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Fred Myers to Chair Insolvency Conference


Lawyer Gale Rubenstein
Area Corporate Restructuring


Co-Chair:  Fred Myers, Partner, Goodmans LLP

January 19, 2006
10:45 am:  Avoiding Financial Pitfalls by Reconciling Changes in Recent Case Law Impacting Employees’ Rights and Pension Deficits

Speaker:  Gale Rubinstein, Partner, Goodmans LLP

This session will cover:

  • How has recent case law affected employees’ rights?
  • How are pension liabilities to be dealt with going forward?
  • How do you restructure a pension?
  • What are the priorities?
  • What is the relationship between collective agreements and the CCAA process?
  • How does provincial legislation interplay with the BIA?
  • What are the new issues affecting a purchaser of a business in liquidation?

January 20, 2006
11:30 am:  Manoeuvring Through the Restructuring Requirements and Alternatives of a Business or Income Trust Insolvency

Speaker: Jay A. Carfagnini, Goodmans LLP

This session will cover:

Practical and Accounting Issues

  • Sustainability of distributions
  • Management and trustee issues
  • Tax issues when a trust gets into trouble

Insolvency and Restructuring Issues

  • Is a trust a person?
  • Can it restructure under the CCAA?
  • Unitholder risks and remedies
  • Restructuring alternatives

The Canadian Institute’s 6th Annual Advanced Insolvency Law & Practice
January 19 - 20, 2006
Four Seasons Hotel
Toronto, Ontario

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