jennie Chan, Managing Director, Kroll
John. L Finnigan, Thornton Finnigan Grout LLP
Howard D. Rosen, Donlevy-Rosen & Rosen, P.A.
Jim Patterson, Bennett Jones LLP
A fast-moving, still-evolving area in which corporate clients and their counsel pit their wits and ingenuity against creditors’ litigation counsel and the forensic experts who assist them. Speakers of diverse experience and expertise will share their most timely tips and insights.
2-3 delegates: 25% off archived program fee
4-10 delegates: 30% off archived program fee
11+ delegates: 35% off archived program fee
Boardroom rates available.
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Web - On Demand
March 3, 2015
$895 plus HST
“The very best legal education conference I have ever been to, and I have practiced law for 24 years. Well done!”
P. Daniel LeDressay, Barrister & Solicitor, Vancouver B.C and past Chair, Bankruptcy and Insolvency Subsection, Canadian Bar Association—B.C.
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