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In his 23 years of practice, Bryan has acted for Canadian Banks and private lenders in a wide range of insolvency matters including the completion and sale of an insolvent multi-unit development project and a bank employee fraud involving the execution of Anton Pillar orders and a Mareva injunction, among many other matters involving security realization, workouts, receivership and bankruptcy.
Bryan also acts for institutional lenders and other creditors with respect to reorganizations under the CompaniesÃƒÆ’Ã†'Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â¢ÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…Â¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â¬ÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…Â¾Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â¢ Creditors Arrangement Act and the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act. Bryan also acts for accounting firms in their capacity as bankruptcy trustees, receivers and monitors in reorganizations.
Recently, Bryan has represented various institutional lenders in diverse realizations from hotels and condominium developments to equipment dealerships and manufacturers.
In addition, Bryan has recently represented institutional lenders with respect to a variety of fraud matters.
British Columbia (1991)
University of British Columbia (B.Comm., 1987)
University of British Columbia (J.D., 1990)
Areas of Practice
- Insolvency and Restructuring
Bryan's experience includes:
Acting for a major Canadian bank with respect to the completion and sale of an insolvent multi-unit development project
Acting for a court appointed receiver manager of a large vehicle leasing company involving the tracing of missing vehicles and proceeds comingled by various corporate entities
Acting for a major Canadian bank in a receivership and securing the dismissal of allegations by the trustee in bankruptcy that the Bank participated in a conspiracy to defeat unsecured creditors
Acting for a major Canadian bank with respect to a bank employee fraud and the execution of Anton pillar orders and a mareva injunction
Acting for a receiver manager of a large logging contractor on Vancouver Island
Acting for a receiver manager of a company involving a multi-million dollar fraud by the principal
Bryan has extensive experience with mortgage and other security enforcement where stays of proceedings have been invoked under the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act or the Farm Debt Mediation Act.
Canadian Bar Association, Insolvency Sub-section, British Columbia Branch, Past Chair
B.C. Insolvency Discussion Group, Current Member and Past Executive, Member
Faculty member and Presenter 2010 Continuing Legal Education (B.C. Law Society) Conference on CreditorsÃƒÆ’Ã†'Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â¢ÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…Â¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â¬ÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…Â¾Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â¢ Remedies (2010)
Continuing Legal Education of the B.C. Law Society on foreclosure matters, Past Presenter
2008 Annual Pan-Canadian Insolvency and Restructuring Conference, Presenter
"CreditorsÃƒÆ’Ã†â€™Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â¢ÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…Â¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â¬ÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…Â¾Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â¢ Remedies 'Enforcement and Recovery'", Continuing Legal Education (B.C. Law Society) Conference on CreditorsÃƒÆ’Ã†â€™Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â¢ÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…Â¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â¬ÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…Â¾Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â¢ Remedies (2010)
Commercial Insolvency Reporter, "New Developments in the CCAA" article (December 2008)
B.C. technical update paper and presentation, Canadian Bar Association (2008)
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Various papers and in house presentation to bankers and credit managers with respect to insolvency issues
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