Rebecca is a partner at Thornton Grout Finnigan in the area of bankruptcy and insolvency. Her experience includes receiverships, security enforcement, debt collection, creditor’s rights, debtor protection and forbearance agreements, having acted for lenders, debtors, receivers, trustees, inspectors, court-appointed monitors and DIP financiers in regional, national and cross-border insolvencies. Rebecca is the recipient of a TMA Toronto “Women of Excellence” award for Emerging Talent (2018) and a Lexpert Rising Star award (2017). She was recognized as an Up and Coming Lawyer in Chambers Canada 2020 and a ‘Rising Star’ in insolvency & restructuring by Expert Guides (2015-2018).
Rebecca currently practices in Toronto, Ontario, but has previous experience practicing in Alberta. Rebecca maintains a call to the bar in both the Provinces of Ontario and Alberta.
Rebecca’s representative work includes:
- Counsel to JTI-Macdonald Corp., one of the largest tobacco companies in Canada, in its proceedings under the CCAA with a goal to achieve a global resolution of the myriad of litigation claims against it exceeding $500 billion. The two other largest tobacco companies have also filed for CCAA protection resulting in unprecedented industry-wide proceedings.
- Lead counsel to RCR International Inc. and W.J. Dennis & Company in connection with a sale of substantially all of the assets of the companies through a CCAA proceeding and United States Chapter 15 proceeding.
- Counsel to TELoIP Inc. with respect to its restructuring under the CCAA.
- Counsel to PricewaterhouseCoopers Inc. in its role as the court-appointed monitor of Pacific Exploration & Production Corporation and its subsidiaries, which debtors are undertaking a cross-border restructuring under the CCAA, Chapter 15 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code and a foreign recognition under Law 1116 of 2006 in Colombia.
- Counsel to GuestLogix Inc. and its subsidiaries with respect to their restructuring under the CCAA.
- Represented the Trustees of the UK Pension Plan and the UK Pension Protection Fund in pursuing a $3 billion claim in the global restructuring proceedings of Nortel Networks and its subsidiaries, and in the allocation of its global proceeds of sale.
- Rebecca is the founder of TGF Topline, a quarterly publication that keeps readers up to date on new and influential restructuring and litigation cases. Rebecca is an active member of the International Women’s Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation, INSOL International, the Turnaround Management Association, The Advocates’ Society, the Canadian Bar Association and the Ontario Bar Association, Insolvency Section.
Last updated July 2020