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Suite 2100, Scotia Plaza
40 King Street West
Toronto, ON  M5H 3C2
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Expertise

Year of Call

Ontario, 2011
New York, 2004

Education

JD, University of Windsor, 2003

B.Sc., University of Toronto, 1999

Ryan Jacobs

“He approaches restructuring in a proactive manner.”
Client Testimonial, Chambers Global

Ryan Jacobs is a partner in the firm’s Restructuring and Insolvency Group and a member of the Executive Committee at Cassels Brock. A former New York practitioner with one of the most active bankruptcy groups in the United States, Ryan has developed a leading cross-border restructuring practice in Canada. He is routinely retained to act on behalf of ad hoc and official creditor groups, debtors, DIP Lenders, boards, institutional and distress investors, bidders and stalking-horse purchasers and other interested parties across a broad spectrum of industries. 

Ryan has been a trusted advisor in many of the largest and most complex in-court and out-of-court reorganizations, recapitalizations and restructurings in recent history. Ryan is also an advisor to a number of boards of public and private companies in Canada and the United States. He frequently lectures on bankruptcy topics at major industry conferences and is an adjunct professor of law at the University of Windsor, Ontario.

Ryan’s recent and public representations include:

  • Term DIP Lenders to Sears Canada Inc. in connection with its CCAA proceedings
  • Lenders and Agents in US$300 million secured syndicated credit facility to Sears Canada Inc.
  • The Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors of Performance Sports Group Ltd. in connection with its cross-border restructuring proceedings
  • Informal Group of Senior Secured Noteholders and Plan Sponsors of CHC Group Ltd. in connection with its cross-border restructuring proceedings
  • Delaware Trust as Unsecured Notes Trustee in connection with Tervita Corporation’s CBCA recapitalization
  • Thompson Creek Metals Company Inc. in connection with its successful repayment of all secured and unsecured note indebtedness and acquisition by Centerra Gold Inc.
  • Ad Hoc Committee of Bondholders of Trident Exploration Corp. in connection with its CBCA recapitalization
  • Connacher Oil and Gas Limited in connection with its CCAA proceedings
  • Ad Hoc Group of Bondholders of Horsehead Holding in connection with its cross-border restructuring
  • Ad Hoc Group of Secured Bondholders of Essar Steel Algoma Inc.
  • First Lien Lenders of Walter Energy, Inc., in connection with its restructuring
  • DIP Lender to Colt Defense LLC, in connection with its cross-border restructuring
  • Ad Hoc Group of Bondholders of Great Western Minerals Group Ltd in connection with its worldwide restructuring
  • Ad Hoc Group of Debentureholders of Southern Pacific Resource Corp in connection with its restructuring
  • Ad Hoc Group of Bondholders of Jaguar Mining in connection with its recapitalization
  • Ad Hoc Group of Investors of Lone Pine Resources in connection with its recapitalization
  • Ad Hoc Group of Bondholders of Great Basin Gold in connection with its worldwide restructuring
  • Board of SkyLink Aviation in connection with its CCAA proceedings
  • Cline Mining in connection with its recapitalization
  • First Lien Lenders of Catalyst Paper Corporation, in connection with its cross-border restructuring
  • Stalking horse purchaser of assets of Digital Domain Media Group in connection with its cross-border restructuring
  • AVEOS Fleet Performance, in connection with its CCAA proceedings
  • DIP lender to Crystallex International Corporation in connection with its cross-border restructuring
  • First Uranium in connection with its out-of-court restructuring
  • The Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors of Nortel Networks Inc.
  • Ad Hoc Group of Second Lien Lenders of Quiznos in connection with its out-of-court restructuring
  • TerreStar Networks in connection with its cross-border restructuring
  • An informal group of noteholders of Cooper-Standard Automotive
  • An informal group of noteholders of AbitibiBowater in connection with its cross-border restructuring
  • Trident Resources Corp. in connection with its cross-border restructuring
  • The Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors of Delta Air Lines
  • The Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors of Quebecor World (USA) Inc.
  • An informal committee of second lien lenders of Recycled Paper Greetings Inc.
  • The Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors of Collins & Aikman Corporation
  • The Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors of Loral Space & Communications
  • The Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors of Solutia
  • An informal committee of noteholders and post-petition note purchasers of Anchor Glass
  • The Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors of Globalstar
  • The Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors of Bridgeport Holdings
  • The Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors of WorldCom

client commentary

  • “He approaches restructuring in a proactive manner.” Chambers Global (Restructuring & Insolvency)

ACHIEVEMENTS ACHIEVEMENTS
  • Lexpert's Rising Stars: Leading Lawyers Under 40 (2015)
  • Legal Media Group's Banking Finance and Transactional Expert Guide 2015 (Restructuring and Insolvency)
  • Lexpert Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Corporate Lawyers in Canada 2015 ("Corporate Lawyer to Watch")
  • The Legal 500 Canada (Restructuring & Insolvency)
  • IFLR 1000 (Restructuring and Insolvency)
  • Chambers Global (Restructuring and Insolvency, Foreign Expert: USA)
  • Euromoney’s Guide to the World’s Leading Insolvency and Restructuring Lawyers, 2014
ASSOCIATIONS ASSOCIATIONS
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Ontario Bar Association
  • New York Bar Association
  • SARIPA (South African Restructuring and Insolvency Practitioners Association)
  • INSOL (Association of Restructuring, Insolvency & Bankruptcy Professionals)