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Jay 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 A. Carfagnini is a partner and heads the Corporate Restructuring Group at Goodmans. For 15 consecutive years, Goodmans Corporate Restructuring Group has been ranked by Chambers Global as the sole Canadian law firm in Band 1 with the #1 restructuring practice in Canada. His practice focuses on banking and financing law, corporate reorganizations, bankruptcy and insolvency law. He has an 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 in the past several years, including Toys "R" Us, Nortel Networks, MF Global Canada, LightSquared, North Star Manufacturing/Atrium, Canwest Media, Chemtura, Indalex, Cover-All, Aleris, InterTAN Canada/Circuit City, AbitibiBowater, Tower Automotive, Quebecor World, Calpine Canada, MuscleTech, Laidlaw Inc., JTI-Macdonald Tobacco Co., Air Canada, Beloit Corporation, Harnischfeger Industries Inc., Kaiser Aluminum Group, Fleming Group/Core-Mark Int’l, Canadian Commercial Bank, Med-Chem Medical Supplies Services Group, Olympia & York Developments Limited, Dylex Limited, Atkins Nutritional (Canada), Krispy Kreme (Canada) and T. Eaton Co. Ltd.

Jay has been consistently identified as a leading practitioner of insolvency and restructuring law by several international legal publications including the Lexpert/American Lawyer Media Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada, The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Lexpert Magazine’s Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Litigation Lawyers in Canada and the Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Corporate Lawyers in Canada, Chambers Global, The Legal 500 Canada, Euromoney’s Guide to the World’s Leading Insolvency and Restructuring Lawyers, IFLR 1000 and Best Lawyers in Canada (2011 Toronto Insolvency and Financial Restructuring Lawyer of the Year). Jay is also recognized as one of the "Most Highly Regarded Individuals – Worldwide" for insolvency and restructuring by Law Business Research’s An International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers from 2005 to 2016 and by Euromoney’s Best of the Best as one of the top 30 insolvency and restructuring lawyers worldwide.

Jay is a member of the Ontario and Alberta bars, the Law Society of Upper Canada, the International Insolvency Institute, the Insolvency Institute of Canada and INSOL International. Jay is the Past Chair of the Canadian Insolvency Foundation. He is an occasional lecturer and author of articles on banking, securitization and corporate reorganization law.

Education University of Western Ontario (LL.B.)
Professional Affiliations

Ontario and Alberta Bar Associations
Law Society of Upper Canada
INSOL International
Insolvency Institute of Canada

International Insolvency Institute