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Cassels Brock Welcomes Mary Buttery and Lance Williams

Publish: 03/09/2017

Enhancing National Restructuring Practice

Cassels Brock is pleased to announce the continued expansion of its client service offerings in restructuring and insolvency law with the addition of Mary Buttery and Lance Williams as partners in the firm’s Vancouver office.

Mary Buttery has gained national recognition for her involvement in countless complex insolvency files. She regularly advises clients who are experiencing financial difficulty, or whose customers’ or suppliers’ insolvency affects their business, and has domestic and cross-border expertise in the mining, retail, real estate, forestry and natural resources sectors. She is ranked as a leader in her field by Chambers Canada, Lexpert and Best Lawyers in Canada. Mary is also an experienced commercial litigator, and has appeared at all levels of Court, including as lead counsel in the Supreme Court of Canada’s landmark insolvency decision of Century Services Inc. v. Canada.

Lance Williams has been involved in numerous significant cross-border and multi-jurisdictional insolvency files and lending transactions and is recognized for his work by Best Lawyers. He is frequently involved in proceedings pursuant to the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act and the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act and has particular experience regarding restructurings in the mining, forestry, oil and gas, retail operations, real estate and agriculture sectors. Lance also advises borrowers and lenders on secured lending transactions, including acting for major financial institutions and mezzanine and distressed lenders on ABL lending, real estate-backed loans and syndicated loans.

“Mary and Lance further enhance our existing national restructuring and insolvency platform and will allow Cassels Brock to seamlessly serve our client needs across all our markets” says Mark Bennett, Co-Managing Partner. “We are pleased that they have decided to join our team and share our vision of client service.”

These newest additions to the firm continue the strong growth experienced in Vancouver during the last five years.