Kenneth T. Lenz, Q.C.: Lawyer with Bennett Jones LLP

Kenneth T. Lenz, Q.C.

Partner, Co-Head of Litigation Department; Alberta Insolvency and Restructuring Lawyer at Bennett Jones Calgary
Calgary,  AB  Canada

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Practice Areas

  • Class Action Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Energy Litigation
  • Securities Litigation
  • Manufacturing
  • Restructuring
  • Restructuring & Insolvency
Contact InfoTelephone: 403.298.3317
Fax: 403.265.7219
University University of Alberta, B.A., Hons, 1989
Law SchoolDalhousie University, LL.B., 1992
Admitted1993, Alberta

Co-head of the firm's litigation department, Kenneth Lenz focuses his practice on insolvency and restructuring matters, including representing companies, receivers, monitors, acquirors, creditors and financial institutions in managing corporate reorganization and the realization of assets. Ken has in recent years acted in almost every significant restructuring in Alberta, and in many as counsel for the restructuring company under Companies Creditors Arrangement Act proceedings where the indebtedness and share structure are modified through a court ordered arrangement. This practice necessarily involves litigation concerning oil and gas industry agreements, lending arrangements, security enforcement and corporate governance matters.

In addition, Ken has significant experience in commercial litigation generally, particularly shareholder disputes, oppression actions, and claims for and against directors and officers. He regularly appears at all levels of the Alberta Courts and has appeared before the United States Bankruptcy Court, and before the Alberta, Ontario and British Columbia Securities Commissions.

He is a member of the Insolvency Institute of Canada, INSOL International and the Turnaround Management Association and a past chair of the Canadian Bar Association - Calgary, Insolvency Section. Ken is a frequent speaker on matters concerning insolvency and commercial litigation to industry associations and practicing lawyers.

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•Approximately 850 investors in Edgeworth Mortgage Investment Corporation and related companies in connection with an action against its directors and officers.
•PricewaterhouseCoopers Inc., as Monitor of Poseidon Concepts Corp. in its cross-border Companies Creditors' Arrangement Act (”CCAA”) proceedings, including in its Court sanctioned role of taking proceedings against Poseidon's directors and auditors to recover additional funds for the estate.
•Rock Well Petroleum Inc. and its United States subsidiaries, in connection with its successful CCAA and United States Bankruptcy Code, Chapter 15 restructurings, which included appearance before the U.S. Court and successfully concluding a restructuring with a significant European shareholder group.

Recent Recognitions

2016, The Legal 500: Canada

Kenneth T. Lenz, recommended, Dispute Resolution

2015, The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory

Kenneth T. Lenz, consistently recommended, Insolvency & Financial Restructuring - Insolvency Litigation

2015, Chambers Global: The World's Leading Lawyers for Business

Kenneth T. Lenz, ranked, Restructuring/Insolvency

Ken Lenz is the co-head of the Calgary litigation department and acts for a wide range of clients including debtors, creditors and court-appointed monitors. Recent highlights saw him represent Proforma Capital Group as a creditor in the CCAA proceedings of Alberta investment company New Solutions Financial Group.

Recent Publications

•U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Fraud on the Market Theory in Securities Class Actions

News & Events

•Bennett Jones Receives Top Honours in Four Practice Areas by Chambers Global Rankings
•Bennett Jones Partners Appointed Queen's Counsel
•Insolvency Institute Annual Conference 2013


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Kenneth T. Lenz, Q.C.

855-2nd Street S.W.
CalgaryAB T2P 4K7

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