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Jeffrey J. Simpson

Tel: 416 777 5413  Fax: 1 888 587 9143
Email: jsimpson@torkinmanes.com

Jeff is a partner in our Banking, Finance and Insolvency Group, specializing in matters before the Toronto Commercial List, a specialized division of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice established to deal with complex commercial matters. Jeff represents both debtors and creditors.

Jeff has considerable expertise in shareholder’s disputes, receivership law and reorganization proceedings under both the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act (BIA) and the Companies Creditors Arrangements Act (CCAA). Whether representing creditors, debtors, banks or suppliers, Jeff works toward a successful reorganization wherever possible. Sometimes, however, this is not possible, and receivership is the only solution. Jeff’s expertise in receivership law is well recognized.

Jeff has appeared before all levels of Ontario Courts on insolvency and commercial litigation cases of all types, including matters involving the Personal Property Security Act (PPSA), mortgage enforcement and the law of guarantee.

Jeff is also thoroughly versed in all aspects of security enforcement and realization in Ontario, in both real estate and personal property matters.

Many of Jeff’s cases have involved the real estate, retail apparel and manufacturing industries, where he has significant experience and expertise.

Jeff’s Commercial List experience has led him to develop two significant subspecialties:

• shareholders’ disputes/corporate oppression cases; and

• solicitors’ negligence cases involving allegations of solicitors’ errors committed in a commercial, lending or insolvency context.

More Speaking & Writing
  • The Advocates' Society
  • Ontario Bar Association - Insolvency Law Section
  • Canadian Bar Association, National Bankruptcy & Insolvency Section Executive - member-at-large
  • Canadian Insolvency Foundation (Member firm)
  • Canadian Association of Insolvency and Reorganization Professionals (Member firm)

  • Former Board member, Regent Park School of Music
  • CIBC Run for the Cure

Services

Credentials

  • Called to the Ontario Bar, 1997

Education

  • LL.B., McGill University, Faculty of Law, 1995
  • B.A. (Honours) History, McGill University, 1991