Mary Buttery is a partner at Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP and Co-Chair of the Canadian Insolvency and Bankruptcy Practice Group. She has been involved in numerous significant insolvency files in British Columbia, and her expertise is recognized nationally.
Specializing in the area of commercial insolvency, Mary represents financial institutions, debtors and creditors, receivers and trustees in matters related to debt restructuring, corporate reorganizations, loan workouts, fraudulent preference actions, bankruptcy and receiverships. Mary has extensive experience in many different sectors, most notably, mining, retail, real estate, forestry and natural resources.
Mary regularly advises clients who are experiencing financial difficulty or whose customers' or suppliers' insolvency affects their business. In addition, Mary is an experienced commercial litigator, with expertise in the enforcement of foreign judgments, debt enforcement and fraud.
She has lectured in insolvency and litigation matters and has authored several articles on varied topics in her areas of practice.
Mary has appeared in all levels of the Ontario and British Columbia courts, the Federal Court, and has been lead counsel in the Supreme Court of Canada.
Mary is recognized by numerous legal directories as a leader in her field and is currently an Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of British Columbia, where she teaches insolvency law to upper-year students.