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Shielding assets from creditors and recovering assets for creditors are critical skills for every lawyer and advisor in the business and commercial sphere. In today's turbulent business and investment environment, effective professionals need to know about setting up or knocking down asset protection structures, without comprising ethics and integrity.

Debtors have always been interested in effective shields, just as creditors have sought powerful swords. 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. At the same time, professionals advising in this area must be vigilant to ever-present risks to their reputation and integrity while providing effective representation and counsel.

A multidisciplinary faculty of experts will address creditor-proofing, reviewable transactions, and key related areas, including:

  • How far can the lawyer safely go in setting up an asset-protection regime, and how is this affected by timing?
  • The relevant insolvency laws and their implications to navigate effectively
  • Under-used remedies in pursuing debtor’s assets and how to use them
  • What Canadian lawyers can learn from the U.S. experience with asset protection plans
  • The state of the art in asset location and recovery in both home and foreign jurisdictions chasing assets across the “wired world”

Faculty

Program Chairs

  • Bob Klotz, Klotz Associates
  • Steven Weisz, Brauti Thorning LLP

Program Faculty

  • The Hon. Robert A. Blair, Q.C., Arbitration Place
  • Sandy Boucher, Senior Investigator, Grant Thornton LLP
  • Chris Burr, Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
  • Jennie Chan, PwC Canada
  • Fraser Hughes, Conyers Dill & Pearman
  • Keiran Hutchison, Bermuda and West Caribbean TAS & Restructuring Leader, EY Cayman Ltd.
  • Alex Ilchenko, Pallett Valo LLP
  • Shayne Kukulowicz, Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP
  • Patricia Donlevy-Rosen, Donlevy- Rosen & Rosen, P.A.
  • Howard Rosen, Donlevy- Rosen & Rosen, P.A.
  • Olha Senyshyn, Osgoode Business Clinic
  • Jason Woycheshyn, Bennet Jones LLP

Agenda

Fees

Fees include attendance, program materials, lunch and break refreshments.

Group Discounts and Financial Assistance

OsgoodePD offers group rates and financial assistance for both on-site and webcast formats. Please note these are only available when registering for members of the same organization, at the same time, and payment is made with one invoice.

Program Changes

We will make every effort to present the certificate program as advertised, but it may be necessary to change the dates, location, speakers or content with little or no notice. In the event of program cancellation, York University and Osgoode Hall Law School’s liability is limited to reimbursement of paid fees.

Cancellations and Substitutions

Substitution of registrants is permitted at any time. If you are unable to find a substitute, a full refund is available if a cancellation request is received in writing 14 days prior to the program date. If a cancellation request is made with less than 14 days notice, a $75 administration fee will apply. No other refund is available.

Technical Support

In the event you experience technical difficulties, please contact opdsupport@osgoode.yorku.ca for assistance.

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Program Details

Questions on program registration?
Please contact the Registration Team at osgoodepd@osgoode.yorku.ca

Questions on the program content?
Please contact the Program Lawyer:
Stephen Ahad at SAhad@osgoode.yorku.ca

Program Details

Date & Time

April 23, 2019
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. EDT

Location

Osgoode Professional Development Centre,
1 Dundas St. W., 26th Floor Toronto, ON

Fee per Delegate

$895 plus HST

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Eligible CPD Credit Hours

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Who Should Attend

Corporate-commercial lawyers who are consulted on asset protection schemes

  • Insolvency lawyers
  • Commercial litigators
  • Tax counsel
  • Investment and tax accountants
  • Forensic accountants
  • Financial planners and advisors

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Hotels & Parking

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