Kevin P. McElcheran: Lawyer with McCarthy Tétrault LLP

Kevin P. McElcheran

Toronto,  ON  Canada

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Practice Areas

  • Appellate Litigation
  • Bankruptcy & Restructuring
  • Structured Finance & Securitization
  • Corporate Commercial Litigation
  • Secured Lending & Project Finance
Mailing AddressSuite 5300, TD Bank Tower, Toronto Dominion Centre, Toronto, ON, M5K 1E6
University University of Toronto, B.A., Hons., 1976
Law SchoolQueen's University, LL.B., 1980
Admitted1982, Ontario

Kevin McElcheran is a partner in our national Bankruptcy & Restructuring Group, based in the Toronto office.

Mr. McElcheran is a leading insolvency lawyer experienced in all areas of insolvency practice and has been certified by The Law Society of Upper Canada as a specialist in bankruptcy and insolvency law since 1996. Mr. McElcheran uses creativity, commercial expertise and strong advocacy skills to advance the interests of debtors, creditors and other stakeholders with positions of critical importance in large restructuring and insolvency cases. He also acts as an insolvency advisor in complex securitization and derivatives transactions.

His recent significant engagements include acting as counsel for the senior lenders' agents in each of the Abitibi-Bowater and Grant Forest Products CCAA cases, as counsel for Goldman Sachs in the Canwest Media restructuring, as Canadian counsel for Avaya in its acquisition of the Enterprise Solutions business from Nortel and as counsel for Canada's five largest Banks in the $32 billion Asset Back Commercial Paper restructuring.

Mr. McElcheran is the author of Commercial Insolvency in Canada, published by LexisNexis Butterworths in 2005 and its second edition, published in 2011. He has lectured extensively on matters of insolvency law at programs sponsored by The Law Society of Upper Canada, the Ontario Bar Association, Canadian Institute and Insight Information, and has published papers on a variety of topics related to insolvency law.

Mr. McElcheran is recognized as a leading lawyer in insolvency law and corporate restructuring in such authoritative journals as: 2013 Chambers Global: The World's Leading Lawyers for Business; 2013 LEXPERT/The American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada; The 2013 Best Lawyers in Canada; the 2013 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory; the 2011 IFLR1000: Guide to the World's Leading Financial Law Firms; 2011 PLC: Which Lawyer?; The International Who's Who of Insolvency & Restructuring Lawyers 2011; the 2006 Lexpert-Thomson West Guide to the Leading 100 Most Creative Lawyers in Canada.

Mr. McElcheran is a member of The Advocates' Society, the Canadian Insolvency Foundation, Insolvency Institute of Canada, the American Bankruptcy Institute, the Turnaround Management Association and INSOL International.

He received his BA (Hons.) from the University of Toronto in 1976, and his LLB from Queen's University in 1980. He was called to the Ontario bar in 1982.


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Kevin P. McElcheran

66 Wellington Street
TorontoON M5K 1E6


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