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Best Lawyers in Canada, Joseph Pasquariello - Recognized, Banking and Finance Law, 2020

Best Lawyers in Canada, Joseph Pasquariello - Recognized, Insolvency and Financial Restructuring Law, 2020

Chambers Canada, Joseph Pasquariello - Ranked, Restructuring/Insolvency - Nationwide, 2020

IFLR 1000, Joseph Pasquariello - Highly Regarded, Restructuring and Insolvency, 2020

Chambers Global, Joseph Pasquariello - Band 4, Restructuring and Insolvency, 2020

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Joseph Pasquariello - Repeatedly Recommended, Insolvency & Financial Restructuring - Insolvency Litigation, 2020

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Joseph Pasquariello - Repeatedly Recommended, Insolvency & Financial Restructuring-Financial Restructuring, 2020

Chambers Canada, Joseph Pasquariello - Ranked, Restructuring/Insolvency - Nationwide, 2019

Chambers Global, Joseph Pasquariello - Ranked, Restructuring/Insolvency, 2019

Best Lawyers in Canada, Joseph Pasquariello - Recognized, Banking and Finance Law, 2019

Best Lawyers in Canada, Joseph Pasquariello - Recognized, Insolvency and Financial Restructuring Law, 2019

The Legal 500 Canada, Joseph Pasquariello - Recommended, Restructuring and Insolvency, 2019

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Joseph Pasquariello - Repeatedly Recommended, Insolvency & Financial Restructuring - Insolvency Litigation, 2019

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Joseph Pasquariello - Repeatedly Recommended, Insolvency & Financial Restructuring, 2019

Best Lawyers in Canada, Joseph Pasquariello - Recognized, Banking and Finance Law, 2018

Best Lawyers in Canada, Joseph Pasquariello - Recognized, Insolvency and Financial Restructuring Law, 2018

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Joseph Pasquariello - Repeatedly Recommended, Insolvency Litigation, 2018

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Joseph Pasquariello - Repeatedly Recommended, Financial Restructuring, 2018

Chambers Canada, Joseph Pasquariello - Ranked, Restructuring/Insolvency - Nationwide, 2018

IFLR 1000, Joseph Pasquariello - Highly Regarded, Restructuring & Insolvency, 2018

Lexpert Special Edition, Joseph Pasquariello - Ranked - Canada's Leading Litigation Lawyers in the Globe and Mail's ROB Magazine, Litigation, 2018

Lexpert Magazine, Joseph Pasquariello - Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Litigation Lawyers in Canada, Insolvency & Financial Restructuring, 2017

IFLR 1000, Joseph Pasquariello - Leading, Restructuring and Insolvency, 2017

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Joseph Pasquariello - Repeatedly Recommended, Insolvency & Financial Restructuring, 2017

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Joseph Pasquariello - Repeatedly Recommended, Insolvency Litigation, 2017

Who's Who Legal, Joseph Pasquariello - Recognized, Insolvency & Restructuring, 2017

Chambers Canada, Joseph Pasquariello - Ranked, Restructuring/Insolvency, 2017

Best Lawyers in Canada, Joseph Pasquariello - Recognized, Insolvency and Financial Restructuring Law, 2017

Best Lawyers in Canada, Joseph Pasquariello - Recognized, Banking and Finance Law, 2017

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Joseph Pasquariello - Repeatedly Recommended, Insolvency & Financial Restructuring, 2016

Chambers Canada, Joseph Pasquariello - Ranked, Restructuring/Insolvency, 2016

IFLR 1000, Joseph Pasquariello - Leading, Restructuring and Insolvency, 2016

Best Lawyers in Canada, Joseph Pasquariello - Recognized, Banking and Finance Law, 2016

Chambers Global, Joseph Pasquariello - Ranked, Restructuring/Insolvency, 2016

Best Lawyers in Canada, Joseph Pasquariello - Recognized, Insolvency and Financial Restructuring Law, 2015

Best Lawyers in Canada, Joseph Pasquariello - Recognized, Banking and Finance, 2015

Best Lawyers in Canada, Joseph Pasquariello - Recognized, Insolvency and Financial Restructuring, 2015

IFLR 1000, Joseph Pasquariello - Leading, Restructuring and Insolvency, 2015

Chambers Global, Joseph Pasquariello - Ranked, Restructuring/Insolvency, 2015

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Joseph Pasquariello - Repeatedly Recommended, Insolvency & Financial Restructuring, 2015

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Joseph Pasquariello - Repeatedly Recommended, Insolvency Litigation, 2015

Best Lawyers in Canada, Joseph Pasquariello - Recognized, Insolvency and Financial Restructuring, 2014

IFLR 1000, Joseph Pasquariello - Leading, Restructuring and Insolvency, 2014

Chambers Global, Joseph Pasquariello - Ranked, Restructuring/Insolvency, 2014

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Joseph Pasquariello - Repeatedly Recommended, Insolvency & Financial Restructuring, 2014

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Joseph Pasquariello - Repeatedly Recommended, Insolvency Litigation, 2014

Euromoney's Guide to the World's Leading Lawyers, Joseph Pasquariello - Recognized, Banking Finance & Transactional (Restructuring), 2013

IFLR 1000, Joseph Pasquariello - Leading, Restructuring and Insolvency, 2013

Chambers Global, Joseph Pasquariello - Ranked, Restructuring/Insolvency, 2013

Lexpert Special Edition, Joseph Pasquariello - Ranked - Canada's Leading Corporate Lawyers in the Globe & Mail's ROB Magazine, Corporate, 2013

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Joseph Pasquariello - Repeatedly Recommended, Insolvency & Financial Restructuring, 2013

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Joseph Pasquariello - Repeatedly Recommended, Insolvency Litigation, 2013

Euromoney's Guide to the World's Leading Lawyers, Joseph Pasquariello - Recognized, Insolvency and Restructuring, 2012

IFLR 1000, Joseph Pasquariello - Leading, Restructuring and Insolvency, 2012

Chambers Global, Joseph Pasquariello - Ranked, Restructuring/Insolvency, 2012

Lexpert Special Edition, Joseph Pasquariello - Ranked - Canada's Leading Insolvency and Restructuring Lawyers in the Globe & Mail's ROB Magazine, Insolvency and Restructuring, 2012

Chambers Global, Joseph Pasquariello - Ranked, Restructuring/Insolvency, 2011

Euromoney's Guide to the World's Leading Lawyers, Joseph Pasquariello - Recognized, Insolvency and Restructuring, 2011

IFLR 1000, Joseph Pasquariello - Leading, Restructuring and Insolvency, 2011

IFLR 1000, Joseph Pasquariello - Leading, Restructuring and Insolvency, 2010

Chambers Global, Joseph Pasquariello - Ranked, Restructuring/Insolvency, 2010

Lexpert Magazine, Joseph Pasquariello - Ranked - Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Corporate Lawyers in Canada, Corporate Lawyer to Watch, 2010

Chambers Global, Joseph Pasquariello - Ranked, Restructuring/Insolvency, 2009

PLC Which lawyer? Yearbook, Joseph Pasquariello - Recognized, Restructuring and Insolvency, 2009

Lexpert’s Rising Stars - Leading Lawyers Under 40, Joseph Pasquariello - Recognized, 2009

PLC Which lawyer? Yearbook, Joseph Pasquariello - Recognized, Restructuring and Insolvency, 2008

Chambers Global, Joseph Pasquariello - Up and Coming, Restructuring/Insolvency, 2007

Chambers Global, Joseph Pasquariello - Ranked, Restructuring/Insolvency, 2007

Joseph Pasquariello

Partner

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

Tel:   416.597.4216
Fax:   416.979.1234

Joe Pasquariello is a partner and heads the Corporate Restructuring Group at Goodmans, which is consistently and widely recognized as Canada’s best and leading corporate restructuring practice.

Joe practises in the areas of commercial insolvency, restructuring, bankruptcy, insolvency litigation and financial services. He has represented a wide range of parties as bankruptcy and insolvency litigation counsel.

His roles have included assisting debtors, creditors, monitors, receivers, trustees and potential purchasers in bankruptcy and insolvency matters. Joe has acted for key parties in many high-profile, complex domestic, cross-border and international restructurings and financings.

REPRESENTATIVE WORK

Joe’s representative work over the past few years includes acting for:

  • the Court-appointed Monitor of Nortel Canada, in all aspects of the international insolvency proceedings of the Nortel Group, including the first ever cross-border insolvency trial and the negotiation and implementation of a wide-ranging US$7.2 billion global settlement and co-ordinated plans of arrangement under the CCAA and Chapter 11
  • the ad hoc committee of lenders and shareholders of the Catalyst Paper Corporation group of companies in connection with the group’s $1 billion restructuring and CBCA proceedings
  • the ad hoc committee of first lien lenders to the Savers/Value Village group of companies in connection with the group’s US$1 billion refinancing and restructuring
  • Carillion plc in the CCAA proceedings of its subsidiary, Carillion Canada
  • Calpine Canada Energy and affiliates in a $5.7 billion cross-border restructuring and global settlement plan under CCAA and Chapter 11 proceedings
  • the ad hoc committee of bondholders of Quebecor World Inc. in connection with the company’s restructuring of US$2.24 billion of debt under CCAA and Chapter 11 proceedings

RECOGNITION

Joe has been recognized as a leading insolvency and restructuring lawyer by Chambers Global and Chambers Canada, Best Lawyers in Canada, Euromoney’s Guide to the World’s Leading Lawyers in Banking, Financial and Transactional Law (Insolvency and Restructuring), IFLR 1000, Who’s Who Legal Canada and The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory.

Joe is also recognized by Lexpert as one of Canada’s Leading Litigation Lawyers. Earlier in his career, Joe was honoured as one of Canada’s Top 40 Under 40 lawyers by Lexpert.

Joe is highly praised by his clients and peers and is described as:

  • “a phenomenal lawyer” who is “very smart and very practical”
  • having “expert transaction capabilities which are complemented by additional strength in litigation”
  • “well balanced between tough and practical; very quick on his feet”

PROFESSIONAL INVOLVEMENT

Joe has chaired seminars, authored articles, participated on panels and delivered speeches on insolvency-related issues for the Law Society of Ontario, the Ontario Bar Association, the Insolvency Institute of Canada, the Canadian Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Professionals, the Canadian Insolvency Practitioners Association, the Canadian IT Law Association, the International Association of Deposit Insurers and Osgoode Hall Law School.

Education Osgoode Hall Law School (LL.B., 1994)
Professional Affiliations

Law Society of Ontario
Canadian Bar Association
Ontario Bar Association, Insolvency Section
Insolvency Institute of Canada
INSOL International
Turnaround Management Association