Pamela Huff

PartnerBlake, Cassels & Graydon LLPInsolvency & Restructuring; Litigation & Dispute Resolution

Pamela is the National Practice Group Leader of the Firm's Restructuring & Insolvency group, with 30 years of experience in the field. She is experienced in all areas of insolvency practice, including both the litigation and commercial aspects of workouts, reorganizations, receiverships and other enforcement of security. Pamela has acted as counsel to debtors, financial institutions, asset-backed lenders, debtor-in-possession ("DIP") lenders, secured and unsecured creditors, receivers, trustees and monitors in complex domestic and cross-border insolvencies, across a wide range of industries. She has also acted for purchasers in significant acquisitions through insolvency proceedings and has particular expertise with aircraft financings and airline insolvencies. Pamela has appeared in all levels of court across the country, including the Supreme Court of Canada.

Pamela is the National Practice Group Leader of the Firm's Restructuring & Insolvency group, with 30 years of experience in the field. She is experienced in all areas of insolvency practice, including both the litigation and commercial aspects of workouts, reorganizations, receiverships and other enforcement of security.

Pamela has acted as counsel to debtors, financial institutions, asset-backed lenders, debtor-in-possession ("DIP") lenders, secured and unsecured creditors, receivers, trustees and monitors in complex domestic and cross-border insolvencies, across a wide range of industries. She has also acted for purchasers in significant acquisitions through insolvency proceedings and has particular expertise with aircraft financings and airline insolvencies.

Pamela has appeared in all levels of court across the country, including the Supreme Court of Canada.

Education

  • University of Toronto, LL.B., 1985
  • University of Toronto, B.A., 1982

Bar Admission

  • Ontario, 1987

Experience

  • The lending syndicate on the Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act (CCAA) proceedings of Endurance Energy Ltd.
  • The lending syndicate on the cross-border CCAA/Chapter 15 restructuring proceedings of Sanjel Group
  • The monitor of Express Canada on the CCAA proceedings and liquidation of its retail fashion stores in Canada
  • The secured creditor in its successful credit bid for the Trump International Hotel and Tower
  • The monitor of Co-op Atlantic on the sale of its assets and successful restructuring plan
  • The monitor and subsequent receiver of First Leaside Group
  • The monitor of the multi-use condominium/retail development of Mady Collier Centre Ltd.
  • The debtors, Québec Lithium Inc. and RB Energy Inc., et al., on their proceedings under the CCAA

Associations

  • Insolvency Institute of Canada (President)
  • Ontario Bar Association (Past Chair, Insolvency Section)
  • Commercial List Users' Committee of the Superior Court of Justice (Ontario)
  • Education Committee of the Turnaround Management Association (Ontario Chapter)
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • INSOL International
  • Turnaround Management Association
  • International Women's Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation
  • Canadian Insolvency Foundation
  • The Advocates' Society

Awards & Honours

  • Chambers Canada: Canada's Leading Lawyers for Business, 2018-2019 (Restructuring/Insolvency)
  • Who's Who Legal: Restructuring & Insolvency 2015, 2017 and 2019
  • The Best Lawyers in Canada, 2017 and 2019 (Insolvency and Financial Restructuring Law)
  • IFLR1000: Women Leaders, 2017 and 2019
  • The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, 2016 and 2018 (Restructuring/Insolvency)
  • Chambers Global: The World's Leading Lawyers for Business, 2016 and 2018 (Restructuring & Insolvency)
  • Benchmark Canada: The Definitive Guide to Canada's Leading Litigation Firms and Attorneys – 2015 and 2018 Edition (Litigation Star - Restructuring & Insolvency)
  • The Lexpert Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Corporate Lawyers in Canada, 2017