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Best Lawyers in Canada, Gale Rubenstein - Recognized, Employee Benefits Law, 2021

Best Lawyers in Canada, Gale Rubenstein - Recognized, Insolvency and Financial Restructuring Law, 2021

Best Lawyers in Canada, Gale Rubenstein - Recognized, Insurance Law, 2021

Chambers Canada, Gale Rubenstein - Ranked, Restructuring/Insolvency - Nationwide, 2021

Best Lawyers in Canada, Gale Rubenstein - Recognized, Insolvency and Financial Restructuring Law, 2020

Euromoney's Guide to the World's Leading Women in Business Law, Gale Rubenstein - Recognized, Restructuring & Insolvency, 2020

Chambers Canada, Gale Rubenstein - Ranked, Restructuring/Insolvency - Nationwide, 2020

IFLR 1000, Gale Rubenstein - Highly Regarded, Restructuring and Insolvency, 2020

The Legal 500 Canada, Fred Rubinoff - Recommended, Real Estate, 2020

Chambers Global, Gale Rubenstein - Band 3, Restructuring and Insolvency, 2020

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Gale Rubenstein - Repeatedly Recommended, Insolvency & Financial Restructuring-Financial Restructuring, 2020

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Gale Rubenstein - Repeatedly Recommended, Pensions & Employee Benefits - Employer, 2020

Chambers Canada, Gale Rubenstein - Ranked, Restructuring/Insolvency - Nationwide, 2019

Chambers Global, Gale Rubenstein - Ranked, Restructuring/Insolvency, 2019

Who's Who Legal, Peter Ruby - Recognized Global Leader, Information Technology, 2019

Who's Who Legal, Gale Rubenstein - Recognized Global Leader, Restructuring and Insolvency, 2019

Euromoney's Guide to the World's Leading Women in Business Law, Gale Rubenstein - Recognized, Restructuring and Insolvency, 2019

Best Lawyers in Canada, Gale Rubenstein - Recognized, Insolvency and Financial Restructuring Law, 2019

The Legal 500 Canada, Gale Rubenstein - Recommended, Restructuring and Insolvency, 2019

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Gale Rubenstein - Repeatedly Recommended, Insolvency & Financial Restructuring, 2019

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Gale Rubenstein - Repeatedly Recommended, Pensions and Employee Benefits, 2019

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Gale Rubenstein - Consistently Recommended, Financial Restructuring, 2018

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Gale Rubenstein - Repeatedly Recommended, Employer, 2018

Best Lawyers in Canada, Gale Rubenstein - Recognized, Insolvency & Financial Restructuring Law, 2018

Chambers Canada, Gale Rubenstein - Ranked, Restructuring/Insolvency - Nationwide, 2018

IFLR 1000, Gale Rubenstein - Highly Regarded, Restructuring & Insolvency, 2018

Lexpert Magazine, Gale Rubenstein - Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Corporate Lawyers in Canada, Insolvency & Financial Restructuring, 2017

Who's Who Legal, Gale Rubenstein - Recognized, Restructuring & Insolvency, 2017

Chambers Canada, Gale Rubenstein - Ranked, Restructuring/Insolvency, 2017

IFLR 1000, Gale Rubenstein - Leading, Restructuring and Insolvency, 2017

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Gale Rubenstein - Consistently Recommended, Insolvency & Financial Restructuring, 2017

Lexpert Special Edition, Gale Rubenstein - Ranked - Canada's Leading Corporate Lawyers in the Globe & Mail's ROB Magazine, Corporate, 2017

Euromoney's Guide to the World's Leading Women in Business Law, Gale Rubenstein - Recognized, Insolvency and Restructuring, 2017

Best Lawyers in Canada, Gale Rubenstein - Recognized, Insolvency and Financial Restructuring Law, 2017

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Gale Rubenstein - Consistently Recommended, Insolvency & Financial Restructuring, 2016

Chambers Canada, Gale Rubenstein - Ranked, Restructuring/Insolvency, 2016

IFLR 1000, Gale Rubenstein - Leading, Restructuring and Insolvency, 2016

Best Lawyers in Canada, Gale Rubenstein - Recognized, Insolvency and Financial Restructuring Law, 2016

Chambers Global, Gale Rubenstein - Ranked, Restructuring/Insolvency, 2016

Lexpert Magazine, Gale Rubenstein - Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Corporate Lawyers in Canada, Insolvency & Financial Restructuring, 2016

Euromoney's Guide to the World's Leading Women in Business Law, Gale Rubenstein - Recognized, Insolvency and Restructuring, 2016

Best Lawyers in Canada, Gale Rubenstein - Recognized, Insolvency and Financial Restructuring, 2015

IFLR 1000, Gale Rubenstein - Leading, Restructuring and Insolvency, 2015

Chambers Global, Gale Rubenstein - Ranked, Restructuring/Insolvency, 2015

Lexpert Magazine, Gale Rubenstein - Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Corporate Lawyers in Canada, Insolvency & Financial Restructuring, 2015

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Gale Rubenstein - Consistently Recommended, Insolvency & Financial Restructuring, 2015

Best Lawyers in Canada, Gale Rubenstein - Recognized, Insolvency and Financial Restructuring, 2014

Chambers Global, Gale Rubenstein - Ranked, Restructuring/Insolvency, 2014

Lexpert Magazine, Gale Rubenstein - Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Corporate Lawyers in Canada, Insolvency & Financial Restructuring, 2014

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Gale Rubenstein - Consistently Recommended, Insolvency & Financial Restructuring, 2014

Who's Who Legal, Gale Rubenstein - Recognized, Insolvency & Restructuring, 2014

IFLR 1000, Gale Rubenstein - Leading, Restructuring and Insolvency, 2014

Who's Who Legal, Gale Rubenstein - Recognized, Insolvency and Restructuring, 2013

Euromoney's Guide to the World's Leading Women in Business Law, Gale Rubenstein - Recognized, Insolvency and Restructuring, 2013

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

Chambers Global, Gale Rubenstein - Ranked, Restructuring/Insolvency, 2013

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

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Gale Rubenstein - Consistently Recommended, Insolvency & Financial Restructuring, 2013

Best Lawyers in Canada, Gale Rubenstein - Recognized, Insolvency and Financial Restructuring, 2013

Law Business Research's "Who's Who International", Gale Rubenstein - Recognized, Insolvency and Restructuring, 2013

Martindale-Hubbell, Gale Rubenstein - AV Peer Review Rated, Commercial Insolvency, Financial Institution Insolvency

Who's Who Legal, Gale Rubenstein - Recognized, Insolvency & Restructuring, 2012

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

Euromoney's Guide to the World's Leading Women in Business Law, Gale Rubenstein - Recognized, Insolvency and Restructuring, 2012

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

Best Lawyers in Canada, Gale Rubenstein - Recognized, Insolvency and Financial Restructuring, 2012

Chambers Global, Gale Rubenstein - Ranked, Restructuring/Insolvency, 2012

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Gale Rubenstein - Repeatedly Recommended, Insolvency & Financial Restructuring, 2012

Law Business Research's "Who's Who International", Gale Rubenstein - Recognized, Insolvency and Restructuring, 2011

Who's Who Legal, Gale Rubenstein - Recognized, Insolvency and Restructuring, 2011

Chambers Global, Gale Rubenstein - Ranked, Restructuring/Insolvency, 2011

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

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Gale Rubenstein - Consistently Recommended, Insolvency & Financial Restructuring, 2011

Best Lawyers in Canada, Gale Rubenstein - Recognized, Insolvency and Financial Restructuring, 2011

Who's Who Legal, Gale Rubenstein - Recognized, Insolvency and Restructuring, 2010

Euromoney's Guide to the World's Leading Women in Business Law, Gale Rubenstein - Recognized, Insolvency and Restructuring, 2010

Best Lawyers in Canada, Gale Rubenstein - Recognized, Insolvency and Financial Restructuring, 2010

Chambers Global, Gale Rubenstein - Ranked, Restructuring/Insolvency, 2010

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Gale Rubenstein - Consistently Recommended, Insolvency & Financial Restructuring, 2010

Best Lawyers in Canada, Gale Rubenstein - Recognized, Insolvency and Financial Restructuring, 2009

Chambers Global, Gale Rubenstein - Ranked, Restructuring/Insolvency, 2009

Euromoney's Guide to the World's Leading Lawyers, Gale Rubenstein - Recognized, Insolvency and Restructuring, 2009

Law Business Research's "Who's Who International", Gale Rubenstein - Recognized, Insolvency and Restructuring, 2009

PLC Which lawyer? Yearbook, Gale Rubenstein - Highly Recommended, Restructuring and Insolvency, 2008

Law Business Research's "Who's Who International", Gale Rubenstein - Recognized, Insolvency and Restructuring, 2008

Euromoney's Guide to the World's Leading Lawyers, Gale Rubenstein - Recognized, Insurance and Reinsurance, 2008

Best Lawyers in Canada, Gale Rubenstein - Recognized, Insolvency and Financial Restructuring, 2008

Chambers Global, Gale Rubenstein - Ranked, Restructuring/Insolvency, 2008

IFLR 1000, Gale Rubenstein - Leading, Restructuring and Insolvency, 2008

IFLR 1000, Gale Rubenstein - Leading, Restructuring and Insolvency, 2007

Euromoney's Guide to the World's Leading Lawyers, Gale Rubenstein - Recognized, Restructuring and Insolvency, 2007

Chambers Global, Gale Rubenstein - Ranked, Restructuring/Insolvency, 2007

PLC Which lawyer? Yearbook, Gale Rubenstein - Highly Recommended, Restructuring and Insolvency, 2007

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Gale Rubenstein - Repeatedly Recommended, Insolvency & Corporate Restructuring, 2007

Law Business Research's "Who's Who International", Gale Rubenstein - Recognized, Insolvency and Restructuring, 2007

Euromoney's Guide to the World's Leading Lawyers, Gale Rubenstein - Recognized, Insurance and Reinsurance, 2006

IFLR 1000, Gale Rubenstein - Leading, Insolvency and Restructuring, 2006

Best Lawyers in Canada, Gale Rubenstein - Recognized, Insolvency and Financial Restructuring, 2006

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Gale Rubenstein - Repeatedly, Insolvency & Corporate Restructuring, 2006

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Gale Rubenstein - Repeatedly Recommended, Insolvency & Corporate Restructuring, 2006

Chambers Global, Gale Rubenstein - Ranked, Restructuring/Insolvency, 2006

PLC Which lawyer? Yearbook, Gale Rubenstein - Highly Recommended, Restructuring and insolvency, 2006

IFLR 1000, Gale Rubenstein - Leading, Insolvency and Restructuring, 2005

PLC Which lawyer? Yearbook, Gale Rubenstein - Highly Recommended, Restructuring and Insolvency, 2005

Chambers Global, Gale Rubenstein - Ranked, Corporate Restructuring, 2005

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Gale Rubenstein - Repeatedly Recommended, Corporate Restructuring, 2005

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Gale Rubenstein - Repeatedly Recommended, Corporate Restructuring, 2004

PLC Which lawyer? Yearbook, Gale Rubenstein - Highly Recommended, Corporate Restructuring, 2004

Euromoney's Guide to the World's Leading Lawyers, Gale Rubenstein - Recognized, Corporate Restructuring, 2004

Gale Rubenstein

Partner

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

Tel:   416.597.4148
Fax:   416.979.1234

Gale Rubenstein is a partner in the Corporate Restructuring Group at Goodmans, which is consistently and widely recognized as Canada’s best and leading corporate restructuring practice. She practises in the areas of commercial insolvency, corporate restructuring, pensions and regulatory matters.

REPRESENTATIVE WORK

Gale’s representative work includes:

  • Lead counsel for the liquidators responsible for conducting the complex, cross-border liquidations of Confederation Life Insurance Company, Reliance Insurance Company Canadian Branch, among others, and the liquidations of Markham General Insurance Company, Canadian Millers and other domestic insurance businesses
  • Representing the Province of Ontario on the GM and Chrysler restructurings and GM IPO, and the Stelco and Essar Algoma restructurings, and as the provincial facilitator on public sector jointly sponsored pension plans
  • Advisor to the Office of Superintendent of Financial Services with respect to financial institution recovery plans and to the Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation with respect to bank resolution issues
  • Lead insolvency counsel to the Investors Committee for Canadian Asset-Backed Commercial Paper

RECOGNITION

Gale has been recognized as a leading practitioner of restructuring and insolvency law by legal publications including The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, The Lexpert Special Edition on Canada’s Leading Insolvency and Restructuring Lawyers in the Globe & Mail’s Report on Business Magazine, The Lexpert Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-border Corporate Lawyers in Canada, Chambers Canada, Chambers Global, IFLR 1000, Best Lawyers in Canada, Euromoney’s Guide to the World’s Leading Insolvency and Restructuring Lawyers, Guide to the World’s Leading Insurance and Reinsurance Lawyers and Guide to the World's Leading Women in Business Law, Law Business Research’s Who’s Who International of Insolvency and Restructuring Lawyers and Who’s Who Legal: Canada. She has an AV Preeminent™ peer review rating from Martindale-Hubbell.

Gale received the Ontario Bar Association Award for Excellence in Insolvency Law in 2013. She is a fellow of the Insolvency Institute of Canada.

PROFESSIONAL INVOLVEMENT

Gale served on the Boards of Directors of Hydro One Inc., and the Insolvency Institute of Canada and is a member of the board of Outside the March, an independent, award-winning theatre company and of the CDIC Advisory Panel.

Gale was the project leader for INSOL International’s Pensions and Insolvency - An International Survey (2015), which surveys the restructuring and insolvency law governing pensions in twenty-one key jurisdictions around the world.

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

Law Society of Ontario
Canadian Bar Association
INSOL International
Insolvency Institute of Canada