McCarthy Tétrault Bolsters its National Bankruptcy and Restructuring Practice with Insolvency Expert Lance Williams

September 20, 2021 –McCarthy Tétrault is pleased to welcome Lance Williams as a partner in our Bankruptcy & Restructuring and Financial Services groups, giving our clients access to an industry-respected leader in insolvency matters. Based out of our Vancouver office, Lance is a highly-regarded member of the insolvency bar, known for his skill in managing large and complex corporate restructuring mandates. With a demonstrated ability to guide businesses and their leaders through the intricacies of the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act and the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act, Lance brings to McCarthy Tétrault a wealth of experience and a well-earned reputation for creativity and pragmatism in helping clients protect their business interests and seize opportunities to reshape their organizations and chart a new course.

Lance has a deep knowledge of the sectors and industries in which he practices, offering clients a new perspective to assess their business and make the changes necessary to meet regulatory requirements and return to profitability. His holistic view of the broad nature of insolvency along with his acute understanding of its detailed mechanics give him an edge in negotiations and the foresight to anticipate and navigate challenges before they arise. He advises trustees, debtors, directors and creditors in all aspects of the insolvency process, including debt restructuring, corporate reorganizations, plans of arrangement, loan workouts, fraudulent preference actions, foreclosures, bankruptcies, and receiverships. His addition to our Bankruptcy & Restructuring group in particular furthers a key McCarthy Tétrault strategy to give our clients unparalleled access to a roster of professionals across the full spectrum of corporate activity. Lance’s additional expertise in corporate and commercial lending allows him to seamlessly integrate with our financial services professionals for a truly interdisciplinary team, providing clients with an edge in all aspects of their projects and legal matters.

“Lance’s addition to our Vancouver office and national bankruptcy and restructuring practice will not only elevate our Firm’s profile in this space, but also give our clients new and creative avenues of advice,” said Sven Milelli,  Regional Managing Partner for British Columbia. “Lance’s interdisciplinary practice and industry-specific expertise will be invaluable in navigating a post-Covid-19 world, and his admission to the Alberta, British Columbia, Saskatchewan and Yukon bars makes him an indispensable advisor to our clients with cross-jurisdictional mandates in the west. Lance is also a dedicated mentor and advocate for diversity and inclusion. We’re genuinely excited to have him join our D&I initiatives, making McCarthy’s and the profession a more inclusive and welcoming place to be a professional.”

McCarthy Tétrault’s national Bankruptcy and Restructuring group benefits from the combined interdisciplinary expertise of practitioners experienced in every aspect of the insolvency process. From the strategic use of provisions in the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act and the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act to guiding debtors, creditors, trustees, receivers and court appointed monitors on sensitive cross-border issues, our award-winning and rating-agency-recognized professionals are intimately acquainted with an organization’s most nuanced needs. We provide clear and timely insights to stay ahead of arising problems, and more than 20 years of experience has made our advisors veterans among bankruptcy and restructuring professionals throughout Canada and North America. To learn more about our Bankruptcy and Restructuring group, visit us here.


About McCarthy Tétrault

McCarthy Tétrault LLP provides a broad range of legal services, advising on large and complex assignments for Canadian and international interests. The firm has substantial presence in Canada’s major commercial centres as well as in New York City and London, UK.

Built on an integrated approach to the practice of law and delivery of innovative client services, the Firm brings its legal talent, industry insight and practice experience to help clients achieve the results that are important to them.

                                                            – 30 –

For further information, or to request an interview with a McCarthy Tétrault lawyer, please contact:

[email protected]