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Jeffrey J. Simpson

Tel: 416 777 5413  Fax: 1 888 587 9143

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.

  • The Supreme Court of Canada Rules on When Lenders May Share Personal Information Without Violating Federal Privacy Legislation

    Torkin Manes LegalPoint

  • Enforcement of PPSA Security: Pro Tips and Pitfalls

    It's as Easy as 1, 2 , 3 (Understanding Security, PPSA, Credit Adjudication Without Financials), Credit Institute of Canada, Toronto Chapter

  • Insolvency Issues in Partnership Disputes

    Federated Press

  • Taking the Right Steps in Representing a Debtor in Bankruptcy, Insolvency or Receivership Proceedings

    Law Society of Upper Canada

  • Receivership as a Secured Creditor Enforcement Mechanism

    OBA Institute

  • Insolvency and the Cloud

    Corporate Risk Canada, Vol. 2, No. 4

  • Deemed Trusts: Practical Tips for Secured Creditors

    Commercial Priorities for Real Estate and Business Lawyers 2013, The Law Society of Upper Canada

  • Edgeworth and Dondeb: A Tale of Two CCAA Applications

    Ontario Bar Association Insolvency Law Section Newsletter

  • Cross-country Legal Acts Tough to Follow

    The Lawyers Weekly

  • Sweep the Streets that I used to Rule: How the position of DIP lenders in restructuring has changed (for the worse)

    Torkin Manes Focus - Fall 2011

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



  • Called to the Ontario Bar, 1997


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