Robyn Gurofsky

Robyn Gurofsky: Attorney with Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Partner at Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Centennial Place, East Tower, 1900, 520 - 3rd Avenue S.W., Calgary, AB, Canada M5H 3Y4
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Executive Summary

Robyn Gurofsky is a partner in our Commercial Litigation Group in our Calgary office. Robyn focuses her practice in the areas of insolvency and restructuring, banking-related litigation and general commercial litigation. She advises companies, boards of directors, shareholders, lenders and accounting professionals with respect to all aspects of restructuring and insolvency proceedings, whether informal or formal proceedings under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act and the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act both within Canada and on a cross-border basis. Robyn also acts for clients involved in general commercial disputes, banking specific litigation and debtor creditor matters.

Robyn has appeared before the Courts in Alberta and British Columbia, as well as in the United States on cross-border matters.

Publications & Presentations

• Shareholder Rights in Insolvency: A Canadian Perspective - World Bank Community of Practice Corporate Governance and Shareholders Rights Project, September 2016
• Redwater's in Hot Water: Can the Canadian Insolvency Regime Provide a Practical Way Out, presented at the American Bar Association Spring Conference - International Section, April 2016.
•“Receiverships, CCAAs and Bankruptcies Explained (It may not be as bad as you think),” The Negotiator (CAPL Publication), December 2015 edition.
•“Fraudulent Preferences and Transfers at Undervalue: A Review of the Legal Developments under the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act, Annual Review of Insolvency Law, 2011.
•Speaker, Canadian Bar Association - Insolvency Section Exempt Markets and Insolvency: An Intersection of Securities and Insolvency Laws September 29, 2017
•Speaker, American Bar Association Spring Conference - International Insolvency and Secured Transactions Committee, How Many Lawyers Can Fit on the Head of a Drilling Rig and Other Questions to Ponder in Oil and Gas Industry Insolvencies, April 15, 2016
•Speaker, “Pursuing Preferences under the BIA,” Annual Review of Insolvency Law Conference, 2012.
•Speaker, “Lawyers Helping Bankers: Navigating and Prospering in Challenging Times,” Risk Management Association, 2012.

Rankings & Recognitions

• Recognized in the 2019 edition of Best Lawyers in Canada (Corporate and Commercial Litigation).

Community Involvement

•Co-Chair, BLG’s United Way Campaign
•Co-Chair, United Way Cabinet, Campaign Representative Division
•Volunteer, Pro Bono Duty Counsel Program
•Volunteer, Student Legal Assistance

Areas of Practice (3)

  • Corporate Commercial Litigation and Arbitration
  • Bankruptcy, Insolvency and Restructuring
  • Banking Litigation and Arbitration

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
403.232.9774  Phone
403.266.1395  Fax
University Attended:
University of Toronto, B.A., Hons., History and Political Science, 2002
Law School Attended:
University of Calgary, LL.B., received the Helen Steeves Scholarship in Law, 2007
Year of First admission:
2008, Alberta

Professional Involvement

•Program Coordinator of Insolvency Section, Canadian Bar Association (Alberta)
•Co-Chair of the Reorganization and Workouts Subcommittee, International Bar Association Insolvency Section
•Member, Calgary Bar Association
•Member, Turnaround Management Association
•Member, International Women's Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation

Community Involvement

•Co-Chair, BLG's United Way Campaign
•Co-Chair, United Way Cabinet, Campaign Representative Division
•Volunteer, Pro Bono Duty Counsel Program
•Volunteer, Student Legal Assistance


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