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Toronto, ON  M5H 3C2

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Year of Call

Ontario, 1997


LL.B., Osgoode Hall Law School, 1995

MBA, Schulich School of Business, 1995

B.A. (with High Distinction) (Int'l Relations), University of Toronto, 1991

John Birch

John Birch* is a partner whose practice focuses on insolvency law and commercial litigation. For over 10 years, he has acted for debtors, creditors, receivers, and trustees in a wide variety of proceedings under the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act, Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act, and the Personal Property Security Act. John is currently representing a Toronto Stock Exchange-listed firm in restructuring proceedings, as well as a company formerly listed on the AIM market (London) that is in court-supervised liquidation. John also represents clients in commercial litigation, including shareholder disputes, class proceedings, and debtor-creditor matters.

John is a contributor to Restructuring & Insolvency, an annual publication of Law Business Research Ltd., and he speaks at conferences hosted by the Canadian Bar Association, the University of British Columbia, and the Canadian Institute. He also writes frequently on international insolvency issues. John is the author of chapters on litigation and arbitration in the Canada-U.S. Commercial Law Guide, a loose-leaf service published by Thomson Carswell.

*denotes Professional Corporation


  • The Legal 500 Canada (Dispute Resolution)
  • IFLR1000 (Financial Restructuring)
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Canadian Insolvency Foundation
  • Ontario Bar Association
  • Toronto Lawyers Association
  • Inter-Pacific Bar Association (Vice-Chair, Insolvency Committee)
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