Grant Moffat

PartnerThornton Grout Finnigan LLPInsolvency & Restructuring

Grant Moffat is a partner at Thornton Grout Finnigan. He is a leading practitioner in the areas of insolvency, restructuring and banking law with a particular emphasis on the exercise of creditors' rights and cross-border hedge fund structures. He frequently acts for chartered banks, insurance companies and other financial institutions and as independent counsel to court officers, such as receivers, bankruptcy trustees and monitors in CCAA proceedings.

Grant Moffat is a partner at Thornton Grout Finnigan. He is a leading practitioner in the areas of insolvency, restructuring and banking law with a particular emphasis on the exercise of creditors' rights and cross-border hedge fund structures. He frequently acts for chartered banks, insurance companies and other financial institutions and as independent counsel to court officers, such as receivers, bankruptcy trustees and monitors in CCAA proceedings.

 

Grant was recognized as a Leading Lawyer in Restructuring/Insolvency (Canada) by Chambers Global The World's Leading Lawyers for Business in 2011 and 2012.

 

Grant is a speaker and writer for various professional associations in matters relating to insolvency law, including "Priority of BIA Charges" (Canadian Institute 2010), "Enforcing Security: Creative Remedies" (Osgoode Intensive Course in Insolvency and Restructuring 2009), "Key Elements of Forbearance Agreements" (Commercial Loan and Finance Security Conference 2009), and "Brokerage Firm Insolvency" (2009 World Bank Insolvency and Creditor Rights Task Force - Working Group on Insolvency of Non-Bank Financial Institutions). He has also been an instructor for the Advanced Insolvency Course at the University of Windsor Faculty of Law and Creditors' Rights Section of the Ontario Bar Admission Course.

 

Education

  • Queen's University (LL.B.), 1989
  • Queen's University (B.A.) , 1986

Bar Admission

  • Ontario, 1991

Experience

  • Advising the Monitor in the CCAA proceeding for the Valle Foam Industries group of companies, manufacturers of foam products and defendants in a series of class actions commenced in Canada and the United States
  • Advising the Monitor in the CCAA proceeding for Olympus United Funds Corp., commenced by its Court-appointed Receiver to implement a multi-million dollar settlement with the company's former auditors.
  • Advising the Court-appointed Receiver of the Norshield group of companies, part of a hedge fund investment structure which raised more than $130 million from retail investors in Canada and involves cross-border proceedings in the United States, Barbados and the Commonwealth of the Bahamas
  • Advised Marriott Hotels of Canada Ltd., the former operator of the Red Leaves resort hotel and condominium development in Minett, Ontario in connection with the receivership of The Rosseau Resort Developments Inc.
  • Advising the Court-appointed Receiver of Capital Bank International Limited in Grenada
  • Advised Canada's best known retailer of china and crystal in connection with the restructuring and ultimate sale of its assets and business operations
  • Advised the Court-appointed Receiver of Hidden Valley Resort, The Elora Mill Inn and the Benmiller Inn & Spa
  • Advised Key Porter Books Limited and H.B. Fenn and Company Ltd., formerly Canada's largest book distributor
  • Advised the Monitor in the CCAA proceeding for Brainhunter Inc., a pubicly traded provider of information technology and engineering staffing services
  • Advised the Court-appointed Interim Receiver of HIP Interactive Corp., a publicly traded distributor, publisher and licencee of electronic games and media and operator of an arcade game business
  • Advised the Court-appointed Receiver and Manager of Dignicare Inc., formerly one of the largest operators of a private hospital, long-term care and retirement care residences in the Ottawa region

Associations

  • Canadian Bar Association
  • The Advocates' Society
  • Turnaround Management Assocation
  • Insolvency, Business and Health Law Sections of the Ontario Bar Association

Awards & Honours

  • Recognized as a Leading Lawyer in Restructuring/Insolvency (Canada) by Chambers Global The World's Leading Lawyers for Business in 2011 and 2012