Karen Galpern

PartnerNorton Rose Fulbright Canada LLPInsolvency & Restructuring; Finance

Karen Galpern is a partner in the Toronto office of Norton Rose Fulbright Canada. Ms. Galpern has particular responsibility for legal research and analysis in all areas of Norton Rose Fulbright Canada's Ontario and common law practice. Ms. Galpern prepares opinions and provides advice to clients and other lawyers at Norton Rose Fulbright Canada. She also prepares legal arguments for significant litigation.

Karen Galpern is a partner in the Toronto office of Norton Rose Fulbright Canada. Ms. Galpern has particular responsibility for legal research and analysis in all areas of Norton Rose Fulbright Canada's Ontario and common law practice. Ms. Galpern prepares opinions and provides advice to clients and other lawyers at Norton Rose Fulbright Canada. She also prepares legal arguments for significant litigation. Ms. Galpern is a member of Norton Rose Fulbright Canada's special situations team, applying her expertise to urgent and critical corporate reorganizations.

Education

  • Western University, LL.B. (Common), 1992
  • University of Glasgow, Diploma of Legal Practice, 1985
  • University of Glasgow, LL.B. (Civil), 1984
  • University of Glasgow, M.A. (Hons.), 1973

Bar Admission

  • Ontario, 1993

Accreditations

  • Osgoode Professional Development CLE Faculty Member, 10th, 11th, 12th and 13th Annual Perfect Your PPSA Skills Course

Experience

  • Advising on out-of-court restructurings and resolutions, including Kingsway Financial Services, Imperial Tobacco Canada Limited with the Federal and Provincial Governments, and Tuckamore Capital Management Inc.
  • Advising on court restructurings, including Nortel Corporation and its subsidiaries, Aero Inventory, W.R. Grace & Co. and Mobilicity Group
  • Advising on Royal Bank of Canada's launch of its €15 billion covered bond program
  • Advising on numerous proxy battles, including TELUS Corporation on its high profile shareholder dispute with Mason Capital Corporation LLC and Agrium Inc. on its high profile dispute with JANA Partners

Associations

  • Ontario Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Canadian Bar Association