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

Kenneth T. Lenz, Q.C.

Partner, Co-Head of Litigation Department
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.
•PricewaterhouseCoopers Inc., as Monitor of Poseidon Concepts Corp. in its cross-border Companies Creditors' Arrangement Act ( CCAA ) proceedings, including in its role taking proceedings against its directors and auditors to recover additional funds for the estate.

Recent Recognitions
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.
2015, Best Lawyers in Canada
Kenneth T. Lenz, recognized as one of Canada's leading insolvency and financial restructuring lawyers
2014, Lexpert/Report on Business Special Edition - Canada's Leading Energy Lawyers
Kenneth T. Lenz, recognized as a leading energy lawyer in Canada

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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U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Fraud on the Market Theory in Securities Class Actions
Jonathan G. Bell,Kenneth T. Lenz,Barry J. Reiter,Robert W. Staley, June 30, 2014
A much-anticipated decision of the U.S. Supreme Court, Halliburton Co. v. Erica P. John Fund, Inc. was released on June 23, 2014. While the Supreme Court upheld the "fraud on the market" presumption of reliance which has made the U.S. a plaintiff-friendly jurisdiction for securities class...

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Kenneth T. Lenz, Q.C.

855-2nd Street S.W.
CalgaryAB T2P 4K7

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