Alain N. Tardif is a partner in the Bankruptcy and Restructuring Group in Montréal. His practice focuses on corporate restructuring and insolvency matters.
In recent years, Alain has acted in a significant number of restructuring sand reorganizations, advising various large corporations (at both the board and management levels), as well as shareholders, financial advisors, trustees, monitors and receivers.
Below are a few of the clients that Alain has represented in formal restructuring proceedings in the last few years:
- RSM Richter Inc., as trustee in the BIA proceedings of Bentley Leathers Inc.
- Groupe Béton Brunet Inc., in its CCAA restructuring
- RSM Richter Inc., as monitor in the CCAA proceedings of Positron Inc.
- Raymond Chabot Inc., as court-appointed monitor in the CCAA proceedings of Boutiques Euphoria Inc. and Lingerie Studio Inc. (lingerie wholesaler and retailer)
- RSM Richter Inc., as monitor in the CCAA proceedings of Beyond the Rack
- AbitibiBowater, in portions of its CCAA proceedings
- A purchaser in the acquisition of assets of Cliffs Natural Resources
- Gradek Energy, in its CCAA proceedings
- Raymond Chabot Inc., as monitor with expanded powers in the CCAA proceedings of Aquadis and Gestion Eric Savard Inc.
- Nemaska Lithium, in its CCAA and CBCA proceedings
- Coalision, in its BIA proceedings
- Deloitte, as monitor with expanded powers in the CCAA proceedings of Fortress
- PwC, as monitor with expanded powers in the CCAA proceedings of Groupe Capitales Médias
Alain represented significant creditors in the CCAA proceedings of North American Lithium and Goupe Hexagone.
He also represented the World Bank as an insolvency law expert with regard to dealings with countries such as Haiti, Burkina Faso, Tunisia and Madagascar.
Alain lectures at the Faculty of Law of the Université de Montréal on the subject of commercial restructuring. He is a member of the Canadian Turnaround Management Association, the American Bankruptcy Institute and INSOL International. He sat on the committee for the accreditation of bankruptcy trustees and served as president of the Canadian Bar Association, Bankruptcy and Insolvency Division (Québec chapter).
His expertise and experience have led to regular invitations to speak to various organizations about insolvency issues and to present restructuring strategies tailored to the firm’s clients.
Alain earned his LL.B from the Université de Montréal in 1989 and his BCL from the University of British Columbia in 1991. He was called to the Barreau du Québec in 1992.