Linc Rogers

Linc Rogers

PartnerBlake, Cassels & Graydon LLPInsolvency and Restructuring

Linc Rogers is a partner with Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP in Toronto. He acts as a principal advisor to key stakeholders in some of Canada’s most complex domestic and cross-border restructurings and distressed acquisitions. Rogers is chair of Blakes’ Distressed Retail Sub-Group and has acted on a number of large retail insolvencies over the past several years.

Linc acts as a principal advisor to key stakeholders in some of Canada’s most complex domestic and cross-border restructurings and distressed acquisitions. 

Linc gained insights into cross-border mandates as a key member of the Blakes U.S. initiative team, having relocated to the United States from 2004 to 2007 to assist in establishing their U.S. presence.  Upon his return to Toronto, Linc developed a leading restructuring practice with a particular focus on cross-border matters.  In addition to acting for a broad cross section of domestic clients, Linc is routinely retained by U.S. private equity and hedge funds and U.S. headquartered asset-based lenders to provide strategic and legal advice for some of their most complicated mandates.

Linc is also a leading contributor to continuing legal education.  He has published extensively in scholarly journals and trade publications for almost two decades and now sits on the Editorial Advisory Board of the Annual Review of Insolvency Law, Canada’s leading insolvency law publication. He is an invited speaker at conferences and seminars throughout Canada and the U.S.  Many of his speaking engagements address diversity issues in the legal profession, and he has been recognized for his pioneering accomplishments in this area.

Education

  • University of Ottawa, LL.B. (Magna Cum Laude), 1998
  • Norman Paterson School of International Affairs, M.A. (International Affairs), 1998
  • University of Alberta, B.A. (Political Science), 1994

Bar Admission

  • Ontario, 2000

Experience

  • Syncreon Group B.V. and its Canadian affiliates in the cross-border balance sheet restructuring of $1.1 billion of funded debt (logistics)
  • The court-appointed monitor in the insolvency proceedings of JTI-Macdonald Corp. involving over $600 billion of claims asserted against the tobacco industry (manufacturing)
  • The DIP lender in the U.S$2.3 billion DIP facility to Toys “R” Us (retail)
  • The court-appointed monitor in the insolvency proceedings of Express Fashion Canada (retail)
  • A broad cross-section of trade suppliers in the Sears Canada insolvency proceedings (retail)
  • The largest group of unsecured trade suppliers in the Target Canada insolvency (served on court-appointed Consultative Committee) (retail)
  • The agent for a syndicate of senior secured creditors in the Concordia International restructuring proceedings (pharmaceutical)
  • The lender in the U.S.$360 million exit financing in the Tervita Corporation restructuring (oil and gas)

Awards & Honours

  • Chambers Canada: Canada’s Leading Lawyers for Business 2020 (Restructuring/Insolvency)
  • The Best Lawyers in Canada 2020 (Insolvency and Financial Restructuring)
  • The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2019 (Financial Restructuring)
  • The Legal 500 Canada 2019 (Restructuring and Insolvency)
  • IFLR1000: The Guide to the World’s Leading Financial Law Firms – 2019 Edition
  • Chambers Canada: Canada’s Leading Lawyers for Business 2019 (Restructuring/Insolvency)
  • Who’s Who Legal: Thought Leaders – Restructuring & Insolvency 2019
  • Who’s Who Legal: Restructuring & Insolvency 2019

Associations

  • Member of the Insolvency Institute of Canada, a limited-number, invitation-only association of senior insolvency professionals. 
  • Currently serving on the board of directors of Canadian Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Professionals and the Board of the Toronto chapter of the Turnaround Management Association. 
  • Member of the corporate advisory board of the Canadian Association of Urban Financial Professionals (“CAUFP”), dedicated to improving financial literacy in minority and underprivileged communities. Acts as CAUFP’s pro bono counsel.