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Carfagnini Jay A.
Best Lawyers in Canada, Jay A. Carfagnini - Recognized, Banking and Finance Law, 2020

Best Lawyers in Canada, Jay A. Carfagnini - Recognized, Insolvency and Financial Restructuring Law, 2020

Best Lawyers in Canada, Jay A. Carfagnini - Recognized, Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law, 2020

Chambers Canada, Jay A. Carfagnini - Ranked - Tier 1, Restructuring/Insolvency - Nationwide, 2020

IFLR 1000, Jay A. Carfagnini - Market Leader, Restructuring and Insolvency, 2020

Best Lawyers’ Lawyer of the Year, Jay A. Carfagnini - Recognized, Insolvency and Financial Restructuring, 2019

Best Lawyers in Canada, Jay A. Carfagnini - Recognized, Banking and Finance Law, 2019

Best Lawyers in Canada, Jay A. Carfagnini - Recognized, Insolvency and Financial Restructuring Law, 2019

Best Lawyers in Canada, Jay A. Carfagnini - Recognized, Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law, 2019

The Legal 500 Canada, Jay A. Carfagnini - Leading Individual, Restructuring and Insolvency, 2019

The Legal 500 Canada, Jay A. Carfagnini - Recommended, Restructuring and Insolvency, 2019

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Jay A. Carfagnini - Repeatedly Recommended, Banking & Financial Institutions, 2019

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Jay A. Carfagnini - Most Frequently Recommended, Insolvency & Financial Restructuring, 2019

Lexpert Magazine, Jay A. Carfagnini - Most Frequently Recommended, Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Lawyers in Canada, Insolvency, 2019

Chambers Canada, Jay A. Carfagnini - Ranked - Tier 1, Restructuring/Insolvency - Nationwide, 2018

IFLR 1000, Jay A. Carfagnini - Market Leader, Restructuring & Insolvency, 2018

Lexpert Special Edition, Jay A. Carfagnini - Ranked - Canada's Leading Litigation Lawyers in the Globe and Mail's ROB Magazine, Litigation, 2018

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Jay A. Carfagnini - Repeatedly Recommended, Banking & Financial Insitutions, 2018

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Jay A. Carfagnini - Most Frequently Recommended, Insolvency Litigation, 2018

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Jay A. Carfagnini - Most Frequently Recommended, Financial Restructuring, 2018

Lexpert Magazine, Jay A. Carfagnini - Most Frequently Recommended, Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Lawyers in Canada, Insolvency, 2018

Best Lawyers in Canada, Jay A. Carfagnini - Recognized, Banking and Finance Law, 2018

Best Lawyers in Canada, Jay A. Carfagnini - Recognized, Insolvency and Financial Restructuring Law, 2018

Best Lawyers in Canada, Jay A. Carfagnini - Recognized, Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law, 2018

Chambers Canada, Jay A. Carfagnini - Ranked - Tier 1, Restructuring/Insolvency, 2017

IFLR 1000, Jay A. Carfagnini - Leading, Restructuring and Insolvency, 2017

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Jay A. Carfagnini - Repeatedly Recommended, Banking & Financial Institutions, 2017

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Jay A. Carfagnini - Most Frequently Recommended, Financial Restructuring, 2017

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Jay A. Carfagnini - Most Frequently Recommended, Insolvency Litigation, 2017

Lexpert Special Edition, Jay A. Carfagnini - Ranked - Canada's Leading Corporate Lawyers in the Globe & Mail's ROB Magazine, Corporate, 2017

Best Lawyers in Canada, Jay A. Carfagnini - Recognized, Insolvency and Financial Restructuring Law, 2017

Best Lawyers in Canada, Jay A. Carfagnini - Recognized, Banking and Finance Law, 2017

Lexpert Magazine, Jay A. Carfagnini - Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Litigation Lawyers in Canada, Insolvency & Financial Restructuring, 2017

Lexpert Magazine, Jay A. Carfagnini - Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Corporate Lawyers in Canada, Insolvency & Financial Restructuring, 2017

Who's Who Legal, Jay A. Carfagnini - Recognized, 1 of 6 Most Highly Regarded, Restructuring & Insolvency, 2017

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Jay A. Carfagnini - Repeatedly Recommended, Banking & Financial Institutions, 2016

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Jay A. Carfagnini - Most Frequently Recommended, Insolvency & Financial Restructuring, 2016

Chambers Canada, Jay A. Carfagnini - Ranked - Tier 1, Restructuring/Insolvency, 2016

IFLR 1000, Jay A. Carfagnini - Leading, Restructuring and Insolvency, 2016

Lexpert/American Lawyer Media Guide, Jay A. Carfagnini - Recognized, Insolvency & Financial Restructuring, 2016

Chambers Global, Jay A. Carfagnini - Ranked - Tier 1, Restructuring/Insolvency, 2016

The Legal 500 Canada, Jay A. Carfagnini - Leading Individual, Restructuring and Insolvency, 2016

Lexpert Special Edition, Jay A. Carfagnini - Ranked - Canada's Leading Corporate Lawyers in the Globe & Mail's ROB Magazine, Corporate, 2016

Lexpert Magazine, Jay A. Carfagnini - Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Corporate Lawyers in Canada, Insolvency & Financial Restructuring, 2016

Best Lawyers in Canada, Jay A. Carfagnini - Recognized, Banking and Finance Law, 2016

Best Lawyers in Canada, Jay A. Carfagnini - Recognized, Insolvency and Financial Restructuring Law, 2016

Lexpert Special Edition, Jay A. Carfagnini - Ranked - Canada's Leading Litigation Lawyers in the Globe & Mail's ROB Magazine, Litigation, 2015

Best Lawyers in Canada, Jay A. Carfagnini - Recognized, Banking and Finance, 2015

Best Lawyers in Canada, Jay A. Carfagnini - Recognized, Insolvency and Financial Restructuring, 2015

The Legal 500 Canada, Jay A. Carfagnini - Leading Individual, Restructuring and Insolvency, 2015

IFLR 1000, Jay A. Carfagnini - Leading, Restructuring and Insolvency, 2015

Lexpert/American Lawyer Media Guide, Jay A. Carfagnini - Recognized, Insolvency & Financial Restructuring, 2015

Chambers Global, Jay A. Carfagnini - Ranked - Tier 1, Restructuring/Insolvency, 2015

Lexpert Special Edition, Jay A. Carfagnini - Ranked - Canada's Leading Corporate Lawyers in the Globe & Mail's ROB Magazine, Corporate, 2015

Lexpert Magazine, Jay A. Carfagnini - Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Corporate Lawyers in Canada, Insolvency & Financial Restructuring, 2015

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Jay A. Carfagnini - Most Frequently Recommended, Insolvency & Financial Restructuring, 2015

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Jay A. Carfagnini - Most Frequently Recommended, Insolvency Litigation, 2015

Who's Who Legal, Jay A. Carfagnini - Recognized, Insolvency & Restructuring, 2014

Lexpert Special Edition, Jay A. Carfagnini - Ranked - Canada's Leading Litigation Lawyers in the Globe & Mail's ROB Magazine, Litigation, 2014

Chambers Global, Jay A. Carfagnini - Ranked - Tier 1, Restructuring/Insolvency, 2014

Lexpert Special Edition, Jay A. Carfagnini - Ranked - Canada's Leading Corporate Lawyers in the Globe & Mail's ROB Magazine, Corporate, 2014

Lexpert Magazine, Jay A. Carfagnini - Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Corporate Lawyers in Canada, Insolvency & Financial Restructuring, 2014

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Jay A. Carfagnini - Most Frequently Recommended, Insolvency & Financial Restructuring, 2014

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Jay A. Carfagnini - Most Frequently Recommended, Insolvency Litigation, 2014

Best Lawyers in Canada, Jay A. Carfagnini - Recognized, Insolvency and Financial Restructuring, 2014

IFLR 1000, Jay A. Carfagnini - Leading, Restructuring and Insolvency, 2014

Lexpert/American Lawyer Media Guide, Jay A. Carfagnini - Recognized, Insolvency & Financial Restructuring, 2014

The Legal 500 Canada, Jay A. Carfagnini - Leading Individual, Restructuring and Insolvency, 2014

Who's Who Legal, Jay A. Carfagnini - Recognized, Insolvency and Restructuring, 2013

Euromoney's Guide to the World's Leading Lawyers, Jay A. Carfagnini - Recognized, Banking Finance & Transactional (Restructuring), 2013

Lexpert Magazine, Jay A. Carfagnini - Ranked - Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Litigation Lawyers in Canada, Insolvency and Financial Restructuring Litigation, 2013

Lexpert Special Edition, Jay A. Carfagnini - Ranked – Canada's Leading Litigation Lawyers in the Globe & Mail's ROB Magazine, Litigation, 2013

Law Business Research's "Who's Who International", Jay A. Carfagnini - Recognized, Insolvency and Restructuring, 2013

IFLR 1000, Jay A. Carfagnini - Leading, Restructuring and Insolvency, 2013

Lexpert/American Lawyer Media Guide, Jay A. Carfagnini - Recognized, Insolvency & Financial Restructuring, 2013

Chambers Global, Jay A. Carfagnini - Ranked - Tier 1, Restructuring/Insolvency, 2013

Lexpert Special Edition, Jay A. Carfagnini - Ranked - Canada's Leading Corporate Lawyers in the Globe & Mail's ROB Magazine, Corporate, 2013

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Jay A. Carfagnini - Most Frequently Recommended, Insolvency & Financial Restructuring, 2013

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Jay A. Carfagnini - Most Frequently Recommended, Insolvency Litigation, 2013

Lexpert Magazine, Jay A. Carfagnini - Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Corporate Lawyers in Canada, Insolvency & Financial Restructuring, 2013

Martindale-Hubbell, Jay A. Carfagnini - AV Peer Review Rated, Banking, Bankruptcy

Best Lawyers in Canada, Jay A. Carfagnini - Recognized, Insolvency and Financial Restructuring, 2013

Who's Who Legal, Jay A. Carfagnini - Recognized, Insolvency and Restructuring, 2012

Lexpert Special Edition, Jay A. Carfagnini - Ranked - Canada's Leading Insolvency and Restructuring Lawyers in the Globe & Mail's ROB Magazine, Insolvency and Restructuring, 2012

Lexpert Magazine, Jay A. Carfagnini - Ranked - Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Litigation Lawyers in Canada, Insolvency and Financial Restructuring Litigation, 2012

Lexpert/American Lawyer Media Guide, Jay A. Carfagnini - Recognized, Insolvency & Financial Restructuring, 2012

Chambers Global, Jay A. Carfagnini - Ranked - Tier 1, Restructuring/Insolvency, 2012

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Jay A. Carfagnini - Most Frequently Recommended, Insolvency & Financial Restructuring, 2012

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Jay A. Carfagnini - Most Frequently Recommended, Insolvency Litigation, 2012

Best Lawyers in Canada, Jay A. Carfagnini - Recognized, Insolvency and Financial Restructuring, 2012

Euromoney's Guide to the World's Leading Lawyers, Jay A. Carfagnini - Recognized, Insolvency and Restructuring, 2012

Euromoney's Guide to the Best of the Best , Jay A. Carfagnini - Recognized, Insolvency and Restructuring, 2012

IFLR 1000, Jay A. Carfagnini - Leading, Restructuring and Insolvency, 2012

Lexpert Magazine, Jay A. Carfagnini - Ranked - Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Litigation Lawyers in Canada, Insolvency and Financial Restructuring Litigation, 2011

Who's Who Legal, Jay A. Carfagnini - Recognized, Insolvency and Restructuring, 2011

Law Business Research's "Who's Who International", Jay A. Carfagnini - Recognized, Insolvency and Restructuring, 2011

IFLR 1000, Jay A. Carfagnini - Leading, Restructuring and Insolvency, 2011

Lexpert/American Lawyer Media Guide, Jay A. Carfagnini - Recognized, Insolvency & Financial Restructuring, 2011

Chambers Global, Jay A. Carfagnini - Ranked - Tier 1, Restructuring/Insolvency, 2011

Euromoney's Guide to the World's Leading Lawyers, Jay A. Carfagnini - Recognized, Insolvency and Restructuring, 2011

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Jay A. Carfagnini - Most Frequently Recommended, Insolvency & Financial Restructuring, 2011

Lexpert Magazine, Jay A. Carfagnini - Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Corporate Lawyers in Canada, Insolvency and Financial Restructuring, 2011

Best Lawyers in Canada, Jay A. Carfagnini - Recognized, Insolvency and Financial Restructuring, 2011

Best Lawyers’ Lawyer of the Year, Jay A. Carfagnini - Recognized, Insolvency and Financial Restructuring, Toronto, 2011

Who's Who Legal, Jay A. Carfagnini - Recognized, Insolvency and Restructuring, 2010

Lexpert Magazine, Jay A. Carfagnini - Ranked - Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Litigation Lawyers in Canada, Insolvency and Corporate Restructuring, 2010

IFLR 1000, Jay A. Carfagnini - Leading, Restructuring and Insolvency, 2010

Lexpert Magazine, Jay A. Carfagnini - Ranked - Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Corporate Lawyers in Canada, Insolvency and Corporate Restructuring, 2010

Lexpert/American Lawyer Media Guide, Jay A. Carfagnini - Recognized, Insolvency and Financial Restructuring, 2010

Chambers Global, Jay A. Carfagnini - Ranked - Tier 1, Restructuring/Insolvency, 2010

Euromoney's Guide to the Best of the Best , Jay A. Carfagnini - Recognized, Insolvency and Restructuring, 2010

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Jay A. Carfagnini - Most Frequently Recommended, Insolvency & Financial Restructuring, 2010

Best Lawyers in Canada, Jay A. Carfagnini - Recognized, Insolvency and Financial Restructuring, 2010

Lexpert Magazine, Jay A. Carfagnini - Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Corporate Lawyers in Canada, Insolvency and Corporate Restructuring, 2009

Best Lawyers in Canada, Jay A. Carfagnini - Recognized, Insolvency and Financial Restructuring, 2009

Lexpert/American Lawyer Media Guide, Jay A. Carfagnini - Recognized, Insolvency and Financial Restructuring, 2009

Chambers Global, Jay A. Carfagnini - Ranked - Tier 1, Restructuring/Insolvency, 2009

IFLR 1000, Jay A. Carfagnini - Leading, Restructuring and Insolvency, 2009

Euromoney's Guide to the World's Leading Lawyers, Jay A. Carfagnini - Recognized, Insolvency and Restructuring, 2009

Law Business Research's "Who's Who International", Jay A. Carfagnini - Recognized, Insolvency and Restructuring, 2009

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Jay A. Carfagnini - Most Frequently Recommended, Insolvency and Financial Restructuring, 2009

PLC Which lawyer? Yearbook, Jay A. Carfagnini - Leading, Restructuring and Insolvency, 2009

PLC Which lawyer? Yearbook, Jay A. Carfagnini - Leading, Restructuring and Insolvency, 2008

Law Business Research's "Who's Who International", Jay A. Carfagnini - Recognized, Insolvency and Restructuring, 2008

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Jay A. Carfagnini - Most Frequently Recommended, Insolvency and Financial Restructuring, 2008

Euromoney's Guide to the Best of the Best , Jay A. Carfagnini - Recognized, Insolvency and Restructuring, 2008

Best Lawyers in Canada, Jay A. Carfagnini - Recognized, Insolvency and Financial Restructuring, 2008

Chambers Global, Jay A. Carfagnini - Ranked - Tier 1, Restructuring/Insolvency, 2008

Lexpert Magazine, Jay A. Carfagnini - Ranked - Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Corporate Lawyers in Canada, Insolvency and Corporate Restructuring, 2008

IFLR 1000, Jay A. Carfagnini - Leading, Restructuring and Insolvency, 2008

Lexpert/American Lawyer Media Guide, Jay A. Carfagnini - Recognized, Insolvency and Financial Restructuring, 2008

IFLR 1000, Jay A. Carfagnini - Leading, Restructuring and Insolvency, 2007

Euromoney's Guide to the World's Leading Lawyers, Jay A. Carfagnini - Recognized, Restructuring and Insolvency, 2007

Chambers Global, Jay A. Carfagnini - Ranked - Tier 1, Restructuring/Insolvency, 2007

Lexpert/American Lawyer Media Guide, Jay A. Carfagnini - Recognized, Insolvency and Financial Restructuring, 2007

PLC Which lawyer? Yearbook, Jay A. Carfagnini - Leading, Restructuring and Insolvency, 2007

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Jay A. Carfagnini - Most Frequently Recommended, Insolvency & Corporate Restructuring, 2007

Lexpert Magazine, Jay A. Carfagnini - Ranked - Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Corporate Lawyers in Canada, Insolvency and Corporate Restructuring, 2007

Law Business Research's "Who's Who International", Jay A. Carfagnini - Recognized, Insolvency and Restructuring, 2007

Lexpert Magazine, Jay A. Carfagnini - Ranked - 100 Most Creative Lawyers in Canada, Insolvency and Corporate Restructuring, 2006

Lexpert/American Lawyer Media Guide, Jay A. Carfagnini - Recognized, Insolvency and Financial Restructuring, 2006

Chambers Global, Jay A. Carfagnini - Ranked - Tier 1, Restructuring/Insolvency, 2006

Euromoney's Guide to the World's Leading Lawyers, Jay A. Carfagnini - Recognized, Corporate Restructuring, 2006

PLC Which lawyer? Yearbook, Jay A. Carfagnini - Leading, Restructuring and insolvency, 2006

IFLR 1000, Jay A. Carfagnini - Leading, Insolvency and Restructuring, 2006

Best Lawyers in Canada, Jay A. Carfagnini - Recognized, Insolvency and Financial Restructuring, 2006

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Jay A. Carfagnini - Most Frequently Recommended, Insolvency & Corporate Restructuring, 2006

Euromoney's Guide to the Best of the Best , Jay A. Carfagnini - Recognized, Insolvency and Restructuring, 2006

IFLR 1000, Jay A. Carfagnini - Leading, Insolvency and Restructuring, 2005

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Jay A. Carfagnini - Most Frequently Recommended , Insolvency & Corporate Restructuring, 2005

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Jay A. Carfagnini - Repeatedly Recommended, Insolvency Litigation, 2005

Lexpert/American Lawyer Media Guide, Jay A. Carfagnini - Recognized, Insolvency & Financial Restructuring, 2005

PLC Which lawyer? Yearbook, Jay A. Carfagnini - Leading, Restructuring and Insolvency, 2005

Chambers Global, Jay A. Carfagnini - Ranked, Corporate Restructuring, 2005

Lexpert Magazine, Jay A. Carfagnini - Ranked - 100 Canada/US Cross-Border Litigators, Insolvency & Corporate Restructuring Litigation, 2005

Lexpert Magazine, Jay A. Carfagnini - Ranked - 100 Canada/US Cross-Border Corporate Lawyers in Canada, Insolvency and Corporate Restructuring, 2005

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Jay A. Carfagnini - Most Frequently Recommended, Corporate Restructuring, 2004

Lexpert/American Lawyer Media Guide, Jay A. Carfagnini - Recognized, Insolvency, 2004

PLC Which lawyer? Yearbook, Jay A. Carfagnini - Highly Recommended, Corporate Restructuring, 2004

Euromoney's Guide to the World's Leading Lawyers, Jay A. Carfagnini - Recognized, Corporate Restructuring, 2004

Jay A. Carfagnini

Partner

jcarfagnini@goodmans.ca vCard
Bay Adelaide Centre - West Tower
333 Bay Street, Suite 3400
Toronto, ON M5H 2S7

Tel:   416.597.4107
Fax:   416.979.1234

Jay Carfagnini is a senior partner in the Corporate Restructuring Group at Goodmans, which is consistently and widely regarded as the best and leading restructuring practice in Canada.

Jay’s practice focuses on banking and financing law, corporate reorganizations, bankruptcy and insolvency law. He also has extensive expertise in cross-border and international transactions, particularly in the interplay of Canadian restructuring proceedings with U.S. Chapter 11 proceedings and U.K. administration proceedings.

Jay has been an active participant and advisor in most of the major restructurings in Canada over the past several years.

REPRESENTATIVE WORK

Jay’s representative work includes acting for:

  • Ernst & Young Inc. as court-appointed Monitor of Nortel Networks
  • Alvarez & Marsal as court-appointed Monitor of Target Canada
  • Toys “R” Us Canada in its restructuring
  • Canadian Investor Protection Fund in respect of MF Global’s Canadian proceedings
  • North Star Manufacturing/Atrium in respect of its Canadian proceedings
  • Calpine Canada in respect of its CCAA proceedings
  • Alvarez & Marsal as court-appointed Monitor of InterTAN/Circuit City
  • MuscleTech Inc. in respect of its CCAA proceedings
  • Cadillac Fairview Inc. in respect of the restructuring of Eaton’s Department Store chain
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers Inc. as Liquidator of Canadian Commerical Bank

RECOGNITION

Jay has been consistently identified as a leading practitioner of insolvency and restructuring law by several international legal publications.  Representative acknowledgements include:

  • Lexpert/American Lawyer Media Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada Most Frequently Recommended
  • The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory of Leading Lawyers in Canada
  • Lexpert Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Litigation Lawyers in Canada
  • Lexpert Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Corporate Lawyers in Canada
  • Who’s Who International - ranked Jay as one of the foremost restructuring lawyers worldwide
  • Chambers Global – Ranked Band 1
  • The Legal 500 Canada
  • Euromoney’s Best of the Best as one of the World’s Leading Insolvency and Restructuring Lawyers worldwide
  • IFLR 1000 Market Leader
  • Best Lawyers in Canada (2011 and 2019 Toronto Insolvency and Financial Restructuring Lawyer of the Year)
  • “Most Highly Regarded Individuals – Worldwide” for insolvency and restructuring by Law Business Research’s An International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers
  • Euromoney’s Best of the Best as one of the top 30 restructuring lawyers worldwide

PROFESSIONAL INVOLVEMENT

Jay is the Past Chair of the Canadian Insolvency Foundation. He is an adjunct professor at Western University, where he teaches Advanced Retructuring and Insolvency Law. He is also an occasional lecturer and author of several published articles on banking, securitization and corporate reorganization law.

Education Western University (JD/LL.B., 1980)
Professional Affiliations

Law Society of Ontario
Insolvency Institute of Canada
International Insolvency Institute
INSOL International

Year of Call

Ontario
Alberta