Walker MacLeod

McCarthy Tetrault LLP



Walker MacLeod is a partner in the Bankruptcy & Restructuring Group of McCarthy Tetrault LLP. He practices in both Calgary and Vancouver, acting for senior and junior creditors, debtors, receivers, monitors and trustees in a wide range of corporate insolvency, restructuring and workout related matters. Walker has acted in numerous large and complex restructuring and insolvency cases, including multiple transactional reorganizations with a cross-border or international component. He has represented senior secured lenders, debtors and Canadian court appointed monitors in concurrent CCAA and US Bankruptcy Code restructuring proceedings and Canadian court-appointed receivers in concurrent BIA receivership and US Bankruptcy Code liquidation proceedings. He routinely acts for parties seeking to acquire assets from insolvent entities in CCAA or BIA sale and investment solicitation processes and has represented borrowers, lenders, court-officers and successful bidders in contested CCAA plan of arrangement and BIA and CCAA sale approval applications. In addition, he also has experience advising on reorganizations involving the recapitalization of debtors through the refinancing of secured and unsecured debt obligations occurring by way of plan of arrangement transactions under applicable business corporation legislation. Walker is the past president of the Turnaround Management Association (Northwest Chapter), and is a member of the Canadian Bar Association and INSOL International. He has spoken on several panels at insolvency related conferences and has published numerous articles on bankruptcy issues including priming liens for debtor-in-possession financing, pre-packaged asset sale transactions and environmental regulation of insolvent oil and gas licensees.\